After being named the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s first star of the week on Monday, Phillips was given the honour of Canadian Hockey League Player of the Week today.
The Fredericton native scored two goals in each contest he played in this weekend, helping the Sea Dogs defeat the Acadie-Bathurst Titan 6-3 on Friday night and the Halifax Mooseheads 7-1 on Sunday afternoon.
Along with his four goals, Phillips added two assists and was a +3. He was named first star in both contests.
Here is part of the release:
Phillips led the Sea Dogs to two wins scoring the game-winner in both contests and was twice named first star of the game. He had two goals and an assist on Friday night in a 6-3 win over the Acadie-Bathurst Titan, and then scored another two goals with an assist on Sunday in a 7-1 win over the Halifax Mooseheads to give the Sea Dogs nine wins in their past 10 games.Phillips joins Victoriaville’s Brandon Hynes and Shawinigan’s Michael Bournival as players from the QMJHL who have won the award this season.
Phillips, an 18-year-old from Fredericton, NB, is playing in his second QMJHL season with the Sea Dogs. He has 33 points in 26 games so far this season and is the 11th ranked QMJHL skater eligible for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft as determined by NHL Central Scouting’s Preliminary Rankings.
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