WHL Grad of the Month: University Cup MVP Legault named WHL Grad of the Month

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  • Former Edmonton Oil King Stephane Legault has been named the CW WHL Grad of the Month for March after compiling three goals and six assists over five games
  • A product of the South Side Athletic Club in Edmonton, Legault helped Alberta to both the Canada West title and University Cup, where he was named tournament MVP
  • Legault registered 13 goals and 29 assists in a combined 35 Canada West and U SPORTS games this season

Edmonton, Alta. – After helping the Alberta Golden Bears to the program’s 16th University Cup title, former Edmonton Oil King Stephane Legault has been named the Canada West WHL Graduate of the Month for March.

Legault, who suited up in 228 Western Hockey League games over three-plus seasons with Edmonton, played a starring role for the Bears during their run to the Canada West championship and subsequent U SPORTS national title.

The fourth-year forward had a goal and an assist during Alberta’s sweep of the Saskatchewan Huskies in the Canada West Final back on March 2-3, before adding two goals and five assists at the University Cup in Fredericton, N.B. March 16-18.

Legault exploded for a season-high five points (1G – 4A) in Alberta’s national quarter-final win over the Acadia Axemen last weekend. He then assisted on the game-winning goal in the semis, as the Bears stormed back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat Saskatchewan 3-2 in overtime.

The Business student capped of his U Cup by sparking another Alberta comeback, this time in the national final, as he opened the scoring for the Bears, who overcame a 2-0 deficit to defeat the StFX X-Men 4-2.

Thanks to his seven-point weekend in Fredericton, Legault was named the tournament’s MVP, as the Bears and their 25 WHL graduates skated to their third national title in the last five seasons.

A product of the South Side Athletic Club in Edmonton, Legault finished the 2017-18 season with 13 goals and 29 assists during a combined 35 regular season, playoff, and U Cup games.

2017-18 WHL Grads of the Month:
October: Luke Philp, Alberta
November: Zak Zborosky, Regina
December: Garret Hughson, Lethbridge
January: Matt Hewitt, UBC
February: Chris Collins, CGY

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.

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