CALGARY, AB (League Release) - The Western Hockey League announced today that Everett Silvertips forward Josh Winquist is the Denny’s WHL Player of the Week for the week ending yesterday, November 24. It’s the second Denny’s WHL Player of the Week award of the season for Winquist, who also took the honor for the week ending October 27.
Winquist recorded four goals and four assists for eight points along with a +3 rating over four games in the past week, leading the Silvertips to a 4-0 record on the road in that span.
On Tuesday, November 19th, Winquist scored his 18th goal of the season to help the Silvertips to a 3-2 win over the Kootenay Ice in Cranbrook, BC. On Wednesday, November 20th, he recorded three assists with a +2 rating while being named the game’s 1st Star in a 3-2 victory over the Lethbridge Hurricanes.
On Friday, November 22nd, Winquist scored twice and added an assist while earning 1st Star honors in a 4-3 victory over the Central Division-leading Medicine Hat Tigers. On Saturday, Winquist tallied the game’s only goal and was named the 3rd Star in a 1-0 shutout victory over the Hitmen in Calgary, AB. His goal in that game also extended his point streak to 16 consecutive games, establishing a new Silvertips franchise record in the process.
Winquist, a 20-year-old from St. Albert, AB, is in his fifth and final season in the WHL with the Everett Silvertips. The 6’0”, 180-lb left wing currently leads the Silvertips and ranks third in the WHL in scoring with 21 goals and 48 points in 27 games. A third-round pick, 66th overall, in the 2008 WHL Bantam Draft, Winquist has played 261 career games for the Silvertips, recording 75 goals and 171 points.
The WHL has also nominated Patrik Polivka of the Victoria Royals for the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week award.
Now back home from their week-long Canadian road trip, the Silvertips return to action on home ice over Thanksgiving weekend. Saturday night at Comcast Arena, the 'Tips play host to the Saskatoon Blades for a 7:05 pm opening puck drop.
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