Former Red Deer Rebel Luke Philp has been named the WHL Grad of the Month.
Philp, now in his second year with the University of Alberta Golden Bears, is a veteran of 309 WHL games. He played his final season in 2015-16 with Kootenay and then Red Deer, potting eight goals and eights assists for 16 points in 17 regular season games. He added two goals and one assist in the 2016 Mastercard Memorial Cup. In 38 combined games for Red Deer, he had 32 points.
This season with the Bears, Philp has tallied one goal and 12 assists in eight games to help lead his team to an 8-0-0-0 start.
He currently sits second in the Canada West scoring race and already has four multi-point games this season.
"Luke was a leader for us this past month in so many different areas. It is great for him to be recognized for his offensive production, but the contributions he has made to the early success we have had as a team go far beyond the scoresheet,” said Bears head coach Serge Lajoie of his sophomore centre, who started the season with points in seven consecutive games
The WHL honours a WHL graduate every month who is now excelling not only as an athlete on the ice, but as a student off it with one of eight Canada West men's hockey programs. Philp is currently taking Native Studies.
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