Cougars’ Tyrell named Boston Pizza CHL Player of the Week

By League Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Dana Tyrell of the Prince George Cougars is the Boston Pizza CHL Player of the Week for the week ending November 2.  Tyrell scored three goals and four assists for seven points helping the Cougars to a 1-0-0-1 record on the week.

Tyrell was named the first star of the game on Wednesday night playing the Brandon Wheat Kings at home.  He netted two goals on the power play and added an assist in the 6-5 shootout loss.  On Saturday Tyrell would score one goal and three assists for third star of the game honours as the Cougars would beat the Kamloops Blazers 7-2 at home.

Tyrell, a 19-year-old from Airdrie, AB is in his fourth WHL season with the Cougars.  In 16 games this season he has scored 14 goals and nine assists for 23 points.  Tyrell was a second round selection of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.  He will be representing Team WHL in the 2008 ADT Canada Russia Challenge November 26 in Swift Current and November 27 in Prince Albert.

Philippe Paradis of the Shawinigan Cataractes was the QMJHL nominee for the award with seven assists to help the Cataractes win four games this week.  Defenceman Ryan Ellis of the top ranked Windsor Spitfires scored two goals and five assists for seven points in two games and was the OHL nominee for the award this week.

2008-09 Boston Pizza CHL Player of the Week
Nov. 4 – Dana Tyrell, Prince George Cougars
Oct. 28 – Jamie Benn, Kelowna Rockets
Oct. 21 – Matthew Pistilli, Shawinigan Cataractes
Oct. 14 – Justin DiBenedetto, Sarnia Sting
Oct. 7 – Stefan Della Rovere, Barrie Colts
Sept. 30 – Joel Broda, Moose Jaw Warriors
Sept. 23 – Michael Stinziani, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles