Amercans’ Fast Named BOSTON PIZZA WHL Player of the Week

By League Press Release

CALGARY, AB. – The BOSTON PIZZA WHL Player of the Week is defenseman T.J. Fast of the Tri-City Americans.

Fast picked up 7 points, scoring three goals and four assists to go with a +5 rating in four games over the last week, helping the Americans post a 4-0 record in that span.

On Tuesday, February 5th, the Americans travelled to Chilliwack to face the Bruins at Prospera Centre. Fast notched two goals in the Americans 5-4 shoot-out win over the Bruins. He was also named the games 1st Star.

On Friday, February 8th, the Americans rolled into the Memorial Coliseum in Portland to take on U.S. Division rivals the Winter Hawks. Fast’s solid defensive prowess helped lead his Americans to a 5-2 win over the Winter Hawks.

The following evening, Saturday, February 9th, the Americans were in Spokane taking on the Chiefs. Fast scored one goal and one assist as the Americans downed the Chiefs convincing, 7-2. He was also named the games 3rd Star.

On Sunday, February 10th, the Americans were back at the Toyota Centre in Kennwick, Washington hosting the Portland Winter Hawks. Fast picked up three assists as the Americans defeated the Winter Hawks, 7-2. The win was the Americans seventh in a row and are now sitting in top spot of the WHL Western Conference.

Fast, a 20 year old from Calgary, Alberta, is in his second season with the Tri City Americans. At the 2005 NHL Entry Draft Fast was selected in the 2nd round – 60th overall by the Los Angeles Kings.

The WHL has also nominated Travis Yonkman of the Swift Current Broncos for the ADT CHL Goaltender of the Week Award.

Boston Pizza WHL Player of the Week
Sept. 24 – Sept. 30: Mitch Fadden, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Oct.1 – Oct. 7: Tyler Dittmer, Brandon Wheat Kings
Oct. 8 – Oct. 14: Tyler Ennis, Medicine Hat Tigers
Oct. 15 – Oct. 21: Oscar Moller, Chilliwack Bruins
Oct. 22 – 28: Jason Reese, Tri City Americans
Oct. 29 – Nov. 4: Dana Tyrell, Prince George Cougars
Nov. 5 – Nov.11: Spencer Machacek, Vancouver Giants
Nov. 12 – Nov.18: Drayson Bowman, Spokane Chiefs
Nov. 19 – Nov.25: Drayson Bowman, Spokane Chiefs
Nov. 26 – Dec.2: Mark Santorelli, Chilliwack Bruins
Dec. 3 – Dec.9: Jason Bast, Moose Jaw Warriors
Dec. 10 – Dec.16: Jamie Benn, Kelowna Rockets
Dec. 24 – Dec.30: Tyler Ennis, Medicine Hat Tigers
Dec. 31 – Jan.6: Kyle Bortis, Calgary Hitmen
Jan. 7 – Jan.13: James Reimer, Red Deer Rebels
Jan. 14 – Jan. 20: Jamie Benn, Kelowna Rockets
Jan. 21 – Jan. 27: Dan Gendur, Everett Silvertips
Jan. 28 – Feb. 3: Ryan White, Calgary Hitmen
Feb. 3– Feb. 10: T.J. Fast, Tri-City Americans