Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League announced today that Moose Jaw Warriors forward Brayden Point has been named the WHL Player of the Week for the week ending October 11th, 2015.
Point collected nine points (5g-4a) in three games to help the Moose Jaw Warriors achieve a record of 2-0-0-1 and earn five out of a possible six points.
On Wednesday, October 7th against the Vancouver Giants, Point had a productive performance as he recorded a hat trick and an assist (3g-1a) while earning first star honours in the Warriors 8-5 victory. On Friday, October 9th, Point notched two points (1g-1a) and claimed first star honours in the Warriors 4-3 shootout loss to the Edmonton Oil Kings. The following night, Point recorded another strong effort on the score sheet as he tallied three points (1g-2a) to go along with a plus-4 rating in the Warriors 4-3 victory over the Kootenay ICE. Point was named the game’s third star on Saturday.
The 19-year-old Calgary, AB native currently leads the Warriors in scoring with 12 points (6g-6a). The 5-11, 165 lb forward is in his fourth WHL campaign with Moose Jaw and has amassed 248 points (105g-143a) in 208 career WHL regular season contests.
The WHL has also nominated Coleman Vollrath of the Victoria Royals for the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week award. Vollrath, a 1995-born netminder from Calgary, AB, posted three wins to go along with a 1.00 goals against average and a .960 save percentage with one shutout. On Tuesday, October 6th, Vollrath stopped 25 of 27 shots against the Spokane Chiefs in a 3-1 loss. The following night, Vollrath had a productive outing as he stopped 27 shots to lift the Royals to a 4-1 win against the Spokane Chiefs. Vollrath was named the game’s third star on Wednesday. On Friday, October 9th, Vollrath was solid as he turned aside all 26 shots he faced against the Rockets in a 3-0 win and claimed first star honours. The following night, Vollrath made 19 saves as the Royals notched a 3-1 victory over the Kamloops Blazers. Currently in his fourth season with the Royals, Vollrath has posted a 59-36-4-4 record with eight shutouts in 122 career WHL regular season appearances.
WHL Player of the Week
Sept. 24 – Sept. 27: Alex Forsberg, Victoria Royals
Sept. 28 – Oct. 4: Reid Gardiner, Prince Albert Raiders
Oct. 5 – Oct. 11: Brayden Point, Moose Jaw Warriors
Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week (WHL Nominee)
Sept. 24 – Sept. 27: Landon Bow, Swift Current Broncos
Sept. 28 – Oct. 4: Coleman Vollrath, Victoria Royals
Oct. 5 – Oct. 11: Coleman Vollrath, Victoria Royals