Giants’ Holt named WHL On the Run Player of the Week

Chris Relke /Vancouver Giants


Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Vancouver Giants forward Dawson Holt has been named the WHL On the Run Player of the Week for the week ending April 21, 2019.

Holt recorded four points (2G-2A) and carried a plus-three rating as the Giants won the first two games of their Western Conference Championship matchup against the Spokane Chiefs.

On Friday, Holt aided his team in a 4-1 win with two points (1G-1A). Scoring Vancouver’s second goal and assisting on their third goal, both at even strength, Holt recorded his third multi-point night in the 2019 WHL Playoffs.

The next night, Holt repeated his performance, scoring one goal and collecting one assist in Vancouver’s 4-2 win over Spokane. Holt’s goal was the first of the night for the Giants, sparking a tremendous four-goal comeback in the third period. For his efforts, Holt was awarded the second star of the game and the third star of the night in the WHL.

The 5-foot-11, 195-pound centreman has 11 points (4G-7A) in the 2019 WHL Playoffs. In 19 career WHL Playoff games, Holt has 19 points (6G-13A). During the regular season, Holt collected 19 points (6G-13A) in 53 games, including one power-play goal and one game-winning goal.

The Saskatoon, Sask. product was selected by the Giants eighth overall in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft. In 200 career WHL regular season games, Holt has 76 points (25G-51A), including two power-play goals, two short-handed goals and three game-winning goals.

Leading the series 2-0, Holt and the Giants will head to the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena to take on the Chiefs for Games 3 and 4 of the Western Conference Championship on Tuesday, April 23 (7:05 p.m. PT) and Wednesday, April 24 (7:05 p.m. PT).

WHL On the Run Player of the Week
April 15 – 21: Dawson Holt, Vancouver Giants
April 8 – 14: Dante Hannoun, Prince Albert Raiders
April 1 – 7: Sean Montgomery, Prince Albert Raiders
March 25 – 31: Bowen Byram, Vancouver Giants
March 18 – March 24: Jake Christiansen, Everett Silvertips
March 11 – March 17: Connor Zary, Kamloops Blazers 
March 4 – March 10: Jordy Bellerive, Lethbridge Hurricanes
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.

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