ICE forward Geekie named WHL Rookie of the Month

Keith Hershmiller

Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Winnipeg ICE forward Conor Geekie has been named WHL Rookie of the Month for April 2021.

Geekie, who turns 17 on May 5, recorded 15 points (6G-9A) and a plus-9 rating in 14 games as the ICE went 12-1-1-0 to conclude the 2020-21 WHL Regular Season in the Subway Hub Centre.

The product of Strathclair, Man., recorded six multi-point performances during the month of April. With 23 points (9G-14A) in 24 games this season, Geekie finished fourth in scoring on the ICE.

On April 26, Geekie was named first star of the game after notching a goal and a primary assist in a 4-3 win over the Prince Albert Raiders. He wrapped up the 2020-21 WHL season with a third-star performance on April 27 after securing a goal and a secondary assist in a 6-4 win over the Regina Pats.

A 6-foot-4, 205-pound centre, Geekie was originally selected by the ICE in the first round (second overall) of the 2019 WHL Draft. He made his WHL debut during the 2019-20 season. In 31 career WHL games, he has 23 points (9G-14A) to his name.

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 375 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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