Brandon, Manitoba – Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries, in association with the Brandon Wheat Kings have announced that goalkeeper Logan Thompson has been chosen the Western Hockey League club’s IMPACT Player of the Month for December.
A 19-year old Calgary product, Thompson was outstanding in five December appearances, compiling a 3-1-1-0 record as the Wheat Kings climbed back into playoff contention by going 5-6-1-0 in twelve games.
A former sixth round bantam draft choice of the Wheat Kings in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft, Thompson posted a 2.48 goals against average and a stellar .919 save percentage last month.
In fourteen games this season, the former Grande Prairie Storm netminder has gone 6-5-3-0 with a 2.77 goals against average and an impressive .915 save percentage. Four of his six wins have come in overtime shootout wins, including back to back to back games in December against Saskatoon and Regina.
A member of the 2016 WHL Champion Wheat Kings, Thompson played 23 games last season, compiling a 2.83 goals against average in the process.
This award is presented to the Wheat King who contributes to the team and exemplifies the characteristics of what IMPACT stands for…Inspire, Motivate, Participate, Achieve, Champion and Team. He becomes the second winner of the Wheat Kings’ Impact Award this season, joining former AAA Midget scoring star Ty Lewis and veteran Reid Duke.
Thompson’s presentation will be made during the first intermission of this Saturday’s game between the Wheat Kings and Calgary Hitmen at Westman Communications Group Place.
On the ice, the Wheat Kings travel to Swift Current on Friday night to play the Broncos. Swift Current, at 22-11-3-4 is currently eleven points up on Brandon in the WHL’s Eastern Conference standings. The Wheat Kings, who are coming off Tuesday’s 3-2 loss to Saskatoon, are currently 18-16-4-0.
Saturday’s game meanwhile is The Home Depot Family Skate Night – presented by 880 CKLQ and 94.7 Star FM. Fans are encouraged to bring their skates and helmets to the game and join the players for a “free” public skate at the conclusion of the game.