January 3, 2014, Brandon, Manitoba (ISN) – Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries, in association with the Brandon Wheat Kings have announced that 19-yearold Peter Quenneville has been chosen the Western Hockey League club’s IMPACT Player of the Month.
The rookie right-winger led the Wheat Kings in scoring with six goals and eight assists for 14 points in ten games last month while scoring three power-play goals and finishing with a +4 rating.
“I always knew that I could bring some offense and eventually the points would come once my ankle got better and things like that,” Quenneville told CKLQ’s Bruce Luebke recently. “It was good that towards the end of the month, I was able to get rolling and get some confidence and, hopefully, the team can continue to build and win.”
A 5’11” 185 lb Sherwood Park product, Quenneville enters Saturday night’s game against the visiting Regina Pats ridimg a 5-game point scoring streak and has been the club’s top scorer through a 19-game stretch since Remembrance Day. In 22 games with the Wheat Kings, since joining the club in early November after leaving NCAA Division 1 Quinnipiac College, he has scored eleven goals and 24 points.
A former fourth round draft choice of the Prince George Cougars in the 2009 WHL Bantam Draft, he scored 33 goals and 70 points in 63 games in helping lead the Dubuque Fighting Saints to the 2013 USHL Championship.
Quenneville was chosen by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 7th round (195th overall) in the 2013 National Hockey League Draft.
ABOUT MANITOBA LOTTERIES IMPACT PROGRAM: Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries takes tremendous pride in supporting our communities. Our IMPACT Team reflects and promotes the corporation’s commitment to Manitoba – through millions of dollars in funding, diligent corporate social responsibility and countless hours of employee volunteerism.