Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced to that Kelowna Rockets forward Kole Lind has been named the WHL On the Run Player of the Week for the week ending September 24, 2017.
Selected by the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks (2-33) at the 2017 NHL Draft, Lind registered eight points (3G-5A) over two games to start the 2017-18 WHL regular season. Lind’s outstanding performance helped the Rockets earn back-to-back victories over the Kamloops Blazers.
On Friday, September 22, Lind kick-started his weekend with a three-point effort, which included the game-winning goal and two assists in a 6-2 triumph over the Blazers, earning third-star recognition along the way. On Saturday, September 23, Lind rattled off five points and was named second star as the Rockets defeated the Blazers 5-2 in Kamloops. He was also recognized as the WHL’s First Star for his Saturday performance.
Lind, an 18-year-old product of Shaunavon, Sask., set career highs during the 2016-17 WHL regular season, notching 87 points (30G-57A) in 70 games with the Rockets. Over 148 career WHL regular season games, the 6-foot-1, 173-pound right winger has accumulated 137 points (47G-90A). He was originally a fourth-round selection (87th) of the Rockets at the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.
The Rockets, powered by Lind, will look to remain undefeated to start the 2017-18 WHL regular season when they host the Everett Silvertips on Friday, September 29 (7:05 p.m. PT).
WHL On the Run Player of the Week
Sept. 22 – Sept. 24: Kole Lind, Kelowna Rockets