Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Tyler Wong Named WHL Player of the Week

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.

(From WHL.ca)



  1. Its just a list, but I am really starting to despise this list of 30 friends of I don't know whom!

    In all the seasons of lousy play on the ice over the years, I have never been as embarrassed and ashamed to be a supporter, shareholder, and season ticket holder as I am when I look at organization of that list of 30.

    I feel terrible that the Hurricanes have slotted Tyler Wong in as number "What?" on their list of 30, while with 121 games and 134 points, Sceviour is at sixteen!?! Come on Hurricanes!! Wong has bleed for this organization. He has done nothing but provide the absolute pinnacle of example of what this city, and team should strive to be and how to conduct themselves.

    I have nothing against the Sceviour father and son, but if Sceviour is # 16 of 30 in order of importance over the past 30 years, then Tyler should be #5 on this list, because Tyler gave 5 times the effort every game, 5 times the dedication to town, for 5 times as long(I would say 5 times as good), and all this during times when (at no fault of Tyler's) the managers of this team and its board were 50 times worse.

    Nathan Barrett #8?!!
    You telling me he is that far ahead in his contribution to the Hurricanes than TYLER?!

    Juha was great for a short period on a really good team... ahead of TYLER for this team and community?!

    Sorry Tyler! YOU ARE the MAN! Everybody who knows anything about life and hockey knows it! (including and especially the Sceviours and Barretts!).

    Horatio Listman

  2. Skinner has won many games in the past couple seasons for an undeserving team as the new Anholt-Kisio Canes were learning how to play defence, so you’d have a pretty short memory not to give him a pass for making it a bit easy for the Hitmen in the past two. His puck movement has never been his best skill, but this new “blind & behind” technique definitely needs to ride the pine (He can work on that one in the off-season).

    The much bigger issue is that similar to last year, the team's game is not evolving as it needs to in order to win at this time of year. Hitmen played the way they needed to, but the Canes should still be able to win both those games without Zborosky & Alfaro in the line up (the same would apply if they were without Davis and Kroeker)... IF everyone was contributing.

    Two games against the Hitmen aside, you cannot play as soft as they have all season and win at this time of year. Watch them play, and it is no mystery why their most common entry all season on the WHL Weekly (injury) Report has been "Nothing to Report." Why is it that our 5’9” 176-pound leading scorer is consistently playing the body and scoring and leading the +/- (by a mile), while others are contributing none of the above. It makes me furious that the team rarely does anything to discourage the opposition from routinely taking liberties against Wong. I don’t care that he CAN take it, he shouldn’t have to. If HE gets hurt, does this team win another game? I doubt it.

    As usual, the unwritten March WHL rules now apply. Revised definitions for slashing, cross-checking, and elbows to the head are now in effect. Just don't put a puck over the glass, run over the goaltender, trip I guy on a breakaway, or chop a stick in half, and you probably won't see the inside of the penalty box. The stripes will still call the “lazyman” hooks and holds (as they should), but they will let almost all of the “rough” go unpunished. We have already witnessed that the Warrior’s coach Hunter knows this, and You KNOW Brent Sutter has been looking forward to it all season and he will be exploiting it.

    The players that aren't scoring need to be much more difficult to play against or this is going to be a very short post season.

    Aristotle Fuule