Tigersâ Hunter Shinkaruk Named CHL Player of the Week Photo by Jon Howe Tigers’ Hunter Shinkaruk Named CHL Player of the Week

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Hunter Shinkaruk of the Medicine Hat Tigers is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending November 5 after scoring seven goals and four assists for 11 points in three games.

 

Shinkarurk opened the week with back-to-back hat-trick performances including last Tuesday night when he scored three goals and added three assists for a career-best six-point game as part of a 10-2 win over the Everett Silvertips where he was named first star of the game.  Shinkaruk would be named the game’s first star again on Saturday night in Brandon scoring three goals in a 4-3 overtime win over the Brandon Wheat Kings.  His week wrapped up Sunday scoring a goal and an assist despite a 4-3 overtime loss to the Regina Pats.

 

Shinkaruk, a 17-year-old from Calgary, AB, is playing in his second WHL season with the Tigers.  Eligible for the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, he is currently seventh in WHL scoring with 28 points in 20 games and second in the league in goals scored with 20 trailing teammate and former CHL Player of the Week Emerson Etem.

 

Also considered for the award this week was Matt Puempel of the Peterborough Petes who scored four goals and two assists for six points in three games, and Anton Zlobin of the Shawinigan Cataractes who scored five goals and two assists for seven points in three games.

 

2011-12 CHL Players of the Week:

Oct. 31 – Nov. 5: Hunter Shinkaruk, Medicine Hat Tigers

Oct. 24 – Oct. 30: Jonathan Huberdeau, Saint John Sea Dogs

Oct. 17 – Oct. 23: Brandon Saad, Saginaw Spirit

Oct. 10 – Oct. 16: Nail Yakupov, Sarnia Sting

Oct. 3 – Oct. 9: Emerson Etem, Medicine Hat Tigers

Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Mark Stone, Brandon Wheat Kings

Sept. 21 – Sept. 25: Tanner Pearson, Barrie Colts

League Schedules
Friday October 31
CHA at MON 6:30 EST
SHA at QUE 7:00 EST
RIM at DRU 7:00 EST
SSM at LDN 7:30 EST
NB at MISS 7:30 EST
SAR at SBY 7:30 EST
CHI at BAC 7:30 EST
BAT at ROU 7:30 EST
BDN at LET 9:00 EST
PA at MJ 9:00 EST
SAS at REG 9:00 EST
CAL at SC 9:00 EST
RD at KTN 10:00 EST

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