ROCKETS FORWARD CRISTALL NAMED WHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2022
Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Kelowna Rockets forward Andrew Cristall has been named WHL Player of the Week for the week ending October 2, 2022.
The 2023 NHL Draft prospect recorded five points (1G-4A) in two outings this past week, helping his Rockets split a two-game road series versus the Prince George Cougars.
Cristall, who hails from Burnaby, B.C., opened the scoring Friday, September 30 in Kelowna’s 6-3 setback at Prince George.
The following evening, the 5-foot-10, 165-pound forward chipped in with four assists as the Rockets upended the Cougars 5-1, earning First Star honours in the process.
Through three games this season, the 17-year-old holds a share of Kelowna’s scoring lead with seven points (3G-4A).
Originally selected by the Rockets with the eighth-overall pick in the 2020 WHL Prospects Draft, Cristall has amassed 81 points (33G-48A) over 78 career WHL regular season appearances.
Cristall and the Kelowna Rockets are next in action Wednesday, October 5 when they play host to the Victoria Royals (7:05 p.m. PT, Prospera Place).
ICE NETMINDER HAUSER NAMED WHL GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK
The Western Hockey League announced today that Winnipeg ICE goaltender Daniel Hauser has been named WHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending October 2, 2022.
The product of Chestermere, Alta. recorded a 1.00 goals-against average, .964 save percentage and one shutout across two starts this past week, helping the ICE start the 2022-23 WHL Regular Season with a 4-0-0-0 record.
Hauser began his week with a 26-save performance Wednesday, September 28 as Winnipeg defeated the Prince Albert Raiders 6-2.
Two nights later, the 18-year-old collected a 27-save shutout at Swift Current, earning First Star honours in the process.
Friday’s shutout was the ninth of Hauser’s WHL career; he led the League with eight clean sheets during the 2021-22 season.
The 5-foot-11, 156-pound puck-stopper was originally selected by the ICE in the sixth round of the 2019 WHL Draft and in 51 career WHL regular season games, Hauser holds a 44-3-2-0 record, a 2.15 goals-against average and .913 save percentage.
Hauser and the Winnipeg ICE are next in action Friday, October 7 when they pay a visit to the Regina Pats (7:00 p.m. MT, Brandt Centre).
Source: Western Hockey League