WHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
SEPT 28, 2015 - OCT 4, 2015: REID GARDINER, PRINCE ALBERT RAIDERS
Calgary, AB - The Western Hockey League announced today that Prince Albert Raiders forward Reid Gardiner has been named the WHL Player of the Week for the week ending October 4th, 2015.
Gardiner collected five points (3g-2a) in two games to help the Prince Albert Raiders earn a pair of victories this week.
On Friday, October 2nd against the Vancouver Giants, Gardiner recorded two points (1g-1a) and scored the shootout winner to lift the Raiders to a 5-4 win. The following night, Gardiner recorded another strong multiple point effort with three points (2g-1a) including the overtime winner to propel the Raiders to a 5-4 victory over the Medicine Hat Tigers. Gardiner was also named the game’s first star on Saturday.
The 19-year-old Humboldt, SK native is currently tied for first in team scoring with eight points (4g-4a). The 5-11, 195 lb forward is in his fourth WHL campaign with Prince Albert. Gardiner has amassed 136 points (67g-69a) in 195 career WHL regular season contests.
SEPT 24, 2015 - SEPT 27, 2015: ALEX FORSBERG, VICTORIA ROYALS
Calgary, AB - The Western Hockey League announced today that Victoria Royals forward Alex Forsberg has been named the WHL Player of the Week for the week ending September 27th, 2015.
Forsberg collected seven points (2g-5a) in two games to help the Victoria Royals begin the WHL’s 50th Season with a 2-0-0-0 record.
On Friday, September 25th against the Portland Winterhawks, Forsberg tallied three assists in the Royals’ 4-1 victory while earning first star honours. The following night, Forsberg recorded another strong multi-point effort with four points (2g-2a) in the Royals’ 6-5 win over the Winterhawks. Forsberg was named the game’s first star for the second consecutive night on Saturday.
The 20-year-old Waldheim, SK native is currently tied for first amongst all WHL players with seven points (2g-5a) and holds a plus-3 rating through two games. The 5-11, 192 lb forward is in his fifth WHL campaign and second season with Victoria. Forsberg has amassed 152 points (58g-94a) in 199 career WHL regular season contests.