Both the Central Hockey League Player and the Goaltender are from the State of Texas this week as Odessa Jackalopes Defensmen Philippe Plante. As for the CHL Goaltender, Jean-Philippe Levasseur from the Laredo Bucks won the goaltender of the week.
Philippe Plante: Plante helped keep the Jackalopes on top of the Southern Conference by scoring 4 points on the PP (1G 3A). The standout defensemen had points in all 3 of Odessa wins during the week which totaled 5 points (1G 4A), in addition to his great scoring ability, he also had a +3 rating.
The native of Quebec had a pair of helpers in the win over the Corpus Christi Icerayz on Thursday night, a power play goal and an assist in the win over the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs Friday and he also assisted on a goal in the teams 5th straight win on Saturday night. The great week for Odessa kept the team on top of the Southern Conference and have the leagues best record at 8-1-1 through 10 games.
Recent Players of the Week:
10/19/09: Joe Guenther of the Amarillo Gorillas
10/26/09: Jeff Pierce of the Odessa Jackalopes
11/2/09: Rob Hisey of the Tulsa Oilers
Jean-Philippe Levasseur: Levasseur won the goaltender of the week after posting a pair of wins against the Arizona Sundogs this weekend. The first year Laredo Buck helped them win 2 of the 3 games after being drilled 9-0 back on November 4. The Bucks came back with 1 goal wins with 3-2 and 4-3 wins on Friday and Saturday night.
For the native of Victoriaville, Quebec, he allowed just 5 goals on the week by stopping 54 of 59 shots. He also helped the team to get in a tie for 2nd place in the Conference. He's currently 4-0-1 with a 2.55 GAA and a .909 SV%.
Recent Goalies of the Week
10/19/09: Mike Brown of the Amarillo Gorillas
10/26/09: Ray Jean of the Mississippi Riverkings
11/2/09: Doug Groenestege of the Missouri Mavericks
North American Hockey League:
North Division: Andy Huff of the Traverse City North Stars
South Division: Jared Rickord of the Springfield Jr. Blues
Central Division: Chris Darnell of the Owatonna Express
West Divisoin: Duncan Mckellar of the Wenatchee Wild
Goalie: Paul Moberg of the North Iowa Outlaws
To Read more on the NAHL Players of the Week: www.nahl.com/potw.cfm
United States Hockey League
Forward: Matt White of the Omaha Lancers
Defensemen: Zach Palmquist of the Waterloo Blackhawks
Goalie: Steven Racine of the Omaha Lancers
To Read on the USHL Players of the Week: www.ushl.com/news/story.cfm?id=2817
Player: Trevor Parkes of the Montreal De Junior
Goalie: James Reid of the Spokane Chiefs
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