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Warriors Captain Named Tempo WHL Player of the Week

April 15, 2024 - Western Hockey League (WHL)
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Calgary, Alta. - Moose Jaw Warriors Captain Denton Mateychuk has been named Tempo WHL Player of the Week for the week ending April 14, 2024, the Western Hockey League announced Monday.

The Columbus Blue Jackets prospect led all skaters in points with seven (one goal, six assists) and a +4 rating in two games.

Mateychuk had a secondary assist on a netfront goal by Jagger Firkus in a 7-2 drubbing at the hands of the Swift Current Broncos in Game 1. This marked Moose Jaw's first loss of the 2024 postseason.

The Warriors came roaring back in Game 2, thanks to a historic performance by their Captain. With the Broncos leading 1-0 in the first period, Mateychuk made a quick play to spring his teammates for a two-on-one shorthanded opportunity, which was promptly buried by Brayden Yager. He'd add another secondary assist with the Warriors on the man advantage in the second frame, cycling the puck to Jager for his second of the night. 40 seconds later, Mateychuk hopped off the Warriors' bench and flew into the offensive zone to wire the puck past the Broncos netminder to make it 3-1 for the home team. The 5-foot-11, 191-pound blueliner added another trio of assists- including the primary helper on Yager's hat trick goal- to cap off a monster one-goal, five-assist night.

Mateychuk was one point away from tying the WHL record for points in a single playoff game by a defenceman.

The Dominion City, Man. Product has three goals and 11 assists in six playoff games to lead all WHL skaters with 14 points and a +9 rating. He's registered at least one point in every postseason match this spring, including three multipoint games.

The Warriors will now try to seize their first lead in the Eastern Conference Semifinal showdown as the series shifts east to Swift Current.

Game 3 is set for Tuesday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m. ST.

2023-24 Tempo WHL Player of the Week

April 9, 2024: Tij Iginla, Kelowna Rockets

April 1, 2024: Briley Wood, Wenatchee Wild

March 25, 2024: Jagger Firkus, Moose Jaw Warriors (Seattle Kraken)

March 18, 2024: Terik Parascak, Prince George Cougars

March 11, 2024: Andrew Cristall, Kelowna Rockets (Washington Capitals)

March 4, 2024: Jordan Keller, Kamloops Blazers

February 26, 2024: Riley Heidt, Prince George Cougars (Minnesota Wild)

February 20, 2024: Graham Sward, Wenatchee Wild (Nashville Predators)

February 12, 2024: Emmitt Finnie, Kamloops Blazers (Detroit Red Wings)

February 5, 2024: Egor Sidorov, Saskatoon Blades (Anaheim Ducks)

January 29, 2024: Carter Yakemchuk, Calgary Hitmen

January 22, 2024: Luca Cagnoni, Portland Winterhawks (San Jose Sharks)

January 15, 2024: Matthew Savoie, Moose Jaw Warriors (Buffalo Sabres)

January 8, 2024: Gavin McKenna, Medicine Hat Tigers

January 2, 2024: Chase Bertholet, Spokane Chiefs

December 18, 2023: Tij Iginla, Kelowna Rockets

December 11, 2023: Dominik Rymon, Everett Silvertips

December 4, 2023: Conor Geekie, Wenatchee Wild (Arizona Coyotes)

November 27, 2023: Andrew Basha, Medicine Hat Tigers

November 20, 2023: Koehn Ziemmer, Prince George Cougars (Los Angeles Kings)

November 13, 2023: Gabe Klassen, Portland Winterhawks

November 6, 2023: Trevor Wong, Saskatoon Blades

October 30, 2023: Jagger Firkus, Moose Jaw Warriors (Seattle Kraken)

October 23, 2023: Andrew Cristall, Kelowna Rockets (Washington Capitals)

October 16, 2023: Ryder Ritchie, Prince Albert Raiders

October 10, 2023: Easton Armstrong, Wenatchee Wild

October 2, 2023: Jagger Firkus, Moose Jaw Warriors (Seattle Kraken)

September 25, 2023: Zac Funk, Prince George Cougars

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