Winterhawks’ Petan Named Denny’s WHL Player of the Week

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Jeff Hubert

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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