*photo courtesy Portland Winterhawks/Ben Ludeman
Bellows Has Nine-Point Week:
Kieffer Bellows was on fire last week, recording nine points (6G, 3A) in four games, including his first-career Western Hockey League hat trick.
Bellows had at least one point in all four games, extending his point streak to six games. The 19-year-old netted two of the Portland Winterhawks' nine goals on Tuesday and was named the third star in a 9-0 shutout win over the Tri-City Americans.
Bellows' run continued with an assist in Friday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Seattle Thunderbirds in a shootout, but Bellows and Portland responded with a 5-0 shutout win over Tri-City Bellows logged a pair of assists and the game-winning goal in the win.
The Isles prospect capped the week with his first career WHL hatty on Sunday, scoring three goals in Portland's 7-4 win over Seattle, where he was also named the game's first star.
The Islanders' 2016 first rounder is second in team goals (38), fifth in team assists (30), and third in team scoring with 68 points in 49 games so far this season. Bellows is tied for 14th in WHL goals.
Pastujov, Michigan Advance to Big 10 Semis:
Nick Pastujov recorded his second multi-point effort of the season on Saturday, picking up two assists in the University of Michigan's 7-4 win over Wisconsin to advance to the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament.
Michigan will play Ohio State in the semifinals on Saturday, March 10.
The Islanders' 2016 seventh-round pick has scored 13 points (3G, 10A) in 32 games so far this season. Pastujov is ninth in team assists and tenth in team scoring.
Quenneville Pots Three Points:
David Quenneville continues to rack up assists, recording his 45th, 46th, and 47th helpers of the season over the weekend. Quenneville contributed two assists in Medicine Hat's 6-1 win over the Red Deer Rebels on Saturday. Quenneville logged an assist on the game-winner on Sunday, when the Tigers beat the Kootenay ICE 4-3.
The Islanders' 2016 seventh rounder has scored 73 points (26G, 47A) in 64 games so far this season. Quenneville leads all WHL defenseman in points and goals, leads his team in assists and is second in both team scoring and goals.