Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League announced today that Lethbridge Hurricanes captain Tyler Wong has been named the WHL Player of the Week for the week ending January 15, 2017.
Wong registered 10 points (5G-5A) in four games to help the Hurricanes collect points in four consecutive games, going 2-0-1-1 this past week.
On Wednesday, January 11, Wong notched two points (1G-1A) in a 7-4 win at Edmonton. On Friday, January 13, he managed another two points (1G-1A) in a 6-5 shootout loss versus Prince George, being named third star for his efforts. The next night – Saturday, January 14 – Wong struck for two more points (1G-1A) in a 6-5 win versus Edmonton. He rounded out the weekend with a four-point performance (2G-2A) on Sunday, January 15, in a 6-5 overtime loss at Calgary and was named second star.
A 20-year-old product of Cochrane, AB, Wong currently sits fourth in the WHL scoring race with 66 points (33G-33A) in 43 games. His 33 goals are good for third in WHL goal scoring.
On Tuesday, January 3, Wong was named the WHL Player of the Month for December after posting 25 points (8G-17A) in 12 games, leading the Hurricanes to a record of 8-2-2-0.
The 5-foot-9, 176-pounnd right winger was originally a fifth round pick (101st) of the Lethbridge Hurricanes at the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft. In his fifth season with the Hurricanes, Wong has amassed 255 points (125G-130A) in 291 career regular season contests.
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
Dec. 26 – Jan. 1: Adam Brooks, Regina Pats
Jan. 2 – Jan. 8: Brayden Burke, Moose Jaw Warriors
Jan. 9 – Jan. 15: Tyler Wong, Lethbridge Hurricanes