Wishart earned player of the week honours by recording a goal and six assists, and a +4 rating in three games during the week of March 5th to March 11th, leading the Cougars to a 2-1 record in that span.
On Tuesday, March 6th, Wishart notched an assist as the Cougars dropped a 4-3 decision to the visiting Calgary Hitmen.
On Friday, March 9th, Wishart scored a goal and added two assists as the Cougars defeated B.C. Division rivals the Kamloops Blazers 8-1 in Prince George. He was named the game’s 2nd star.
On Saturday, March 10th, Wishart chipped in three assists, including setting up the game-winner, as the Cougars beat the visiting Blazers for the second straight night with a 4-2 victory in Prince George. He was also named the game’s 3rd star.
Wishart, an 18-year-old from Comox, B.C., is in his third WHL season with the Cougars, and has already posted a career-high 11 goals and 49 points this season. He was the San Jose Sharks‘ 1st round selection (16th overall) at the 2006 NHL Draft.
The WHL has also nominated Tyson Sexsmith of the Vancouver Giants for the ADT CHL Goaltender of the Week award.
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
Feb. 26 – Mar 4: Jeff Topilko, Brandon Wheat Kings