Add Another: Fadden Named CHL Player of the Week

(CHL Release) Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that forward Mitch Fadden of the Tri-City Americans is the Boston Pizza CHL Player of the Week for the week ending March 29. Fadden scored two goals and six assists for eight points in three games with a plus-minus rating of plus-5.

The CHL is comprised of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League, and the Western Hockey League.

On Wednesday night Fadden and the Americans travelled to Everett for game three of their first round playoff series against the Silvertips tied 1-1. Fadden opened the scoring on the power play in the first period and would assist on the game-winner as first star in the 4-2 win. Fadden helped the Americans come from behind in game three Friday night with a second period assist that tied the game. In the third period he setup the game-winner and scored an insurance goal for three-points as second star of a 4-1 win. The Americans would wrap up the series in five games at home Saturday night with a 6-1 over the Silvertips with Fadden contributing three assists as third star of the game. Tri-City will now play the Kelowna Rockets in the Kal Tire WHL Western Conference semi-finals beginning Friday night.

Fadden, a 20-year-old from Salmon Arm, British Columbia, is in his fifth WHL season. He finished the regular season with 76 points including 37 goals and 39 assists. Through five playoff games he has two goals and seven assists for nine points. Fadden was selected at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft in the fourth round by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Considered for the award from the OHL was Chris Terry of the Plymouth Whalers who scored five goals and four assists for nine points in three games. His week was highlighted by a hat-trick performance as first star in an 8-1 over the Sarnia Sting Saturday night in game five allowing the Whalers to advance to the second round of the OHL Western Conference playoffs. In the QMJHL, two-time award winner Yannick Riendeau powered the Drummondville Voltigeurs’ to a first round four-game series sweep over the Lewiston MAINEiacs scoring five goals and four assists for nine points in two games.

Fadden is the second Lightning prospect to receive this honor this season. Dana Tyrell won for Nov.4.