The National Lacrosse League has announced Calgary Roughnecks forward Shawn Evans as the Pinty’s Wingman of the Week award winner for Week 14 of the 2015 NLL regular season, marking the second time Evans has won the award in the last five weeks.
Evans, ranked first in the NLL in points (105), second in assists (69) and tied for fourth in goals (36), posted a combined 16 points (3+13) in Calgary’s doubleheader weekend split with Colorado, including a game-high 12 points (3+9) in the team’s 14-9 home win on Saturday.
The 2013 NLL MVP, Evans is averaging 7.5 points per game and is on pace for 135 points this year, which would shatter the NLL single-season record of 116 points set in 2012 by John Grant, Jr. (16-game season). The Peterborough, Ontario native played collegiately at Bellarmine University and was the second overall pick in the 2005 NLL Entry Draft.
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
Week 7) Cody Jamieson – Rochester Knighthawks
Week 8) Rob Hellyer – Toronto Rock
Week 9) Josh Sanderson – Toronto Rock
Week 10) Shawn Evans – Calgary Roughnecks
Week 11) Jeremy Noble – Colorado Mammoth
Week 12) Curtis Dickson – Calgary Roughnecks
Week 13) Mark Matthews – Edmonton Rush
Week 14) Shawn Evans – Calgary Roughnecks
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.