The Western Hockey League announced that Kootenay ICE forward Sam Reinhart is the WHL Player of the Week for the week ending November 16, 2014.
Reinhart netted seven points, including a goal and six assists, while posting a +4 rating in two games over the past week, leading the ICE to a pair of wins in that span.
On Friday, November 14th, Reinhart recorded four assists, including setting up the tying and game-winning goals, in a 7-6 overtime victory over the visiting Calgary Hitmen. On Saturday, November 15th, Reinhart scored and set up two more for a three-point outing while being named the game’s 1st Star in a 4-2 road win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes.
Reinhart, a 19-year-old from Vancouver, B.C., is in his fourth season in the WHL with the Kootenay ICE. The 6’1”, 190-lb center has three goals and 10 points through four games since returning to the ICE after beginning the season in the NHL with the Buffalo Sabres. The 2013-14 WHL Player of the Year and Sportsman of the Year, Reinhart has amassed 104 goals and 264 points in 207 career regular season contests. Reinhart was selected by the Sabres with the second overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft.
The WHL has also nominated Rylan Toth of the Red Deer Rebels for the CHL Goaltender of the Week award. An 18-year-old from Saskatoon, SK, Toth appeared in two games over the past week, posting a 2-0-0-0 record while allowing just three goals on 50 shots for a 1.50 goals-against average and a .940 save percentage in that span. On Friday, November 14th, Toth stopped 19 of 20 shots he faced and was named the game’s 3rd Star in a 4-1 victory over the visiting Lethbridge Hurricanes. On Saturday, November 15th, Toth turned aside 28 of 30 shots for his 10th win of the season as the Rebels downed the visiting Saskatoon Blades 5-2. Toth is in his first season in the WHL with the Rebels. The 6’1”, 201-lb netminder has posted a 10-5-2-1 record through 19 games this season. Toth is eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft.