Bruins’ Pighin named BOSTON PIZZA WHL Player of the Week

By League Press Release

CALGARY, AB. – The BOSTON PIZZA WHL Player of the Week is forward Evan Pighin of the Chilliwack Bruins.

Pighin picked up eight points, scoring five goals and three assists to go with a +3 rating in four games over the last week, helping the Bruins post a 2-2 record in that span.

On Wednesday, March 12th, the Bruins travelled to the Okanagan area to take on the Kelowna Rockets. Pighin netted two goals in the contest, which was not enough, as his Bruins fell 5-4 to the Rockets. He was also named the games 3rd Star.

On Friday, March 14th, back in the friendly confines of Prospera Centre in Chilliwack, the Bruins hosted B.C. Division rivals the Kamloops Blazers. Pighin picked up the game winning goal and added an assist as the Bruins downed the Blazers 3-1. He was also named the games 1st Star.

The following evening, Saturday, March 15th, the Bruins hosted the Everett Silvertips at Prospera Centre. Pighin had another strong outing scoring two goals, including the game winner, and one assist as the Bruins defeated the Silvertips 5-1. He was also named the games 1st Star for the second night in a row.

On Sunday, March 16th, the Bruins took the short ride to the Pacific Coliseum to face west coast rivals the Vancouver Giants to close out the regular season. Pighin managed to pick up one assist in a losing effort as the Giants topped the Bruins 5-3.
Pighin, a 19 year old from Vancouver, British Columbia, is currently in his second season of play in the Western Hockey League. He spent last season playing with the Red Deer Rebels, before joining the Chilliwack Bruins near the start of this season.

The WHL has also nominated Chet Pickard of the Tri City Americans for the ADT CHL Goaltender of the Week Award.

Boston Pizza WHL Player of the Week
Sept. 24 – Sept. 30: Mitch Fadden, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Oct.1 – Oct. 7: Tyler Dittmer, Brandon Wheat Kings
Oct. 8 – Oct. 14: Tyler Ennis, Medicine Hat Tigers
Oct. 15 – Oct. 21: Oscar Moller, Chilliwack Bruins
Oct. 22 – 28: Jason Reese, Tri City Americans
Oct. 29 – Nov. 4: Dana Tyrell, Prince George Cougars
Nov. 5 – Nov.11: Spencer Machacek, Vancouver Giants
Nov. 12 – Nov.18: Drayson Bowman, Spokane Chiefs
Nov. 19 – Nov.25: Drayson Bowman, Spokane Chiefs
Nov. 26 – Dec.2: Mark Santorelli, Chilliwack Bruins
Dec. 3 – Dec.9: Jason Bast, Moose Jaw Warriors
Dec. 10 – Dec.16: Jamie Benn, Kelowna Rockets
Dec. 24 – Dec.30: Tyler Ennis, Medicine Hat Tigers
Dec. 31 – Jan.6: Kyle Bortis, Calgary Hitmen
Jan. 7 – Jan.13: James Reimer, Red Deer Rebels
Jan. 14 – Jan. 20: Jamie Benn, Kelowna Rockets
Jan. 21 – Jan. 27: Dan Gendur, Everett Silvertips
Jan. 28 – Feb. 3: Ryan White, Calgary Hitmen
Feb. 4 – Fe. 10: T.J. Fast, Tri City Americans
Feb. 11 – Feb. 17: Justin Bernhardt, Prince Albert Raiders
Feb. 18 – Feb. 24: Jim O’Brien, Seattle Thunderbirds
Feb. 25 – Mar. 2: Victor Bartley, Regina Pats
Mar. 3 – Mar. 9: Matt Calvert, Brandon Wheat Kings
Mar. 10 – Mar. 16: Evan Pighin, Chilliwack Bruins