CALGARY, Alberta — The Western Hockey League announced today that Tri-City Americans’ forward Brendan Shinnimin is the league's player of the week.
Shinnimin collected 19 points, scoring 11 goals and eight assists to go with a +9 rating, in four games over the past week helping the Americans to a 4-0-0-0 record.
On Tuesday, Shinnimin scored three goals, including the game winner, added three assists and was named the games 1st Star as the Ams’ downed the visiting Everett Silvertips 7-2. At home vs. Everett on Friday, Shinnimin picked up where he left off, scoring another three goals, adding an assist and again being named the games 1st Star in the Americans 4-2 victory.
On Saturday, Shinnimin picked up one goal and three assists in the Americans 7-3 road win over the Spokane Chiefs.
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On Sunday, February 26, the Americans were in Seattle to face the Thunderbirds. Shinnimin collected four goals, including the game winner, one assist and was named the games 1st Star in the Ams’ 5-1 triumph over the ‘Tbirds.
Shinnimin is on a 10-game goal scoring streak, finding the net 21 times in that span, and leads all WHL scorers with 115 points (52 goals, 63 assists) in 59 games played. He is the first Tri-City player to record 50 goals in a season since Dylan Gyori in the 1998-99 campaign.
The Americans have won their past six games and moved atop the WHL with a 44-15-1-2 record for 91 points.
A 21-year-old (born 1991) from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Shinnimin is in his fourth full season with the Tri-City Americans.
Originally an Americans list player, he has gone on to appear in 257 career WHL games collecting 125 goals, 193 assists and 318 points.