Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Calgary Hitmen forward Sean Tschigerl has been named WHL Player of the Week for the week ending November 28, 2021.
The Anaheim Ducks contender posted eight points (4G-4A) on two Hitmen wins last week, including a hat trick.
Tschigerl, who is from Whitecourt, Alta, started his week on Saturday November 27 with his second WHL hat trick of his career, adding an assist when Calgary knocked out the Saskatoon Blades 7-0. He was named the game’s first star.
The 18-year-old added four more points to his season record on Sunday November 28, scoring one goal and adding three helpers in the 10-3 Hitmen win over the Regina Pats.
Tschigerl’s 12 goals this season are top hitmen skaters, and he leads the WHL with four shorthanded markers.
The 6-foot-0,186-pound forward was selected by Anaheim in the fifth round of the 2021 NHL Draft.
He was originally selected by the Calgary Hitmen with the fourth overall pick in the 2018 WHL Draft. In 103 games of the regular WHL season, all with Calgary, Tschigerl has 58 points (30G-28A).
Tschigerl and the Hitmen will be back in action on Thursday, December 2, when they host the Moose Jaw Warriors (7:00 p.m. MT, Scotiabank Saddledome).
About the Western Hockey League
The headquarters of the Western Hockey League (WHL) is located in Calgary, Alberta, which is considered the world’s best development league for junior hockey players. The WHL consists of 22 member clubs, 17 of which are in western Canada and five in the Pacific Northwest. As a member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading talent supplier to the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships, with over 375 graduates each year receiving WHL scholarships to complete a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the core of Canada’s national junior hockey team.