Oakville, ON – The National Lacrosse League has announced Toronto Rock forward Brett Hickey as the Pinty’s Wingman of the Week award winner for Week 15 of the 2015 NLL regular season.
Hickey, who ranks tied for third in the league with 43 goals this season, scored a franchise-record seven goals in Toronto’s 14-7 home win over the Vancouver Stealth this past Friday. His 68 points (43+25) rank 13th overall in the NLL and have helped the first-place Rock to a league-best 12-4 record.
The 24-year-old has scored at least one goal in 15 of his 16 games played this season and he has registered at least a hat trick in 10 games this year. With 43 goals on 133 shots, Hickey’s .247 shooting percentage ranks fifth among all NLL players with 10 or more goals in 2015.
The Windsor, Ontario native was selected in the fifth round of the 2011 NLL Draft by the Stealth franchise. Prior to his breakout campaign this year, Hickey had a total of 10 points (5+5) in nine career games.
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
Friday night’s game against the New England Black Wolves is a 7:30pm start at Air Canada Centre. It’s Toronto Sun fan Appreciation and Autograph Night. For the BEST ticket in town and more information, please visit torontorock.com or call 416-596-3075.
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.