The Western Hockey League announced today that forward Jayce Hawryluk of the Brandon Wheat Kings is the Denny’s WHL Player of the Week for the week ending November 3, 2013.
Hawryluk recorded eight points on six goals and two assists to go with a +4 rating in three games over the past week, helping the Wheat Kings post a 2-1-0-0 record on the road in that span.
On Friday, November 1st, Hawryluk scored three goals, including the game-winner, and added an assist while being named the game’s 1st Star in leading the visiting Wheat Kings to a 6-3 win over the Silvertips in Everett, WA. On Sunday, November 3rd, Hawryluk recorded his second straight three-goal performance, added an assist, and earned 1st Star honors in a 6-2 victory over the Lethbridge Hurricanes. He was held without a point in a 4-2 loss to the Seattle Thunderbirds in Kent, WA, on Tuesday, October 29th.
Hawryluk, a native of Roblin, MB, is in his second season in the WHL with the Wheat Kings, and currently leads the team in scoring with nine goals and 19 points in 17 games. The Wheat Kings’ second-round pick, 32nd overall, in the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft, Hawryluk has amassed 27 goals and 62 points in 78 career regular-season games. He is eligible for the 2014 NHL Draft.
The WHL has also nominated Dawson MacAuley of the Regina Pats for the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week award. MacAuley, a product of Prince Albert, SK, posted a 2-0 record with a shutout in three appearances over the past week, allowing just one goal on 59 shots for a 0.48 goals-against average and a .983 save percentage in that span. On Wednesday, October 30th, MacAuley stopped all 36 shots he faced to record a shutout whole being named the game’s 1st Star in a 3-0 win over the visiting Moose Jaw Warriors. On Sunday, November 3rd, MacAuley made 20 saves on 21 shots to backstop the Pats to a 3-1 win over the visiting Warriors. He also stopped both shots he faced in six minutes of action in relief in a 7-1 loss to the Prince Albert Raiders on Friday, November 1st.
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