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West St. Paul’s Carter Bear named WHL Rookie of the Month

by Western Hockey League  |  February 1, 2024 4:00 pm

Calgary, Alta. –  The Western Hockey League announced today Everett Silvertips forward Carter Bear has been named WHL Rookie of the Month for January.

Bear tallied nine goals, 10 assists and a plus-six rating in 13 games in January as Everett went 10-2-0-1 to sit first in the competitive U.S. Division.

The 17-year-old is third in the WHL’s rookie scoring race with 45 points in 50 games. His 21 goals are tied for second-most among first-year players.

Bear, a 6-foot, 171-pound centreman, is on a 10-game point streak that’s seen him put up seven goals and nine assists.

The West St. Paul, Man. product’s month was highlighted by five multi-point performances, including two goals and an assist in a narrow 6-5 loss to Edmonton on January 1 and a goal and two assists in a 7-4 defeat of Spokane on January 30.

Originally selected by Everett in the sixth round, 132 overall in the 2021 WHL Prospects Draft, Bear made his WHL debut during the 2022-23 season, where he scored his first WHL goal.

Entering February, the Everett Silvertips lead the WHL’s Western Conference with a 32-15-1-2 record. The Silvertips are the third-highest-scoring team in the league with 209 goals-for in 50 games (4.18 goals per game)

Everett is back in action on February 2 when it welcomes the Spokane Chiefs to Angel of the Winds Arena at 7:05 p.m. PST.

About the Western Hockey League
Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL offers a world-class player experience featuring three key cornerstones: hockey development, education, and a safe and positive environment for all participants. A diverse and inclusive organization, the WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 16 located in Western Canada and six in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for close to 60 years. The WHL is also a leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 375 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.

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