Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League announced today that Kamloops Blazers forward Deven Sideroff has been named the WHL Player of the Week for the week ending December 18, 2016.
Sideroff registered eight points (5G-3A), including three game-winning goals, in four games to help the Kamloops Blazers go 3-1-0-0 this past week.
On Tuesday, December 13, Sideroff recorded two goals, including the game-winner, along with an assist in a 4-3 overtime win at Red Deer and was named first star for his efforts. The following day on Wednesday, December 14, Sideroff scored two more goals, once again notching the game-winner, in a 3-2 overtime win at Lethbridge and was named third star. On Friday, December 16, Sideroff produced an assist in a 5-3 loss at Medicine Hat. Sideroff rounded out a productive week on Saturday, December 17, scoring the game-winning goal once again, while adding an assist in an 8-1 win at Kootenay.
The 19-year-old Sideroff is currently first in scoring on the Blazers with 40 points (22G-18A) in 34 games. In early November, he represented Team WHL at the 2016 CIBC Canada Russia Series in Prince George and Edmonton, marking his second consecutive appearance at the event.
The 6-foot, 183-pound forward was selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the third round (84th) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
Originally listed by the Kamloops Blazers in September 2012 and signed in January 2013, Sideroff is in his third full season with the Blazers. The product of Summerland, BC, has collected 149 points (61G-88A) in 175 career WHL regular season games.
WHL Player of the Week
Sept. 23 – Sept. 25: Chad Butcher, Medicine Hat Tigers
Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Sam Steel, Regina Pats
Oct. 3 – Oct. 9: Cody Glass, Portland Winterhawks
Oct. 10 – Oct. 16: Tyler Benson, Vancouver Giants
Oct. 17 – Oct. 23: Kale Clague, Brandon Wheat Kings
Oct. 24 – Oct. 30: Kailer Yamamoto, Spokane Chiefs
Oct. 31 – Nov. 6: Connor Hobbs, Regina Pats
Nov. 7 – Nov. 13: Adam Brooks, Regina Pats
Nov. 14 – Nov. 20: Alexander True, Seattle Thunderbirds
Nov. 21 – Nov. 27: Jayden Halbgewachs, Moose Jaw Warriors
Nov. 28 – Dec. 4: Sergey Zborovskiy, Regina Pats
Dec. 5 – Dec. 11: Calvin Thurkauf, Kelowna Rockets
Dec. 12 – Dec. 18: Deven Sideroff, Kamloops Blazers