Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that forward Tyler Wong of the Lethbridge Hurricanes is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending February 28 after recording 10 points in three games including three goals and seven assists.
Wong’s week was highlighted by a career-high six-point performance last Wednesday night scoring twice with four assists earning second star honours despite a 9-8 shootout loss to the Regina Pats. He also picked up an assist in a 5-2 loss to the Brandon Wheat Kings on Friday, then finished the week with a three-point effort scoring once with two assists as second star of an 8-4 victory over the Edmonton Oil Kings. The Hurricanes currently lead the WHL’s Central Division with a 41-20-1-1 record clinching a playoff berth for the first time since the 2008-09 season.
A 20-year-old from Cochrane, AB, Wong is playing in his fourth full WHL season and has already established career-highs in all offensive categories with 37 goals and 42 assists for 79 points in 63 games which puts him eighth overall in WHL scoring.
Also considered for the award this week was 2016 NHL Draft prospect Logan Brown of the Windsor Spitfires who scored four goals and three assists for seven points in three games, and Fabrizio Ricci of the Baie-Comeau Drakkar who scored once with five assists for six points in four games.
2015-16 CHL Regular Season Players of the Week:
Feb. 22 – Feb. 28: Tyler Wong (Lethbridge Hurricanes)
Feb. 15 – Feb. 21: Adam Brooks (Regina Pats)
Feb. 8 – Feb. 14: Kevin Labanc (Barrie Colts)
Feb. 1 – Feb. 7: Ivan Provorov (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Jan. 25 – Jan. 31: Frédéric Allard (Chicoutimi Sagueneens)
Jan. 18 – Jan. 24: Giorgio Estephan (Lethbridge Hurricanes)
Jan. 11 – Jan. 17: Reid Gardiner (Prince Albert Raiders)
Jan. 4 – Jan. 10: Maxime Comtois (Victoriaville Tigres)
Dec. 28 – Jan. 3: Kevin Labanc (Barrie Colts)
Dec. 14 – Dec. 20: Brendan Lemieux (Windsor Spitfires)
Dec. 7 – Dec. 13: Christian Dvorak (London Knights)
Nov. 30 – Dec. 6: Mitchell Marner (London Knights)
Nov. 23 – Nov. 29: Conor Garland (Moncton Wildcats)
Nov. 16 – Nov. 22: Pierre-Luc Dubois (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles)
Nov. 9 – Nov. 15: Dylan Strome (Erie Otters)
Nov. 2 – Nov. 8: Nikolas Brouillard (Quebec Remparts)
Oct. 26 – Nov. 1: Mathew Barzal (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Oct. 19 – Oct. 25: Kevin Labanc (Barrie Colts)
Oct. 12 – Oct. 18: Zach Bratina (North Bay Battalion)
Oct. 5 – Oct. 11: Dennis Yan (Shawinigan Cataractes)
Sept. 28 – Oct. 4: Conor Garland (Moncton Wildcats)
Sept. 21 – Sept. 27: Alex Forsberg (Victoria Royals)