Corey St. Laurent
CALGARY, AB – The Western Hockey League announced today that Brandon Wheat Kings forward John Quenneville is the Denny’s WHL Player of the Week for the week ending April 26th, 2015.
Quenneville collected five points (2g-3a) to help the Brandon Wheat Kings take a 2-0 series lead in their Eastern Conference Championship Series against the Calgary Hitmen.
On Friday, April 24th against the Hitmen in Game 1, Quenneville recorded five points (2g-3a) to lead the Wheat Kings to a 9-4 victory while claiming first star honours. On Saturday, April 25th, Quenneville and the Wheat Kings defeated the Hitmen 3-2 in overtime as the forward finished the first two games of the Eastern Conference Championship Series with a plus-3 rating.
The 19-year-old Edmonton, AB native gathered 47 points (17g-30a) while playing in 57 games this season for the Wheat Kings. The 6’1, 205 lb forward is in his third WHL campaign with Brandon and has amassed 124 points (50g-74a) in 165 career WHL regular season contests. In 21 career WHL Playoff games, Quenneville has recorded 27 points (11g-16a) to go along with a plus-12 rating.
The WHL has also nominated Adin Hill of the Portland Winterhawks for the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week award. Hill, a 1996-born netminder from Calgary, AB, recorded a win last week in the Western Conference Championship Series against the Kelowna Rockets while posting a 2.52 goals against average and a .942 save percentage. On Friday, April 24th, Hill turned aside 43 shots while claiming third star honours in a losing effort as the Winterhawks fell in Game 1 to Kelowna by a 3-2 score. The following night, Hill had a terrific performance as he stopped 38 of 40 shots to lift the Winterhawks to a 3-2 victory in Game 2.
Denny’s WHL Player of the Week
Apr. 20 – Apr. 26: John Quenneville, Brandon Wheat Kings
Apr. 13 – Apr. 19: Josh Morrissey, Kelowna Rockets
Apr. 6 – Apr. 12: Tyson Baillie, Kelowna Rockets
Mar. 30 – Apr. 5: Adam Tambellini, Calgary Hitmen
Mar. 23 – Mar. 29: Brandon Magee, Victoria Royals
Mar. 16 – Mar. 22: Jake DeBrusk, Swift Current Broncos
Mar. 9 – Mar. 15: Oliver Bjorkstrand, Portland Winterhawks
Mar. 2– Mar. 8: Peter Quenneville, Brandon Wheat Kings
Feb. 23– Mar. 1: Jansen Harkins, Prince George Cougars
Feb. 16– Feb. 22: Jayce Hawryluk, Brandon Wheat Kings
Feb. 9 – Feb. 15: Leon Draisaitl, Kelowna Rockets
Feb. 2 – Feb. 8: Rihards Bukarts, Brandon Wheat Kings
Jan. 26 – Feb. 1: Oliver Bjorkstrand, Portland Winterhawks
Jan. 19 – Jan. 25: Tyrell Goulbourne, Kelowna Rockets
Jan. 12 – Jan. 18: Tim McGauley, Brandon Wheat Kings
Jan. 5 – Jan. 11: Oliver Bjorkstrand, Portland Winterhawks
Dec. 29 – Jan. 4: Travis Brown, Victoria Royals
Dec. 15 – Dec. 28: Trevor Cox, Medicine Hat Tigers
Dec. 8 – Dec. 14: Cole Sanford, Medicine Hat Tigers
Dec. 1 – Dec. 7: Connor Rankin, Calgary Hitmen
Nov. 24 – Nov. 30: Oliver Bjorkstrand, Portland Winterhawks
Nov. 17 – Nov. 23: Lane Bauer, Edmonton Oil Kings
Nov. 10 – Nov. 16: Sam Reinhart, Kootenay Ice
Nov. 3 – Nov. 9: Rourke Chartier, Kelowna Rockets
Oct. 27 – Nov. 2: Josh Morrissey, Prince Albert Raiders
Oct. 20 – Oct. 26: Conner Bleackley, Red Deer Rebels
Oct. 13 – Oct. 19: Joe Hicketts, Victoria Royals
Oct. 6 – Oct. 12: Ivan Nikolishin, Everett Silvertips
Sept. 29 – Oct. 5: Madison Bowey, Kelowna Rockets
Sept. 22 – Sept. 28: Carson Stadnyk, Everett Silvertips
Sept. 19 – Sept. 21: Jay Merkley, Swift Current Broncos