The Selects program has had a long track record of success advancing players into the highest leagues in the world. From the NHL to Major Junior, Selects alumni are among the leaders in various leagues across North America. This week, we take a look across the hockey landscape to take a closer look at some of those standout performances.
All-Star Fan Voting for the NHL opened up on Saturday, among the candidates on the ballot were 14 former Selects players off to a hot start to the 2018-19 season. Certain to be fan favorites are Connor McDavid, Gabriel Landeskog and Mitch Marner with other young stars like Sebastian Aho and Rasmus Dahlin sure to draw attention after the starts they’ve had this season.
Not one, but two alumni were named to the OHL’s Three Stars of the Weekend. Tye Felhaber recorded a natural hat trick in the Ottawa 67’s win on Sunday. The former ‘98 East Coast Selects-Q forward leads the league in scoring with 29 goals in 29 games. Kirill Maksimov, a ‘99 West Coast Selects alum, also earned league honors over the weekend after scoring two goals in Niagara’s 5-1 win and has now picked up points in five of the last six games.
Alex-Olivier Voyer had a big month in the QMJHL and is on pace for a career year. The former ‘99 East Coast Selects-Q forward compiled a 10-game point streak, tallying a multi-point game in seven of those outings as well as his first career hat trick on November 4th. The 6-foot-2, Sherbrooke, Quebec, native is just two points shy of tying his career high of 32 points achieved in 55 games last season.
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Cody Glass was named the WHL Player of the Week in addition to being named to Hockey Canada’s 34-man Selection Camp for the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championships. The ‘99 Western Canada Selects alum extended his point streak to 14 games, scoring two goals and eight points in two games over the weekend. His five-point game against Kootenay was the fourth of his career.
Former Selects Academy goaltender Reilly Herbst earned Goalie of the Week honors in the USHL after stopping 20-of-21 shots in the Chicago Steel’s 5-1 win over Central Illinois. Chicago has won seven consecutive games; the longest active winning streak in USHL. The 00-birth year netminder has a 2-2-0 record in five appearances this season.
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