Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Lethbridge Hurricanes forward Jake Elmer has been named the WHL On the Run Player of the Week for the week ending March 3, 2019.
Elmer recorded 10 points (5G-5A) and a plus-nine rating in four games this week as the Hurricanes went 3-1-0-0 after circling the East Division. The collection of points over the past week has also extended Elmer’s goal streak to 13-straight games with 27 points (16G-11A).
Tuesday against Saskatoon, Elmer scored the Hurricanes second goal and assisted on their fourth goal, both at even strength to earn the third star of the game. On Wednesday night in Prince Albert, Elmer aided the Hurricanes in a 5-4 overtime victory with two goals and one assist, all at even strength. For his efforts in both games, Elmer was awarded the third star of the game.
Elmer’s success continued on Friday when playing the Moose Jaw Warriors. Scoring Lethbridge’s first goal shorthanded as well helping with two even-strength assists, Elmer was given the second star of the game as the Hurricanes defeated the Warriors 5-0. On Saturday, Elmer put up two points in the form of one even-strength goal and one even-strength assist, beating the Regina Pats 4-1.
With 73 points (36G-37A) in 63 games, Elmer sits in 16th place in WHL scoring this season among all WHL players. Over the 2018-19 WHL Regular season, Elmer has totalled four power-play goals, five short-handed goals and six game-winning goals.
Elmer was selected in the sixth round, 116th overall, at the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft by the Regina Pats. In 199 career WHL regular season games, Elmer has tallied 126 points (61G-65A), including eight power-play goals, six short-handed goals and eight game-winning goals.
Returning to action Wednesday, March 6 (7:00 p.m. MT), Elmer and the Hurricanes will host the Brandon Wheat Kings at the Enmax Centre.
WHL On the Run Player of the Week
Feb. 25 – March 3: Jake Elmer, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Feb. 18 – Feb 24: Brayden Tracey, Moose Jaw Warriors
Feb. 11 – Feb. 17: Stelio Mattheos, Brandon Wheat Kings
Feb. 4 – Feb. 10: Cole Fonstad, Prince Albert Raiders
Jan. 28 – Feb. 3: Connor Dewar, Everett Silvertips
Jan. 21 – Jan. 27: Justin Almeida, Moose Jaw Warriors
Jan. 14 – Jan. 20: Justin Almeida, Moose Jaw Warriors
Jan. 7 – Jan. 13: Bowen Byram, Vancouver Giants
Dec. 31 – Jan. 6: Noah Philp, Seattle Thunderbirds
Dec. 27 – Dec. 30: Noah Gregor, Prince Albert Raiders
Dec. 10 – Dec. 16: Dante Hannoun, Victoria Royals
Dec. 3 – Dec. 9: Jett Woo, Moose Jaw Warriors
Nov. 26 – Dec. 2: Cody Glass, Portland Winterhawks
Nov. 19 – Nov. 25: Brett Leason, Prince Albert Raiders
Nov. 12 – Nov. 18: Tristin Langan, Moose Jaw Warriors
Nov. 5 – Nov. 11: Riley Woods, Spokane Chiefs
Oct. 29 – Nov. 4: Joachim Blichfeld, Portland Winterhawks
Oct. 22 – Oct. 28: Alexander Alexeyev, Red Deer Rebels
Oct. 15 – Oct. 21: Mark Kastelic, Calgary Hitmen
Oct. 8 – Oct. 14: Brett Leason, Prince Albert Raiders
Oct. 1 – Oct. 7: Dawson Davidson, Saskatoon Blades
Sept. 24 – Sept. 30: Luka Burzan, Brandon Wheat Kings
Sept. 21 – Sept. 23: Kirby Dach, Saskatoon Blades
About the Western Hockey League
Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 350 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.