The National Lacrosse League has announced Edmonton Rush rookie forward Ben McIntosh as the “Pinty’s Wingman of the Week” award winner for the Week 18 finale of the 2015 NLL regular season.
McIntosh, who led all rookies in goals (37), assists (49) and points (86) during the regular season, recorded a season-high nine points including seven assists in Edmonton’s 13-10 win over Colorado this past Saturday. McIntosh’s 37 goals were tied for the 12th-most among all NLL players while his 86 points and 49 assists both tied for 14th-most in the league. The first-year pro helped Edmonton to a first-place finish in the West Division along with a first-round bye in the NLL Playoffs.
The 23-year-old posted two or more points in all 18 of his games played this year including 11 games with four-plus points. The Coquitlam, B.C. native was the first overall pick in the 2014 NLL Draft out of Drexel University and was named the NLL Rookie of the Month for January.
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
Week 15) Brett Hickey – Toronto Rock
Week 16) Mark Matthews – Edmonton Rush
Week 17) Dhane Smith – Buffalo Bandits
Week 18) Ben McIntosh – Edmonton Rush
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.