Edmonton, Alta. – After registering 15 points in 10 games over the month of February, Calgary Dino Chris Collins is the WHL Grad of the Month.
A veteran of 219 WHL games split between the Chilliwack Bruins and Saskatoon Blades, Collins posted five goals and four assists in four regular season games, before going onto record four goals and two assists in six CW playoff games.
Collins, who finished the regular season tied for sixth in conference scoring with 29 points, helped lead the Dinos to the conference semifinals with a quarter-final win over the UBC Thunderbirds, before Calgary bowed out of the CW playoffs in a three-game loss to Saskatchewan in the semis.
The fifth-year forward finished his CW regular season career with 140 games played, 56 goals, 76 assists, and 132 points.
October: Luke Philp, Alberta
November: Zak Zborosky, Regina
December: Garret Hughson, Lethbridge
February: Chris Collins, Calgary
About Canada West:
Canada West (CW) is the leading university athletic conference in the country and is home to champion student-athletes that excel in the classroom and their communities. Canada West 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.