Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Brandon Wheat Kings forward Cole Reinhardt has been named the WHL On the Run Player of the Week for the week ending November 17, 2019.
In three games, Reinhardt recorded seven points (5G-2A) and a plus-one rating as the Wheat Kings won twice. The pair of victories helped push the Wheaties into the second wild-card spot in the WHL’s Eastern Conference.
On Monday, Reinhardt scored once and added an assist as the Wheat Kings downed the Winnipeg ICE 7-2. Reinhardt scored Brandon’s first goal and later added the primary assist on their third goal of the game. He was named the second star of the game for his performance.
In Saturday’s 4-3 loss to the Red Deer Rebels, Reinhardt scored twice. As the Wheat Kings mounted a third-period comeback, Reinhardt scored twice in the third to bring his team within a goal.
Sunday, Reinhardt scored twice and added an assist as the Wheat Kings earned a 5-4 shootout win on the road against the Edmonton Oil Kings. The 19-year-old forward scored the first and fourth goals of the game for Brandon, adding the lone assist on their third goal.
The 6-foot-1, 200-pound product of Calgary, Alta. is enjoying a strong start to his fourth season with the Wheat Kings. In 23 games, Reinhardt has 18 points (12G-6A), including three power-play goals, one short-handed goal, and two game-winning goals.
Brandon originally chose Reinhardt in the ninth round, 197th overall, of the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft. In 219 WHL regular season games, he’s recorded 104 points (56G-48A), including 14 power-play goals, two short-handed goals, and 10 game-winning goals.
Reinhardt has also appeared in 13 WHL playoff games, posting two points (1G-1A), including one power-play goal and one game-winning goal.
The Wheat Kings will wrap up their three-game road trip on Tuesday, November 19 (7:00 p.m. MT) against the Medicine Hat Tigers.
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WHL On the Run Player of the Week
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.