CALGARY, AB. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Portland Winterhawks forward Sven Bartschi is the WHL Player of the Week.
Bartschi picked up five points, scoring four goals and one assist in three games over the last week helping the Winterhawks to a 2-1 series lead in the 2012 WHL Championship Series presented by Husky and Kal Tire against the Edmonton Oil Kings.
On Thursday, May 3rd, game one of the WHL Championship Series opened in Edmonton at Rexall Place. Bartschi scored one goal in the 'Hawks 3-2 loss to the Oil Kings. The next night, Friday, May 4th, in Edmonton, Bartschi collected two goals and was named the games 1st Star in the Winterhawks 5-1 win over the Oil Kings. On Sunday, May 6th, the series shifted to Portland with game three at the Rose Garden. Bartschi picked up one goal, one assist and was again named the games 1st Star in the Winterhawks 4-3 victory over the Oil Kings. He currently sits 2nd among all WHL scorers in the playoffs with 30 points (11 goals, 19 assists) in 18 games played.