CALGARY, AB – The Western Hockey League announced today that Kelowna Rockets defenceman Josh Morrissey is the Denny’s WHL Player of the Week for the week ending April 19th, 2015.
Morrissey collected five points (2g-3a) in one game after returning from injury to help the Kelowna Rockets pick up a win in their Round 2 match-up against the Victoria Royals.
On Friday, April 17th against the Royals, Morrissey recorded five points (2g-3a) to lead the Rockets to a 7-3 victory in Game 5 and earn first star honours. The win clinched the series for the Rockets and allowed the Club to advance to the 2015 Western Conference Final.
The Calgary, AB native gathered 38 points (13g-25a) while playing in 47 games this season for the Prince Albert Raiders and Kelowna Rockets. The Winnipeg Jets prospect is in his fourth WHL campaign and has amassed 196 points (66g-130a) in 249 career WHL regular season contests. In 11 career WHL Playoff games, Morrissey has recorded 13 points (3g-10a).
The WHL has also nominated Adin Hill of the Portland Winterhawks for the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week award. Hill, a 1996-born netminder from Calgary, AB, recorded three wins last week in the Winterhawks’ Round 2 match-up against the Everett Silvertips while posting a 1.94 goals against average and a .927 save percentage. On Thursday, April 16th, Hill turned aside 16 shots in Game 3 to help the Winterhawks win by a score of 5-3 against the Silvertips. The following night, Hill had a solid performance as he stopped 29 of 30 shots and helped the Winterhawks to a 2-1 overtime win in Game 4 while picking up first star honours. On Sunday, April 19th, Hill was productive as he made 31 saves to lift the Winterhawks to a 3-2 win in Game 5 and a trip to the 2015 Western Conference Final.
Denny’s WHL Player of the Week
Apr. 13 – Apr. 19: Josh Morrissey, Kelowna Rockets
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