Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that forward Drayson Bowman of the Spokane Chiefs is the Boston Pizza CHL Player of the Week for the week ending March 15. In two games Bowman tallied eight points including three goals and five assists with a plus-minus rating of plus-3.
Bowman had a tremendous week offensively and led the Chiefs to two wins and was named first star of the game on both nights. On Wednesday night he recorded his first of two back-to-back four-point games with one goal and three assists as the Chiefs downed the visiting Everett Silvertips 7-2. On Friday night he scored two goals including a shorthanded marker plus two assists in a 5-2 victory over U.S Division rivals the Tri-City Americans. The defending Memorial Cup Champion Chiefs sit fourth place in the WHL’s Western Conference with 93 points.
Bowman, a 19-year-old from Littleton, Colorado, is in his fourth season in the WHL with the Chiefs. He is 15th in league scoring with 46 goals and 36 assists for 82 points in 61 games. He was drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft in the third round, 72nd overall.
Joël Champagne of the QMJHL’s P.E.I Rocket was considered after he scored three goals and five assists for eight points in three games highlighted by a five-point game Wednesday night with two goals including the game-winner plus three assists as first star in a 7-5 win over the Halifax Mooseheads. Logan Couture of the Ottawa 67’s scored five goals and three assists for eight points in three games highlighted by a hat-trick performance as first star Sunday afternoon in a 5-3 win over the Kingston Frontenacs. His goals earned 67’s Hall of Fame Head Coach Brian Kilrea his 1193rd win in his 2156th and final regular season game behind the bench.
2008-09 Boston Pizza CHL Player of the Week
Mar. 17 – Drayson Bowman, Spokane Chiefs
Mar. 10 – John Tavares, London Knights
Mar. 3 – Benjamin Casavant, P.E.I. Rocket
Feb. 24 – Matt Caria, Plymouth Whalers
Feb. 17 – Jeff Skinner, Kitchener Rangers
Feb. 10 – Yannick Riendeau, Drummondville Voltigeurs
Feb. 3 – Drayson Bowman, Spokane Chiefs
Jan. 27 – Paul Byron, Gatineau Olympiques
Jan. 20 – Brayden Schenn, Brandon Wheat Kings
Jan. 13 – Steven Anthony, Saint John Sea Dogs
Jan. 6 – Joel Broda, Moose Jaw Warriors
Dec. 16 – Robert Slaney, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
Dec. 9 – John Tavares, Oshawa Generals
Dec. 2 – Andrej Nestrasil, Victoriaville Tigres
Nov. 25 – Scott Glennie, Brandon Wheat Kings
Nov. 18 – Mathew Sisca, Niagara IceDogs
Nov. 11 – Yannick Riendeau, Drummondville Voltigeurs
Nov. 4 – Dana Tyrell, Prince George Cougars
Oct. 28 – Jamie Benn, Kelowna Rockets
Oct. 21 – Matthew Pistilli, Shawinigan Cataractes
Oct. 14 – Justin DiBenedetto, Sarnia Sting
Oct. 7 – Stefan Della Rovere, Barrie Colts
Sept. 30 – Joel Broda, Moose Jaw Warriors
Sept. 23 – Michael Stinziani, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles