No. 1 star: Mitch Holmberg, Spokane Chiefs (WHL)
Holmberg made the Saskatoon Blades’ power play look silly. In a span of one minute and 38 seconds at the end of the first period, the 20-year-old winger scored two short-handed goals, both assisted by Liam Stewart. The icing on the cake for Holmberg’s impressive performance is that those two goals were enough for the win as the Chiefs captured the two points by a score of 2-1. In addition, it's safe to assume the 5-foot-10, 175-pounder earned a favour from his teammate Tyler King - who sat in the sin bin for a tripping penalty during his two markers.
The Sherwood Park, Alta., native has been nothing short of extraordinary in his overage season. He has already racked up 32 goals and 66 points in just 30 games to lead the Dub in scoring. It seems if he’s able to keep up the ballpark scoring pace that he’s currently on, he will follow the footsteps of WHL alumni Tyler Johnson and Brendan Shinnimin by inking an NHL entry-level contract inRead More »from Chiefs’ Mitch Holmberg scores 2 short-handed goals on same penalty kill: Wednesday’s 3 Stars