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Monday, May 16, 2016

Thunderbirds Bear named WHL Player of the Week

Calgary, AB - The Western Hockey League announced today that Seattle Thunderbirds defenceman Ethan Bear has been named the WHL Player of the Week for the week ending May 15th, 2016. 

Bear recorded five points in three games to go along with a plus three rating for the Thunderbirds in the 2016 WHL Championship Series.  

On Tuesday, May 10th, Bear tallied an assist in the Thunderbirds 3-2 overtime loss to the Brandon Wheat Kings in Game 3 of the WHL Championship Series.  The following night, Bear had a strong outing as he recorded three points (1g-2a) to go along with a plus-4 rating and guided the Thunderbirds to a big 6-1 win in Game 4. Bear wrapped up the week with an assist on Friday, May 13th in Game 5 as the T-Birds dropped an 8-4 decision to the Brandon Wheat Kings who claimed the Ed Chynoweth Cup as WHL Champions.

The 18-year-old native of Ochapowace, SK recorded 65 points (19g-46a) to go along with a plus-14 rating in 69 regular season contests. Furthermore, Bear led all WHL defenceman in post-season scoring with 22 points (8g-14a).  The 5-11, 197 lb defenceman completed his third WHL campaign with Seattle and has amassed 122 points (38g-84a) in 197 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 1-1-0-1 with a 3.33 goals against average and a .903 save percentage. On Tuesday, May 10th, Bow stopped 32 of 35 shots in the Thunderbirds 3-2 overtime loss to the Wheat Kings in Game 3 of the WHL Championship Series. The following night, Bow was productive as he made 30 saves to earn third star honours and guide the T-Birds to a 6-1 victory in Game 4. On Friday, May 13th, Bow put in a 31 save performance and was named the game’s third star in an 8-4 loss to the Wheat Kings. 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
Apr. 25 – May. 1: Nolan Patrick, Brandon Wheat Kings
May. 2 – May. 8: Tanner Kaspick: Brandon Wheat Kings
May 9 – May 15: Ethan Bear, 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
Apr. 25 – May. 1: Landon Bow, Seattle Thunderbirds
May. 2 – May. 8: Jordan Papirny, Brandon Wheat Kings
May. 9 – May 15: Landon Bow, Seattle Thunderbirds





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