Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Michael St. Croix CHL Player Of The Week

For the second time this season a New York Ranger prospect was selected as the CHL player the week. Michael St. Croix of the Edmonton Oil Kings (2011, 4th) earned the honors for the week ending January 22, 2011.

It has been a long time since the New York Rangers have had two different prospects being named as a national player the week.

Here is a press release from our friends at the CHL:

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that forward Michael St. Croix of the Edmonton Oil Kings is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending January 22 after picking up 10 points in three games scoring six goals and four assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-7.

St. Croix led the first place Oil Kings to three straight wins last week giving them 69 points to lead the WHL’s Eastern Conference Standings.  Last Wednesday night he scored his first of two hat-tricks during the week as first star of a 5-0 win over the Prince George Cougars.  St. Croix then picked up a pair of assists in a 6-1 road victory over the Swift Current Broncos on Friday night before matching a season-high with five points as first star of a 9-2 win over the Prince Albert Raiders on Saturday where he scored three goals and two assists.

St. Croix, an 18-year-old from Winnipeg, MB, is currently playing in his third full WHL season with the Oil Kings.  A fourth round pick of the New York Rangers in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, St. Croix is currently ranked third in WHL scoring with 31 goals and 46 assists for 77 points in 48 games played.

theThis been quite a year for the young man we have given the nickname "The Predator" to; Michael has earned 2 "WHL Players Of The Week" starting with the one for the week ending December 4, 2011 and including the one for this week.

St. Croix was also the "WHL Player Of The Month" for the month of December. The first award that St. Croix won back in December was also the week when  Christian Thomas (NYR 2010, 2nd) was named "CHL Player Of The Week.

Game Action

Samuel Noreau (NYR 2011, 5th) missed his third game in what is being called and upper body injury with no timetable for his return. The Baie-Comeau Drakkar were able to win their second straight by defeating the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 4-3 in a shootout

(St. Croix – Andy Devlin/Edmonton Oil Kings)

No comments: