Giants’ Craig Cunningham named Boston Pizza WHL Player of the Week

By League Press Release
CALGARY, AB. – The BOSTON PIZZA WHL Player of the Week is forward Craig Cunningham of the Vancouver Giants.
 
Cunningham picked up six points, scoring three goals and three assists to go with a +3 rating in two games over the last week, helping the Vancouver Giants jump out to a 2-0 series lead over the Portland Winterhawks in the 2010 Kal Tire WHL Western Conference Semi-Finals best-of-seven series.
 
On Saturday, April 3rd, the Winterhawks hosted the Vancouver Giants at the Memorial Coliseum in Portland for game one of Western Conference Semi-Final.  Cunningham scored one goal and added a pair of assists and as the Giants took game one 9-6.  Game two of the second round series went the following day, Sunday, April 4th, in Portland.  Cunningham found the net twice, picked up one assist and was named the games 1st Star as the Giants downed the Winterhawks 7-4.
 
The Vancouver Giants currently have a 2-0 series lead over the Portland Winterhawks, with games three, four and five set in Vancouver at the Pacific Coliseum starting Wednesday, April 7th at 7:00 pm (PT).  For ticket information visit www.whl.ca/ticketsspan>.
 
Cunningham, a 19 year old from Trail, British Columbia, is currently playing his fourth season with the Vancouver Giants.  The recently named WHL Western Conference first team All-Star accumulated 97 points (37 goals, 60 assists) in 72 regular season games this year and currently leads all players in 2010 WHL Playoff scoring with 16 points (8 goals, 8 assists) in six games.
 
The WHL has also nominated Martin Jones of the Calgary Hitmen for the CHL Goaltender of the Week Award.  Jones posted a 3-0-0-0 record this past week with one shut-out, stopping all 59 of 63 shots faced for a 1.330 goals-against average and 0.937 save percentage.  Jones, a native of North Vancouver, BC, was recently named the WHL Eastern Conference nominee for the WHL Goaltender of the Year Award and a first team All-Star.
 
BOSTON PIZZA WHL Player of the Week – 2010 WHL Playoffs
Mar. 29 – Apr. 4: Craig Cunningham, Vancouver Giants
Mar. 22 – Mar. 28: Tyson Barrie, Kelowna Rockets
Mar. 15 – Mar. 21: Craig Cunningham, Vancouver Giants

Boston Pizza WHL Player of the Week – 2009-10 WHL Regular Season
Mar. 8 – Mar. 14: Matt Calvert, Brandon Wheat Kings
Mar. 1 – Mar. 7: Brandon McMillan, Kelowna Rockets
Feb. 22 – Feb. 28: Michael Stickland, Swift Current Broncos
Feb. 15 – Feb. 21: Mitch Wahl, Spokane Chiefs
Feb. 8 – Feb. 14: Brandon Kozun, Calgary Hitmen
Feb. 1 – Feb. 7: Martin Jones, Calgary Hitmen
Jan. 25 – Jan. 31: Tyson Barrie, Kelowna Rockets
Jan. 18 – Jan. 24: Scott Glennie, Brandon Wheat Kings
Jan. 11 – Jan. 17: Jesse Ismond, Kootenay Ice
Jan. 4 – Jan. 10: Brendan Rowinski, Moose Jaw Warriors
Dec. 27 – Jan. 3: Kevin Connauton, Vancouver Giants
Dec. 14 – Dec. 20: Brayden McNabb, Kootenay Ice
Dec. 7 – Dec. 13: Wacey Hamilton, Medicine Hat Tigers
Nov. 30 – Dec. 6: Johnny Lazo, Tri-City Americans
Nov. 23 – Nov. 29: Dustin Sylvester, Kootenay Ice
Nov. 16 – Nov. 22: Ryan Howse, Chilliwack Bruins
Nov. 9 – Nov. 15: Matt Calvert, Brandon Wheat Kings
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