Monday, 3 December 2012
Hurricanes Yakubowski Named WHL Player of the Week
On Tuesday, November 27, the Hurricanes were in Saskatoon to face the Blades. Yakubowski scored one goal, one assist and was named the game’s 2nd Star in the ‘Canes 5-3 loss to the Blades. The next night, Wednesday, November 28, the Prince Albert Raiders welcomed the Hurricanes to the Art Hauser Centre. Yakubowski gathered two goals, two assists and was named the game’s 1st Star in the Hurricanes 6-4 victory over the Raiders. Following a 2-1 shoot-out loss on Saturday, December 1 in Medicine Hat, the ‘Canes were in Edmonton on Sunday, December 2, to take on the WHL defending Champion Oil Kings. Yakubowski netted two goals and was named the game’s 2nd Star, but the Oil Kings proved to be too much as they edged the Canes 4-3.
Yakubowski currently sits 2nd in Hurricanes team scoring with 23 points (13 goals, 10 assists) in 32 games played thus far this season. In his rookie campaign with the Hurricanes last season, he registered 28 points (16G, 12A) in 68 games. The Hurricanes currently sit 3rd in the WHL Central Division with a 14-14-1-3 record for 32 points.
An 18 year old from Dalmeny, SK, Yakubowski is in his second full season with the Lethbridge Hurricanes. The ‘Canes selected Yakubowski in the 4th round in the 2009 WHL Draft and has since appeared in 100 games gathering 51 points (29 goals, 22 assists) and 187 PIM’s.