Spokane Chiefs’ Drayson Bowman named Boston Pizza WHL Player of the Week

By League Press Release

CALGARY, AB. – The BOSTON PIZZA WHL Player of the Week is forward Drayson Bowman of the Spokane Chiefs

Bowman
picked up eight points, scoring three goals and five assists to go with a +3 rating in two games over the past week, helping the Chiefs post a 2-0-0-0 record in that span.

On Wednesday, March 11th, the Chiefs welcomed the Everett Silvertips to the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena.  Bowman netted one goal and added three assists as the Chiefs downed the ‘Tips 7-2.  He was also named the games 1st Star.

On Friday, March 13th, the Spokane Chiefs were at home facing their long time U.S. Division rivals the Tri-City Americans.  Bowman scored twice and added a pair of assists in the Chiefs 5-2 victory over the Americans.  For the second straight game Bowman was also named the games 1st Star for his efforts.

Bowman’s
eight points in the last two games has moved him into 15th among all WHL scorers with 82 points (46 goals, 36 assists) in 60 games.  The Chiefs have won three straight contests and find themselves just three points back of the 3rd place Kelowna Rockets in the WHL Western Conference with their two re-scheduled regular season games remaining tonight and tomorrow.

Bowman,
a 19 year-old forward from Littleton, Colorado, is in his fourth season with the Spokane Chiefs in the Western Hockey League.  The Carolina Hurricanes draft pick (2007 3rd round – 72nd overall) has appeared in 263 WHL regular season games accumulating 241 points (129 goals, 112 assists).

The WHL has also nominated Mark Friesen of the Chilliwack Bruins for the ADT CHL Goaltender of the Week Award.  Friesen posted a 2-0-0-0 record this past week, allowing just four goals on 66 shots for a 1.920 goals-against average and .939 save percentage.  Friesen, an 18-year-old from Winkler, Manitoba, is playing in his second season with the Chilliwack Bruins.

Boston Pizza WHL Player of the Week

Sept. 18 – Sept. 21: Jordan Weal, Regina Pats
Sept. 22 – Sept. 28: Joel Broda, Moose Jaw Warriors
Sept. 29 – Oct. 5: Casey Pierro-Zabotel, Vancouver Giants
Oct. 6 – Oct. 12: Evander Kane, Vancouver Giants
Oct. 13 – Oct. 19: Jay Fehr, Brandon Wheat Kings
Oct. 20 – Oct. 26: Jamie Benn, Kelowna Rockets
Oct. 27 – Nov. 2: Dana Tyrell, Prince George Cougars
Nov. 3 – Nov. 9: C.J. Stretch, Kamloops Blazers
Nov. 10 – Nov. 16: Andy Smith, Chilliwack Bruins
Nov. 17 – Nov. 23: Scott Glennie, Brandon Wheat Kings
Nov. 24 – Nov. 30: Taylor Procyshen, Tri-City Americans
Dec. 1 – Dec. 7: Brett Sonne, Calgary Hitmen
Dec. 8 – Dec. 14: Ian Duval, Moose Jaw Warriors
Dec. 15 – Dec. 28: Brandon Kozun, Calgary Hitmen
Dec. 29 – Jan. 4: Joel Broda, Moose Jaw Warriors
Jan. 5 – Jan. 11: Evander Kane, Vancouver Giants
Jan. 12 – Jan. 18: Brayden Schenn, Brandon Wheat Kings
Jan. 19 – Jan. 25: Keith Seabrook, Calgary Hitmen
Jan. 26 – Feb. 1: Drayson Bowman, Spokane Chiefs
Feb. 2 – Feb. 8: Matt Calvert, Brandon Wheat Kings
Feb. 9 – Feb. 15: Brandon Kozun, Calgary Hitmen
Feb. 16 – Feb. 22: Tyler Ennis, Medicine Hat Tigers
Feb. 23 – Mar. 1: Mitch Fadden, Tri-City Americans
Mar. 2 – Mar. 8: Colin Long, Kelowna Rockets
Mar. 9 – Mar. 15: Drayson Bowman, Spokane Chiefs