Sven Bartschi named WHL Player of the Week

By League Press Release

CALGARY, AB. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Portland Winterhawks’ forward Sven Bartschi is the WHL Player of the Week.

Bartschi picked up seven points, scoring five goals and two assists to go with a +2 rating in three games over the last week in the 2011 WHL Western Conference Final and WHL Championship Series.

On Monday, May 2nd, the Winterhawks were in Spokane for game six of the WHL Western Conference Championship against the Spokane Chiefs.  Bartschi scored one goal and added two assists as the ‘Hawks downed the Chiefs 6-3, to advance to the WHL Finals.

On Friday, May 6th, game one of the WHL Championship Series opened in Portland at the Rose Garden.  Bartschi scored two goals and was named the games 1st Star as the Winterhawks downed the Ice 4-3 in over-time.  In game two, on Saturday, May 7th, Bartschi scored another two goals and was named the games 2nd Star in the Winterhawks 7-5 loss to the Kootenay Ice.

The Portland Winterhawks and Kootenay Ice are tied at one game apiece in the 2011 WHL Championship Series.  Games three and four are scheduled for May 10th and 11th at 7:00pm MT in Kootenay at the Cranbrook Rec Plex.

Bartschi, a 17-year-old from Langenthal, =”/teams/switzerland” id=”HFlink” class=”HFlinkstyle”>Switzerland, is playing his first full season in the WHL with the Portland Winterhawks.  A finalists for the 2010-11 WHL Rookie of the Year Award, he was the 7th overall selection by the Winterhawks in the 2010 CHL Import Draft.  Bartschi is a highly touted NHL Top Prospect approaching the 2011 NHL Draft being ranked 7th overall among North American skaters by Central Scouting. 

WHL Player of the Week – 2011 WHL Playoffs
May 2 – May 8: Sven Bartschi, Portland Winterhawks
Apr. 25 – May 1: Max Reinhart, Kootenay Ice
Apr. 18 – Apr. 24: Cody Eakin, Kootenay Ice
Apr. 11 – Apr. 17: Brayden McNabb, Kootenay Ice
Apr. 4 – Apr. 10: Linden Vey, Medicine Hat Tigers
Mar. 28 – Apr. 3: Shane McColgan, Kelowna Rockets
Mar. 21 – Mar. 27: Brett Ferguson, Red Deer Rebels

WHL Player of the Week – 2010-11 WHL Regular Season
Mar. 14 – Mar. 20: Mark McNeill, Prince Albert Raiders
Mar. 7 – Mar. 13: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Red Deer Rebels
Feb. 28 – Mar. 6: Nino Niederreiter, Portland Winterhawks
Feb. 21 – Feb. 27: Brendan Gallagher, Vancouver Giants
Feb. 14 – Feb. 20: Mark Stone, Brandon Wheat Kings
Feb. 7 – Feb. 13: Quinton Howden, Moose Jaw Warriors
Jan. 31 – Feb. 6: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Red Deer Rebels
Jan. 24 – Jan. 30: Cody Chikie, Kelowna Rockets
Jan. 17 – Jan. 23: Tyler Johnson, Spokane Chiefs
Jan. 10 – Jan. 16: Darcy Kuemper, Red Deer Rebels
Jan. 3 – Jan. 9: Stefan Elliott, Saskatoon Blades
Dec. 27 – Jan. 2: Austin Fyten, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Dec. 13 – Dec. 19: Jonathan Parker, Prince Albert Raiders
Dec. 6 – Dec. 12: Cody Eakin, Swift Current Broncos
Nov. 29 – Dec. 5: Mark Pysyk, Edmonton Oil Kings
Nov. 22 – Nov. 28: Linden Vey, Medicine Hat Tigers
Nov. 15 – Nov. 21: Kellan Tochkin, Everett Silvertips
Nov. 8 – Nov. 14: Brendan Ranford, Kamloops Blazers
Nov. 1 – Nov. 7: Mitchell Callahan, Kelowna Rockets
Oct. 25 – Oct. 31: Andrej Kudrna, Red Deer Rebels
Oct. 18 – Oct. 24: Craig Cunningham, Vancouver Giants
Oct. 11 – Oct. 17: Sena Acolatse, Prince George Cougars
Oct. 4 – Oct. 10: Darian Dziurzynski, Saskatoon Blades
Sept. 27 – Oct. 3: Brad Ross, Portland Winterhawks
Sept. 24 – Sept. 26: Tyler Maxwell, Everett Silvertips