CALGARY, AB – The Western Hockey League today announced that Everett Silvertips defenseman Matt Pufahl has been named the Denny’s WHL Player of the Week for the week ending October 13, 2013.
Pufahl recorded six points on four goals and two assists along with a +5 rating over four games in the last week, helping lead the Silvertips to a 3-0-1-0 record on the road in that span.
On Tuesday, October 8th, Pufahl scored both goals and was named the game’s 1st Star in a 2-1 victory over his former Club, the Red Deer Rebels, in Red Deer, AB. On Wednesday, October 9th, Pufahl enjoyed his second straight two-goal outing, including netting the game-winner, in a 4-2 victory over the Oil Kings in Edmonton, AB. On Friday, October 11th, Pufahl notched an assist in a 3-2 shootout victory in Prince George over the Cougars. Pufahl finished his week by recording an assist in a 4-3 overtime loss in Prince George on Saturday.
Pufahl, a 20-year-old from Saskatoon, SK, is in his fourth and final WHL campaign, and first season with the Everett Silvertips. The 6’3”, 210-lb rearguard currently ranks second among all WHL defensemen with five goals and sits tied for third among blueliners with 10 points this season. Pufahl was selected by the Red Deer Rebels in the fourth round, 68th overall, in the 2008 WHL Bantam Draft.
The Silvertips are back in action Friday in Spokane for a divisional bout with the Chiefs Friday night at 7:05 pm. Pregame radio coverage begins at 6:30 pm on Classic Country 1520 KXA. The ‘Tips will then return to Comcast Arena for two straight home games on Saturday against Kamloops and Sunday vs. Swift Current.
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