Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that 2014
NHL Draft prospect Jayce Hawryluk of the Brandon Wheat Kings is the CHL
Player of the Week for the week ending November 3 after scoring six
goals with two assists for eight points in three games with a plus-minus
rating of plus-4.
Hawryluk recorded the first two hat-tricks of his career helping the
Wheat Kings earn a pair of victories to even their record at 9-9-0-0 in
the WHL’s East Division standings. His first three-goal game included
the game-winner plus an assist to lead the Wheat Kings to a 6-3 win over
the Everett Silvertips on Friday night where he claimed first star
honours. Hawryluk then reproduced the same offensive effort with
another three goals and one assist on Sunday once again earning first
star honours in a 6-2 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes. He was held
without a point in a 4-2 loss to the Seattle Thunderbirds last Tuesday.
Hawryluk, a 17-year-old from Roblin, MB, is playing in his second WHL season with the Wheat Kings who selected him 32nd
overall in the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft. Eligible for the 2014 NHL Draft,
Hawryluk leads his club with 19 points in 17 games this season and was
given a ‘B rating’ by NHL Central Scouting in their preliminary ‘Players
to Watch’ list in September.
Also considered for the award this week was Simon Desbiens of the
Sherbrooke Phoenix who scored four goals and three assists for seven
points in three games, and Mathew Campagna of the Sudbury Wolves who
netted three goals with four assists for seven points in three games.
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