Husky WHL Player of the Month



HUSKY WHL PLAYER OF THE MONTH

 

MARCH, 2013: CODY SYLVESTER, CALGARY HITMEN

The Western Hockey League announced today that forward Cody Sylvester of the Calgary Hitmen has been named the HUSKY WHL Player of the Month for March.

The 20-year-old product of Vernon, B.C. scored eight goals and 10 assists for 18 points while posting a +10 rating in eight games to lead all WHL players in scoring in the month of March while helping the Hitmen to a 6-3-0 record.  Sylvester scored in six of eight games he played during the month while putting up multiple points in five of eight games, including a seven-point performance versus Saskatoon on March 5th.  He was named the game’s 1st Star in three of his eight appearances in March.

Sylvester
finished the 2012-13 WHL regular season with a career high 41 goals and 90 points in 68 games for the Hitmen, putting him in 10th place in WHL scoring while helping the Hitmen to a third-place finish in the Eastern Conference.  Sylvester was selected to the 2013 WHL Eastern Conference Second All-Star team for his excellent season.

Selected by the Hitmen in the eighth round, 168th overall, in the 2007 WHL Bantam Draft, Sylvester has played 315 career regular-season games over five seasons in Calgary, amassing 229 points.  The Eastern Conference finalist for 2013 WHL Humanitarian of the Year, Sylvester also captured a WHL championship with the Hitmen in 2010.

His accomplishments make Cody Sylvester a deserving choice as the HUSKY WHL Player of the Month for March. 

HUSKY – proud sponsor of the WHL Education Program and the Canada West WHL Graduate of the Month.

 

FEBRUARY, 2013: JUSTIN FESER, TRI CITY AMERICANS

The Western Hockey League announced today that forward Justin Feser, of the Tri-City Americans, has been named the HUSKY WHL Player of the Month for February.

The 20 year-old forward collected 24 points through the month of February finding the net 12 times and accumulating 12 assists to go along with a +11 rating.  Feser gathered points in nine of 11 games played including multiple points in six games and four contests where he had three or more point outputs.  Feser’s efforts also earned him a Three Star selection four times, with three being 1st Stars, and was also named Denny’s WHL and CHL Player of the Week for the week ending February 24.

Further to his on-ice achievements, Feser was crowned the WHL’s new ironman last week, breaking the long standing WHL record for consecutive games played.  The previous mark of 311 consecutive games was set by Dwayne Newman with the Brandon Wheat Kings and the Victoria Cougars back in 1988-92.  On March 1, 2013, Feser played in his 312 consecutive WHL regular season game, breaking the record at home in front of friends and family at the Toyota Center, against the Seattle Thunderbirds.

Feser
is currently ranked 3rd among all WHL scorers with 100 points (41 goals, 59 assists) in 65 games played.  The Tri-City Americans finished February with a 8-3-0-0 record and currently sit 4th in the WHL Western Conference with a 39-23-1-2 record for 81 points.

From Red Deer, AB, Feser is playing his fifth straight year with the Tri-City Americans.  Originally a 9th round pick by the Ams’ in the 2007 WHL Draft, Feser has gone on to appear in 344 WHL regular season games collecting 347 points (152 goals, 195 assists) and 181 penalty minutes.

His accomplishments make Justin Feser a deserving choice as the HUSKY WHL Player of the Month for February.

 

JANUARY, 2013: NIC PETAN, PORTLAND WINTERHAWKS

The Western Hockey League announced today that forward Nic Petan, of the Portland Winterhawks, has been named the HUSKY WHL Player of the Month for January.

The 17 year-old forward led all WHL scorers collecting 26 points through the month of January finding the net nine times and accumulating 17 assists to go along with a +11 rating.  Petan gathered points in 12 of 13 games played including multiple points in nine games and five contests where he had three point outputs.  Petan’s efforts also earned him a Three Star selection six times, with three being 1st Stars.

Petan
currently leads all WHL scorers with 93 points (36 goals, 57 assists) in 53 games played.  The Portland Winterhawks finished January with a 9-2-0-2 record, are undefeated in their last seven games and currently boast the League’s best record at 43-7-1-2 for 89 points.

From Delta, BC, Petan is in his second full season with the Portland Winterhawks.  Selected by the ‘Hawks 16th overall in the 2010 WHL Draft, Petan is a highly touted NHL Top Prospect leading up to the 2013 Draft and recently participated in the CHL/NHL Home Hardware Top Prospects Game.

His accomplishments make Nic Petan a deserving choice as the HUSKY WHL Player of the Month for January. 


DECEMBER, 2012: ADAM LOWRY, SWIFT CURRENT BRONCOS

The Western Hockey League announced today that forward Adam Lowry, of the Swift Current Broncos, has been named the HUSKY WHL Player of the Month for December.

The 19 year-old forward collected 21 points through the month of December finding the net 13 times and accumulating eight assists to go along with a +7 rating.  Lowry picked up multiple points in five games, three games where he gathered three or more points and two three goal performances.  He holds the longest goal scoring streak in the WHL thus far this season at eight games (Dec. 5 – 28), scoring 13 goals in that span, and is currently on the third longest point streak at 15 games (Nov. 27 – present), gathering 27 points in that span.  Lowry efforts also earned him a Three Star selection seven times, with three being 1st Stars. 

Lowry currently sits seventh among all WHL scorers with 53 points (25 goals, 28 assists) in 41 games played.  The Swift Current Broncos finished December with a 6-6-0-0 record, which included a five game road trip through the B.C. Division, and currently sit 7th in the WHL Eastern Conference with a 17-19-3-2 overall record for 39 points.

From Calgary, AB, Lowry is in his fourth full season with the Swift Current Broncos.  The Broncos selected Lowry in the 4th round in the 2008 WHL Draft and was a 3rd round - 67th overall pick in the 2011 NHL Draft by the Winnipeg Jets.

His accomplishments make Adam Lowry a deserving choice as the HUSKY WHL Player of the Month for December. 



NOVEMBER, 2012: BRENDAN LEIPSIC, PORTLAND WINTERHAWKS

The Western Hockey League announced today that forward Brendan Leipsic, of the Portland Winterhawks, has been named the HUSKY WHL Player of the Month for November.

The 18 year-old forward led all WHL scorers collected 30 points through the month of November finding the net nine times and accumulating 21 assists to go along with a +16 rating.  Leipsic picked up multiple points in all 12 games played, which also included five games where he gathered three or more points.  He holds the longest goal scoring streak in the WHL thus far this season at seven games (Oct. 28 – Nov. 10), scoring eight goals in that span, and is currently on the second longest point streak at 15 games (Oct. 28 – present), gathering 35 points in that span.  Leipsic efforts also earned him a Three Star selection four times, with one being a 1st Star. 

Leipsic currently sits seventh among all WHL scorers with 41 points (16 goals, 25 assists) in 24 games played.  His consistent play helped the Portland Winterhawks to a 11-1-0-0 record in the month of November and currently sit 1st in the WHL U.S. Division and Western Conference with a 22-4-1-0 overall record for 45 points.

From Winnipeg, MB, Leipsic is in his third full season with the Portland Winterhawks.  The ‘Hawks selected Leipsic in the 6th round in the 2009 WHL Draft and was recently a 3rd round pick in the 2012 NHL Draft by the Nashville Predators.

His accomplishments make Brendan Leipsic a deserving choice as the HUSKY WHL Player of the Month for November. 


SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER, 2012: JC LIPON, KAMLOOPS BLAZERS

The Western Hockey League announced today that forward JC Lipon, of the Kamloops Blazers, has been named the HUSKY WHL Player of the Month for September/October.

The 19 year-old forward has had an incredible to start to the season recording 40 points in 17 games through September/October.  Lipon leads all WHL goal scorers finding the net 16 times, with assists on 24 others, all while maintaining a plus minus rating of +17.  He is presently amidst the WHL’s second longest point streak this season, behind teammate Colin Smith (17 games), collecting points his last 14 games played.

Lipon’s consistent play has helped the Kamloops Blazers remain undefeated in regulation time thus far, posting an incredible 16-0-0-1 record to season.  His efforts have also earned him a Three Star selection eight times, with four being 1st Stars.

From Regina, SK, Lipon is in his fourth full season with the Kamloops Blazers.  Originally a list player by the Blazers, Lipon has gone on to appear in 204 career WHL games, gathering 41 goals, 98 assists for a total of 139 points.  For the week ending October 7 and 14, he was named WHL and CHL Player of the Week and this is Lipon’s first Husky WHL Player of the Month Award.

2011-12 HUSKY WHL Player of the Month
March:  Mark Stone, Brandon Wheat Kings
February:  Brendan Shinnimin, Tri-City Americans
January:  Jordan Weal, Regina Pats
December:  Michael St. Croix, Edmonton Oil Kings
November:  Ty Rattie, Portland Winterhawks
September/October:  Emerson Etem, Medicine Hat Tigers

2010-11 HUSKY WHL Player of the Month

March:  Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Red Deer Rebels
February:  Brayden Schenn, Saskatoon Blades
January:  Brendan Shinnimin, Tri-City Americans
December:  Tyler Johnson, Spokane Chiefs
November:  Linden Vey, Medicine Hat Tigers
September/October:  Craig Cunningham, Vancouver Giants

2009-10 HUSKY WHL Player of the Month
March:  Matt Calvert, Brandon Wheat Kings
February:  Tyler Johnson, Spokane Chiefs
January:  Linden Vey, Medicine Hat Tigers
December:  Brad Ross, Portland Winterhawks
November:  James Reid, Spokane Chiefs
September/October:  Jordan Eberle, Regina Pats

2008-09 HUSKY WHL Player of the Month
March:  Colin Long, Kelowna Rockets
February:  Mitch Fadden, Tri-City Americans
January:  Casey Pierro-Zabotel, Vancouver Giants
December:  Brandon Kozun, Calgary Hitmen
November:  Dustin Sylvester, Kootenay Ice
September/October:  Jonathon Blum, Vancouver Giants

2007-08 Husky WHL Player of the Month

September/October: Jordan Eberle, Regina Pats
November: Drayson Bowman, Spokane Chiefs
December: Colin Long, Kelowna Rockets
January: Dan Gendur, Everett Silvertips
February: Spencer Machacek, Vancouver Giants
March: Bud Holloway, Seattle Thunderbirds