MHKY: Alfaro named WHL Grad of the Month

MHKY: Alfaro named WHL Grad of the Month

Calgary Dino leads Canada West with 17 points in eight games

EDMONTON – Canada West’s leading scorer Matt Alfaro has been named the WHL Grad of the Month for October. 

Alfaro raced out to a hot start for the Calgary Dinos, registering 17 points (8G-9A) through the first eight games (Sept. 27 – Oct. 26) of the 2019-20 season. 

The former Lethbridge Hurricanes forward has the outright lead in conference goal scoring, and sits in a three-way tie for the Canada West assist lead. 

Now in this third season with the Dinos, Alfaro has nearly matched his 2018-19 point total through less than a third of Canada West’s 28-game schedule. Alfaro notched six goals and 14 assists last year for Calgary, who sits one point back of Alberta for top spot in the conference. 

A veteran of nearly 300 career WHL games, Alfaro spent more than four seasons with the Kootenay Ice before culminating his junior career with the Hurricanes during the 2016-17 season.

Combined, Alfaro tallied 65 goals and 100 assists during his WHL career, which included 27 playoff games.

You can watch Alfaro and more than 100 other WHL graduates this weekend by tuning into Canada West TV Presented by Co-op.

Alfaro looks to lead Calgary in their home-and-home battle for first against Alberta, beginning in the Stampede City Friday night at 7 p.m. MST.

Click here to see past recipients of the WHL Grad of the Month award.

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Since 1972, Canada West (CW) has been a leader in Canadian university sport, working to provide our student-athletes the opportunities to excel in sport, the classroom, and their communities. CW and our 17 members from across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba collectively carry on a legacy of competitive excellence, as our champions proudly go on to represent the conference at U SPORTS national championships.

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