T.J. Fast named WHL Player of WeekPosted: Updated:
Fast picked up 7 points, scoring three goals and four assists to go with a +5 rating in four games over the last week, helping the Americans post a 4-0 record in that span.
On Tuesday, February 5th, the Americans travelled to Chilliwack to face the Bruins at Prospera Centre. Fast notched two goals in the Americans 5-4 shoot-out win over the Bruins. He was also named the games 1st Star.
On Friday, February 8th, the Americans rolled into the Memorial Coliseum in Portland to take on U.S. Division rivals the Winter Hawks. Fast's solid defensive prowess helped lead his Americans to a 5-2 win over the Winter Hawks.
The following evening, Saturday, February 9th, the Americans were in Spokane taking on the Chiefs. Fast scored one goal and one assist as the Americans downed the Chiefs convincing, 7-2. He was also named the games 3rd Star.
On Sunday, February 10th, the Americans were back at the Toyota Centre in Kennwick, Washington hosting the Portland Winter Hawks. Fast picked up three assists as the Americans defeated the Winter Hawks, 7-2. The win was the Americans seventh in a row and are now sitting in top spot of the WHL Western Conference.
Fast, a 20 year old from Calgary, Alberta, is in his second season with the Tri City Americans. At the 2005 NHL Entry Draft Fast was selected in the 2nd round - 60th overall by the Los Angeles Kings.