Monday, November 21, 2011


Coquitlam Express netminder Cole Huggins has been named the British Columbia Hockey League's Player of the Week for the week ending Nov. 20, the league announced Monday.

Huggins led the Express to a trio of wins on the road and stopped 137 of 141 shots in the process. He began with a win in relief over the Powell River Kings where he was 1st Star and followed that up with a 36-save shutout performance against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs taking 3rd Star. He then stopped 39 of 42 shots against the Nanaimo Clippers to close out the week.

The Englewood, Colorado native is now 5-0 on the season and carries a 1.86 goals-against average to go along with a .952 save percentage.

Honourable mentions this week go to Penticton Vees forward Steven Fogarty (four games, five goals, seven assists, 1st Star, 2nd Star), Nanaimo Clippers goalie Billy Faust (two games, two wins, 0.50 GAA, .985 sv%, 1st Star), Langley Rivermen forward Darnell Dyck (two games, two goals, four assists, 1st Star), Surrey Eagles goalie Andrew Hunt (two games, two wins, 1.50 GAA, .959 sv%) and Prince George Spruce Kings goalie Kirk Thompson (three games, three wins, 1.28 GAA, .959 sv%, two 1st Stars).

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