Thursday, March 17, 2011

Shattler named NLL Player of the Week

Calgary Roughnecks Transition player Jeff Shattler is the National Lacrosse League's Overall Player of the Week and Transition Player of the Week for Week 10 of the 2011 regular season.
Shattler helped lead the Roughnecks to a 17-13 road win over the Washington Stealth. This win extends the Roughnecks (7-3) first place lead in the West to a game and a half. Shattler recorded a total of 9 points. He had 4 goals and 5 assists and contributed with a point in the last 3 goals scored by the Roughnecks to cap off the victory. To go along with his impressive offensive stats, Shattler forced two turnovers and picked up 5 loose balls.
John Tavares of the Buffalo Bandits has been named the Offensive Player of the Week. Tavares scored the game-winner with 2:12 left against the visiting Boston Blazers in a thrilling 12-10 victory. He finished the night with 6 points, scoring 4 goals and dishing out two assists. He also added 6 loose balls in the win, helping to keep the Bandits ahead of Boston in second place, and putting them a game and a half behind first place Toronto.
Buffalo Bandits defenseman Chris Corbeil has won the Defensive Player of the Week. He picked up 5 loose balls and forced one turnover against one of the league's top offenses. He also recorded one goal, scoring in the final seconds to secure the Bandits' 12-10 victory.
Calgary Roughnecks forward Curtis Dickson was awarded Rookie of the Week honors for his play this past week. Dickson scored 3 goals, one being a shorthanded goal, and added 4 loose balls in the Roughnecks victory over the Stealth.

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