AMERICANS’ SHINNIMIN NAMED BOSTON PIZZA WHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

By League Press Release

CALGARY, AB. – The BOSTON PIZZA WHL Player of the Week is forward Brendan Shinnimin of the Tri-City Americans.
 
Shinnimin collected six points, scoring three goals and three assists to go with a +3 rating, in two games over the past week, helping the Americans post a 2-0 record in that span.
 
On Tuesday, November 3rd, the Americans were in Kamloops to face the Blazers at the Interior Savings Centre.  Shinnimin netted one goal and added an assist as the Americans downed the Blazers 8-3.  On Friday, November 6th the Americans were back in the friendly confines of the Toyota Center set to host the Vancouver Giants in a battle for top spot in the WHL Eastern Conference.  Shinnimin scored twice and collected a pair of assists as the Americans defeated the Giants in convincing fashion 8-2.  He was also named the games 1st Star.  
 
Shinnimin’s six points over the last two games has him sitting 2nd among all WHL scorers with 34 points (15 goals, 9 assists) in 18 games played.  The Tri-City Americans have won 13 of their last 14 games including a current four game win streak and presently hold top spot in the WHL U.S. Division and Western Conference with a 15-3-0-0 record for 30 points.  They also maintain the WHL’s leading win percentage at 0.833.
 
Shinnimin, an 18-year-old from Winnipeg, Manitoba, is in his second full season with the Tri-City Americans.  The hard working forward wasn’t selected in his first year of NHL Draft eligibility (2009), but having well surpassed his point total from last season (25), combined with his drive and skill-set, NHL scouts will take note this season.
 
The WHL has also nominated James Reid of the Spokane Chiefs for the CHL Goaltender of the Week Award.  Reid posted a 3-0-0-0 record this past week, stopping 76 of 79 shots faced for a 1.000 goals-against average and a 0.962 save percentage.  Reid, a 19-year-old from Calgary, Alberta, has appeared in 13 games this season posting an 8-4-1-0 record with one shut-out.  His 2.46 GAA currently has him sitting sixth among all WHL goaltenders.

Boston Pizza WHL Player of the Week

Nov. 2 – Nov. 8: Brendan Shinniman, Tri-City Americans
Oct. 26 – Nov. 1: Stefan Elliott, Saskatoon Blades
Oct. 19 – Oct. 25: Brandon Kozun, Calgary Hitmen
Oct. 12 – Oct. 18: Mark Isherwood, Medicine Hat Tigers
Oct. 5 – Oct. 11: Jason Bast, Moose Jaw Warriors
Sept. 28 – Oct. 4: Jordan Weal, Regina Pats
Sept. 21 – Sept. 27: Andrew Hayes, Brandon Wheat Kings
Sept. 17 – Sept. 20: Tyler Fiddler, Calgary Hitmen