For the third time this season, a Kelowna Rockets player has been honoured as the WHL’s player of the week.
This time it is forward Tyrell Goulbourne (Jan. 19 – Jan. 25), who had seven points (3 G, 4 A) in two games for the Rockets. He scored a goal and assisted another in Kelowna’s 5-3 win over Everett on Friday. He followed that up with a five-point night in the rematch on Saturday as the Rockets cruised past the Silvertips 9-3. Goulbourne, a Philadelphia Flyers prospect, has 33 points in 39 games this season.
“I feel like Tyrell has, over the last four or five games, probably played the best hockey of his career,” said Rockets head coach Dan Lambert following Saturday’s win. “I really really feel he’s done an outstanding job over the last little while of being consistent with his game.”
Defenceman Madison Bowey (Sept. 29 – Oct. 5) and centre Rourke Chartier (Nov. 3 – Nov. 9) are the other Rockets to have been named player of the week. Defenceman Josh Morrissey was the league’s player of the week for Oct. 27 – Nov. 2 while with the Prince Albert Raiders. Morrissey was traded to Kelowna on December 10.
The Rockets have the best record in the WHL at 36-8-3 (75 points). They’re currently No. 2 in the CHL’s Top 10 rankings, behind only the OHL’s Oshawa Generals.
Israel Fehr is a writer for BC Hockey Hub.