Thursday, September 24, 2009

Zengerle named BCHL Player of the Week

Press Release

Salmon Arm SilverBacks forward Mark Zengerle has been named the British Columbia Hockey League's Player of the Week for the week ending September 20th, the league announced Monday.

Zengerle, who is the reigning Interior Conference MVP, scored four goals and added five assists in three weekend road games -- all wins -- for the SilverBacks.

On Friday, the 20-year old scored twice and added a pair of helpers in a 9-5 win over the Williams Lake Timberwolves. One night later, he netted a power-play goal and assisted on the tying and winning goals in a 3-2 overtime victory in Quesnel. And on Sunday, Zengerle wrapped the weekend with a goal and an assist in a 7-6 win at Prince George.

The Rochester, New York native now has five goals and six assists to show for his first five games of the 2009/10 regular season. Zengerle totalled 31 goals and 62 assists in just 54 games in his first season in the BCHL.

The SilverBacks return to the ice on Friday when they visit the Penticton Vees, who boast league-leading scorers Denver Manderson (15 points) and Beau Bennett (14). Gametime is 7:00 PM from the South Okanagan Events Centre.

(Nathan also is a writer for Maineiacs Post to Post and the Maine Hockey Journal. He can be reached at

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