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Boychuk and Pickard each pick up CHL Player of the Week honours

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TORONTO - Zach Boychuk of the Lethbridge Hurricanes and goalie Chet Pickard of the Tri-City Americans won CHL Player of the Week awards Thursday.

Boychuk scored four goals and one assist for five points to go along with a plus-4 plus-minus rating in two playoff games that helped the Hurricanes jump out to a 2-0 lead over the Calgary Hitmen in their WHL Eastern Conference championship series.

The 18-year-old from Airdrie, Alta., leads all WHL playoff scorers with 11 goals and is third with 19 points in 13 games.

Pickard, meanwhile, went 1-1 with a 0.36 goals against average and .988 save percentage in two playoff games.

He opened the WHL Western Conference championships against the Spokane Chiefs with a 36-save performance in a 1-0 double overtime loss on Friday. He followed up with a 45-save shutout in a 1-0 double overtime win in Game 2 on Sunday to help the Americans tie the series. He was named first star of both games.

The 19-year-old from Winnipeg has a 10-3 post-season record to go along with a 1.64 goals against average and .942 save percentage and three shutouts in 13 games.

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