Fonstad named WHL Player of the Week

The Western Hockey League (WHL) announced Monday that Estevan’s Cole Fonstad, a forward with the Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey League, has been named the WHL On the Run Player of the Week, for the week of Feb. 4-10.

Fonstad recorded eight points (five goals and three assists) and a plus-six rating in three games this week as the Raiders won all three games to wrap up a Central Division swing, becoming the first team to secure a playoff spot.

article continues below

Fonstad scored once in a 5-1 victory over the Edmonton Oil Kings on Feb. 4, had two goals and three assists in an 8-2 rout of the Calgary Hitmen on Feb. 8, and scored twice in a 6-5 victory over the Lethbridge Hurricanes the following night.  

With 60 points (26 goals and 34 assists) in 54 games, Fonstad is on pace to eclipse his career-high record of 73 points (21 goals and 52 assists) in 72 games, set in 2017-18.

The Montréal Canadiens selected Fonstad in the fifth round, 128th overall, at the 2018 NHL Draft.


© Copyright Estevan Mercury


NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Estevan Mercury welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus

Justin Trudeau POLL

Should Prime Minister Justin Trudeau resign following the ethics commissioner’s report into the SNC-Lavalin scandal?

or  view results