So far this season, Welykholowa has one goal in 18 games played, while Oleksyn has zero points in seven games.
Welykholowa's lone goal for the Royals this season came in a 4-3 Victoria victory over the Kelowna Rockets on November 28. A native of Calgary, Welykholowa is a 17 year old centerman who played with the Calgary Buffaloes of the Alberta Midget Hockey League.
Oleksyn, meanwhile has had better defensive numbers this season. He is a +2 compared to Welykholowa's -6.
The Hitmen are currently at 19-7-5, and are tied with the Edmonton Oil Kings for first place in the Eastern Conference with 43 points, while the Royals are 20-13-1 and are in fifth place in the Western Conference.
The Hitmen next play the Medicine Hat Tigers Friday evening at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Note the start time is 7:30 p.m. instead of 7:00 p.m. to accommodate Rogers Sportsnet.