Monday, October 26, 2015

Cougars Gabrielle named WHL Player of the Week

Calgary, AB - The Western Hockey League announced today that Prince George Cougars forward Jesse Gabrielle has been named the WHL Player of the Week for the week ending October 25th, 2015.

Gabrielle collected seven points (5g-2a) in four games to help the Prince George Cougars earn a record of 3-1-0-0 for the week.

On Tuesday, October 20th against the Calgary Hitmen, Gabrielle scored a pair of goals to earn third star honours in the Cougars 5-2 victory. The following night, Gabrielle again had a multi-goal game in which he scored twice to propel the Cougars to a 5-0 victory against the Hitmen. On Friday, October 23rd against the Kelowna Rockets, Gabrielle tallied an assist in the Cougars 5-2 loss. On Sunday, October 25th, Gabrielle recorded a goal and an assist as the Cougars defeated the Vancouver Giants by a score of 3-1.

The 18-year-old Moosomin, SK native has notched 11 points (9g-2a) in 11 games with the Cougars this season to go along with a plus-4 rating. The 6-0, 200 lb forward is in his third WHL campaign and first with Prince George. Gabrielle has amassed 81 points (44g-37a) in 128 career WHL regular season contests.

The WHL has also nominated Adin Hill of the Portland Winterhawks for the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week award. Hill, a 1996-born netminder from Calgary, AB, posted three wins to go along with a 1.33 goals against average and a .966 save percentage with two shutouts. On Friday, October 23rd, Hill turned aside all 31 shots he faced to pick up the shutout in the Winterhawks 2-0 road victory against the Everett Silvertips. Hill was named the game’s first star. The following night, Hill had a solid outing as he made 38 saves to guide the Winterhawks to a 5-4 win against the Tri-City Americans.  On Sunday, October 25th, Hill recorded another terrific game in goal as he turned aside 45 shots against the Brandon Wheat Kings to lift the Winterhawks to a 5-0 win. Hill earned his second shutout in three starts while claiming first star honours. Currently in his second season with the Winterhawks, Hill has posted a 40-15-1-0 record with five shutouts in 59 career WHL regular season appearances.

WHL Player of the Week
Sept. 24 – Sept. 27: Alex Forsberg, Victoria Royals
Sept. 28 – Oct. 4: Reid Gardiner, Prince Albert Raiders
Oct. 5 – Oct. 11: Brayden Point, Moose Jaw Warriors
Oct. 12 – Oct. 18: Jon Martin, Swift Current Broncos
Oct. 19 – Oct. 25: Jesse Gabrielle, Prince George Cougars

Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week (WHL Nominee)
Sept. 24 – Sept. 27: Landon Bow, Swift Current Broncos
Sept. 28 – Oct. 4: Coleman Vollrath, Victoria Royals
Oct. 5 – Oct. 11: Coleman Vollrath, Victoria Royals
Oct. 12 – Oct 18: Ian Scott, Prince Albert Raiders
Oct. 19 – Oct. 25: Adin Hill, Portland Winterhawks

COREY ST. LAURENT | Senior Manager, Communications

Western Hockey League


Anonymous said...

Way to go Jesse! Well deserved!

Anonymous said...

Ouch!! That hurts a bunch. He is exactly the kind of player we need both this year and next. Zablocki is OK but like a lot of others, I'm still not convinced. The Pats better start fine tuning their lineup. They will need to start beating the better teams soon. One decent game against PA at home isn't enough.

Scott S. said...

Let's not start this again.

Gabrielle is the kind of player every team wants BUT 2 years from now (a.k.a. OUR YEAR), Gabrielle will not be in the league anymore and Zablocki will be in his PRIME riding shotgun with Steel, who will be in his last season.

The trade makes TOTAL SENSE, as we will contend in 2017-18 and 2018-19 and those are going to be HUGE years for Zablocki, where Gabrielle will be long gone to the pros.

Have patients and think long term and the trade makes a lot of sense.

And congrats to Gabes on a big week!

It's a win-win!

Anonymous said...

…this team has lots of potential however they need a Gabrielle type player now more than two years down the road….now Zablocki can prove what he can do to fill that role….playing beside anyone but Steel he looks pretty ordinary..time will tell.