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Drummondville's Riendeau, Vancouver's Sexsmith win weekly CHL awards

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TORONTO - Drummondville forward Yannick Riendeau was named Canadian Hockey League player of the week Tuesday after scoring five goals in a pair of Voltigeurs victories last week.

Riendeau opened the week with a pair of goals in a 13-4 thumping of the Lewiston Maineiacs. The 13 goals tied a single-game franchise record for most goals scored in a road game.

The 20-year-old native of Brossard, Que., followed with a hat trick and two assists one day later as Drummondville completed a Lewiston sweep with a 7-1 victory.

The five-year Quebec Major Junior Hockey League veteran has 13 goals and 14 assists in 16 games this season.

Cody Hodgson of the Brampton Battalion (five goals, four assists in three games) was the Ontario Hockey League nominee, while C.J. Stretch of the Kamloops Blazers (one goal, eight assists in four games) earned the Western Hockey League nod.

Vancouver Giants goaltender Tyson Sexsmith took home weekly CHL goaltending honours. The 19-year-old Priddis, Alta., native was perfect in his only start of the week, a 5-0 victory over the Prince George Cougars that earned him his WHL record-tying 22nd career shutout.

Timo Pielmeier of the Shawinigan Cataractes (2-0-0, 1.00 goals-against average, .960 save percentage) and Jaroslav Janus of the Erie Otters (3-0-0, 1.33 GAA, .957 SV) were also considered for the award.

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