Brandon Wheat Kings defenceman Kale Clague

The Western Hockey League announced today that Brandon Wheat Kings defenceman Kale Clague has been named the WHL On the Run Player of the Week for the week ending October 8, 2017.

Clague, a prospect of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings after being drafted in 2016 (2-51), led his team with eight points (5G-3A) and a plus-nine rating as they scored three straight wins on a weekend road trip through Alberta, helping them keep pace in a tight East Division.

Friday, Clague scored his first career WHL hat trick in a 7-3 win over the Edmonton Oil Kings at Rogers Place. Clague scored his first goal at even strength, his second goal on the power play and his third goal short-handed.

Clague’s production continued in Red Deer Saturday against the Rebels with a pair of goals and an assist. The 6-foot-0, 181-pound defender from Lloydminster, Alta. scored both goals at even strength and assisted on the game-winning goal.

Sunday, the Wheat Kings completed their road trip with a 5-3 win in Calgary against the Hitmen, with Clague picking up a pair of assists on two of his team’s three first period goals.

As of October 8, Clague sits 13th in WHL scoring with 12 points (5G-7A), leading all blue liners in both goals and points.