Hitmen’s Foucault named Boston Pizza WHL Player of the Week

By League Press Release
CALGARY, AB. – The BOSTON PIZZA WHL Player of the Week is forward Kris Foucault of the Calgary Hitmen.
Foucault picked up six points, scoring three goals and three assists to go with a +4 rating in four games over the last week, helping the Calgary Hitmen win their 2010 Husky WHL Eastern Conference Semi-Final best-of-seven series over the Medicine Hat Tigers 4-2.
With the Hitmen leading the Eastern Conference Semi-Final 2-0, the series shifted back to Medicine Hat for game three, Tuesday, April 6th, and saw the Tigers down the Hitmen 4-3 in over-time.  On Wednesday, April 7th, at the Arena in Medicine Hat, Foucault scored one goal, one assist and was named the games 1st Star as the Hitmen bounced back with a 4-1 win.  Game five of the best-of-seven was back at the Saddledome in Calgary on Friday, April 9thFoucault picked up two assists and was named the games 3rd Star in the Hitmen’s 5-4 loss.  The Hitmen had a second opportunity to close out the series Sunday, April 11th, in Medicine Hat.  Foucault scored the game tying goal with 2:07 left in regulation, then scored the series winning goal in the first extra frame advancing the Hitmen to the next round in the 2010 WHL Playoffs.

With the Hitmen advancing to the 2010 Husky Eastern Conference Championship for the fourth straight season, they will now face the winner between the Brandon Wheat Kings and Saskatoon Blades.  For ticket information visit www.whl.ca/tickets.
Foucault, a 19 year old from Calgary, Alberta, is currently playing his second season with the Calgary Hitmen.  The 2009 4th round draft pick of the Minnesota Wild, was originally selected in the 5th round of the 2005 WHL Bantam Draft by the Swift Current Broncos.  He has gone onto appear in 130 WHL games thus far; scoring 31 goals and 32 assists for 63 points.
The WHL has also nominated Drew Owsley of the Tri-City Americans for the CHL Goaltender of the Week Award.  Owsley posted a 3-0-0-0 record this past week with one shut-out, stopping 100 of 105 shots faced for a 1.620 goals-against average and 0.952 save percentage.  Owsley, a native of Lethbridge, Alberta, finished the regular season 5th among WHL goaltenders with a 2.51 GAA and posted a 33-11-1-1 record.

BOSTON PIZZA WHL Player of the Week – 2010 WHL Playoffs
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