Topilko earned player of the week honours by recording six goals and two assists, and a +5 rating in three games during the week of February 26th to March 4th, leading Brandon to three straight wins in that span, and helping them clinch the East Division title for the second time in three seasons.
On Wednesday, February 28th, Topilko notched a goal – the game-winner – to help the Wheat Kings to a 4-2 victory over the visiting Tri-City Americans. He was also named the game’s 1st star.
On Friday, March 2nd, Topilko scored two goals, including the game-winner, added an assist, and was named the game’s 1st star, leading the visiting Wheat Kings to a 4-0 shutout victory over the Saskatoon Blades.
On Saturday, March 3rd, Topilko scored three goals, including the game-winner, and added an assist as the Wheat Kings clinched the East Division title with an 8-5 win over the visiting Moose Jaw Warriors. He was also named the game’s 1st star for the third straight game.
Topilko, a 20-year-old from Vegreville, AB, is in his fifth season in the WHL – all with the Wheat Kings – and is a free agent.
BOSTON PIZZA WHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK.
Sep. 21 – Oct. 1: Brett Robertson, Prince George Cougars
Oct.2 – Oct. 8: Ben Maxwell, Kootenay Ice
Oct. 9 – Oct. 15: Andrew Clark, Brandon Wheat Kings
Oct. 16 – Oct. 22: Ivan Rohac, Kamloops Blazers
Oct. 23 – Oct. 29: Mark Santorelli, Chilliwack Bruins
Oct. 30 – Nov. 5: Peter Mueller, Everett Silvertips
Nov. 6 – Nov. 12: Zach Boychuk, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Nov. 13– Nov. 19: Ted Vandermeer, Red Deer Rebels
Nov. 20– Nov. 26: Martin Hanzal, Red Deer Rebels
Nov. 27– Dec. 3: Aaron Gagnon, Seattle Thunderbirds
Dec. 4 – Dec. 10: Riley Holzapfel, Moose Jaw Warriors
Dec. 11– Dec. 17: Brad Cole, Saskatoon Blades
Dec. 25– Dec. 31: Reid Jorgensen, Kamloops Blazers
Jan. 1 – Jan. 7: Dylan Yeo, Calgary Hitmen
Jan. 8 – Jan. 15: Chris Stevens, Medicine Hat Tigers
Jan. 16 – Jan. 21: Colton Yellow Horn, Tri-City Americans
Jan. 22 – Jan 28: Zach Hamill, Everett Silvertips
Jan. 29 – Feb 4: Mitch Fadden, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Feb. 5 – Feb 11: Curtis Billsten, Kootenay Ice
Feb. 12 – Feb 18: Michael Grabner, Spokane Chiefs
Feb. 19 – Feb 25: Aaron Gagnon, Seattle Thunderbirds