Hurricanes’ Wong named WHL Player of the Week
Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League announced today that Lethbridge Hurricanes forward Tyler Wong has been named the WHL Player of the Week for the week ending March 5, 2017.
Wong registered 10 points (3G-7A) in four games to help the Hurricanes go 4-0-0-0 on an East Division road swing this past week.
On Tuesday, February 28, Wong recorded two goals, including the short-handed game-winner and the power-play insurance marker, as well as an assist in a 4-1 win at Regina, earning second star honours. He followed up with another assist on Wednesday, March 1 in a 3-2 overtime win at Brandon before adding another three points (1G-2A) to his ledger in a 5-2 win at Prince Albert on Friday, March 3, being recognized as third star. Finally, Wong wrapped up the weekend with three assists on Saturday, March 4, in a 5-4 overtime win at Saskatoon.
This is the second time Wong has been recognized as WHL Player of the Week this season, after he was first tabbed with the honour for the week ending January 15, 2017. He was also recognized as the WHL Player of the Month for December.
A 21-year-old product of Cochrane, AB, Wong ranks first in WHL goal scoring with 48 tallies and third in overall production with 101 points (48G-53A) in 63 games. Wong’s 2016-17 totals represent new career highs across the board.
As it stands, the Hurricanes captain is riding a 10-game point streak in which he has collected 24 points (9G-15A) dating back to Sunday, February 12.
The 5-foot-9, 176-pound right winger made his professional debut on April 9, 2016, after signing an amateur tryout with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League. Wong collected one assist over the course of three games with the Marlies. He is now an NHL free agent.
Originally selected by the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the fifth round (101st) of the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft, Wong has skated in 311 career WHL regular season contest, amassing 290 points (140G-150A) along the way.
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
Jan. 16 – Jan. 22: Tyler Soy, Victoria Royals
Jan. 23 – Jan. 29: Jake Bean, Calgary Hitmen
Jan. 30 – Feb. 5: Kole Lind, Kelowna Rockets
Feb. 6 – Feb. 12: Mathew Barzal, Seattle Thunderbirds
Feb. 13 – Feb. 19: Ethan Bear, Seattle Thunderbirds
Feb. 20 – Feb. 26: Nick Henry, Regina Pats
Feb. 27 – March 5: Tyler Wong, Lethbridge Hurricanes