Josh Morrissey is the WHL player of the week

Morrissey WHL player of the week

Kelowna Rockets defenceman picks up five points in series clincher vs Victoria Royals

  • Apr. 20, 2015 12:00 p.m.

Josh Morrissey’s one-game heroics were enough to earn the Kelowna Rockets’ defenceman the Western Hockey League’s player of the week honours.

The 6-foot, 190-pound blue liner scored two goals and added three assists Friday to lead the Rockets to a 7-3 victory over Victoria, as Kelowna clinched the second-round WHL playoff series in five games.

Morrissey had just returned to the lineup after missing the previous two games in Victoria—including an overtime loss in Game 4—with an injury.

“To come back in Game 5 and for us a group to get the job done, it felt great,” Morrissey said. “We really wanted to try and end it here at home and I thought for the most part we did everything to do that and were able to come out of it the way we wanted to.”

Morrissey, who missed the entire first-round series with Tri-City, has two goals and nine points in just three playoff games.



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