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Brett Ritchie of Niagara IceDogs named Canadian Hockey League player of the week

Wednesday, 11.07.2012 / 10:54 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Brett Ritchie of Niagara IceDogs named Canadian Hockey League player of the week

TORONTO - Niagara IceDogs forward Brett Ritchie was named Canadian Hockey League player of the week Wednesday after recording 13 points over a three-game stretch.

Ritchie became the first player in franchise history to record back-to-back hat tricks last week. He had 10 goals, three assists and a plus-7 rating.

The 19-year-old from Orangeville, Ont., was selected in the second round of last year's NHL Entry Draft by the Dallas Stars.

Josh Currie of the P.E.I. Rocket and Justin Feser of the Tri-City Americans were also considered for the weekly honour.

Also Wednesday, Philippe Cadorette of the Baie-Comeau Drakkar was named CHL goaltender of the week. He posted a 2-0-0-0 record with a goals-against average of 1.50 and save percentage of .954.

Daniel Altshuller of the Oshawa Generals and Eric Williams of the Spokane Chiefs were the other nominees.

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He's a special guy. Obviously we are lucky to have him. Just his talent, I'm not surprised anymore. You get to see this guy every practice, and you know what he's able to do. Obviously, it's pretty special for a guy that young to score a hat trick in playoffs, this type of a game too. Really happy for him.

— Predators goalie Pekka Rinne on Filip Forsberg, whose hat trick led Nashville to a Game 5 win vs. Chicago on Thursday