Monday, 30 March 2015

Magee Named WHL Player Of The Week

Victoria forward records six points in two games.

For Immediate Release
Monday, March 30, 2015

Victoria, BC- The Western Hockey League today announced that Victoria Royals’ forward Brandon Magee has been named Denny’s WHL Player of the week.

Magee, a native of Edmonton, AB recorded six points (5g-1a) including a hat-trick and both game-winning goals in the Royals’ first two playoff games vs. the Prince George Cougars this past weekend.

The 1994-born veteran becomes the fourth player (Travis Brown - 2014-15, Joe Hicketts - 2014-15 and Alex Gogolev - 2012-2013) in Victoria Royals team history to receive the Denny’s WHL Player of the Week award.

The 5-9, 185 lb Magee leads the league in playoff scoring and is tied with former Royal Steven Hodges for most playoff points in Victoria/Chilliwack franchise history with 20 (9g-11a). In his last nine games played including the regular season, Magee has registered 10 goals and six assists for 16 points.

Magee, in his final season with the club is the all-time franchise leader in regular season games played (318), points (264) and assists (151).

The best-of-seven series will now shift to Prince George for Games 3 and 4 on Wednesday and Thursday with puck drop slated for 7:00 p.m. on both nights.

The Royals will return home for Game 5 (if necessary) on Saturday with puck drop set for 7:05 p.m. Individual playoff tickets, starting at $13.00, are now on sale at the Select Your Tickets Box Office located at the arena, over the phone at 250-220-7777 or online at    

Season Tickets for the 2015-16 Royals season are on sale now. Take advantage of our exclusive Early Bird offer to new season ticket holders by placing a $100 per seat deposit and getting all remaining home games for the first round of the playoffs for free. To arrange a meeting to pick your seats please call 250-220-7889 or visit the Victoria Royals ticket office at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.

CALGARY, AB - The Western Hockey League announced today that Victoria Royals forward Brandon Magee is the Denny’s WHL Player of the Week for the week ending March 29th, 2015.  

Magee collected six points (5g-1a) in two games to help the Royals take a 2-0 series lead against the Prince George Cougars in Round 1 of the 2015 WHL Playoffs. 

On Friday, March 27th against the Prince George Cougars, Magee recorded a hat trick and added an assist to earn first star honours in a 5-3 victory. The following night, Magee scored two goals, including the game-winner, to lead the Royals to a Game 2 victory over the Cougars by a score of 5-4 while also claiming first star honours.

The 21-year-old Edmonton, A
B native gathered 61 points (23g-38a) while playing in 50 games this season. The 5’9”, 185 lb forward is in his fifth WHL campaign with Victoria and has amassed 264 points (113g-151a) in 318 career WHL regular season contests. In 19 career WHL Playoff games, Magee has 20 points (9g-11a).

The WHL has also nominated Jackson Whistle of the Kelowna Rockets for the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week award. Whistle, a 1995-born netminder from West Kelowna, BC, recorded two shutouts
last week in the Rockets Round 1 match-up against the Tri-City Americans. On Friday, March 27th, Whistle turned aside 18 shots in Game 1 against the Americans to earn a 6-0 shutout victory and claim third star honours. The following night, Whistle stopped all 30 shots he faced in Game 2 to pick up his second consecutive shutout and a 3-0 win while earning second star honours. Currently in his fourth WHL campaign, Whistle has posted a 2-0-1 record with two shutouts in thee career WHL Playoff appearances. 

Denny’s WHL Player of the Week
Mar. 23
– Mar. 29: Brandon Magee, Victoria Royals
Mar. 16 – Mar. 22: Jake DeBrusk, Swift Current Broncos
Mar. 9 – Mar. 15: Oliver Bjorkstrand, Portland WInterhawks
Mar. 2 – Mar. 8: Peter Quenneville, Brandon Wheat Kings
Feb. 23
– Mar. 1: Jansen Harkins, Prince George Cougars
Feb. 16
– Feb. 22: Jayce Hawryluk, Brandon Wheat Kings
Feb. 9 – Feb. 15: Leon Draisaitl, Kelowna Rockets
Feb. 2 – Feb. 8: Rihards Bukarts, Brandon Wheat Kings
Jan. 26 – Feb. 1: Oliver Bjorkstrand, Portland Winterhawks 
Jan. 19 – Jan. 25: Tyrell Goulbourne, Kelowna Rockets 
Jan. 12 – Jan. 18: Tim McGauley, Brandon Wheat Kings 
Jan. 5 – Jan. 11: Oliver Bjorkstrand, Portland Winterhawks 
Dec. 29 – Jan. 4: Travis Brown, Victoria Royals
Dec. 15 – Dec. 28: Trevor Cox, Medicine Hat Tigers 
Dec. 8 – Dec. 14: Cole Sanford, Medicine Hat Tigers 
Dec. 1 – Dec. 7: Connor Rankin, Calgary Hitmen 
Nov. 24 – Nov. 30: Oliver Bjorkstrand, Portland Winterhawks
Nov. 17 – Nov. 23: Lane Bauer, Edmonton Oil Kings
Nov. 10 – Nov. 16: Sam Reinhart, Kootenay Ice
Nov. 3 – Nov. 9: Rourke Chartier, Kelowna Rockets
Oct. 27 – Nov. 2: Josh Morrissey, Prince Albert Raiders
Oct. 20 – Oct. 26: Conner Bleackley, Red Deer Rebels
Oct. 13 – Oct. 19: Joe Hicketts, Victoria Royals
Oct. 6 – Oct. 12: Ivan Nikolishin, Everett Silvertips
Sept. 29 – Oct. 5: Madison Bowey, Kelowna Rockets
Sept. 22 – Sept. 28: Carson Stadnyk, Everett Silvertips
Sept. 19 – Sept. 21: Jay Merkley, Swift Current Broncos