Royals’ Soy Named CHL Player of the Week
Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that forward Tyler Soy of the Victoria Royals is the CHL Player of the Week for the regular season week ending March 20 after scoring five goals and four assists for nine points in three games with a plus-minus rating of plus-5.
Soy recorded three multi-point games last week helping the first place Royals win all three of their games finishing the 2015-16 WHL campaign on a 13-game winning-streak. He earned back-to-back first star honours to start the week including Wednesday night with a goal and three assists in a 7-4 road win over the Kelowna Rockets, and Friday night with two goals and an assist in a 4-2 triumph while visiting the Everett Silvertips. Soy finished the week and regular season with a two-goal performance at home in a 4-1 win over the Silvertips giving the Royals their first 50-win season. The Royals will now face the wildcard Spokane Chiefs in the first round of the WHL playoffs beginning on Friday March 25.
A 19-year-old from Cloverdale, BC, Soy just completed his third full WHL season with the Royals. He suited up for all 72 games this season finishing 13th in league scoring with a career-high 85 points including 46 goals which was the third highest total in the WHL.
Also considered for the award this week was 2016 NHL Draft prospect Samuel Girard of the Shawinigan Cataractes who scored two goals and five assists for seven points in two games, and New Jersey Devils prospect Blake Speers of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds who scored three goals and five assists for eight points in three games.
2015-16 CHL Regular Season Players of the Week:
Mar. 14 – Mar. 20: Tyler Soy (Victoria Royals)
Mar. 7 – Mar. 13: Andrew Mangiapane (Barrie Colts)
Feb. 29 – Mar. 6: Jayce Hawryluk (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Feb. 22 – Feb. 28: Tyler Wong (Lethbridge Hurricanes)
Feb. 15 – Feb. 21: Adam Brooks (Regina Pats)
Feb. 8 – Feb. 14: Kevin Labanc (Barrie Colts)
Feb. 1 – Feb. 7: Ivan Provorov (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Jan. 25 – Jan. 31: Frédéric Allard (Chicoutimi Sagueneens)
Jan. 18 – Jan. 24: Giorgio Estephan (Lethbridge Hurricanes)
Jan. 11 – Jan. 17: Reid Gardiner (Prince Albert Raiders)
Jan. 4 – Jan. 10: Maxime Comtois (Victoriaville Tigres)
Dec. 28 – Jan. 3: Kevin Labanc (Barrie Colts)
Dec. 14 – Dec. 20: Brendan Lemieux (Windsor Spitfires)
Dec. 7 – Dec. 13: Christian Dvorak (London Knights)
Nov. 30 – Dec. 6: Mitchell Marner (London Knights)
Nov. 23 – Nov. 29: Conor Garland (Moncton Wildcats)
Nov. 16 – Nov. 22: Pierre-Luc Dubois (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles)
Nov. 9 – Nov. 15: Dylan Strome (Erie Otters)
Nov. 2 – Nov. 8: Nikolas Brouillard (Quebec Remparts)
Oct. 26 – Nov. 1: Mathew Barzal (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Oct. 19 – Oct. 25: Kevin Labanc (Barrie Colts)
Oct. 12 – Oct. 18: Zach Bratina (North Bay Battalion)
Oct. 5 – Oct. 11: Dennis Yan (Shawinigan Cataractes)
Sept. 28 – Oct. 4: Conor Garland (Moncton Wildcats)
Sept. 21 – Sept. 27: Alex Forsberg (Victoria Royals)