The Western Hockey League announced today that Regina Pats’ forward Chandler Stephenson is the Denny’s WHL Player of the Week for the week ending December 8, 2013.
scored four goals and added two assists for six points along with a +6
rating in three road games this past week, leading the Pats to a 2-1-0-0
record in that span.
On Wednesday, December 4th, Stephenson
scored two goals and was named the game’s 2nd Star as the Pats suffered
a 5-4 loss to the Wheat Kings in Brandon, MB. On Friday, December 6th,
Stephenson tallied two goals and an assist with a +3
rating while earning 1st Star honors in a 5-4 shootout victory in Moose
Jaw over the Warriors. On Saturday, December 7th, Stephenson
picked up an assist on the game-winning goal, extending his point
streak to five games, as the Pats posted a 3-2 win over the Saskatoon
Stephenson, a 19-year-old from
Saskatoon, SK, is in his fourth season in the WHL with the Regina Pats,
and currently leads the team in scoring with 37 points, including 13
goals, in 28 games. The 5’11”, 200-lb centerman was selected by the
Washington Capitals in the third round, 77th overall, in the 2012 NHL
Draft. Stephenson, the Pats’ first-round pick in the
2009 WHL Bantam Draft, has amassed 56 goals and 143 points in 189 career
regular-season games for Regina.
The WHL has also nominated Jordon Cooke of the Kelowna Rockets for the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week award. A 20-year-old from Leduc, AB, Cooke
posted a 2-0 record in two starts last week, allowing four goals on 59
shots for a 1.96 goals-against average and a .932 save percentage in
that span. On Tuesday, December 3rd, Cooke stopped 29
of 32 shots while being named the game’s 1st Star as the Rockets edged
the visiting Vancouver Giants 4-3 in overtime. On Friday, December 6th,
Cooke turned aside 26 of 27 shots and was named the
game’s 2nd Star in a 3-1 victory over the visiting Everett Silvertips.
The 5’10”, 177-lb netminder is in his fourth and final season in the WHL
with the Rockets, and currently boasts an impressive 16-1-0-2 record
and a .928 save percentage in 19 games. A fourth-round pick, 79th
overall, in the 2008 WHL Bantam Draft, Cooke has appeared in 117 career WHL regular-season contests for Kelowna, posting 69 wins and seven shutouts.
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