Brandon Wheat Kings center Jayce Hawryluk, No. 42 player was taken by ambulance to Brandon Regional Health Centre after collapse. Wheat Kings general manager and coach Kelly McCrimmon released the following statement after the game:
“Jayce was taken to hospital after Wednesday’s game. While concerned, the club believes it is not serious. Until we have more information we cannot pinpoint the cause. Jayce is resting comfortably.” Sources added.
Hawryluk is an NHL Central Scouting’s midterm list of the top North American skaters eligible for the 2014 NHL Draft, is alert and talking after collapsing in the dressing room after a 5-4 win over the Regina Pats in Game 3 of the Western Hockey League playoffs on Wednesday in Brandon.
Hawryluk 3 three goals and an assist in the win on Wednesday to give the Wheat Kings a 3-0 lead in the best-of-7 first-round Eastern Conference playoff series. He has 4 goals, 8 points and a plus-6 rating in 3 playoff games.
Hawryluk led his team with 64 points (24 goals, 40 assists) and a plus-16 rating in 59 regular-season games. Twice named the Western Hockey League Player of the Week, Hawryluk also scored 7 power-play goals.