CALGARY, AB. - The Western Hockey League announced today that Prince Albert Raiders’ forward Anthony Bardaro is the Denny’s WHL Player of the Week.
seven points, scoring four goals and three assists to go with a +4
rating, in two games over the past week, helping the Raiders to a
2-0-0-0 record in that span.
On Friday, December 28, the Raiders played host to the Saskatoon Blades at the Art Hauser Centre in Prince Albert. Bardaro scored the game winning goal, added three assists and was named the games’ 1st
Star, in the Raiders 5-4 win over the Blades. The next night,
Saturday, December 29, the Blades welcomed the Raiders to the Credit
Union Centre for the back-half of the home-and-home holiday series. Bardaro scored three goals, including the game winner, and was named the games’ 1st Star in the Raiders 4-2 victory over the Blades.
Bardaro currently sits 33rd
among all WHL scorers with 36 points (15 goals, 22 assists) in 36 games
played thus far this season. The Raiders are 6-3-0-1 in their past ten
contests and currently sit 1st in the WHL East Division with a 24-11-0-3 record for 51 points.
A 20-year-old from Delta, BC, Bardaro is in his fourth full season in the Western Hockey League. Originally a 6th round WHL Draft pick by Spokane, Bardaro spent two and a half seasons with the Chiefs before joining the Raiders midway through the 2011-12 season.
The WHL has also nominated Austin Lotz of the Everett Silvertips for the CHL Goaltender of the Week Award. Lotzposted
a 2-0-0-0 record this past week with one shut-out, stopping 72 of 74
shots faced for a 0.973 save-percentage and 0.98 goals-against average.
Lotz, a 17-year-old rookie from St. Adolphe, MB,
helped lead the ‘Tips to a pair of victories over the Seattle
Thunderbirds on December 28 (2-1, 1st Star) and December 29 (2-1 OT, 2nd Star).
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