Monday, December 3, 2012

Gillam unbeatable for Chiefs in earning Gongshow Player of the Week Award

Press Release

Chilliwack Chiefs goalie Mitch Gillam has been named the Gongshow BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Dec. 2, the league announced Monday.

Gillam recorded back-to-back shutouts on the road in Prince George stopping every shot that came his way. The Chiefs were outshot both games with Gillam turning aside 31 shots each night. He recorded an assist on the winning goal in the second game.

The Peterborough, Ont. native was named 1st Star both nights and now leads the BCHL in wins (16) goals-against average (2.16), save percentage (2.39) and is tied for the league lead with three shutouts.

Honourable mentions this week go to:

Chilliwack Chiefs F Luke Esposito: (2G, 5A, 2nd Star, GWG)

Victoria Grizzlies F Myles Powell (3G, 1A, 1st Star, FortisBC Energy Player)

Penticton Vees G Chad Katunar (one SO, .956 sv%, 1.42GAA, 1st Star, 3rd Star)

Alberni Valley Bulldogs F Matt Hansen (3G, 1A, 1st Star, 2nd Star, GWG)

Surrey Eagles D Devon Toews (4A, FortisBC Energy Player) 

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