Coquitlam Express goalie Gordie Defiel has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Nov. 23, the league announced Monday.
Defiel backed the Express to a pair of wins in a home-and-home set against the Penticton Vees. The native of Stillwater, Minn. turned aside all but one shot both nights in posting a 0.95 goals-against average and a .963 save percentage.
The 6-foot, 181-pound 20-year-old was named 1st Star in a 3-1 win on home ice before making 28 saves a 2-1 double-overtime victory in Penticton.
Honourable mentions this week:
Langley Rivermen G Brock Crossthwaite - 2W, SO 2nd Star, 3rd Star, .969 sv%, 0.98 GAA
Langley Rivermen F Gage Torrel - 1G, 3A, 1st Star, OT GWG
Coquitlam Express F Bo Pieper - 1G, 2A, 1st Star, OT GWG
Prince George Spruce Kings F Chad Staley - 2G, 3A, 1st Star, two GWGs
West Kelowna Warriors G Andy Desautels - W, T, two 2nd Stars, .940 sv%, 1.89 GAA
Powell River Kings F Jarid Lukosevicius - 2G, 1A, two 1st Star, GWG
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