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Sea Dogs’ Mathieu Joseph named CHL Player of the Week
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Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Mathieu Joseph of the Saint John Sea Dogs is the CHL Player of the Week for the playoff week ending May 7 after scoring twice with three assists for five points in two games.

Joseph’s back-to-back multi-point performances helped the Sea Dogs take advantage of home ice to open the QMJHL Championship Series seizing a 2-0 series lead against the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada.  In Game 1 on Friday he scored an insurance marker and added two assists in the 6-3 victory, then picked up another insurance tally plus an assist as third star of a 4-0 triumph in Game 2 on Saturday before a Sportsnet and TVA Sports national audience.  The series for the President Cup shifts to Blainville-Boisbriand for Game 3 on Tuesday followed by Game 4 on Wednesday in another contest available from coast-to-coast on Sportsnet 360 and TVA Sports 2.

A 20-year-old from Chambly, Que., Joseph is playing in his fourth season with the Sea Dogs who selected him in the third round of the 2013 QMJHL Entry Draft.  This season he delivered career-high offensive numbers with 36 goals and 44 assists for 80 points in 54 games for the first place Sea Dogs and currently ranks second in playoff scoring with 27 points including 13 goals and 14 assists through 16 games.  The fourth round pick of the Lightning in the 2015 NHL Draft represented Canada at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Also considered for the award this week was Edmonton Oilers prospect Ethan Bear of the Seattle Thunderbirds with a goal and two assists for three points in two games of the WHL Championship Series earning a 1-1 split with the Regina Pats.  In the OHL Championship Series, Carolina Hurricanes prospect Warren Foegele of the Erie Otters scored twice in two games against the Mississauga Steelheads helping his club grab a pair of wins on home ice to open the final.

2016-17 CHL Post-Season Players of the Week:
May 1 – May 7: Mathieu Joseph (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Apr. 24 – Apr. 30: Anthony Cirelli (Erie Otters)
Apr. 17 – Apr. 23: Alex Barré-Boulet (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
Apr. 10 – Apr. 16: Reid Gardiner (Kelowna Rockets)
Apr. 3 – Apr. 9: Giorgio Estephan (Lethbridge Hurricanes)
Mar. 27 – Apr. 2: Ethan Bear (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Mar. 20 – Mar. 26: Sam Steel (Regina Pats)

2016-17 CHL Regular Season Players of the Week:
Mar. 13 – Mar. 19: Brandon Hagel (Red Deer Rebels)
Mar. 6 – Mar. 12: Daniel Sprong (Charlottetown Islanders)
Feb. 27 – Mar. 5: Gabriel Vilardi (Windsor Spitfires)
Feb. 20 – Feb. 26: Michael McLeod (Mississauga Steelheads)
Feb. 13 – Feb. 19: Christophe Boivin (Acadie-Bathurst Titan)
Feb. 6 – Feb. 12: Mathew Barzal (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Jan. 30 – Feb. 5: Alex DeBrincat (Erie Otters)
Jan. 23 – Jan. 29: Tyler Boland (Rimouski Oceanic)
Jan. 16 – Jan. 22: Alexis D’Aoust (Shawinigan Cataractes)
Jan. 9 – Jan. 15: Kole Sherwood (Flint Firebirds)
Jan. 2 – Jan. 8: Brayden Burke (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Dec. 26 – Jan. 1: Adam Brooks (Regina Pats)
Dec. 12 – Dec. 18: Vitalii Abramov (Gatineau Olympiques)
Dec. 5 – Dec. 11: Hayden Hodgson (Saginaw Spirit)
Nov. 28 – Dec. 4: Sergey Zborovskiy (Regina Pats)
Nov. 21 – Nov. 27: Jayden Halbgewachs (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Nov. 14 – Nov. 20: Alexander Katerinakis (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
Nov. 7 – Nov. 13: Nico Hischier (Halifax Mooseheads)
Oct. 31 – Nov. 6: Alex DeBrincat (Erie Otters)
Oct. 24 – Oct. 30: Bobby MacIntyre (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Oct. 17 – Oct. 23: Kale Clague (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Oct. 10 – Oct. 16: Jeremy Bracco (Kitchener Rangers)
Oct. 3 – Oct. 9: Cameron Askew (Moncton Wildcats)
Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Sam Steel (Regina Pats)
Sept. 21 – Sept. 25: Kameron Kielly (Charlottetown Islanders)

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