Conor Geekie recognized as WHL's best player
This past week, the Western Hockey League announced its weekly award winners. Alongside the No. 1 netminder and rookie was the top honour, its Player of the Week. Taking the cake for the week ending December 3 was Strathclair, Manitoba's Conor Geekie.
Those familiar with the Arizona Coyotes or Winnipeggers who had previously enjoyed watching the former Winnipeg ICE play at Wayne Fleming Arena at the University of Manitoba would know Geekie well.
Still with the club following its move to Washington, the 19-year-old put up a week for the record books, as he scored six times and added another seven assists for 13 points in just four games for Wenatchee.
The Wild went 3-0-1 over the week, as headlined by Geekie's massive point outburst.
The 11th overall pick of the Coyotes in 2022 actually started his week with just one point - an assist - in the team's overtime loss to Kelowna, before putting up a goal and three assists in his next game.
But it was his performance the following evening that got everyone talking. Geekie scored four-straight goals - including the overtime winner - in a 6-5, come-from-behind victory in extra time against the same Rockets. He then scored once and added three assists in his third game in as many nights, helping Wenatchee to a 7-4 win over Tri-City.
He is currently on an eight-game point scoring streak (nine goals, 13 assists) and is ranked fourth in league scoring with 49 points. Geekie's Wild (18-8-3) next face off against Tri-City again on Saturday at 6:00 PM pacific time.