The Western Hockey League announced today that Vancouver Giants forward Brendan Gallagher is the WHL Player of the Week.
In 3 games, Gallagher had 3 goals and 4 assists for 7 points and was a +2 as the Giants won 2 of 3 games over a 4 day stretch. On Thursday October 20 Gallagher had a goal in a losing cause as the Giants fell 6-3 in Kelowna vs. the Rockets. The following night he chipped in with a goal and an assist as the Giants thumped the Victoria Royals 8-1 and then on Sunday evening he and the rest of the Giants got their revenge on the Rockets, defeating them 5-2 at the Pacific Coliseum. Gallagher had a goal and 3 helpers.
The Montreal Canadiens draft pick now has points in 8 of the 9 games he has played in and is tied for 3rd in the league with 10 goals on the season.
The Giants are back in action on Tuesday night at the Pacific Coliseum for the first of three straight games vs. the Prince George Cougars. It is the first meeting of the season between the B.C. division rivals.
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