Winterhawks forward Stefan named WHL Player of the Week

Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Portland Winterhawks forward James Stefan has been named WHL Player of the Week for the week ending January 9, 2022.

In his lone outing of the week, Stefan registered two goals and one assist as his Winterhawks defeated the Kelowna Rockets 3-1 Saturday, January 8.

The product of Laguna Beach, Calif. extended his point streak to five games (5G-3A) in the process, and begins the week leading the Winterhawks in goals (15) and power-play goals (eight), and tied for the Club lead in points (31).

The 18-year-old was originally signed by Portland in November of 2018. In 87 career WHL games, all with the Winterhawks, the 5-foot-11, 181-pound forward has compiled 43 points (20G-23A).

Stefan and the Portland Winterhawks are slated to return to action Friday, January 14, when they visit the Seattle Thunderbirds (7:05 p.m. PT, Accesso Showare Center).

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 375 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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