Smokeater earns Player of the Week nod

By Contributor
February 26th, 2013

The British Columbia Hockey League has given Smoke Eaters goaltender Adam Todd an honourable mention for the Gongshow Gear BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 13.

Todd, an 18-year-old native of Courtenay, posted two wins last week against Merritt and Penticton, recording a .939 save percentage and 2.31 goals-against average. He was named first star in Wednesday’s 2-1 win over the Centennials.

Since joining the Smoke Eaters from the Alberni Valley Bulldogs in October, Todd has a record of 10-4, including a shutout Jan. 25 at Nanaimo. Eight of Todd’s 10 victories in a Smoke Eater uniform have come at Cominco Arena, where he holds an 8-1 record.

“Adam’s been real steady for us in goal since the holiday break,” said Smoke Eaters head coach/general manager Bill Birks. “He’s earned the right to start most of our recent games due to a strong work ethic and positive results and is a big reason we’re still in the hunt for a playoff spot.”

Todd and the Smoke Eaters return to Cominco Arena on March 2, when they host the Penticton Vees. For ticket information, call (250) 368-5000.

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