Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that forward
Mitch Holmberg of the Spokane Chiefs is the CHL Player of the Week
after recording 10 points in three games for the week ending September
29 including five goals and five assists with a plus-minus rating of
Holmberg helped the Chiefs continue their undefeated start to the
2013-14 WHL season earning three straight wins last week to bring their
season record to 4-0-0-0 atop the Western Conference standings. He
recorded back-to-back four-point games including a two-goal and
two-assist performance last Tuesday night as first star of a 6-2 victory
over the Victoria Royals, then scored a goal and three assists on
Wednesday night in a 6-1 triumph over the Royals. Holmberg finished the
week netting both goals in the Chiefs’ 2-1 win over the Tri-City
Americans claiming first star honours.
Holmberg, a 20-year-old from Sherwood Park, AB, is playing in his
fifth WHL season with the Chiefs. He currently leads the WHL in scoring
with eight goals and six assists for 14 points in four games after
setting career-highs last season with 39 goals and 41 assists for 80
points in 66 games.
Also considered for the award this week was Detroit Red Wings
prospect Anthony Mantha of the Val-d’Or Foreurs who scored four goals
and five assists for nine points in three games, and Dallas Stars
prospect Gemel Smith of the Owen Sound Attack who scored five goals and
one assist for six points in two games.
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