WHL Announces Weekly Award Winners

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Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League announced today that Lethbridge Hurricanes captain Tyler Wong has been named the WHL Player of the Week for the week ending January 15, 2017.

Wong registered 10 points (5G-5A) in four games to help the Hurricanes collect points in four consecutive games, going 2-0-1-1 this past week.

On Wednesday, January 11, Wong notched two points (1G-1A) in a 7-4 win at Edmonton. On Friday, January 13, he managed another two points (1G-1A) in a 6-5 shootout loss versus Prince George, being named third star for his efforts. The next night – Saturday, January 14 – Wong struck for two more points (1G-1A) in a 6-5 win versus Edmonton. He rounded out the weekend with a four-point performance (2G-2A) on Sunday, January 15, in a 6-5 overtime loss at Calgary and was named second star.

A 20-year-old product of Cochrane, AB, Wong currently sits fourth in the WHL scoring race with 66 points (33G-33A) in 43 games. His 33 goals are good for third in WHL goal scoring.

On Tuesday, January 3, Wong was named the WHL Player of the Month for December after posting 25 points (8G-17A) in 12 games, leading the Hurricanes to a record of 8-2-2-0.

The 5-foot-9, 176-pounnd right winger was originally a fifth round pick (101st) of the Lethbridge Hurricanes at the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft. In his fifth season with the Hurricanes, Wong has amassed 255 points (125G-130A) in 291 career regular season contests.

SILVERTIPS’ HART NAMED
WHL GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK

Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League announced today that Everett Silvertips goaltender Carter Hart has been named the WHL Goaltender of the Week and the league nominee for Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending January 15, 2017.

An 18-year-old product of Sherwood Park, AB, Hart went 1-0-1-0 this past week, with a 1.92 goals-against average, .933 save percentage and one shutout. Returning to the Silvertips following a silver-medal effort with Canada at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship, Hart backstopped Everett to a 4-0 shutout win at Kamloops on Friday, January 13, being named first star for his 22-save performance. Back home on Saturday, January 14, Hart was once again named first star as he made 34 saves in a 4-3 overtime loss versus Seattle.

Hart was previously recognized as the Vaughn WHL Goaltender of the Month for November after going 6-2-1-0 with a 1.11 GAA, .959 SV% and three shutouts. As a result of his outstanding efforts, the reigning CHL Goaltender of the Year was also named WHL Goaltender of the Week on two occasions to close November – for the week ending November 20 and the week ending November 27. For the week ending November 27, Hart was also named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week as the top netminder in the Canadian Hockey League.
Through 26 appearances this season, Hart is 17-3-5-0, helping the Silvertips jump ahead of the U.S. Division pack. His 1.85 GAA and five shutouts both rank first in the WHL and his .928 SV% is good enough for second.

The 6-foot-2, 180-pound goaltender was a second round pick (48th) of the Philadelphia Flyers at the 2016 NHL Draft. In his third season with the Everett Silvertips, Hart has amassed a career record of 70-32-8-7, with a 2.14 GAA, .919 SV% and 15 shutouts.

Hart was originally an eighth round pick (158th) of the Everett Silvertips at the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.

WHL Player of the Week
Sept. 23 – Sept. 25: Chad Butcher, Medicine Hat Tigers
Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Sam Steel, Regina Pats
Oct. 3 – Oct. 9: Cody Glass, Portland Winterhawks
Oct. 10 – Oct. 16: Tyler Benson, Vancouver Giants
Oct. 17 – Oct. 23: Kale Clague, Brandon Wheat Kings
Oct. 24 – Oct. 30: Kailer Yamamoto, Spokane Chiefs
Oct. 31 – Nov. 6: Connor Hobbs, Regina Pats
Nov. 7 – Nov. 13: Adam Brooks, Regina Pats
Nov. 14 – Nov. 20: Alexander True, Seattle Thunderbirds
Nov. 21 – Nov. 27: Jayden Halbgewachs, Moose Jaw Warriors
Nov. 28 – Dec. 4: Sergey Zborovskiy, Regina Pats
Dec. 5 – Dec. 11: Calvin Thurkauf, Kelowna Rockets
Dec. 12 – Dec. 18: Deven Sideroff, Kamloops Blazers
Dec. 26 – Jan. 1: Adam Brooks, Regina Pats
Jan. 2 – Jan. 8: Brayden Burke, Moose Jaw Warriors
Jan. 9 – Jan. 15: Tyler Wong, Lethbridge Hurricanes

WHL Goaltender of the Week/Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week nominee
Sept. 23 – Sept. 25: Travis Child, Swift Current Broncos
Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Nick Schneider, Medicine Hat Tigers
Oct. 3 – Oct. 9: Logan Flodell, Saskatoon Blades
Oct. 10 – Oct. 16: Ryan Kubic, Vancouver Giants
Oct. 17 – Oct. 23: Michael Herringer, Kelowna Rockets
Oct. 24 – Oct. 30: Payton Lee, Kootenay ICE
Oct. 31 – Nov. 6: Zach Sawchenko, Moose Jaw Warriors
Nov. 7 – Nov. 13: Patrick Dea, Edmonton Oil Kings
Nov. 14 – Nov. 20: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
Nov. 21 – Nov. 27: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
Nov. 28 – Dec. 4: Connor Ingram, Kamloops Blazers
Dec. 5 – Dec. 11: Dylan Ferguson, Kamloops Blazers
Dec. 12 – Dec. 18: Ty Edmonds, Prince George Cougars
Dec. 26 – Jan. 1: Griffen Outhouse, Victoria Royals
Jan. 1 – Jan. 8: Rylan Parenteau, Tri-City Americans
Jan. 9 – Jan. 15: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips

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