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Calgary Hitmen's Kris Foucault Named Boston Pizza WHL Player Of The Week

April 12, 2010 - Western Hockey League (WHL) News Release

CALGARY, AB. - The BOSTON PIZZA WHL Player of the Week is forward Kris Foucault of the Calgary Hitmen.

Foucault picked up six points, scoring three goals and three assists to go with a +4 rating in four games over the last week, helping the Calgary Hitmen win their 2010 Husky WHL Eastern Conference Semi-Final best-of-seven series over the Medicine Hat Tigers 4-2.

With the Hitmen leading the Eastern Conference Semi-Final 2-0, the series shifted back to Medicine Hat for game three, Tuesday, April 6th, and saw the Tigers down the Hitmen 4-3 in over-time. On Wednesday, April 7th, at the Arena in Medicine Hat, Foucault scored one goal, one assist and was named the games 1st Star as the Hitmen bounced back with a 4-1 win. Game five of the best-of-seven was back at the Saddledome in Calgary on Friday, April 9th. Foucault picked up two assists and was named the games 3rd Star in the Hitmen's 5-4 loss. The Hitmen had a second opportunity to close out the series Sunday, April 11th, in Medicine Hat. Foucault scored the game tying goal with 2:07 left in regulation, then scored the series winning goal in the first extra frame advancing the Hitmen to the next round in the 2010 WHL Playoffs.

With the Hitmen advancing to the 2010 Husky Eastern Conference Championship for the fourth straight season, they will now face the winner between the Brandon Wheat Kings and Saskatoon Blades. For ticket information visit www.whl.ca/tickets.

Foucault, a 19 year old from Calgary, Alberta, is currently playing his second season with the Calgary Hitmen. The 2009 4th round draft pick of the Minnesota Wild, was originally selected in the 5th round of the 2005 WHL Bantam Draft by the Swift Current Broncos. He has gone onto appear in 130 WHL games thus far; scoring 31 goals and 32 assists for 63 points.

The WHL has also nominated Drew Owsley of the Tri-City Americans for the CHL Goaltender of the Week Award. Owsley posted a 3-0-0-0 record this past week with one shut-out, stopping 100 of 105 shots faced for a 1.620 goals-against average and 0.952 save percentage. Owsley, a native of Lethbridge, Alberta, finished the regular season 5th among WHL goaltenders with a 2.51 GAA and posted a 33-11-1-1 record.

BOSTON PIZZA WHL Player of the Week - 2010 WHL Playoffs

Apr. 5 - Apr. 11: Kris Foucault, Calgary Hitmen

Mar. 29 - Apr. 4: Craig Cunningham, Vancouver Giants

Mar. 22 - Mar. 28: Tyson Barrie, Kelowna Rockets

Mar. 15 - Mar. 21: Craig Cunningham, Vancouver Giants

Boston Pizza WHL Player of the Week - 2009-10 WHL Regular Season

Mar. 8 - Mar. 14: Matt Calvert, Brandon Wheat Kings

Mar. 1 - Mar. 7: Brandon McMillan, Kelowna Rockets

Feb. 22 - Feb. 28: Michael Stickland, Swift Current Broncos

Feb. 15 - Feb. 21: Mitch Wahl, Spokane Chiefs

Feb. 8 - Feb. 14: Brandon Kozun, Calgary Hitmen

Feb. 1 - Feb. 7: Martin Jones, Calgary Hitmen

Jan. 25 - Jan. 31: Tyson Barrie, Kelowna Rockets

Jan. 18 - Jan. 24: Scott Glennie, Brandon Wheat Kings

Jan. 11 - Jan. 17: Jesse Ismond, Kootenay Ice

Jan. 4 - Jan. 10: Brendan Rowinski, Moose Jaw Warriors

Dec. 27 - Jan. 3: Kevin Connauton, Vancouver Giants

Dec. 14 - Dec. 20: Brayden McNabb, Kootenay Ice

Dec. 7 - Dec. 13: Wacey Hamilton, Medicine Hat Tigers

Nov. 30 - Dec. 6: Johnny Lazo, Tri-City Americans

Nov. 23 - Nov. 29: Dustin Sylvester, Kootenay Ice

Nov. 16 - Nov. 22: Ryan Howse, Chilliwack Bruins

Nov. 9 - Nov. 15: Matt Calvert, Brandon Wheat Kings

Nov. 2 - Nov. 8: Brendan Shinniman, Tri-City Americans

Oct. 26 - Nov. 1: Stefan Elliott, Saskatoon Blades

Oct. 19 - Oct. 25: Brandon Kozun, Calgary Hitmen

Oct. 12 - Oct. 18: Mark Isherwood, Medicine Hat Tigers

Oct. 5 - Oct. 11: Jason Bast, Moose Jaw Warriors

Sept. 28 - Oct. 4: Jordan Weal, Regina Pats

Sept. 21 - Sept. 27: Andrew Hayes, Brandon Wheat Kings

Sept. 17 - Sept. 20: Tyler Fiddler, Calgary Hitmen


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