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  • WHL Report - January 22/13

    This report highlights the latest news and stats from around the WHL and the source for the majority of this information is the Western Hockey League's website www.whl.ca.

    Western Hockey League
    LATEST TRANSACTIONS/INJURIES
    Mitchell Chapman Kelowna Rockets (out for season due to ankle sprain)
    Eric Comrie - Tri-City Americans (out for season due to hip surgery)

    LATEST SUSPENSIONS
    Jon Martin Kootenay Ice, 1 game
    Coda Gordon - Swift Current Broncos, TBD
    Lukas Walker - Tri-City Americans, 1 game
    PLAYERS OF THE WEEK (SKATER & GOALIE)
    Alex Gogolev - Victoria Royals (3 goals, 9 assists and plus 2 rating in 4 games)

    Cam Lanigan - Medicine Hat Tigers (2-0-0-0 record, 1 shut-out, stopped 54 of 55 shots, .982 SV% and 0.50 GAA in 2 games)

    NEWS FROM AROUND THE WHL
    Kelowna Rockets goaltender Jordon Cooke is on a 18 game winning streak. SOURCE: http://www.whl.ca/roster/gameByGame/id/6774

    Prince George Cougars has relieved Dean Clark of his duties as Head Coach. Under Clark the Cougars went 85-163-5-11 since he took over as coach in April of 2009. SOURCE:
    http://www.whl.ca/article/cougars-re...d-coach/136802

    Since leaving the Prince George Cougars at the Christmas Break Alex Forsberg has been playing for the Humboldt Broncos of the SJHL. Forsberg has record 1 goal and 3 assists in 5 games. SOURCE:
    http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=134441

    Former Chilliwack Bruins defenseman Brandon Manning was named to the AHL All-Star game roster. Manning played 200 WHL games, scoring 45 goals and 136 points. This season in the AHL Manning has 5 goals and 11 points in 37 games. SOURCE:
    http://theahl.com/miller-manning-named-to-all-star-roster-p181510

    PLAYERS OF THE MONTH (DECEMBER)
    Adam Lowry - Swift Current Broncos (13 goals, 8 assists and plus 7 in 13 games)

    Jordon Cooke - Kelowna Rockets (6-0-0-0 record, 0 shut-out, stopped 119 of 131 shots, .908 SV% and 2.00 GAA in 6 games)

    WHL YOUTUBE VIDEO OF THE WEEK


    TOP 10 SCORING LEADERS (as of January 22, 2013)
    PLAYER TEAM GP G A PTS
    Nicolas Petan
    Portland Winterhawks
    46 31 49 80
    Brendan Leipsic
    Portland Winterhawks
    43 30 46 76
    Colin Smith
    Kamloops Blazers
    49 30 41 71
    Adam Lowry
    Swift Current Broncos
    48 31 32 63
    Myles Bell
    Kelowna Rockets
    45 27 35 62
    Justin Feser
    Tri-City Americans
    47 26 35 62
    JC Lipon
    Kamloops Blazers
    40 22 39 61
    Tim Bozon
    Kamloops Blazers
    46 27 33 60
    Curtis Valk
    Medicine Hat Tigers
    47 27 33 60
    Ty Rattie
    Portland Winterhawks
    37 21 39 60

    TOP 5 GOALTENDING LEADERS
    PLAYER TEAM GP W SO GAA
    Jordon Cooke
    Kelowna Rockets
    35 25 3 2.50
    Chris Driedger
    Calgary Hitmen
    37 25 1 2.26
    Luke Siemens
    Prince Albert Raiders
    42 25 4 2.73
    Eric Williams
    Spokane Chiefs
    38 23 2 2.99
    Patrik Polivka
    Victoria Royals
    36 21 2 3.07

    2013 DRAFT WATCH (ISS TOP 30) JANUARY 2013
    RANK PLAYER TEAM GP G A PTS
    1
    Seth Jones, D
    Portland Winterhawks
    36 8 21 29
    11 Curtis Lazar, C Edmonton Oil Kings 47 20 13 33
    14 Hunter Shinkaruk, C Medicine Hat Tigers 43 26 30 56
    17 Ryan Pulock, D Brandon Wheat Kings 37 10 21 31
    20 JT Morrissey, D Prince Albert Raiders 44 12 21 33

    TOP 3 CURRENT SCORING STREAKS
    GP PLAYER TEAM FROM POINTS
    5
    Steven Hodges
    Victoria Royals Jan 12, 2013 8G 1A
    4
    Jesse Mychan
    Tri-City Americans Jan 15, 2013 6G 1A
    3
    Jaedon Descheneau
    Kootenay Ice Jan 16, 2013 4G 2A

    2010, 2011 & 2012 1ST ROUND NHL DRAFT PICKS - NHL POINTS

    DRAFT PLAYER NHL TEAM GP G A PTS PIM
    1-4 (2010) Ryan Johansen Columbus Blue Jackets 69 9 13 22 26
    1-5 (2010) Nino Niederreiter New York Islanders 64 2 1 3 20
    1-6 (2010) Brett Connolly Tampa Bay Lightning 68 4 11 15 30
    1-1 (2011) Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Edmonton Oilers 63 18 34 51 16
    1-13 (2011) Sven Baertschi Calgary Flames 7 3 0 3 8


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