March 18, 2013, Calgary, AB (ISN) – The Western Hockey League announced today that Portland Winterhawks forward Nicolas Petan is the Denny’s WHL Player of the Week, for the second time this season.
Petan collected 9 points, scoring one goal and eight assists to go with a +5 rating in three games over the past week, helping the Winterhawks to a 4-0-0-0 record.
On Tuesday, March 12th, the Winterhawks were in Victoria to face the Royals. Petan chipped in one assist in a 4-1 victory. Three nights later, on Friday, March 15th, Petan assisted 3 times in an 8-4 victory over Seattle. Then on Saturday, March 16th, Petan finished up his regular season with a goal and four assists in a 6-5 shootout win, again against Seattle.
The five point night moved Petan into a tie for the league scoring race with teammate Brendan Leipsic, each finishing with 120 points. The Portland Winterhawks ended the season with a six game winning streak to finish tops in the WHL standings with 117 points to claim the Scotty Munro Trophy.
A 17-year-old from Delta, BC, Petan is playing his second full season with the Portland Winterhawks. Originally a 1st round selection in the 2010 WHL Draft, Petan has appeared in 135 career regular season games, gathering 156 points (60 goals, 96 assists).
The WHL has also nominated Corbin Boes of the Brandon Wheat Kings for the CHL Goaltender of the Week Award. Boes posted a 2-0-0-0 record this past week stopping 78 of 80 shots faced for a 0.975 save percentage and 0.83 goals-against average.
Denny’s WHL Player of the Week
Mar 11 – Mar 17: Nicolas Petan, Portland Winterhawks
Mar. 4 – Mar. 10: Cody Sylvester, Calgary Hitmen
Feb. 25 – Mar. 3: Michael St. Croix, Edmonton Oil Kings
Feb. 18 – Feb. 24: Justin Feser, Tri-City Americans
Feb. 11 – Feb. 17: Morgan Rielly, Moose Jaw Warriors
Feb. 4 – Feb. 10: Brenden Walker, Saskatoon Blades
Jan. 28 – Feb. 3: Colin Smith, Kamloops Blazers
Jan. 21 – Jan. 27: Henrik Samuelsson, Edmonton Oil Kings
Jan. 14 – Jan. 20: Alex Gogolev, Victoria Royals
Jan. 7 – Jan. 13: Troy Rutkowski, Portland Winterhawks
Dec. 31 – Jan. 6: Cody Sylvester, Calgary Hitmen
Dec. 17 – Dec. 30: Anthony Bardaro, Prince Albert Raiders
Dec. 10 – Dec. 16: Josh Nicholls, Saskatoon Blades
Dec. 3 – Dec. 9: Jaimen Yakubowski, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Nov. 26 – Dec. 2: Jaimen Yakubowski, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Nov. 19 – 25: Brendan Leipsic, Portland Winterhawks
Nov. 12 – 18: Colin Smith, Kamloops Blazers
Nov. 5 – Nov. 11: Mark McNeill, Prince Albert Raiders
Oct. 29 – Nov. 4: Justin Feser, Tri-City Americans
Oct. 22 – Oct. 28: Curtis Valk, Medicine Hat Tigers
Oct. 15 – Oct. 21: Colin Smith, Kamloops Blazers
Oct. 8 – Oct. 14: JC Lipon, Kamloops Blazers
Oct. 1 – Oct. 7: JC Lipon, Kamloops Blazers
Sept. 24 – Sept. 30: Hunter Shinkaruk, Medicine Hat Tigers
Sept. 20 – Sept. 23: Nicolas Petan, Portland Winterhawks
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