ROYALS’ SOY NAMED WHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

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Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League announced today that Victoria Royals forward Tyler Soy has been named the WHL Player of the Week for the week ending March 20th, 2016.  

Soy recorded nine points (5g-4a) in three games last week.

Soy recorded nine points (5g-4a) to go along with a plus-5 rating in three games to lead the Victoria Royals to a perfect 3-0-0-0 record for the week.

On Wednesday, March 16th against the Kelowna Rockets, Soy recorded four points (1g-3a) to earn first star honours and lead the Royals to a 7-4 road win. On Friday, March 18th, Soy scored a pair of goals and added an assist to cap off a three-point outing as the Royals defeated the Everett Silvertips by a score of 4-2. Soy was named the game’s first star for his efforts. The following night, Soy capped off a productive week as he notched his 45th and 46th goals of the season to propel the Royals to a 4-1 nod over the Everett Silvertips in closing out the regular season. 

The 19-year-old Cloverdale, BC native finished the 2015-16 regular season with 85 points (46g-39a) and a plus-34 rating while appearing in all 72 games this season. The 5-11, 172 lb forward is in his third WHL campaign with Victoria and has amassed 180 points (90g-90a) in 213 career WHL regular season contests.
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Papirny posted a 3-0-0-0 record with a 1.33 GAA and a .944 save percentage last week

The WHL has also nominated Jordan Papirny of the Brandon Wheat Kings for the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week award. Papirny, a 1996-born netminder from Edmonton, AB posted a record of 3-0-0-0 with a 1.33 goals against average and a .944 save percentage with one shutout. On Tuesday, March 15th, Papirny put in a strong performance as he made 34 saves en route to a Wheat Kings 6-2 victory against the Swift Current Broncos. On Friday, March 18th, Papirny turned aside 16 shots as the Wheat Kings skated to a 6-2 win over the Moose Jaw Warriors. The following night, Papirny was consistent as he backstopped all 17 shots he faced to register his sixth shutout of the season in a 3-0 Wheat Kings victory over the Regina Pats. Currently in his third WHL campaign with Brandon, Papirny has posted a 98-48-12-7 record with 12 shutouts in 162 career WHL regular season appearances. 

WHL Player of the Week
Sept. 24 – Sept. 27: Alex Forsberg, Victoria Royals
Sept. 28 – Oct. 4: Reid Gardiner, Prince Albert Raiders
Oct. 5 – Oct. 11: Brayden Point, Moose Jaw Warriors
Oct. 12 – Oct. 18: Jon Martin, Swift Current Broncos
Oct. 19 – Oct. 25: Jesse Gabrielle, Prince George Cougars
Oct. 26 – Nov. 1: Mathew Barzal, Seattle Thunderbirds
Nov. 2 – Nov. 8: Nick Merkley, Kelowna Rockets
Nov. 9 – Nov. 15: Jackson Houck, Calgary Hitmen
Nov. 16 – Nov. 22: Tyson Baillie, Kelowna Rockets
Nov. 23 – Nov. 29: Justin Gutierrez, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Nov. 30 – Dec. 6: Tyler Benson, Vancouver Giants
Dec. 7 – Dec. 13: Rihards Bukarts, Portland Winterhawks
Dec. 14 – Dec. 20: Kailer Yamamoto, Spokane Chiefs
Dec. 28 – Jan. 3: Adam Brooks, Regina Pats
Jan. 4 – Jan. 10: Adam Helewka, Spokane Chiefs
Jan. 11 – Jan. 17: Reid Gardiner, Prince Albert Raiders
Jan. 18 – Jan. 24: Giorgio Estephan, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Jan. 25 – Jan. 31: Chase Witala, Prince George Cougars
Feb. 1 – Feb. 7: Ivan Provorov, Brandon Wheat Kings
Feb. 8 – Feb. 14: Dryden Hunt, Moose Jaw Warriors
Feb. 15 – Feb. 21: Adam Brooks, Regina Pats
Feb. 22 – Feb. 28: Tyler Wong, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Feb. 29 – Mar. 6: Jayce Hawryluk, Brandon Wheat Kings
Mar. 7 – Mar. 13: Chad Butcher, Medicine Hat Tigers
Mar. 14 – Mar. 20: Tyler Soy, Victoria Royals

Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week (WHL Nominee)
Sept. 24 – Sept. 27: Landon Bow, Swift Current Broncos
Sept. 28 – Oct. 4: Coleman Vollrath, Victoria Royals
Oct. 5 – Oct. 11: Coleman Vollrath, Victoria Royals
Oct. 12 – Oct 18: Ian Scott, Prince Albert Raider
Oct. 19 – Oct. 25: Adin Hill, Portland Winterhawks
Oct. 26 – Nov. 1: Adin Hill, Portland Winterhawks
Nov. 2 – Nov. 8: Landon Bow, Swift Current Broncos
Nov. 9 – Nov. 15: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
Nov. 16 – Nov. 22: Declan Hobbs, Kootenay ICE
Nov. 23 – Nov. 29: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
Nov. 30 – Dec. 6: Ty Edmonds, Prince George Cougars
Dec. 7 – Dec. 13: Connor Ingram, Kamloops Blazers
Dec. 14 – Dec. 20: Nick Schneider, Medicine Hat Tigers
Dec. 28 – Jan. 3: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
Jan. 4 – Jan. 10: Landon Bow, Seattle Thunderbirds
Jan. 11 – Jan. 17: Zach Sawchenko, Moose Jaw Warriors
Jan. 18 – Jan. 24: Jordan Papirny, Brandon Wheat Kings
Jan. 25 – Jan. 31: Coleman Vollrath, Victoria Royals
Feb. 1 – Feb. 7: Taz Burman, Swift Current Broncos
Feb. 8 – Feb. 14: Connor Ingram, Kamloops Blazers
Feb. 15 – Feb. 21: Zach Sawchenko, Moose Jaw Warriors
Feb. 22 – Feb. 28: Landon Bow, Seattle Thunderbirds
Feb. 29 – Mar. 6: Connor Ingram, Kamloops Blazers
Mar. 7 – Mar. 13: Landon Bow, Seattle Thunderbirds
Mar. 14 – Mar. 20: Jordan Papirny, Brandon Wheat Kings

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