CALGARY, AB. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Edmonton Oil Kings’ forward Michael St. Croix is the WHL Player of the Week.
St. Croix collected 10 points, scoring six goals and four assists to go with a +7 rating, in three games over the past week helping the Oil Kings to a 3-0-0-0 record.
On Wednesday, January 18, the Oil Kings welcomed the Prince George Cougars to Rexall Place in Edmonton. St. Croix picked up the hat-trick, finding the net three times and was named the games 1stStar as the Oil Kings’ shut-out the Cougars’ 5-0. On Friday, January 20, St. Croix collected a pair of assists in a 6-1 road victory over the Swift Current Broncos. On Saturday, January 21, the Oil Kings were in Prince Albert to face the Raiders. St. Croix nabbed his third hat-trick of the season, scoring three goals, adding two assists and was also named games 1st Star in the Oil Kings’ 9-2 win over the Raiders.
St. Croix currently ranks 3rd among all WHL scorers with 77 points (31 goals, 46 assists) in 48 games played thus far this season. The Oil Kings are 7-2-0-1 in their past 10 games and currently sit first in the WHL Eastern Conference with a 32-11-1-4 record for 69 points.
An 18-year-old from Winnipeg, MB, St. Croix is in his third full season with the Edmonton Oil Kings. The Oil Kings made St. Croix the 4thoverall selection in the 2008 WHL Draft and the New York Rangers recently selected the forward in the 4th round of the 2011 NHL Draft.
The WHL has also nominated Laurent Brossoit of the Edmonton Oil Kings for the CHL Goaltender of the Week Award. Brossoit posted a 2-0-0-0 record with one shut-out this past week, stopping 52 of 54 shots faced for a 0.963 save-percentage and 1.00 goals-against average. Brossoit, an 18-year-old from Surrey, BC, led the Oil Kings to victories over the Prince George Cougars (5-0) and Prince Albert Raiders (9-2).
WHL Player of the Week
Jan. 16 – Jan. 22: Michael St. Croix, Edmonton Oil Kings
Jan. 9 – Jan. 15: Colin Smith, Kamloops Blazers
Jan. 2 – Jan. 8: Brendan Gallagher, Vancouver Giants
Dec. 27 – Jan. 1: Dalton Thrower, Saskatoon Blades
Dec. 2 – Dec. 18: Patrick Holland, Tri-City Americans
Dec. 5 – Dec. 11: Mike Winther, Prince Albert Raiders
Nov. 28 – Dec. 4: Michael St. Croix, Edmonton Oil Kings
Nov. 21 – Nov. 27: Ty Rattie, Portland Winterhawks
Nov. 14 – Nov. 20: Mark Stone, Brandon Wheat Kings
Nov. 7 – Nov. 13: Alex Petrovic, Red Deer Rebels
Oct. 31 – Nov. 6: Hunter Shinkaruk, Medicine Hat Tigers
Oct. 24 – Oct. 30: Cody Beach, Moose Jaw Warriors
Oct. 17 – Oct. 23: Brendan Gallagher, Vancouver Giants
Oct. 10 – Oct. 16: Sven Bartschi, Portland Winterhawks
Oct. 3 – Oct. 9: Emerson Etem, Medicine Hat Tigers
Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Mark Stone, Brandon Wheat Kings
Sept. 22 – Sept. 25: Adam Hughesman, Tri-City Americans