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BUTCHER GRABS WHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS

Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League announced today that Medicine Hat Tigers forward Chad Butcher has been named the WHL Player of the Week for the week ending March 13th, 2016.  

Butcher recorded 10 points (3g-7a) in four games to lead the Medicine Hat Tigers to a 3-1-0-0 record for the week.

On Wednesday, March 9th  against the Prince Albert Raiders, Butcher was in on all four goals as he recorded two goals and two assists to lead the Tigers to a 4-3 comeback victory. Butcher was named the game’s first star for his efforts. On Friday, March 11th, Butcher collected three points (1g-2a) to lead the Tigers to a 6-3 win over the Kootenay ICE and was named the game’s second star. The following night, Butcher tallied an assist in the Tiger’s 4-3 loss to the Kootenay ICE. On Sunday, March 13th, Butcher capped off an impressive week with two assists against the Calgary Hitmen to guide the Tigers to a 4-3 comeback victory.

The 20-year-old Kamloops, BC native has collected 72 points (27g-45a) rating in 69 games this season. The 5-10, 166 lb forward is in his fourth WHL campaign with Medicine Hat and has amassed 154 points (55g-99a) in 231 career WHL regular season contests.

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

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