Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Pulock WHL Player Of The Week

Ryan Pulock (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Some good news for New York Islander prospect Ryan Pulock as the captain of the Brandon Wheat Kings was named "WHL Player of the Week." The press release will follow in a moment as the New York Rangers also had something to talk about with 2 of their 2013 draft class Anthony Duclair (3rd) and Ryan Graves (4th) playing for Team QMJHL in the opening game of the Subway Super Series against Team Russia.


Calgary, AB - The Western Hockey League announced today that Brandon Wheat Kings? defenceman Ryan Pulock is the Denny?s WHL Player of the Week for the week ending November 17, 2013.

Pulock recorded two goals and five assists for seven points along with a +3 rating in three games over the past week, helping the Wheat Kings post three consecutive victories in that span.

On Monday, November 11th, Pulock picked up three assists and was named the game?s 2nd Star in a 5-3 victory over the visiting Lethbridge Hurricanes. On Wednesday, November 13th, Pulock tallied a power play goal as the Wheat Kings posted a 5-2 road victory over the Saskatoon Blades. On Friday, November 15th, Pulock scored his second goal in as many games and added two assists while being named the game?s 1st Star in a 6-2 win over the visiting Saskatoon Blades.

Pulock, a product of Grandview, MB, is in his fourth WHL campaign with the Brandon Wheat Kings, and currently ranks 11th among all WHL defencemen in scoring with eight goals and 21 points in 18 games this season. Chosen by the New York Islanders in the first round, 15th overall, in the 2013 NHL draft, Pulock has put up 49 goals and 168 points in 213 career regular-season contests for the Wheat Kings. He was Brandon?s seventh-round pick, 136th overall, in the 2009 WHL Bantam Draft.

Subway Super Series

The annual event pitting Team Russia taking on teams from the 3 Canadian Junior Leagues got underway with Game 1 in Gatineau with Ranger prospects Anthony Duclair (2013 3rd) and Ryan Graves (2013 4th) on the Team QMJHL roster. The series is used by Hockey Canada as part of their evaluation process for their World Under-20 squad although neither Duclair or Graves have a realistic chance of being invited to tryout this year.

Game 1 went the way of Team QMJHL 3-2 with neither Ranger prospect scoring but Graves did earn a +1 when he was on the ice for Team QMJHL's 2nd goal. Both prospects will get to play in Game 2 on Wednesday when the series shifts to Sherbrooke.

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