More Good Kid News
This just in from Hershey Bears radio play-by-play voice John Walton: Bears forward Andrew Gordon has been named the AHL’s Player of the Week for the period ending Feb. 10. He had four goals — including a hat trick against Portland on Feb. 6 — and three assists on the week.
Also, got this missive from my friend Dmitry Chesnokov earlier in the day:
Simeon Varlamov made his debut for the Russian National Team in a tournament (the last leg of the Eurotour in Sweden) in a game against Finland. The debut went very well as Team Russia won 5:0, and Varlamov posted his first career shutout in his very first start for the National Team, as well as being named Player of the Game.
In his interview to SovSport, when asked about his first career game, Varlamov said:
“Of course I couldn’t imagine playing this good in my first game! I was shaking from being so nervous. It felt like my legs were 200 kilos each. The first shot on goal was deflected off my catching glove. I don’t know how I made that save.”
He also saw 20 minutes of action in Russia’s last game against the Czechs, coming in in the third period. In those 20 minutes he did not allow a goal either.Varlamov was named by the tournament organizers as the best goaltender of the tournament.
Finally, we noted Mathieu Perreault’s 23-game scoring streak here earlier in the week, but now comes the news that Acadie-Bathurst’s Perreault has been named Offensive Player of the Week in the QMJHL. Perreault is tied for second in the Q in scoring with 80 points. Oh, and he has extended his streak to 26 straight games with at least a point.Congrats to all three young Caps hopefuls.