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 24
QUE at BAT 6:30 EST
BAR at KGN 7:00 EST
NB at NIA 7:00 EST
MON at SHE 7:00 EST
VDO at BLB 7:00 EST
DRU at CHI 7:00 EST
MISS at PLY 7:05 EST
BELV at SAR 7:05 EST
ERIE at SSM 7:07 EST
WSR at GUE 7:30 EST
OS at KIT 7:30 EST
OTT at LDN 7:30 EST
PBO at SBY 7:30 EST
HAL at GAT 7:30 EST
ROU at RIM 7:30 EST
SAG at OSH 7:35 EST
CAL at KTN 9:00 EST
POR at PA 9:00 EST
PG at RD 9:00 EST
REG at SC 9:00 EST
LET at SAS 9:05 EST
MJ at MH 9:30 EST
BDN at KAM 10:00 EST
VAN at VIC 10:05 EST
TC at EVT 10:35 EST
SPO at SEA 10:35 EST

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