GIANTS' GALLAGHER WHL PLAYER OF THE WEEKOct 24, 2011 - 03:40 MDT
CALGARY, AB. - The Western Hockey League announced today that Vancouver Giants’ forward Brendan Gallagher is the WHL Player of the Week.
Gallagher picked up seven points, scoring three goals and four assists to go with a +2 rating, in three games over the past week helping the Giants to a 2-1-0-0 record.
On Thursday, October 20, Gallagher scored one power play goal in the Giants 6-3 loss to the Rockets in Kelowna. On Friday, October 21, the Giants were at home hosting the Victoria Royals. Gallagher scored one goal and one assist in the Giants 8-1 triumph over the Royals. On Sunday, October 23, the Giants exacted their revenge on Kelowna, downing the Rockets 5-2 at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver. Gallagher scored one goal, added three assists and was named the games 2nd Star.
Gallagher has goals in seven of nine games since returning to the Giants after a largely successful NHL Training Camp with the Montreal Canadiens. He sits third among all WHL goal scorers with 10 markers on the season and ninth in points with 17 (10 goals, 7 assists) in 9 games played. This is the second time Gallagher has been named the WHL Player of the Week. The Giants currently sit third in the WHL BC Division with a 6-6-0-1 record for 13 points.
The WHL has also nominated Eric Comrie of the Tri-City Americans for the CHL Goaltender of the Week Award. Comrie posted a 2-0-0-0 record this past week with 2 shut-outs, stopping all 47 shots faced. Comrie, a native of Newport Beach, California, led the Americans to a pair of 1-0 road wins over the Prince George Cougars this past weekend..
WHL Player of the Week
Oct. 17 – Oct. 23: Brendan Gallagher, Vancouver Giants
Oct. 10 – Oct. 16: Sven Bartschi, Portland Winterhawks
Oct. 3 – Oct. 9: Emerson Etem, Medicine Hat Tigers
Sept. 26 – Oct. 2: Mark Stone, Brandon Wheat Kings
Sept. 22 – Sept. 25: Adam Hughesman, Tri-City Americans