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Monday, April 25, 2016

Thunderbirds Eansor named WHL Player of the Week

Calgary, AB - The Western Hockey League announced today that Seattle Thunderbirds forward Scott Eansor has been named the WHL Player of the Week for the week ending April 24th, 2016.

Eansor netted three goals, including two game winners for the Seattle Thunderbirds in the first two games of the WHL Western Conference Championship against the Kelowna Rockets this week.

On Friday, April 22nd against the Kelowna Rockets, Eansor buried the decisive game winner late in the second period of Game 1 as Seattle skated to a 2-1 victory. The following night, Eansor potted a pair of goals, including the game winner as Seattle clipped the Rockets by a score of 3-2 in Game 2 of the WHL Western Conference Championship. Eansor also earned a plus-2 rating and was named the game’s first star for his performance.

The 20-year-old native of Englewood, CO recorded 42 points (12g-30a) to go along with a plus-10 rating in 55 regular season contests while collecting nine points (7g-2a) in 11 post-season contests thus far. The 5-8, 172 lb forward is in his third WHL campaign with Seattle and has amassed 91 points (29g-62a) in 179 career WHL regular season contests.

The WHL has also nominated Landon Bow of the Seattle Thunderbirds for the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week award. Bow, a 1995-born netminder from St. Albert, AB posted a record of 2-0-0-0 with a 1.50 goals against average and a .944 save percentage. On Friday, April 22nd, Bow was productive as he turned aside 23 shots to lead the Thunderbirds to a 2-1 road victory over the Kelowna Rockets in Game 1 of the WHL Western Conference Championship. Bow was named the game’s first star for his efforts. The following night, Bow kept up his consistent play with a 28 save performance in Game 2 against the Rockets in a 3-2 Seattle win. Currently in his first WHL campaign with Seattle, Bow has posted a 74-56-8-5 record with a 2.91 goals against average and a .912 save percentage with 15 shutouts in 160 career WHL regular season appearances.

WHL Player of the Week
Sept. 24 – Sept. 27: Alex Forsberg, Victoria Royals
Sept. 28 – Oct. 4: Reid Gardiner, Prince Albert Raiders
Oct. 5 – Oct. 11: Brayden Point, Moose Jaw Warriors
Oct. 12 – Oct. 18: Jon Martin, Swift Current Broncos
Oct. 19 – Oct. 25: Jesse Gabrielle, Prince George Cougars
Oct. 26 – Nov. 1: Mathew Barzal, Seattle Thunderbirds
Nov. 2 – Nov. 8: Nick Merkley, Kelowna Rockets
Nov. 9 – Nov. 15: Jackson Houck, Calgary Hitmen
Nov. 16 – Nov. 22: Tyson Baillie, Kelowna Rockets
Nov. 23 – Nov. 29: Justin Gutierrez, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Nov. 30 – Dec. 6: Tyler Benson, Vancouver Giants
Dec. 7 – Dec. 13: Rihards Bukarts, Portland Winterhawks
Dec. 14 – Dec. 20: Kailer Yamamoto, Spokane Chiefs
Dec. 28 – Jan. 3: Adam Brooks, Regina Pats
Jan. 4 – Jan. 10: Adam Helewka, Spokane Chiefs
Jan. 11 – Jan. 17: Reid Gardiner, Prince Albert Raiders
Jan. 18 – Jan. 24: Giorgio Estephan, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Jan. 25 – Jan. 31: Chase Witala, Prince George Cougars
Feb. 1 – Feb. 7: Ivan Provorov, Brandon Wheat Kings
Feb. 8 – Feb. 14: Dryden Hunt, Moose Jaw Warriors
Feb. 15 – Feb. 21: Adam Brooks, Regina Pats
Feb. 22 – Feb. 28: Tyler Wong, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Feb. 29 – Mar. 6: Jayce Hawryluk, Brandon Wheat Kings
Mar. 7 – Mar. 13: Chad Butcher, Medicine Hat Tigers
Mar. 14 – Mar. 20: Tyler Soy, Victoria Royals
Mar. 21 – Mar. 27: Vladimir Bobylev, Victoria Royals
Mar. 28 – Apr. 3: Adam Brooks, Regina Pats
Apr. 4 – Apr. 10: Ivan Provorov, Brandon Wheat Kings
Apr. 11 – Apr. 17: Jayden Halbgewachs, Moose Jaw Warriors
Apr. 18 – Apr. 24: Scott Eansor, Seattle Thunderbirds

Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week (WHL Nominee)
Sept. 24 – Sept. 27: Landon Bow, Swift Current Broncos
Sept. 28 – Oct. 4: Coleman Vollrath, Victoria Royals
Oct. 5 – Oct. 11: Coleman Vollrath, Victoria Royals
Oct. 12 – Oct 18: Ian Scott, Prince Albert Raiders
Oct. 19 – Oct. 25: Adin Hill, Portland Winterhawks
Oct. 26 – Nov. 1: Adin Hill, Portland Winterhawks
Nov. 2 – Nov. 8: Landon Bow, Swift Current Broncos
Nov. 9 – Nov. 15: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
Nov. 16 – Nov. 22: Declan Hobbs, Kootenay ICE
Nov. 23 – Nov. 29: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
Nov. 30 – Dec. 6: Ty Edmonds, Prince George Cougars
Dec. 7 – Dec. 13: Connor Ingram, Kamloops Blazers
Dec. 14 – Dec. 20: Nick Schneider, Medicine Hat Tigers
Dec. 28 – Jan. 3: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
Jan. 4 – Jan. 10: Landon Bow, Seattle Thunderbirds
Jan. 11 – Jan. 17: Zach Sawchenko, Moose Jaw Warriors
Jan. 18 – Jan. 24: Jordan Papirny, Brandon Wheat Kings
Jan. 25 – Jan. 31: Coleman Vollrath, Victoria Royals
Feb. 1 – Feb. 7: Taz Burman, Swift Current Broncos
Feb. 8 – Feb. 14: Connor Ingram, Kamloops Blazers
Feb. 15 – Feb. 21: Zach Sawchenko, Moose Jaw Warriors
Feb. 22 – Feb. 28: Landon Bow, Seattle Thunderbirds
Feb. 29 – Mar. 6: Connor Ingram, Kamloops Blazers
Mar. 7 – Mar. 13: Landon Bow, Seattle Thunderbirds
Mar. 14 – Mar. 20: Jordan Papirny, Brandon Wheat Kings
Mar. 21 – Mar. 27: Mario Petit, Everett Silvertips
Mar. 28 – Apr. 3: Jordan Papirny, Brandon Wheat Kings
Apr. 4 – Apr. 10: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
Apr. 11 – Apr. 17: Landon Bow, Seattle Thunderbirds
Apr. 18 – Apr. 24: Landon Bow, Seattle Thunderbirds






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