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 December 1, 2019.
Earning the award for the second time this season, the 19-year-old recorded eight points (4G-4A) and a plus-seven rating in two games as the Wheat Kings split a home-and-home set against the Winnipeg ICE. The win kept the Wheat Kings six points ahead of the Moose Jaw Warriors for the second wild card spot in the WHL’s Eastern Conference.
Friday, Reinhardt posted a career-high five points in a 7-4 win against the ICE. The performance included the second hat trick of his WHL career and a pair of assists. He scored the second, sixth, and seventh goals of the game for the Wheaties, adding helpers on their third and fifth goals of the game. He was named the first star of the game and first star of the night in the WHL.
In Saturday’s 6-5 loss to the ICE in Winnipeg, Reinhardt recorded a goal as part of a three-point night.
The 6-foot-1, 200-pound product of Calgary, Alta. is enjoying a strong first half of the season, posting 28 points (17G-11A) in 28 games, including three power-play goals, one short-handed goal, and two game-winning goals. His 17 goals are tied for fifth in the WHL.
Reinhardt was originally selected by the Wheat Kings in the ninth round, 197th overall, of the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft. For his WHL career, Reinhardt has 114 points (61G-53A) in 224 WHL regular season games, including 14 power-play goals, two short-handed goals, and 10 game-winning goals.
Brandon returns to action on Tuesday, December 3 (7:00 p.m. CT) when they play host to the Swift Current Broncos at Westoba Place.
WHL On the Run Player of the Week
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.