The National Lacrosse League has announced Buffalo Bandits forward Dhane Smith as the “Pinty’s Wingman of the Week” award winner for Week 6 of the 2015 NLL season.
Smith, who posted a career-high 10 points (5+5) in Buffalo’s 15-14 overtime road win over the Calgary Roughnecks this past Saturday, ranks third in the league with 39 points (16+23) in seven games played this season.
The Kitchener, Ontario native’s 16 goals are second-most in the league to date while his 23 assists are good for third among NLL players. Smith, Buffalo’s first-round (5th overall) selection in the 2012 NLL Draft, is also seventh among all forwards with 26 loose balls in his third pro season.
Pinty’s is an official partner for the NLL on TSN during the 2015 season. Each week, an NLL player will receive the “Pinty’s Wingman of the Week” award based on their performance with respect to passing prowess and playmaking abilities. The weekly award winners will be entered into the pool of finalists for the “Pinty’s Wingman of the Year” award at the end of the season.
Week 1) Josh Sanderson – Toronto Rock
Week 2) Josh Sanderson – Toronto Rock
Week 3) Ryan Benesch – Buffalo Bandits
Week 4) Adam Jones – Colorado Mammoth
Week 5) Dan Dawson – Rochester Knighthawks
Week 6) Dhane Smith – Buffalo Bandits
Established in 1943, Pinty’s Delicious Foods Inc. has long been recognized as a poultry industry builder, innovator, and leader. The company provides a complete range of premium quality, value-added fresh and frozen chicken products to the Retail and Food Service Industry. The Burlington, Ont.-based food manufacturer has added the NLL to an extensive list of sports sponsorships that includes the NFL, NASCAR, Tennis Majors on TSN, and athletes Team Jacobs and Team Homan. Pinty’s is also the title sponsor of TSN’s annual All-Star Curling Skins Game.