CALGARY, AB. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Tri-City Americans’ forward Adam Hughesman is the WHL Player of the Week.
Hughesman picked up seven points, scoring one goal and six assists to go with a +4 rating, in two games over the WHL Opening Weekend, helping the American’s to a 2-0-0-0 start on the season.
On Saturday, September 24th, the Tri-City Americans opened their regular season at home playing host to WHL U.S. Division rivals the Spokane Chiefs. Hughesman scored one goal and added two assists helping the Ams’ defeat the Chiefs 4-1. On Sunday, September 25th, last year’s WHL finalists the Portland Winterhawks were in Tri-City to face the Americans. Hughesman picked up four assists in the Ams’ 6-5 win over the Winterhawks.
Hughesman, a 20-year-old from Winnipeg, MB, is in his fifth full season with the Tri-City Americans. The Manitoban enjoyed career highs in goals and points last season, finding the net 39 times, while collecting 81 points. This is his first WHL Player of the Week Award.
The WHL has also nominated Drew Owsley of the Prince George Cougars for the CHL Goaltender of the Week Award. Owsley posted a 1-0-0-0 record this past week with the shut-out, stopping all 32 shots faced for a perfect 0.000 goals-against average and 1.000 save percentage. Owsley, a native of Lethbridge, AB, back-stopped the Cougars to a 1-0 road win over the Kamloops Blazers on Saturday, September 24th and was named the games 1st Star.
WHL Player of the Week
Sept. 22 – Sept. 25: Adam Hughesman, Tri-City Americans