Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Baltus, Stanwood Earn Honourable Mentions

Stanwood had to deal with traffic jams in his crease all weekend long (Randy Emery photo)

The BCHL named two Smoke Eaters to its list of honourable mentions for Player of the Week Monday, tabbing goaltender Lyndon Stanwood and forward Brent Baltus for their exceptional performances in wins over Victoria and Salmon Arm.

Stanwood stopped 72 of 76 pucks in the two victories, with a combined 30 third-period saves against Grizzlies and Silverbacks teams who bombarded the Smokies with late pressure Friday and Saturday, while Baltus enjoyed a 4-point weekend (including a game-winning goal Saturday) to up his team-leading goal total to 12. Baltus needs just two more goals to match his 2011-12 total.

The league chose Langley forward Mario Puskarich as this week's Player of the Week after he tallied 7 points in 3 games. The Rivermen went 1-2 over the weekend.

Way to go Lyndon and Brent!

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