The Portland Winterhawks’ 19-year-old star has earned the top WHL honors in two consecutive months, winning in both January and February.
Coach Kompon must have been eager to shake out the cobwebs on the defense, since he started newcomer Evan Johnson against his former team.
The playoff picture is starting to clear up. The East is all but finalized but the water is a tad murkier out west: five teams vying for three total spots.
With just one month left in the regular season, the Winterhawks are still struggling to match the Everett Silvertips for the top slot in the division.
The Rockets and Wheat Kings are just a step faster than any other team right now and they’re showing everyone why there is little chance of catching them.
The tuition program is the main way WHL teams attract players away from the promises made to them by NCAA teams.
It is clear who the two best teams are in the WHL. If Las Vegas had odds for the WHL, the clear-cut favorites would be the Wheat Kings and the Rockets.
After representing Denmark in the World Junior Championship, Oliver Bjorkstrand amassed 30 points in his twelve games in January for the Hawks.
The trend this week seems to continue: The good teams are winning and the bad teams are losing. The top five teams have all won at least five games in a row
The Hawks have had to forfeit their first round picks for the last two years, and must continue to do so through the 2017 Bantam Draft.