For a second time this season, Vancouver Giants defenceman Bowen Byram (Cranbrook, B.C.) has been named McSweeney’s WHL Player of the Month.
In nine April games, Byram recorded four goals and six assists as the Giants went 8-1 in that span, securing a four-game sweep of the Victoria Royals and a five-game victory over the Spokane Chiefs on their way to a berth in the Rogers WHL Championship Series. He posted four multi-point games, was named the first star of two different games and was also named the WHL’s First Star of the Night twice. He currently leads the WHL in playoff scoring with seven goals and 11 assists fo 18 points through 15 games. In 22 career WHL playoff games, Byram has notched 10 goals and 15 assists for 25 points.
Earlier this month, Bowen Byram was ranked #2 among North American Skaters on NHL Central Scouting’s Final Draft Rankings List. He was the top CHL skater on that North American list.
During the regular season, Byram recorded 71 points (26G-45A), including seven power-play goals, one short-handed goal, nine game-winning goals and a WHL single-season record six overtime winning goals. For his WHL regular season career, Byram has 98 points (32G-66A), including 10 power-play goals, one short-handed goal, and 11 game-winning goals in 138 games.
Bowen Byram and the Vancouver Giants will take the ice for Game 1 of the Rogers WHL Championship Series on Friday night at 6:00 PM PT in Prince Albert, SK. Game 2 will then take place Saturday night before the series shifts back to the Lower Mainland for Game 3 on Tuesday, May 7th and Game 4 on Wednesday, May 8th.