Two former BCHL players received honours this past week in their respective NCAA conferences. Air Force goaltender Billy Christopoulos received Atlantic Hockey Goaltender of the Month honours, and University of Alabama-Huntsville defenseman Kurt Gosselin was named WCHA Defenseman of the Month.
Christopoulos appeared in eight games for Air Force in January and allowed only 13 goals against. His .941 save percentage was a career-high. He made 39 saves in a loss to Western Michigan at the Las Vegas Invitational title game, and finished the month in the top-10 in goals-against-average and save percentage amongst all NCAA division I goaltenders.
Gosselin earned his honours for the first time in his career, leading all WCHA defensemen in points with 10 in January, including seven assists in only eight games. He had a six-point weekend scoring three goals and three assists from January 18th-20th against Alaska Anchorage.
Both players played their entire BCHL careers with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. Christopoulos played one season, dressing for 46 regular season games in 2014-2015. Gosselin spent three years with the club from 2012-2015 and served as their assistant captain in his final season.