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.
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.