The CHL award covers not only the Western Hockey League but also the Ontario Hockey League and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Lazo is the first player from the WHL's Western Conference to win the award this season. It's also the fifth time in 12 weeks that the award has gone to the WHL.
Lazo recorded six goals and one assist to go with a +5 rating in two road games over the past week, helping the Americans post a 2-0-0-0 record in that span.
The Americans' next game is Wednesday at home vs. the Prince George Cougars.
On Friday, Lazo had three goals as the Americans went onto a 7-0 road victory over the Kamloops Blazers. The next evening, Lazo scored another a hat trick -- the third career of his career -- along with an assist as the Americans won 5-1 in Kelowna. He was chosen as the game's first star in both games.
Lazo now is tied for 18th among all WHL goal scorers with 17 on the season and is 38th in league scoring with 32 points in 29 games.
With the pair of weekend wins, the Americans maintain top spot in both the U.S. Division and the Western Conference with a 21-8-0-0 record for 42 points.
Lazo, a 20-year-old from Winnipeg, Manitoba, is playing his third full season with Tri-Cities. He has 54 goals and 77 assists in 174 regular season games.
The WHL also has nominated Drew Owsley of the Americans for the Canadian Hockey League's Goaltender of the Week Award. Owsley posted a 2-0-0-0 road record with one shutout this past week, stopping 40 of 41 shots faced for a 0.500 goals-against average and a remarkable 0.976 save percentage.
Owsley, a native of Lethbridge, Alberta, leads all WHL goaltenders in the win category with a 20-7-0-0 record, and sits sixth with a 2.67 goals against average.
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