Edmonton, Alta. – Canada West’s leading scorer Matt Alfaro has been named the WHL Graduate of the Month for October.
Alfaro raced out to a hot start for the Calgary Dinos, registering 17 points (8G-9A) through the first eight games (Sept. 27 – Oct. 26) of the 2019-20 season.
The former Lethbridge Hurricanes forward has the outright lead in conference goal scoring, and sits in a three-way tie for the Canada West assist lead.
Now in this third season with the Dinos, Alfaro has nearly matched his 2018-19 point total through less than a third of Canada West’s 28-game schedule. Alfaro notched six goals and 14 assists last year for Calgary, who sits one point back of Alberta for top spot in the conference.
A veteran of nearly 300 career WHL games, Alfaro spent more than four seasons with the Kootenay Ice before culminating his junior career with the Hurricanes during the 2016-17 season.
Combined, Alfaro tallied 65 goals and 100 assists during his WHL career, which included 27 playoff games.
You can watch Alfaro and more than 100 other WHL graduates this weekend by tuning into Canada West TV Presented by Co-op.
Alfaro looks to lead Calgary in their home-and-home battle for first against Alberta, beginning in the Stampede City Friday night at 7 p.m. MST.
Click here to see past recipients of the WHL Graduate of the Month award.
October: Matt Alfaro, Calgary
About Canada West
Since 1972, Canada West (CW) has been a leader in Canadian university sport, working to provide our student-athletes the opportunities to excel in sport, the classroom, and their communities. CW and our 17 members from across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba collectively carry on a legacy of competitive excellence, as our champions proudly go on to represent the conference at U SPORTS national championships.
Canada West – training leaders, building champions.
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.