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.
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.