Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Everett Silvertips forward Matt Fonteyne has been named WHL On the Run Player of the Week for the week ending January 21, 2018.
Fonteyne, an overage free agent, recorded 10 points (3G-7A) and a plus-six rating in three games as the Silvertips enjoyed a perfect week with three victories, boosting their winning streak to seven games as they retained the U.S. Division lead and took a one-point lead atop the WHL’s Western Conference.
In a 6-5 win over the Tri-City Americans Monday, Fonteyne had a career-high five points, all assists. For his efforts, he was named the first star of the game and the first star of the night for the WHL. The performance was a franchise record-tying one for Fonteyne, who matched a similar five-assist effort from Peter Mueller on November 25, 2006.
Saturday, the Silvertips played host to the Brandon Wheat Kings shutting them out by a 4-0 final in a game that featured a pair of goals and three points from Fonteyne. Fonteyne scored the game-winner in the first period.
Sunday, he added a goal and an assist as the Silvertips took down the visiting Swift Current Broncos by a 4-1 score. Fonteyne drew a primary assist – his fifth of the week – on the game-winning goal. Seven of Fonteyne’s points this week came at even strength while the other three came on the power play.
A 5-foot-10, 170-pound product of Wetaskiwin, Alta., Fonteyne has enjoyed a career year with the Silvertips, tallying 64 points (28G-36A) in 48 games, placing him first in goals and second in team scoring. Fonteyne is also tied for 11th in WHL scoring.
Originally drafted in the third round, 66th overall, by the Silvertips in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft, Fonteyne has appeared in 316 career WHL regular season games with Everett. In that time, he’s recorded 185 points (75G-110A), including 26 power-play goals, two short-handed goals and 10 game-winning goals. He’s also appeared in 35 WHL playoff games, scoring 14 points (6G-8A), including four power-play goals and one game-winner.
The Silvertips are back on the ice Friday, January 26 (7:35 p.m. PST), closing out a four-game home stand against the Seattle Thunderbirds.
WHL On the Run Player of the Week
Jan. 8 – Jan. 14: Matt Fonteyne, Everett Silvertips
Jan. 8 – Jan. 14: Dylan Cozens, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Jan. 1 – Jan. 7: Matteo Gennaro, Swift Current Broncos
Dec. 27 – Dec. 31: Braylon Shmyr, Saskatoon Blades
Dec. 11 – Dec. 17: Nolan Volcan, Seattle Thunderbirds
Dec. 4 – Dec. 10: Stelio Mattheos, Brandon Wheat Kings
Nov. 27 – Dec. 3: Calen Addison, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Nov. 20 – Nov. 26: Cody Glass, Portland Winterhawks
Nov. 13 – Nov. 19: Jayden Halbgewachs, Moose Jaw Warriors
Nov. 6 – Nov. 12: Aleksi Heponiemi, Swift Current Broncos
Oct. 30 – Nov. 5: Jermaine Loewen, Kamloops Blazers
Oct. 23 – Oct. 29: Brett Howden, Moose Jaw Warriors
Oct. 16 – Oct. 22: Tyler Steenbergen, Swift Current Broncos
Oct. 9 – Oct. 15: Tyler Soy, Victoria Royals
Oct. 2 – Oct. 8: Kale Clague, Brandon Wheat Kings
Sept. 25 – Oct. 1: Tyler Steenbergen, Swift Current Broncos
Sept. 22 – Sept. 24: Kole Lind, Kelowna Rockets
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.