Archambault named CCM ECHL Rookie of the Month


Alaska Aces’ forward Olivier Archambault is the CCM ECHL Rookie of the Month for November.


The 21-year-old scored eight goals, added six assists and was a +9 in November, helping the Aces to a 7-4-0 record for the month.


A native of Le Gardeur, Quebec, Archambault scored at least one point in nine of his 11 games during the month, and had three points (2g-1a) in a 4-1 win against Bakersfield on Nov. 8. Three times in November he had a goal and an assist – Nov. 7 in a 4-2 loss against Bakersfield, Nov. 11 in a 3-1 victory over Idaho and on Nov. 28 in a 3-2 win against the Steelheads.


Under contract to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League, Archambault leads Alaska with 10 goals and 18 points. He is second among all first-year players, and tied for fourth overall in the league, in goals and is tied for third among rookies in points.


Archambault played four seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with Val d’Or, Drummondville and Quebec from 2009-14, recording 231 points (100g-131a) in 270 games. He made his pro debut with Hamilton of the American Hockey League in 2012-13 tallying two points (1g-1a) in 10 games.


Runners Up: Josh Winquist , Bakersfield (13 gp, 2g, 13a, 15 pts.), Evan Mosher, Quad City (2-1-3, 2.30 GAA, .939 save pct.) and Tyler Barnes, Toledo (13 gp, 5g, 9a, 14 pts.).


Also Nominated: Mathew Maione (Brampton), Sam Marotta (Elmira), Eric Faille (Fort Wayne), Greg Carey (Gwinnett), Jason Bast (Idaho), Curtis Valk (Kalamazoo), Alex Lepkowski (Missouri), Ralfs Freibergs (Ontario), Ryan Rupert (Orlando), Braden Pimm (South Carolina), Alex Krushelnyski (Utah) and Matia Marcantuoni (Wheeling).



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