Monday, February 23, 2009

Ennis Named Player of the Week

The first tiger to me named the player of the week this season.

CALGARY, AB. - The BOSTON PIZZA WHL Player of the Week is forward Tyler Ennis of the Medicine Hat Tigers.
Ennis picked up eight points, scoring five goals and three assists in three games over the past week, helping the Tigers post a 2-1-0-0 road record in that span.

On Wednesday, February 18th, the Tigers hosted the surging Brandon Wheat Kings at the Medicine Hat Arena. Ennis picked up one assist in the contest as the Tigers fell 4-1 to the Wheaties.

On Friday, February 20th, the Tigers travelled down ‘Highway 3’ to face WHL Central Division rivals the Hurricanes at the Enmax Centre in Lethbridge. Ennis netted a power play goal and added an assist as the Tigers downed the Hurricanes 6-3. The next evening, Saturday, February 21st, the second half of the home-and-home series was played out between the Tigers and ‘Canes at the Arena in Medicine Hat. Ennis scored four goals and added an assist as the Tigers swept the weekend series with an 8-3 win. He was also named the games 1st Star.

Ennis’ 8 points over the last three games has him sitting 14th among all WHL scorers with 71 points (35 goals, 36 assists) in 52 games and extends his point scoring streak to 6 games. The Tigers have won four of their last five games and sit fourth in the WHL Eastern Conference with a record of 33-23-4-3 for 73 points.

Ennis, a 19-year-old from Edmonton, Alberta is currently playing his fourth full season in the Western Hockey League with the Medicine Hat Tigers. He was selected in the first round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres and recently helped lead Canada to its fifth straight Gold medal at the 2009 World junior Championships.

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