Salmon Arm SilverBacks forward Alex Gillies has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Sept. 15, the league announced Monday.
Gillies scored the game-winning goal on back-to-back nights as the 'Backs took both ends of a home-and-home set with the rival Vernon Vipers. Gillies, a Vernon native, scored twice in a 6-1 victory on home ice Friday and was named the game's 3rd Star. The following night, the 6-foot, 190-pound 18-year-old scored twice in the third period and capped his night with the double-overtime winner to seal the hat trick and 1st Star honours.
His five-goal weekend puts him atop the BCHL with seven tallies on the season.
Honourable mentions this week:
Penticton Vees F Max Coatta - 4G, 2A, 1st Star
Penticton Vees F Cody DePourcq - 2G, 1A, GWG, 3rd Star, FortisBC Energy Player of the Game
West Kelowna Warriors D Braxton Bilous - 1G, 1A, 1st Star
Prince George Spruce Kings F Brent Lashuk - 1G, 3A, 2nd Star
Cowichan Valley Capitals F Steen Cooper - 1G, 1A, GWG, 2nd Star
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