Cole Reinhardt has been named the Western Hockey League’s Player of the Week following a three-game, seven-point week of play.
Reinhardt, 19, contributed five goals and two assists in three games for Brandon during the week ending November 17, helping the Wheat Kings to two victories in that timespan. Collecting points in each of his team’s three games, the 6-foot-1, 205-pound forward has moved into third place in team scoring with 12 goals and 18 points in 23 games.
The Wheat Kings’ former 197th overall selection in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft potted a goal and an assist against Winnipeg in Brandon’s 7-2 thrashing of the ICE, before adding another two goals on Saturday against the Red Deer Rebels. Reinhardt then scored two goals while adding another assist on Sunday during a 5-4 shootout victory over the Oil Kings on the road.
Now leading the Wheaties with 12 goals, the fourth-year winger out of Calgary, AB. is on pace to put up his best season statistically for Brandon. In 232 career WHL games, Reinhardt has 57 goals, 106 points and 133 penalty minutes. The (10-13-0) Wheat Kings next see action Tuesday evening in Medicine Hat for an 8:00 PM central battle with the (14-6-1) Tigers.
Reinhardt is the first player from a Manitoba-based Western Hockey League team to win a weekly WHL player/goaltender of the week award.