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Predators prospect Gabriel Bourque Named CHL Player of the Week

From the CHL:

 The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Gabriel Bourque of the Moncton Wildcats is the CHL Player of the Week following two games of the QMJHL Final.  Bourque scored five goals to lead the Wildcats to a 2-0 series lead over the Saint John Sea Dogs for the President Cup.

Bourque led the way with a hat-trick including the game-winner Friday night on the road in a 5-1 win in Game 1 to open the series as first star of the game.  The Wildcats offense continued at home in Game 2 on Sunday emerging with a 9-3 victory with Bourque contributing two goals as second star of the game.  By scoring his 16th goal of the playoffs, Bourque established a new Wildcats record for goals scored in one playoff year.  Game 3 of the series is set for Tuesday night in Saint John.

Bourque, a 19-year-old from Rimouski, QC, is playing in his third QMJHL season.  A fifth round draft choice of the Nashville Predators in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft and member of Canada's National Junior Team, Bourque has 21 points in 17 playoff games.

Between Bourque, Taylor Beck, Michael Latta, and Blake Geoffrion, the Preds are really starting to beef up the forward ranks in their development system.