Borgiel’s stellar debut earns him POW

Photo credit: Gary Dorland

Cowichan Valley Capitals goaltender Zach Borgiel has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Sept. 8, the league announced Monday.

The 19-year-old made his BCHL debut on Friday and he did not disappoint, making 35 saves to earn the shutout in his team’s 2-0 win over the Nanaimo Clippers. For his encore on Saturday, Borgiel swatted aside 32 of the 34 shots he faced as the Caps skated to an 8-2 win over the Victoria Grizzlies.

He finishes the weekend with two wins, a shutout, a .971 save percentage and a 1.00 goals-against average.

Honourable mentions:

Penticton Vees F Danny Weight: 2GP, 1G, 5A, 1st star
Wenatchee Wild F Nick Cafarelli: 2GP, 3G, 2A, 1st star twice
Surrey Eagles F Cristophe Tellier: 2GP, 2G, 2A
Powell River Kings F Christian Buono: 2GP, 5A, FortisBC Energy Player of the Game
Powell River Kings F Dawson McKay: 2GP, 3G, 2 GWG
Cowichan Valley Capitals F Dan McIntyre: 2GP, 3G, 1A, Hat Trick, 1st star
Coquitlam Express G Thomas Wardle: 1GP, W, 41 saves on 43 shots, .953 SV%, 2.00 GAA