Petan and Tambellini lead WHL Playoff scoring

in playoffs



Nic Petan

 

Adam Tambellini

 

It’s a tight race at the top of the WHL playoff scoring board, with the Winterhawks Nic Petan (Delta, BC, Mar 22, 1995) and the Hitmen’s Adam Tambellini (Edmonton, Nov 1, 1994) currently neck in neck with 26 points.

Oliver  Bjorkstrand (Herning, Denmark, Apr 10, 1995) also of the Winterhawks is a point behind, and tied with Tambellini with the most goals (13).

It’s all over for Tambellini however, as the Hitmen were eliminated by the Wheatkings Friday night.

Petan and his teammates in Portland will play at least one more game, as they trail the Kelowna Rockets 3-2 in the Western Confernence final.

Petan played his minor hockey at North Shore Winter Club, scoring 76 goals with 63 assists in 57 games in 2009-10 as a second year bantam.

Tambellini played minor midget with the South Side Athletic Club in Edmonton in 2009-10, scoring 27 goals with 24 assists in 34 games. He went on to play three years in the BCHL, before joining UND for half a season and then moving to the WHL.

Bjorkstrand made his pro hockey debut as a 15-year-old, in 2010-11 playing in a playoff gamewith Herning Blue Fox’s second team in his native Denmark after splitting the year between the Herning U20 and U17 teams. In 11 regular season games with the U20 team he scored 13 goals with 6 assists and had 2 penalty minutes.

At the moment the Wheatkings and Hitmen have six players in the top 20, the Kelowna Rockets have four, and Portland three.

 

 

Player Team GP G A PTS PIM
1 Adam Tambellini Calgary Hitmen 16 13 13 26 10
2 Nicolas Petan Portland Winterhawks 16 10 16 26 18
3 Oliver Bjorkstrand Portland Winterhawks 16 13 12 25 10
4 Leon Draisaitl Kelowna Rockets 14 6 14 20 10
5 John Quenneville Brandon Wheat Kings 15 10 9 19 14
6 Jayce Hawryluk Brandon Wheat Kings 12 10 8 18 18
7 Travis Sanheim Calgary Hitmen 17 5 13 18 10
8 Nick Merkley Kelowna Rockets 14 2 16 18 12
9 Tyson Baillie Kelowna Rockets 14 8 9 17 18
10 Tim McGauley Brandon Wheat Kings 15 6 11 17 2
11 Peter Quenneville Brandon Wheat Kings 15 7 9 16 4
12 Chase De Leo Portland Winterhawks 16 5 11 16 10
13 Brandon Magee Victoria Royals 10 9 6 15 18
14 Rihards Bukarts Brandon Wheat Kings 12 2 13 15 12
15 Connor Rankin Calgary Hitmen 12 9 5 14 2
16 Madison Bowey Kelowna Rockets 14 5 9 14 18
17 Radel Fazleev Calgary Hitmen 17 4 10 14 6
18 * Nolan Patrick Brandon Wheat Kings 15 7 6 13 14
19 Kenton Helgesen Calgary Hitmen 17 6 7 13 8
20 Jake Virtanen Calgary Hitmen 14 5 8 13 28
* indicates Rookie