Wheat Kings’ Stelio named WHL Player of the Week
Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Carolina Hurricanes prospect and Brandon Wheat Kings captain Stelio Mattheos has been named the WHL On the Run Player of the Week for the week ending February 17, 2019.
Mattheos recorded nine points (4G-5A) and a plus-seven rating in three games as the Wheat Kings won three-straight games against division-leading clubs, taking down the Edmonton Oil Kings and sweeping a home-and-home series against the Prince Albert Raiders.
The wins improved the Wheat Kings’ record to 6-3-0-1 in their past 10 games, placing them four points behind the Red Deer Rebels for the final wild card spot in the Eastern Conference.
At home Wednesday, Mattheos recorded a goal and two assists in a 5-2 win against the Oil Kings. He scored Brandon’s fourth goal, also picking up assists on the team’s third and fifth goals to earn first-star honours in the contest.
Friday in Prince Albert, Mattheos recorded a pair of primary even-strength assists in a 5-4 overtime win. Mattheos’ first assist came on the team’s second goal while his next helper came in third period as part of the game-tying goal to force overtime.
Mattheos saved his best performance for last, recording a hat trick and four points Saturday in a 6-3 win at home against the Raiders. Mattheos scored the second, third, and fifth goals of the game for Brandon, adding a primary even-strength assist on the team’s first goal. His efforts earned him first-star honours for the game and the second star of the night in the WHL.
Overall, Mattheos recorded seven points (3G-4A) at even strength with a goal and an assist coming on the power play. Mattheos was selected by the Hurricanes in the third round, 73rdoverall, at the 2017 NHL Draft. Through 52 games this season, he leads the Wheat Kings and ranks fourth in WHL scoring with 82 points (37G-45A), including 18 power-play goals, and four game-winning goals.
At the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft, the Wheat Kings selected the 6-foot-1, 200-pound Mattheos first overall. In 240 WHL regular season games, the 19-year-old Winnipeg, Man. product has recorded 264 points (120G-144A), including 50 power-play goals, four short-handed goals, and 18 game-winning goals. He’s also appeared in 45 WHL Playoff games, recording 25 points (12G-13A), including one power-play goal and one game-winning goal.
The Wheat Kings continue a four-game homestand Monday, February 18 (2:30 p.m. CT) when they play host to the Swift Current Broncos at Westoba Place.
WHL On the Run Player of the Week
Feb. 11 – Feb. 17: Stelio Mattheos, Brandon Wheat Kings
Feb. 4 – Feb. 10: Cole Fonstad, Prince Albert Raiders
Jan. 28 – Feb. 3: Connor Dewar, Everett Silvertips
Jan. 21 – Jan. 27: Justin Almeida, Moose Jaw Warriors
Jan. 14 – Jan. 20: Justin Almeida, Moose Jaw Warriors
Jan. 7 – Jan. 13: Bowen Byram, Vancouver Giants
Dec. 31 – Jan. 6: Noah Philp, Seattle Thunderbirds
Dec. 27 – Dec. 30: Noah Gregor, Prince Albert Raiders
Dec. 10 – Dec. 16: Dante Hannoun, Victoria Royals
Dec. 3 – Dec. 9: Jett Woo, Moose Jaw Warriors
Nov. 26 – Dec. 2: Cody Glass, Portland Winterhawks
Nov. 19 – Nov. 25: Brett Leason, Prince Albert Raiders
Nov. 12 – Nov. 18: Tristin Langan, Moose Jaw Warriors
Nov. 5 – Nov. 11: Riley Woods, Spokane Chiefs
Oct. 29 – Nov. 4: Joachim Blichfeld, Portland Winterhawks
Oct. 22 – Oct. 28: Alexander Alexeyev, Red Deer Rebels
Oct. 15 – Oct. 21: Mark Kastelic, Calgary Hitmen
Oct. 8 – Oct. 14: Brett Leason, Prince Albert Raiders
Oct. 1 – Oct. 7: Dawson Davidson, Saskatoon Blades
Sept. 24 – Sept. 30: Luka Burzan, Brandon Wheat Kings
Sept. 21 – Sept. 23: Kirby Dach, Saskatoon Blades