Spokane Chiefs’ Mitch Wahl named Boston Pizza WHL Player of the Week

By League Press Release
CALGARY, AB. – The BOSTON PIZZA WHL Player of the Week is forward Mitch Wahl of the Spokane Chiefs.
Wahl picked up eight points, scoring two goals and six assists to go with a +4 rating, in four games over the past week, helping the Chiefs post a 4-0 record in that span.

On Monday, February 15th, the Chiefs hosted the Everett Silvertips at the Arena in Spokane.  Wahl picked up three assists and was named the games 3rd Star as the Chiefs downed the ‘Tips 3-2.  On Wednesday, February 17th, the Chiefs were in Kamloops to face the Blazers.  Wahl found the net twice and added an assist as the Chiefs defeated the Blazers 7-0; he was also named the games 2nd Star.  On Friday, February 19th, the Kootenay Ice hosted the Chiefs at the Cranbrook Recreation Complex; Wahl nabbed one assist in the Chiefs 6-4 win.  The next evening, Saturday, February 20th, the Chiefs renewed hostilities with their U.S. Division rivals the Tri-City Americans at the Toyota Center in Kennewick.  Wahl picked up the assist on the Chiefs game winning goal, beating the Americans 2-1.

Wahl’s eight points over the last four games has him sitting 6th among WHL Scorers with 83 points (27 goals, 56 assists) in 62 games played.  The Spokane Chiefs have stretched their winning streak to seven games and currently sit fourth in the WHL Western Conference with a 38-20-3-1 record for 80 points, just five back of the first place Tri-City Americans.
Wahl, who is playing his 19-year-old season, hails from Seal Beach, California and is in his fourth full year with the Spokane Chiefs.  The 2008 second round NHL Draft pick of the Calgary Flames has appeared in 263 career WHL regular season games collecting 271 points (95 goals, 176 assists).
The WHL has also nominated Lucas Gore of the Chilliwack Bruins for the CHL Goaltender of the Week Award.  Gore posted a remarkable 2-0-0-0 record this past week with two shut-outs, stopping all 59 shots faced for a 0.000 goals-against average and 1.000 save percentage.  Gore, a native of Kamloops, British Columbia, is 13th among WHL goaltenders with a 2.90 GAA and has posted a 17-15-1-0 record thus far this season.
Boston Pizza WHL Player of the Week
Feb. 15 – Feb. 21: Mitch Wahl, Spokane Chiefs
Feb. 8 – Feb. 14: Brandon Kozun, Calgary Hitmen
Feb. 1 – Feb. 7: Martin Jones, Calgary Hitmen
Jan. 25 – Jan. 31: Tyson Barrie, Kelowna Rockets
Jan. 18 – Jan. 24: Scott Glennie, Brandon Wheat Kings
Jan. 11 – Jan. 17: Jesse Ismond, Kootenay Ice
Jan. 4 – Jan. 10: Brendan Rowinski, Moose Jaw Warriors
Dec. 27 – Jan. 3: Kevin Connauton, Vancouver Giants
Dec. 14 – Dec. 20: Brayden McNabb, Kootenay Ice
Dec. 7 – Dec. 13: Wacey Hamilton, Medicine Hat Tigers
Nov. 30 – Dec. 6: Johnny Lazo, Tri-City Americans
Nov. 23 – Nov. 29: Dustin Sylvester, Kootenay Ice
Nov. 16 – Nov. 22: Ryan Howse, Chilliwack Bruins
Nov. 9 – Nov. 15: Matt Calvert, Brandon Wheat Kings
Nov. 2 – Nov. 8: Brendan Shinniman, Tri-City Americans
Oct. 26 – Nov. 1: Stefan Elliott, Saskatoon Blades
Oct. 19 – Oct. 25: Brandon Kozun, Calgary Hitmen
Oct. 12 – Oct. 18: Mark Isherwood, Medicine Hat Tigers
Oct. 5 – Oct. 11: Jason Bast, Moose Jaw Warriors
Sept. 28 – Oct. 4: Jordan Weal, Regina Pats
Sept. 21 – Sept. 27: Andrew Hayes, Brandon Wheat Kings
Sept. 17 – Sept. 20: Tyler Fiddler, Calgary Hitmen