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After the Royals two-game home stand against the Portland Winterhawks this weekend, Alex Forsberg emerged as the hottest player in the WHL. During the first game on Friday, September 25th he set up three goals to help the Royals get out to a 4-0 lead, which they held until late in the game and ended up winning 4-1. Forsberg earned the player of the game nod for his efforts.
Saturday, the two teams played the back half of their back-to-back stand at Save on Foods Memorial Centre and the slick playing making forward from Waldheim, Saskatchewan set-up two more and also scored a pair of beautiful goals, one on a high rising wrister, that sailed shelf over the left shoulder of Winterhawk goaltender Michael Bullion. Again Forsberg earned the first star nod and seven points in the two games.
The twenty-year-old centre was acquired in a trade in January, 2014 from the Saskatoon Blades in exchange for the Royals first round draft pick in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft and the rights to forward Brayden Dunn (1998) to the Blades.
In 30 games with the Royals last year, Forsberg scored 13 goals and assisted on 12 others for a total of 25 points. He has a total of 151 points in 199 WHL games for three teams including the Prince George Cougars, Blades and Royals.
Below is a post-game interview (media scrum) from Friday, his post-game interview from Saturday, will be available soon.