Tanner Pearson named CHL Player of the Week

By League Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that forward Tanner Pearson of the Barrie Colts is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending September 25 after scoring five goals and three assists for eight points in two games with a plus-minus rating of plus-5.

The Colts opened the 2011-12 regular season with two straight wins with Pearson leading the charge scoring two goals and three assists for his first career five-point game last Thursday night in a 7-4 win over the Kingston Frontenacs where he was named second star of the game.  One night later Pearson claimed first star honours scoring his first career hat-trick with all three goals in a 3-1 victory Friday night over the Brampton Battalion.

Pearson, a 19-year-old from Kitchener, ON, is playing in his second OHL season with the Colts after recording 42 points in 66 games last season.

Also considered for the award this week was QMJHL defenceman Mikael Tam of the Quebec Remparts who recorded five goals in two games, while forward Adam Hughesman of the Tri-City Americans picked up a goal and six assists for seven points in two games to lead the WHL.

2011-12 CHL Players of the Week

Sept. 21 – Sept. 25: Tanner Pearson, Barrie Colts