By Yoos, Cam on April 14, 2020.
Alex Thacker of the Lethbridge Hurricanes was named The Hockey Hounds Scholastic Player of the Year on Monday, as the team continued to hand out its 2019-20 year-end awards.
Thacker showed a strong balance as a student-athlete during the season, maintaining good grades while excelling on the ice. He is a very strong student who has consistently demonstrated a strong work ethic, a dedicated focus on his courses, a keen intellect, and respect as a leader amongst his peers. His teachers have regularly commented on his attention to their courses, and his great attitude when facing the many challenges that face high school students while playing in the WHL.
“Alex is a very worthy candidate to represent the Lethbridge Hurricanes as their Scholastic Player of the Year,” said Hurricanes Education Advisor Jim Stewart. “Alex has handled a rigorous academic load while working extremely hard to be the best hockey player he can be.”
On the ice, Thacker appeared in 55 games with the Hurricanes in his first year in the WHL, totalling 25 points including four goals and 21 assists with 16 penalty minutes and a plus-one rating. Thacker finished third in rookie scoring on the Hurricanes.
It was also announced Monday that Lethbridge native and Calgary Hitmen goaltender Brayden Peters was named Hitmen rookie of the year.