Bjorkstrand Wins Fourth Player of the Week Award

CALGARY, AB – The Western Hockey League announced today that Portland Winterhawks forward Oliver Bjorkstrand is the Denny’s WHL Player of the Week for the week ending March 15th, 2015. 

Bjorkstrand collected 11 points (5g-6a) in four games to help the Winterhawks earn an overall record of 2-1-0-1 for the week.

On Wednesday, March 11th against the Everett Silvertips, Bjorkstrand recorded two goals in a 6-1 victory and also claimed second star honours. On Friday, March 13th, Bjorkstrand scored a goal in a 5-3 loss to the Spokane Chiefs. On Saturday, March 14th, Bjorkstrand recorded three points (1g-2a) against the Prince George Cougars in a 6-5 shootout loss. The following night, Bjorkstrand capped off an exceptional week when he put together a five-point performance (1g-4a) in an 8-6 victory over the Spokane Chiefs while earning first star honours.

The Herning, Denmark native earns his fourth Denny’s Player of the Week nod of the year and also earned WHL Player of the Month honours for both January and February. The 6’0”, 168 lb forward sits atop the WHL in scoring with 108 points (57g-51a) in just 55 games played. Bjorkstrand is in his third WHL season with the Winterhawks and has tallied 280 points (138g-142a) in 189 career regular season contests. The Columbus Blue Jackets selected Bjorkstrand in the third round, 89th overall, of the 2013 NHL Draft.

Denny’s WHL Player of the Week
Mar. 9 – Mar. 15: Oliver Bjorkstrand, Portland Winterhawks
Mar. 2 – Mar. 8: Peter Quenneville, Brandon Wheat Kings
Feb. 23 – Mar. 1: Jansen Harkins, Prince George Cougars
Feb. 16 – Feb. 22: Jayce Hawryluk, Brandon Wheat Kings
Feb. 9 – Feb. 15: Leon Draisaitl, Kelowna Rockets
Feb. 2 – Feb. 8: Rihards Bukarts, Brandon Wheat Kings
Jan. 26 – Feb. 1: Oliver Bjorkstrand, Portland Winterhawks
Jan. 19 – Jan. 25: Tyrell Goulbourne, Kelowna Rockets
Jan. 12 – Jan. 18: Tim McGauley, Brandon Wheat Kings
Jan. 5 – Jan. 11: Oliver Bjorkstrand, Portland Winterhawks
Dec. 29 – Jan. 4: Travis Brown, Victoria Royals
Dec. 15 – Dec. 28: Trevor Cox, Medicine Hat Tigers
Dec. 8 – Dec. 14: Cole Sanford, Medicine Hat Tigers
Dec. 1 – Dec. 7: Connor Rankin, Calgary Hitmen
Nov. 24 – Nov. 30: Oliver Bjorkstrand, Portland Winterhawks
Nov. 17 – Nov. 23: Lane Bauer, Edmonton Oil Kings
Nov. 10 – Nov. 16: Sam Reinhart, Kootenay Ice
Nov. 3 – Nov. 9: Rourke Chartier, Kelowna Rockets
Oct. 27 – Nov. 2: Josh Morrissey, Prince Albert Raiders
Oct. 20 – Oct. 26: Conner Bleackley, Red Deer Rebels
Oct. 13 – Oct. 19: Joe Hicketts, Victoria Royals
Oct. 6 – Oct. 12: Ivan Nikolishin, Everett Silvertips
Sept. 29 – Oct. 5: Madison Bowey, Kelowna Rockets
Sept. 22 – Sept. 28: Carson Stadnyk, Everett Silvertips
Sept. 19 – Sept. 21: Jay Merkley, Swift Current Broncos

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