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Hurricanes’ Wong named WHL Player of the Month for December

 

Calgary, AB – 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.

 

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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.

The 5-foot-9, 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.

WHL Player of the Month
September/October: Sam Steel, Regina Pats
November: Adam Brooks, Regina Pats
December: Tyler Wong, Lethbridge Hurricanes

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