Cranbrook product Bowen Byram has been named the Western Hockey League’s On the Run Player of the Week.
The Vancouver Giants defenceman recorded six points in two games.
On Jan. 12 against the Kamloops Blazers, Byram had two goals and three assists in a 7-4 win. He set a franchise record for points in a game by a Giants defenceman.
Then on Jan. 13, against the Victoria Royals, Byram recorded another goal.
Bryam has played in 40 games this season and has recorded 13 goals and 26 assists for 39 points.
He was selected third overall in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft by the Giants, and this year he is an ‘A’-rated prospect for the 2019 National Hockey League Draft and is expected to go in the first round.
Having played for Team WHL in the CIBC Canada/Russia Series, Byram also played for Team Canada at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup and won gold.
Bryam will play in the Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game on Jan. 23 in Red Deer. He has been named to Team Cherry, along Kootenay ICE captain Peyton Krebs.