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Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Jayden Halbgewachs of the Moose Jaw Warriors is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending March 11 after recording 12 points in four games including seven goals and five assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-2.
Halbgewachs extended his point-streak to 17 while taking over top position in CHL scoring and helping the Warriors win three games to increase their lead atop the WHL standings heading into the final week of regular season action. He began his week on Wednesday with authority delivering a five-point performance, his fifth of the season, which included his third hat-trick plus two assists as first star of a 6-2 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes. On Friday he scored twice with one assist as third star of a 6-4 loss to the Prince Albert Raiders, then scored a power play marker on Saturday in a 4-2 triumph over the Swift Current Broncos in a battle of the league’s top two teams. His week wrapped up Sunday with a goal and two assists in a 5-3 win over the Brandon Wheat Kings. The Warriors carry a record of 51-15-1-2 for 105 points with three games remaining and hold a five point lead over the second place Broncos.
A 20-year-old from Emerald Park, Sask., Halbgewachs is playing in his fourth full season with the Warriors and currently has 125 points powered by a league-high 68 goals along with 57 assists in 69 games played. Originally a first round pick by the Kamloops Blazers in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft, Halbgewachs has produced 276 points in 273 career games and with two more goals this season would be the first WHL player to score 70 since Pavel Brendl accomplished the feat in 1998-99 with the Calgary Hitmen. Halbgewachs signed a free agent NHL entry-level contract with the Sharks in December.
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