Jordan Eberle of the Regina Pats wins 2010 CHL Player of the Year
Congratulations to Edmonton Oilers prospect Jordan Eberle who won the CHL player of the year as a member of the Regina Pats. Eberle faced pretty stiff competition this year in the form of phenoms Taylor Hall of the Windsor Spitfires and Tyler Seguin of the Plymouth Whalers. Even more reason to be excited about being an Oilers fan!!
Tyler Seguin won the CHL Prospect of the year award.
Pretty anti-climatic… very expected, but here is the write up from the official Oilers e-mail:
General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have assigned forward Jordan Eberle from the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League to the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League.
Eberle, the Oilers first round draft choice (22nd overall) in 2008, finished the 2009-10 WHL season with 106 points (50G, 56A) in 57 games with the Pats. He led all WHL skaters in goals scored (50) and ranked second in the overall scoring race with 106 points. The 19-year-old also had the highest points-per-game average with 1.86 points per game and was named the WHL’s Player-of-the-Month for September and October.
| Canada 5 (Silver)
|| USA 6 (GOLD)
|WJHC Gold Medal Final
|Canada defeats Switzerland 6-1 to earn berth in final
|USA defeats Sweden 5-2 to earn berth in final
|Date: Jan 5 @ 6:00 PM MST
: Updated with results, awards, post-game rant and more… read on.
Will that picture be re-created tonight, perhaps with Jordan Eberle the subject? Let’s hope so. The Canadians barely squeaked off a shootout win against the USA on New Years Eve. The Americans look to be the best match for the offensive Canadians (not to be confused with the other meaning of the word “offensive”, often used with the Oilers as of late). The Americans play a very strong, tight neutral zone game. I suppose you could call it a trap, but it’s smart hockey. The Canadians had a lot of trouble getting passes through the neutral zone. They also have been having some difficulty with their powerplay and have changed it up a bit, giving them another option.
Anyways, there also is an Oilers GDT thread out there (below this one). But I have to wonder why anyone in the world would watch that game over this one. This is exciting hockey folks. Even if the Oilers were doing well, this is what hockey is all about. Tune in for sure.
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