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Hurricanes’ Morrison named WHL On the Run Player of the Week

Erica Perreaux

 

Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Lethbridge Hurricanes forward Brad Morrison has been named WHL On the Run Player of the Week for the week ending March 25, 2018.

Morrison registered eight points (3G-5A) and a plus-four rating in two games as the Lethbridge Hurricanes jumped out to a 2-0 lead in their first round series against the Red Deer Rebels in the 2018 WHL Playoffs.

Opening up the series at home in southern Alberta Friday, Morrison tallied a goal and an assist as the Hurricanes won by a 6-0 score. He scored Lethbridge’s third goal of the game while at even strength and had a primary assist on his team’s fourth goal of the game.

Saturday, Morrison had a career-best performance, tallying a pair of goals and six points in the Hurricanes’ 8-3 win over the Rebels for the two-to-nothing advantage in the series. Morrison scored Lethbridge’s fourth and eighth goals in the game, recording the first playoff game-winning goal of his WHL career. He also picked up a pair of primary assists and a pair of secondary assists, recording one while short-handed and three on the power play. For his efforts Saturday, Morrison was named the first star of the game and the first star of the night across the WHL.

With his performance over the weekend, the 6-foot-0, 171-pound product of Prince George, B.C. now has 19 points (6G-13A) in 13 career WHL Playoff games. Through the first four days of action in the 2018 WHL Playoffs, Morrison leads the league in assists and points while sitting in a five-way tie for fourth in goal scoring.

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Originally selected by his hometown Prince George Cougars seventh overall in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft, Morrison recently completed the regular season portion of his WHL career, tallying 263 points (112G-151A) in 334 games. He had 30 power-play goals and 17 game-winning goals as part of those figures.

Morrison and the Hurricanes will be looking to extend their advantage when the series shifts north for game three on Tuesday, March 27 (7:00 p.m. MT) at the Exmax Centrium.

WHL On the Run Player of the Week
Mar. 19 – Mar. 25: Brad Morrison, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Mar. 12 – Mar. 18: Dillon Dube, Kelowna Rockets
Mar. 5 – Mar. 11: Jayden Halbgewachs, Moose Jaw Warriors
Feb. 26 – Mar. 4: Cody Glass, Portland Winterhawks
Feb. 19 – Feb. 25: Ty Smith, Spokane Chiefs
Feb. 12 – Feb. 18: Jordy Bellerive, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Feb. 5 – Feb. 11: Tyler Soy, Victoria Royals
Jan. 29 – Feb. 4: Ty Ronning, Vancouver Giants
Jan. 22 – Jan. 28: Kailer Yamamoto, Spokane Chiefs
Jan. 15 – Jan. 21: Matt Fonteyne, Everett Silvertips
Jan. 8 – Jan. 14: Dylan Cozens, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Jan. 1 – Jan. 7: Matteo Gennaro, Swift Current Broncos
Dec. 27 – Dec. 31: Braylon Shmyr, Saskatoon Blades
Dec. 11 – Dec. 17: Nolan Volcan, Seattle Thunderbirds
Dec. 4 – Dec. 10: Stelio Mattheos, Brandon Wheat Kings
Nov. 27 – Dec. 3: Calen Addison, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Nov. 20 – Nov. 26: Cody Glass, Portland Winterhawks
Nov. 13 – Nov. 19: Jayden Halbgewachs, Moose Jaw Warriors 
Nov. 6 – Nov. 12: Aleksi Heponiemi, Swift Current Broncos
Oct. 30 – Nov. 5: Jermaine Loewen, Kamloops Blazers
Oct. 23 – Oct. 29: Brett Howden, Moose Jaw Warriors
Oct. 16 – Oct. 22: Tyler Steenbergen, Swift Current Broncos
Oct. 9 – Oct. 15: Tyler Soy, Victoria Royals
Oct. 2 – Oct. 8: Kale Clague, Brandon Wheat Kings
Sept. 25 – Oct. 1: Tyler Steenbergen, Swift Current Broncos
Sept. 22 – Sept. 24: Kole Lind, Kelowna Rockets

About the Western Hockey League
Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 350 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.

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