CALGARY, AB. – The WHL Player of the Week is forward Kellan Tochkin of the Everett Silvertips.
Tochkin picked up seven points, scoring four goals and three assists to go with a +7 rating, in three games over the past week, helping the Silvertips to a 3-0-0-0 record.
On Friday, November 19th, the Silvertips’ welcomed the Kamloops Blazers to the Comcast Arena in Everett. Tochkin scored his first career hat-trick, netting three goals, including the game winner, and was named the games 1st Star as the ‘Tips doubled up the Blazers 4-2. The next night the Silvertips were at the ShoWare Center in Kent to face the Seattle Thunderbirds. Tochkin collected two assist to help lead the ‘Tips to a 3-2 win over the ‘Tbirds. On Sunday, November 21st, the Silvertips travelled to Kennewick to face the Tri-City Americans. Tochkin scored the game winning goal and added an assist in the ‘Tips 4-2 win over the Americans.
Tochkin is currently second in Silvertips team scoring with 22 points (11 goals, 11 assist) in 23 games played and has maintained a +11 rating. The Everett Silvertips have three straight games and currently find themselves in a three-way tie for second spot in the WHL U.S. Division with 11-8-1-3 record for 26 points.
Tochkin, a 19 year old from Abbotsford, B.C., is playing his third season with the Everett Silvertips. The Silvertips made him their 1st round (13th overall) selection at the 2006 WHL Bantam Draft and signed as a free agent with the Vancouver Canucks during the summer of 2009.
The WHL has also nominated Laurent Brossoit of the Edmonton Oil Kings for the CHL Goaltender of the Week Award. Brossoit posted a 1-0-0-0 record this past week with one shut-out, stopping all 32 shots faced in a 3-0 win over the Red Deer Rebels Saturday night and was named the games 1st Star. Brossoit, a native of Surrey, B.C., is playing his first full season with Oil Kings after being select in the 2nd round – 26th overall in the 2008 WHL Bantam Draft.
Boston Pizza WHL Player of the Week
Nov. 15 – Nov. 21: Kellan Tochkin, Everett Silvertips
Nov. 8 – Nov. 14: Brendan Ranford, Kamloops Blazers
Nov. 1 – Nov. 7: Mitchell Callahan, Kelowna Rockets
Oct. 25 – Oct. 31: Andrej Kudrna, Red Deer Rebels
Oct. 18 – Oct. 24: Craig Cunningham, Vancouver Giants
Oct. 11 – Oct. 17: Sena Acolatse, Prince George Cougars
Oct. 4 – Oct. 10: Darian Dziurzynski, Saskatoon Blades
Sept. 27 – Oct. 3: Brad Ross, Portland Winterhawks
Sept. 24 – Sept. 26: Tyler Maxwell, Everett Silvertips