Tigers’ Kemp named WHL On the Run Player of the Week

Robert Murray/WHL


Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Medicine Hat Tigers forward Brett Kemp has been named the WHL On the Run Player of the Week for the week ending March 15, 2020.

Kemp recorded three assists in a single contest last week, leading the Tigers to a 4-3 overtime victory against the Red Deer Rebels at the Canalta Centre. The victory served as the 41st of the season for the Tigers, extending their lead in second place in the Central Division to four points over the Lethbridge Hurricanes. 

During Tuesday’s win, Kemp tallied assists on his team’s first three goals. Enjoying a season of career-bests, the performance from the 6-foot-1, 173-pound product of Yorkton, Sask. was the ninth game of three points or more this season. Kemp was named the second star of Tuesday’s game. 

The 19-year-old Kemp has thrived in his first full season with the Tigers, recording 77 points (30G-47A) in 62 games, including 12 power-play goals, one short-handed goal, and five game-winning goals. Kemp has already established career-highs in assists and points in a single season and sits three goals away from his career-high of 33 goals set last season.

Kemp was originally chosen in the second round, 41st overall, by the Everett Silvertips at the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft. Since then, he has appeared in 232 WHL regular season games with the Silvertips, Edmonton Oil Kings, and Tigers, posting 187 points (84G-103A). Those totals include 28 power-play goals, two short-handed goals, and 13 game-winning goals.

In six WHL playoff games, Kemp has recorded three points (1G-2A), including one power-play goal.

WHL On the Run Player of the Week
March 9 – March 15: Brett Kemp, Medicine Hat Tigers
March 2 – March 8: Connor Zary, Kamloops Blazers
February 24 – March 1: Ty Smith, Spokane Chiefs
February 17 – February 23: Aidan De La Gorgendiere, Saskatoon Blades
February 10 – February 16: Seth Jarvis, Portland Winterhawks
February 3 – February 9: Johnny Ludvig, Portland Winterhawks
January 27 – February 2: Adam Beckman, Spokane Chiefs
January 20 – January 26: Seth Jarvis, Portland Winterhawks
January 13 – January 19: Zane Franklin, Kamloops Blazers
January 6 – January 12: Seth Jarvis, Portland Winterhawks
December 30 – January 5: Connor McClennon, Winnipeg ICE
December 23 – December 29: Orrin Centazzo, Kamloops Blazers
December 9 – December 15: Adam Beckman, Spokane Chiefs
December 2 – December 8: Jake Christiansen, Everett Silvertips
November 25 – December 1: Cole Reinhardt, Brandon Wheat Kings
November 18 – November 24: Logan Barlage, Lethbridge Hurricanes
November 11 – November 17: Cole Reinhardt, Brandon Wheat Kings
November 4 – November 10: James Hamblin, Medicine Hat Tigers 
October 28 – November 3: Oliver Okuliar, Lethbridge Hurricanes
October 21 – October 27: Jake Gricius, Portland Winterhawks 
October 14 – October 20: Orca Wiesblatt, Calgary Hitmen
October 7 – October 13: James Hamblin, Medicine Hat Tigers
September 30 – October 6: Ty Smith, Spokane Chiefs
September 23 – September 29: Dylan Cozens, Lethbridge Hurricanes
September 20 – September 22: Bryce Kindopp, Everett Silvertips

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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