Daily Dose of the Dub: Weekly awards handed out; Thunderbirds sign prospect, Byram escapes further punishment

WHL hands out weekly awards

Prince Albert’s Cole Fonstad was named WHL Player of the Week after recording eight points (5G, 3A) in three games this past week. The Montreal Canadiens prospect had a five point game in that span and now has 60 points (26G, 34A) in 54 games this season.

For the second time this season, Medicine Hat’s Mads Sogaard has been named WHL Goaltender of the Week. In three games this week he posted a 3-0-0-0 record with a 1.30 GAA, .960 save percentage and one shutout. The Denmark native improves to 15-4-3-0 record with a 2.19 GAA, .935 save percentage and three shutouts this season for the Tigers.

The multi-positional Brendan Williamson signed the standard player agreement with the Thunderbirds yesterday. Williamson ‘s rights were acquired as part of the trade with Everett that included Zack Andrusiak going the other way. In his second full season with the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds of the BCMML, the 2002-born Williamson has 12 goals and 28 assists in 29 games. He is listed as a forward and defenseman.

In more Seattle Thunderbird news, former T’bird Nate Thompson was dealt to the Montreal Canadiens from the Los Angeles Kings. In 253 games with the Thunderbirds, Thompson collected 55 goals to go with 88 assists. He has since played 672 NHL games after being drafted by the Boston Bruins in 2003 (6th round, 183rd overall), the Canadiens are his seventh NHL team.

As reported by Steve Ewen of the Province newspaper in Vancouver, Bowen Byram will not receive any additional discipline for his checking to the head major penalty from Sunday. The 2001-born defenseman has 21 goals and 32 assists over 53 games this season and is eligible for the 2019 NHL draft.

Tri-City Americans defenseman Dom Schmiemann was handed a two-game suspension for his one-man fight against Victoria Royals forward D-Jay Jerome over the weekend. He will miss Tuesday’s game on the road against Seattle and Friday’s home battle with the Kamloops Blazers.

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