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Toffoli, Howse, Deschamps and Dunnett receive player of the week honours in CHL

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Tyler Toffoli was named the Ontario Hockey League player of the week on Monday.

The Ottawa 67's forward took the honour after leading the league with eight points (four goals, four assists) in three games.

Toffoli, 17, scored a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 3-2 shootout victory over the Belleville Bulls. The winger from Scarborough, Ont., added another goal and assist on Friday as Ottawa beat the Plymouth Whalers 4-3 and finished the week with a career-high four-point performance on Sunday in the 67's 6-3 win against the Kitchener Rangers.

Toffoli has scored 14 of his 23 points this season in November, helping Ottawa to a 6-1-2 record in that span.

In the Western Hockey League, forward Ryan Howse of the Chilliwack Bruins was named player of the week after scoring three goals and four assists in three games.

Howse, a third-round draft pick of the Calgary Flames in 2009, had a goal and an assist in a 6-1 win against the Vancouver Giants on Wednesday. He scored twice and added an assist as Chilliwack beat the Portland Winterhawks 6-4 and chipped in two assists on Saturday in the Bruins' 4-3 shootout loss to the Kamloops Blazers.

Howse leads Chilliwack in scoring with 21 goals and 34 points, as well as a plus/minus of +12.

Chicoutimi Sagueneens forward Nicolas Deschamps and Baie-Comeau Drakkar goaltender Nathan Dunnett were named Quebec Major Junior Hockey League players of the week. Deschamps received offensive player of the week honours while Dunnett won the defensive award.

Deschamps scored three goals, including two short-handed markers, and four assists in three games. He finished the week strong with a goal and two assists in Sunday's 6-5 overtime loss to the P.E.I. Rocket.

Dunnett posted a stellar 0.50 goals-against average and .980 save percentage in back-to-back starts against the Rimouski Oceanic, including a 25-save shutout on Friday to give the Drakkar their third straight victory.

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