Monday, 3 January 2011

Fyten Named WHL Player of the Week

The WHL Player of the Week is forward Austin Fyten of the Lethbridge Hurricanes.

Fyten picked up 10 points, scoring four goals and six assists to go with a +5 rating, in four games over the past week.

On Monday, December 27th, Fyten scored one goal and one assist in a 3-2 loss to the Oil Kings in Edmonton. In the back half of the home-and-home series with the Oil Kings in Lethbridge on Wednesday, December 28th, Fyten picked up 2 assists in the ‘Canes 5-4 shoot-out loss to Edmonton. Following a 5-0 road loss to the Red Deer Rebels on December 30th, the Hurricanes were back at home on January 1st, playing host to the Swift Current Broncos. Fyten scored his second career hat-trick, added three assists and was named the games 1st Star as the Hurricanes downed the Broncos 8-2.

Fyten’s 10 points in the past four games has him ranked 2nd in Hurricanes team scoring 30 points (15 goals, 15 assists) in just 22 games played. The Hurricanes currently sit fifth in the WHL Central Division with a 13-17-2-6 record for 34 points.

Fyten, a 19 year old from Sundre, AB, is playing his third full season with the Lethbridge Hurricanes. He has appeared in 163 career WHL games collecting 46 goals and 52 assists for 98 points thus far.

The WHL has also nominated James Priestner of the Prince George Cougars for the CHL Goaltender of the Week Award. Priestner posted a 2-0-0-0 record this past week with one shut-out, stopping 43 of 45 shots faced for a 1.000 goals-against average and a 0.956 save percentage. Priestner, a native of Edmonton, AB, led the Cougars to a 5-0 win over the Chilliwack Bruins and a 5-2 victory over the Moose Jaw Warriors.



This blog post is brought to you by


  1. I've got to say to the fans who hate this team, this Fyten kid is a top-notch kid. He's polite, intelligent and a very good hockey player. He and Cam Braes are two really wonderful players to watch and have always been good to deal with, from my perspective. I'd love to see both of them finish their careers with the team. I'm sure Pat agrees.
    -- Dylan

  2. I can't argue that! Both are great young men and a pleasure to deal with on a personal level and media standpoint. I'm sure you've had similar experiences dealing with both. Both are future captain material in my opinion!

  3. Well let's make it a hat trick in praise of Fyten and Braes. Both are the heart and soul of this club and I still stick to my feeling that either should have been captain for this season. Both are career Canes and if one of them had been chosen, it would have meant the same captain for 2 seasons, not one. Mind you if Preston traded Reddington to a contender..........nah.


  4. Since everyone is in a good mood after a big win, I will chime in too. Never met the lads other than shaking their hands at the end of last year and challenging them both to 50goal seasons this year.

    Love to watch them both. I believe that they are among the top 10 players in the dub this year; good on ya, Fyten. Best of luck the rest of the year (and your career!) - Richie.

  5. I have met both gentlemen a couple of times and echo the sentiment that these are great young men. Congratulations Austin. This is some much deserved recognition!


  6. And it was great when Cam Braes came out after the game Saturday and started calling out Fyten for being "selfish" and for plotting to keep Braes from getting points. That was damn funny. And Braes delivered it like a stand-up professional.
    -- Dylan
    P.S. Pat's blog is the official blog of the Herald sports department, unless Dale Woodard frequents a KISS Army blog....