WINTERHAWKS’ GLASS NAMED WHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Portland Winterhawks forward Cody Glass has been named the WHL On the Run Player of the Week for the week ending November 26, 2017.
Glass, who was made the first-ever draft pick in Vegas Golden Knights history with the sixth-overall selection in the 2017 NHL Draft, recorded 12 points (5G-7A) in four straight games as the Winterhawks’ win streak reached 10 games.
Tuesday against the Kootenay ICE, Glass assisted on three of his team’s goals in a 5-2 victory. Glass was named the second star of the game for his efforts. In Wednesday’s 7-3 win over the Calgary Hitmen, Glass picked up a goal and two assists, scoring the game-winning goal and assisting on the insurance goal. Glass was named the second star of the game against the Hitmen, also earning third star of the night honours from the WHL.
Glass continued his offensive showings Friday in central Alberta as the Winterhawks dispatched of the Red Deer Rebels by a 6-2 final. Glass recorded a pair of goals and an assist, including a short-handed goal, ultimately being named the second star of Friday’s game. Saturday in Edmonton, Glass had another two-goal effort, scoring a pair of power play goals in the second period and then assisting on the short-handed empty net goal as the Winterhawks downed the Edmonton Oil Kings by a 3-0 final, earning first star honours.
With the victory, the Winterhawks improved to 6-1 against the Eastern Conference and opened up an eight-point lead atop the U.S. Division standings in a race that was neck-and-neck with the Tri-City Americans at the beginning of the month. Glass has been a huge part of that success, with 44 points (16G-28A) in 23 games, placing him sixth in the WHL’s scoring race.
That goal total includes five power play markers, one short-handed goal and three game-winning goals. Glass has points in every single game of the Winterhawks’ active winning streak, accumulating 23 points (10G-13A) in that time frame. Glass represented the WHL earlier this month in the first two legs of the CIBC Canada Russia Series, scoring a goal and an assist. In 160 WHL regular season games Glass has 165 points (58G-107A).
A 6-foot-2, 177-pound product of Winnipeg, Man., Glass was originally drafted by the Winterhawks in the first round, 19th overall, of the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft.
Glass and the Winterhawks are in action Tuesday, November 28 (7:00 MST) when they have their lone meeting of the year against the Lethbridge Hurricanes.
WHL On the Run Player of the Week
Nov. 20 – Nov. 26: Cody Glass, Portland Winterhawks
Nov. 13 – Nov. 19: Jayden Halbgewachs, Moose Jaw Warriors
Nov. 6 – Nov. 12: Aleksi Heponiemi, Swift Current Broncos
Oct. 30 – Nov. 5: Jermaine Loewen, Kamloops Blazers
Oct. 23 – Oct. 29: Brett Howden, Moose Jaw Warriors
Oct. 16 – Oct. 22: Tyler Steenbergen, Swift Current Broncos
Oct. 9 – Oct. 15: Tyler Soy, Victoria Royals
Oct. 2 – Oct. 8: Kale Clague, Brandon Wheat Kings
Sept. 25 – Oct. 1: Tyler Steenbergen, Swift Current Broncos
Sept. 22 – Sept. 24: Kole Lind, Kelowna Rockets