TORONTO, ON -- The Canadian Hockey League today announced that forward Sven Baertschi is the CHL Player of the Week after scoring four goals and one assist for five points in three playoff games for the week ending May 6.
Baertschi opened the WHL Championship Series with a goal in Game 1 last Thursday night despite a 3-2 loss to the Edmonton Oil Kings. He followed that up with a pair of first star performances including Friday night in Game 2 where he scored two goals in a 5-1 win, and on Sunday where he scored once and added an assist as part of the 4-3 victory which gave the Winterhawks a 2-1 series lead. The series is now tied 2-2 with Game 5 scheduled for Thursday night in Edmonton.
Baertschi, a 19-year-old from Langenthal, Switzerland, is playing in his second full WHL season with the Winterhawks. Selected 13th overall by the Calgary Flames in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Baertschi is currently second in WHL playoff scoring with 32 points including 13 goals and 19 assists in 19 games played.
Also considered for the award this week was Andrew Agozzino of the Niagara IceDogs who scored four goals in the opening two games of the OHL Championship Series against the London Knights. In the QMJHL, Tomas Jurco of the Saint John Sea Dogs scored two goals and one assist for three points in the first two games of the QMJHL Finals against the Rimouski Oceanic.