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Oshawa Generals forward John Tavares named CHL player of the week

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TORONTO - Oshawa Generals forward John Tavares is the Canadian Hockey League player of the week for the second time this season after recording seven points in two games.

On Friday, Tavares scored one goal and added an assist in a 9-2 win over the Erie Otters. He followed that with a five-point game (3-2) on Sunday as the Generals hammered Kingston 8-2.

Tavares, a native of Oakville, Ont., who was named the OHL's outstanding player last season, leads the league in scoring this season with 13 goals and nine assists in eight games.

Jean-Simon Allard of the St. John's Fog Devils and Tyler Ennis of the Medicine Hat Tigers were also nominated for the award.

Meanwhile, Kyle Gajewski of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds was named the CHL's goaltender of the week after posting three consecutive victories last week with a 1.670 goals-against average and a .943 save percentage.

Marco Cousineau of the Baie-Comeau Drakkar and Kristofer Westblom of the Kelowna Rockets were also considered.

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