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March 15, 2005 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Colorado Eagles News Release

Colorado Eagles goaltender Tyler Weiman has been awarded both the Scott Brower Memorial Trophy for Most Outstanding Goaltender and the Rookie of the Year Award, the Central Hockey League announced today. The awards were determined by balloting among CHL Coaches, Public Relations & Broadcasting staff members, and selected media members.

The 20-year old goaltender has been rock solid in net for the Governors’ Cup Champions (regular-season) all season. He is on pace to set CHL records for both goals against average (1.77) and save percentage (.939) in a single season. Weiman has already matched the CHL record of shutouts with eight, and is supporting a 32-5-5 record in his first professional season.

“Tyler is very deserving of the award as a young, up-and-coming player. I hope these accolades will help his career and get him to his ultimate goal of being a National Hockey League player,” explained head coach Chris Stewart.

The Lloydminster, Alberta native started in net for the Northern Conference in the 2005 Dodge CHL All-Star game. Weiman was named the Sher-Wood Goaltender of the Month two months in a row (December and January), and was selected as the “Best Goaltender” in the annual “Best of the Best Poll.” He was reassigned to the Eagles by the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League prior to the 2004-05 season. Weiman was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the fifth round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

“This is not an individual award, it’s not me. I look at these awards as two team awards, this is a special team and I feel the best is yet to come,” said Weiman.

The Scott Brower Memorial Trophy is presented annually to the CHL’s most outstanding goaltender, in memory of Scott Brower, former CHL goaltender and Corpus Christi employee. Weiman had very tough competition in the category; the other finalists were: Ken Carroll – Bossier Shreveport, Shawn Degagne – Amarillo, Derek Dolson – Odessa, Lance Leslie – Lubbock, and Scott Reid – San Angelo.

Weiman was also up against some stiff competition in the Rookie of the Year ballot. Those finalists included: Phil Aucoin – Memphis, Mike Lukajic – Topeka, Derick Martin – Lubbock, Derrick McIver – Corpus Christi, and Scott Sheppard – Bossier-Shreveport.

In Other News

Congratulations to the Pankewicz family for welcoming their newest addition, Mackenna Leigh Pankewicz was born Monday night, March 14 to proud parents Greg and Charmaine, and sister Taylor. The baby is healthy and weighed in at 7 pounds and 20 inches in length.

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