Tri-City Americans’ Drew Owsley named Boston Pizza WHL Player of the Week

By League Press Release
CALGARY, AB. – The BOSTON PIZZA WHL Player of the Week is goaltender Drew Owsley of the Tri-City Americans.

Owsley posted a 3-0-0-1 record this past week, stopping 124 of 132 shots faced for a 1.970 goals-against average and 0.939 save percentage to help lead the Americans’ to a 4-2 series win over the Vancouver Giants in the Kal Tire WHL Western Conference Championship.
 
With the Western Conference Final tied at 1-1, the Americans were in Vancouver to face the Giants for game three on Tuesday, April 20th.  Owsley stopped 24 of 27 shots faced losing to the Giants 3-2 in over-time.  In game four of the series, on Thursday, April 22nd in Vancouver, Owsley helped the Ams’ bounce back stopping 30 of 32 shots and was named the games 1st Star in the Americans 5-2 victory.  With the series tied 2-2, game five was in Tri-City on Friday, April 23rd.  Owsley stopped an incredible 40 of 41 shots and was named the games 1st star in the Americans 4-1 win.  The Americans had a chance capture their franchise’s first Western Conference Championship on Sunday, April 25th at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver.  For the third straight game Owsley had a 1st Star performance, stopping 30 of 32 shots faced leading the Ams’ to a 5-2 win to take the series 4-2.  He was also named the 2010 WHL Western Conference Championship Series MVP, as voted on by the media.

The Tri-City Americans will now face the Husky WHL Eastern Conference Champion Calgary Hitmen in the WHL Championship Series starting this Friday in Calgary.  For ticket information visit www.whl.ca/tickets.
 
Owsley, a 19 year old (in his 18 year old season) from Lethbridge, Alberta, is currently playing his second season with the Tri-City Americans.  He finished the regular season 5th among WHL goaltenders with a 2.51 GAA and posted a 33-11-1-1 record and was named to the WHL Western Conference 2nd All Star Team.
 
The WHL has also nominated Drew Owsley of the Tri-City Americans for the CHL Goaltender of the Week Award. 
 
BOSTON PIZZA WHL Player of the Week – 2010 WHL Playoffs
Apr. 19 – Apr. 25: Drew Owsley, Tri-City Americans
Apr. 12 – Apr. 18: Travis Hamonic, Brandon Wheat Kings
Apr. 5 – Apr. 11: Kris Foucault, Calgary Hitmen
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