Sensational season continues for World Junior giant, Evander Kane
For the second time this season the WHL Player of the Week is forward, Evander Kane, of the Vancouver Giants.
Kane picked up 6 points, scoring four goals and two assists to go with a +3 rating in two road games this past week, helping the Giants post a 2-0-0-0 road record in that span.
On Friday, January 9, the Giants began a seven game road trip with the first stop in Cranbrook, B.C. to face the Kootenay Ice. Kane scored two goals, including the game-winner, and added an assist as the Giants defeated the Ice 4-1. He was also named the games 1st Star.
The next evening, Saturday, January 10, the defending Eastern Conference Champion Hurricanes hosted the Vancouver Giants at the Enmax Centre in Lethbridge. Kane had another two goal performance and assisted on the OT-winner as the Giants fended off the Hurricane comeback to take a 5-4 over-time victory. He was also named the games 2nd Star.
Kane's six points over the last two games has put him back in the top 10 among all WHL scorers, currently sitting 8th with 26 goals, 28 assists for 54 points in 30 games. With the two victories the Giants remain 1st in the WHL B.C. Division and Western Conference and boast the WHL's best winning percentage at 0.877.
Kane, a 17 year-old left winger from Vancouver, British Columbia, is in his second season with the Giants. He recently returned from the 2009 World Junior Championships in Ottawa, Ontario having helped Canada capture its 5th straight Gold medal. This highly touted forward has been projected to be an early pick at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft and has been selected to compete in the 2009 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game this Wednesday in Oshawa, Ontario.