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Myers, Huskies fall in OT; Provorov honored by CHL

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers

Philippe Myers and the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies season fell just short of a Memorial Cup championship as they were defeated, 3-2, in overtime by the London Knights of the OHL in the Memorial Cup Final on Sunday.

Myers posted a plus-1 in the game, bringing his Memorial Cup Tournament to a close with two points (1g-1a), including a game-winning goal, and a plus-3 rating in five contests.

In the QMJHL postseason, the 6-5, 209-pound defenseman recorded 16 points (4g-12a) in 20 games to help Rouyn-Noranda win the President Cup as QMJHL Champions for the first time in team history.

After signing an entry-level contract right out of Flyers rookie camp in September of 2015, the undrafted Myers went on to have a breakout year in his third season with the Huskies.

Myers posted new career highs in every offensive category with 17 goals and 28 assists for 45 points in 63 regular season games. He surpassed career-highs in points just 11 games into the season, while posting new career-high in goals eight games into the season.

He was named the QMJHL’s 3rd Star of the month for December with nine points (2g-7a) and a +9 rating in 10 games. He finished the 2015-16 regular season ranked first among all QMJHL players with a plus-minus rating of +52.

The Canadian Hockey League awarded Flyers prospect, Ivan Provorov, the 2015-16 CHL Defenseman of the Year Award over the weekend.

“It means a lot. There are a lot of great defensemen in the whole CHL, lots of great teams and to be named top defenseman means a lot. It’s pretty special,” said Provorov in an interview on the WHL’s website. “I worked a lot to get to where I’m out now, but none of this would be possible without all the people who have helped me: all the coaches, my family, my billet family and all of my teammates. Hockey is a team sport, you can’t do everything on your own.”

Watch his entire interview below…

Provorov, who was previously named the Western Hockey League’s Defenseman of the Year, helped lead the Brandon Wheat Kings to the WHL Championships and berth in the Memorial Cup Tournament. He recorded 13 points (3g-10a) to go along with a plus-22 rating in 21 playoff games for Brandon.

The 19-year-old led WHL defensemen with 73 points (21g-52a) in 62 regular season games and led all players in all three leagues of the CHL with a plus-64 rating.

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