Grabner Named BOSTON PIZZA WHL Player of the Week

By League Press Release

Calgary – The BOSTON PIZZA WHL Player of the Week is forward Michael Grabner of the Spokane Chiefs.

Grabner earned player of the week honours by recording six goals in three games during the week of February 12th to February 18th, helping Spokane to a 1-1-1 record in that span.

On Wednesday, February 14th, Grabner notched two goals, including the shorthanded game-winner, in a 4-3 victory over the Blazers in Kamloops. He was also named the game’s 1st star.

On Friday, February 16th, Grabner scored a hat trick, including two power play goals, as the Chiefs dropped a 5-4 overtime decision to the Thunderbirds in Seattle. He was also named the game’s 1st star.

On Saturday, February 17th, Grabner scored one goal – a power play marker – as the Chiefs fell 6-3 to the Kootenay Ice in Spokane.

Grabner, a 19-year-old product of Villach, Austria, was the Vancouver Canucks‘ 1st round pick (14th overall) at the 2006 NHL draft.

The WHL has also nominated Carey Price of the Tri-City Americans for the ADT CHL Goaltender of the Week award.

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. 12 –Feb 18: Curtis Billsten, Kootenay Ice