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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Add another honor for Nino

Nino was named WHL Player of the Week earlier in the week.

He has now added the CHL Player of the Week honor.

Nino Niederreiter Named CHL Player of the Week
Written by: League Press Release on 03/10/2011

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that forward Nino Niederreiter of the Portland Winterhawks is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending March 6. Niederreiter scored seven goals and added two assists for nine points in four games.

Niederreiter opened the week with two straight multi-point games including a first star performance with two goals and two assists in a 6-5 win over the Tri-City Americans on Tuesday. He followed that up with his second hat-trick of the season on Friday as third star of a 9-1 win over the Seattle Thunderbirds. He finished the week with a goal in each of the last two contests including one in a 5-0 win over the Vancouver Giants on Saturday where he was named first star of the game, and added another tally on Sunday despite a 6-2 loss to the Chilliwack Bruins on Sunday.

Niederreiter, an 18-year-old from Chur, Switzerland, is playing in his second WHL season with the Winterhawks.... He was a first round selection of the New York Islanders in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft chosen fifth overall.>>

Nino had a goal and an assist last night, giving him 37-26-63 in 50 games for Portland this season.  This is the next-to-last weekend of the WHL season.

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