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Welcome to the 2021-22 RE/MAX WHL Play of the Year showdown! Help us sort through the top plays from the 2021-22 WHL Regular Season to determine the ultimate champion!

We’ve randomly distributed 32 of the top plays from 2021-22 across a bracket, creating head-to-head matchups that will refresh every day, beginning Sunday, May 1. Visit @TheWHL on Twitter every day to cast your vote in a new matchup and help us determine the 2021-22 RE/MAX WHL Play of the Year!

RE/MAX WHL Play of the Year – Matchup Schedule

FIRST ROUND

Sunday, May 1: Cross Hanas / James Stefan (Portland Winterhawks) vs. Fabian Lysell (Vancouver Giants)
Portland duo Cross Hanas and James Stefan completed the “Zegras” versus the Spokane Chiefs in December. In our first RE/MAX WHL Play of the Year matchup, that sensational tally squares off with a silky solo effort from Boston Bruins prospect, and Vancouver Giants sniper, Fabian Lysell.


Monday, May 2: Daylan Kuefler (Kamloops Blazers) vs. Carl Tetachuk (Moose Jaw Warriors)
A great goal versus a great save, as we pit Kamloops Blazers forward Daylan Kuefler’s solo effort overtime winner against the Vancouver Giants against a terrific back-heel kick save by Moose Jaw Warriors netminder Carl Tetachuk in Calgary.


Tuesday, May 3: Connor Bedard (Regina Pats) vs. Cole Nagy / Brady Birnie (Swift Current Broncos)
We feature the province of Saskatchewan in this matchup. Regina Pats forward Connor Bedard’s diving goal on opening weekend versus the Prince Albert Raiders goes up against a nifty bit of teamwork from Swift Current Broncos teammates Cole Nagy and Brady Birnie.


Wednesday, May 4: Connor McClennon (Winnipeg ICE) vs. Campbell Arnold (Victoria Royals)
Opposite ends of the WHL map on display in this matchup. Philadelphia Flyers prospect Connor McClennon showed off his silky mitts early in the season with a solo effort goal. We pair that up with a sensational stick save from Victoria Royals goalie Campbell Arnold, who stymied his former team in Spokane.


Thursday, May 5: Riley Heidt (Prince George Cougars) vs. Justin Sourdif (Edmonton Oil Kings)
Quick hands on display in this matchup. First, Prince George Cougars forward Riley Heidt shows off his trigonometry skills with a deft back-handed deflection. His goal goes up against Florida Panthers prospect Justin Sourdif, who danced through the Calgary defence to score a sensational goal in March.


Friday, May 6: Ronan Seeley (Everett Silvertips) vs. Justin Hall (Lethbridge Hurricanes)
Friday’s matchup features a pair of dazzling solo efforts. First, Carolina Hurricanes prospect Ronan Seeley slices and dices his way through the Portland defence en route to scoring for the Everett Silvertips. That goal goes up against a Justin Hall between-the-legs effort for the Lethbridge Hurricanes.


Saturday, May 7: Kyle Crnkovic (Saskatoon Blades) vs. Garin Bjorklund (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Saskatoon Blades forward Kyle Crnkovic shows off his toe-dragging, and baseball skills. His goal versus the Calgary Hitmen goes up against a stop from Washington Capitals prospect Garin Bjorklund, who stretched across his crease to stymie the Winnipeg ICE.


Sunday, May 8: Andrew Cristall (Kelowna Rockets) vs. Evan Herman (Prince Albert Raiders)
We wrap up the left-hand side of the First Round bracket with a display of solo skills. First, Kelowna Rockets forward Andrew Cristall tries his luck at a lacrosse goal versus Portland. Choose between that play and a late-season beauty from Evan Herman of the Prince Albert Raiders.


Monday, May 9: Connor Bedard (Regina Pats) vs. Sasha Mutala (Tri-City Americans)
We start a new work week with a high-octane Play of the Year matchup. Regina Pats forward Connor Bedard scored *that* goal we’ve seen on repeat since February. Tri-City Americans forward Sasha Mutala put together a pretty slick solo effort of his own, versus the Spokane Chiefs.


Tuesday, May 10: Robbie Fromm-Delorme (Portland Winterhawks) vs. Daniel Hauser (Winnipeg ICE)
In Tuesday’s WHL Play of the Year matchup, Portland’s Robbie Fromm-Delorme puts his switch-hitting skills up against a series of scramble saves by Winnipeg ICE netminder Daniel Hauser.


Wednesday, May 11: Bryan Thomson (Lethbridge Hurricanes) vs. Logan Stankoven (Kamloops Blazers)
A sensational save versus a sensational goal! Lethbridge netminder Bryan Thomson denies the Calgary Hitmen in the shootout, while at the other end of the rink Logan Stankoven of the Kamloops Blazers scores from his knees versus Kelowna.


Thursday, May 12: Bailey Peach (Victoria Royals) vs. Ridly Greig (Brandon Wheat Kings)
A pair of forwards go toe to toe in Thursday’s RE/MAX WHL Play of the Year matchup. Victoria’s Bailey Peach pulled off a lacrosse goal in December versus the Vancouver Giants. He goes up against Ridly Greig, and his silky overtime winner for the Brandon Wheat Kings at Swift Current.


Friday, May 13: Arshdeep Bains / Ben King (Red Deer Rebels) vs. Mason Beaupit (Spokane Chiefs)
Arshdeep Bains and Ben King enjoyed exceptional chemistry all season long for the Red Deer Rebels, and Friday’s matchup displays just one example of that. Vancouver Canucks prospect Bains drags and glides his way toward setting up King for a goal versus the Lethbridge Hurricanes; that play goes up against a great, early-season glove save by Spokane’s Mason Beaupit against Alex Swetlikoff of the Everett Silvertips.


Saturday, May 14: Michal Gut (Everett Silvertips) vs. Ty Young (Prince George Cougars)
Saturday’s first-round matchup features Everett Silvertips forward Michal Gut, who sliced and diced his way through the Spokane defence to score a terrific back-handed goal. He goes up against Prince George Cougars goalie Ty Young, who robbed the Kamloops Blazers while prone on his back with a superb glove snag.


Sunday, May 15: Colton Dach (Kelowna Rockets) vs. Zac Funk (Calgary Hitmen)
We turn our attention to Chicago Blackhawks prospect Colton Dach, who showed off some between-the-legs trickery for the Kelowna Rockets against Tri-City earlier this season. That goal goes up against Calgary Hitmen speedster Zac Funk’s solo effort versus Red Deer in Sunday’s RE/MAX WHL Play of the Year matchup.


Monday, May 16: Dylan Guenther (Edmonton Oil Kings) vs. Jared Davidson (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Our final first-round matchup pits Arizona Coyotes prospect Dylan Guenther versus Seattle Thunderbirds sniper Jared Davidson. Guenther pulled off a lacrosse goal versus the Saskatoon Blades, while Davidson put the pedal to the metal while dancing through the Kelowna defence en route to scoring an absolute beauty.