Victoria defender records seven points in four games.
(ISN) – Victoria, BC- The Western Hockey League today announced that Victoria Royals’ defenceman Joe Hicketts has been named Denny’s WHL Player of the week.
Hicketts, an 18-year-old from Kamloops, BC recorded seven points (1g-6a) over the Royals’ four games last week to go along with four penalty minutes and a plus-5 rating on his way to the honour. The 5-8, 186 lb blueliner becomes the second player (Alex Gogolev, 2012-2013) in Victoria Royals team history to receive the Denny’s WHL Player of the Week award.
In eight games played so far in the month of October, Hicketts has notched 11 points (2g-9a) to go along with six minutes in penalties. Hicketts is tied for first in league scoring for defencemen with four goals and 11 assists in 11 games played.
Drafted by the Royals in the first round, 12th overall, in the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft as the club’s first ever draft pick, Hicketts has registered 63 points (16g-47a) over 115 games with Victoria.
Victoria now returns home for a pair of games vs. the Vancouver Giants on Friday October 24th and Saturday October 25th. Friday’s contest marks the unveiling of the Royals third jersey, while Saturday’s game is the annual Pink in the Rink Night at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.