Weekly Roundup: March 11


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In case you missed any of the top stories of the past week, here’s a roundup of some of the big happenings across the hockey world for the week ending on March 10.

  • Norfolk Admirals left winger Patrick Maroon was named CCM/AHL Player of the Week after notching six points in the week. Maroon was reassigned from the NHL and scored four goals and two assists in three games this week with Norfolk. He has 36 points (17-19) this season with the Admirals and is second in scoring on the team.
  • Barrie Colts forward Mark Scheifele was named OHL Player of the Week after scoring nine points in three games. The Winnipeg Jets prospect had a five-point game on March 10 that included his fifth hat trick of the season. He had six goals and three assists and was a plus-4 in Barrie’s three wins during the week.
  • Joseph Cramarossa and Charles Sarault signed entry-level deals with NHL clubs. Cramarossa, a forward for the Belleville Bulls, was selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the third round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. This season with Belleville, he has 17 goals and 39 assists in 62 games. Sarault, undrafted, also signed with the Ducks after posting 102 points in 63 games.
  • Saskatoon Blades forward Erik Benoit was named WHL Dickies Hardest Working Player of the Year, earning a $1000 scholarship, merchandise and jersey.
  • Calgary Hitmen forward Cody Sylvester was named WHL Player of the Week after scoring 12 points in four games this week. Sylvester had five goals and seven assists, leading the Hitmen to four consecutive wins. He set a franchise record for points in a single game on March 5, scoring seven points in a 9-5 win over Saskatoon.
  • The QMJHL announced the finalists for its league awards; winners will be announced on April 3. See the full list of finalists here.