Johnny Powless has won his second straight Rookie of the Week award and third of the season after scoring three goals and four assists in Rochester’s 14-12 win over Calgary Saturday. Powless posted the same totals in the Knighthawks loss to the Roughnecks the week before. Another rookie, Minnesota’s Jordan MacIntosh, was named Transition Player of the Week for his performance in the Swarm’s playoff-clinching 14-9 win over Washington. MacIntosh had two goals, an assist and nine loose balls in the game. Stephan Leblanc is Offensive Player of the Week. He was involved in three-quarters of Toronto’s goals as the Rock lost 19-12 to Colorado, notching four goals and five asssists. Kyle Rubisch earned Defensive Player of the Week honours for his efforts as Edmonton clinched a post-season berth with an 11-8 win over Buffalo. Rubisch scooped nine loose balls, forced three turnovers and added an assist.
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The Langley Thunder continue to bolster their roster with young eastern players as they prepare to defend their WLA title and hope to have another shot at the Mann Cup. A week after signing Washington Stealth forward Brett Hickey from Windsor, the Thunder have signed lefty forward Shayne Jackson of Bowmanville. Jackson, the first overall pick in this year’s WLA draft, scored 84 points in the regular season and added 38 in the playoffs to help the Whitby Warriors win the Minto Cup in 2011. (theboxrocks.com)…The Niagara-on-the-Lake Thunderhawks got off to a successful start to their pre-season, winning all three games they played at the St. Catharines Spartan Jr B tournament. “With only four practices under our belt I thought we adjusted well and played a team game,” said Roger Chrysler, the club’s offensive coach. (niagarathisweek.com)…Four practices would seem like a luxury to the hosts, who had yet to be able to gather before the tournament. “We didn’t do too badly,” Spartans general manager Chris Spiers said. “We didn’t win, but … it was tough because we didn’t have a practice or anything.” The team is still putting its roster together and faces a funding crunch, but are looking forward to the season. (niagaraadvance.ca)…You can see how the Wallaceburg Red Devils’ preparations for the Jr B season are coming along with some YouTube clips of their preseason games. (network54.com)
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