Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Brandon Wheat Kings defenceman Chad Nychuk has been named WHL Player of the Week for the week ending March 6, 2022.
The product of Rossburn, Man., who celebrated his 21st birthday Sunday, posted a League-best 10 points (3G-7A) in three appearances with Brandon this past week.
Nychuk started his week with two assists Wednesday, March 2 in a 7-6 setback versus the Regina Pats.
He then set a new career high Friday, March 4 with five points (1G-4A), helping the Wheat Kings double up the Lethbridge Hurricanes 6-3.
Nychuk added three more points (2G-1A) Saturday, March 5 as Brandon dropped a 6-5 decision to the Moose Jaw Warriors.
The 6-foot-1, 194-pound rearguard has set career marks in goals (18), assists (38), points (56) and game-winning goals (seven) during the 2021-22 WHL season. His 18 goals are the most among WHL blueliners this season.
He was originally signed by the Wheat Kings in December of 2017, and in 188 career WHL regular season appearances has amassed 126 points (30G-96A).
Nychuk and the Brandon Wheat Kings are next in action Wednesday, March 9 when they play host to the Calgary Hitmen (7:00 p.m. CT, Westoba Place).
About the Western Hockey League
Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 375 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.