(ISN) – CALGARY, AB – The Western Hockey League announced today that Kelowna Rockets forward Tyson Baillie is the Denny’s WHL Player of the Week for the week ending April 12th, 2015.
Baillie collected four points (3g-1a) in two games to help the Kelowna Rockets pick up a pair of wins in their Round 2 series against the Victoria Royals in the 2015 WHL Playoffs.
On Friday, April 10th, Baillie recorded two points (1g-1a), including the game-winner, to lead the Rockets to a 5-0 shutout victory in Game 1 and earn first star honours. The following night, Baillie scored twice, including the game-winning goal in overtime, to lift the Rockets to a 4-3 victory over the Royals in Game 2 and again claim first star honours.
The 19-year-old Fort Saskatchewan, AB native gathered 76 points (37g-39a) while playing in 68 games this season. The 5’10”, 195 lb forward is in his fourth WHL campaign with Kelowna and has amassed 215 points (95g-120a) in 259 career WHL regular season contests. In 33 career WHL Playoff games, Baillie has recorded 37 points (18g-19a) and a plus-15 rating.
The WHL has also nominated Jackson Whistle of the Kelowna Rockets for the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week award. Whistle, a 1995-born netminder from West Kelowna, BC, recorded two wins last week in the Rockets’ Round 2 match-up against the Victoria Royals while posting a 1.49 goals against average and a .951 save percentage, including one shutout. On Friday, April 10th, Whistle turned aside 20 shots in Game 1 to shutout the Royals by a score of 5-0 and claim third star honours. The following night, Whistle had another strong performance as he stopped 38 of 41 shots to help the Rockets to a 4-3 overtime win in Game 2 while picking up third star honours.
Denny’s WHL Player of the Week
Apr. 6 – Apr. 12: Tyson Baillie, Kelowna Rockets
Mar. 30 – Apr. 5: Adam Tambellini, Calgary Hitmen
Mar. 23 – Mar. 29: Brandon Magee, Victoria Royals
Mar. 16 – Mar. 22: Jake DeBrusk, Swift Current Broncos
Mar. 9 – Mar. 15: Oliver Bjorkstrand, Portland WInterhawks
Mar. 2– Mar. 8: Peter Quenneville, Brandon Wheat Kings
Feb. 23– Mar. 1: Jansen Harkins, Prince George Cougars
Feb. 16– Feb. 22: Jayce Hawryluk, Brandon Wheat Kings
Feb. 9 – Feb. 15: Leon Draisaitl, Kelowna Rockets
Feb. 2 – Feb. 8: Rihards Bukarts, Brandon Wheat Kings
Jan. 26 – Feb. 1: Oliver Bjorkstrand, Portland Winterhawks
Jan. 19 – Jan. 25: Tyrell Goulbourne, Kelowna Rockets
Jan. 12 – Jan. 18: Tim McGauley, Brandon Wheat Kings
Jan. 5 – Jan. 11: Oliver Bjorkstrand, Portland Winterhawks
Dec. 29 – Jan. 4: Travis Brown, Victoria Royals
Dec. 15 – Dec. 28: Trevor Cox, Medicine Hat Tigers
Dec. 8 – Dec. 14: Cole Sanford, Medicine Hat Tigers
Dec. 1 – Dec. 7: Connor Rankin, Calgary Hitmen
Nov. 24 – Nov. 30: Oliver Bjorkstrand, Portland Winterhawks
Nov. 17 – Nov. 23: Lane Bauer, Edmonton Oil Kings
Nov. 10 – Nov. 16: Sam Reinhart, Kootenay Ice
Nov. 3 – Nov. 9: Rourke Chartier, Kelowna Rockets
Oct. 27 – Nov. 2: Josh Morrissey, Prince Albert Raiders
Oct. 20 – Oct. 26: Conner Bleackley, Red Deer Rebels
Oct. 13 – Oct. 19: Joe Hicketts, Victoria Royals
Oct. 6 – Oct. 12: Ivan Nikolishin, Everett Silvertips
Sept. 29 – Oct. 5: Madison Bowey, Kelowna Rockets
Sept. 22 – Sept. 28: Carson Stadnyk, Everett Silvertips
Sept. 19 – Sept. 21: Jay Merkley, Swift Current Broncos