The Western Hockey League announced today that Lethbridge Hurricanes forward Tyler Wong has been named the WHL Player of the Month for December 2016.
Wong, a 20-year-old product of Cochrane, AB, registered 25 points
(8G-17A) in 12 games to help the Lethbridge Hurricanes go 8-2-2-0 during the
month of December.
In December, the Hurricanes’ captain put forth nine
multipoint performances, including three points or more on five occasions. On
Friday, December 2, he collected a goal and two assists in a 5-3 win versus Red
Deer before notching another goal and two assists on Monday, December 5, in a
6-4 win at Edmonton. On Wednesday, December 7, Wong secured another goal and two
assists in a 5-4 overtime win versus Regina before chipping in with three
assists on Sunday, December 11, in a 6-5 win versus Kelowna. Wong wrapped up the
holiday season with an outstanding five-point performance (2G-3A) in a 9-7 win
at Medicine Hat on Friday, December 30.
Averaging 2.08 points per game
during the month of December, Wong earned first star honours three times, second
star recognition once and third star honours three times.
176-pound right winger is seventh in the WHL scoring race with 51 points
(25G-26A) through 35 appearances this season.
Wong, originally a fifth
round pick (101st) of the Lethbridge Hurricanes at the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft, is
in his fifth season with the Hurricanes, amassing 240 points (117G-123A) in 283
career WHL regular season games.
(From the Western Hockey League)