Fillion earns POW

Wenatchee Wild forward Christophe Fillion has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Sept. 9, the league announced Monday.

Fillion started off his BCHL career in style as he chipped in two goals in the Wild’s 5-3 come-from-behind road win over the Vernon Vipers on opening night. The next night, the Sherbrooke, Que. native scored another two goals, including the game winner, and added an assist as he was named first star in his team’s 6-3 away victory over the Surrey Eagles.

After this weekend’s games, Fillion has four goals and one assists for five points in two games. The 18-year-old trails only his teammate Cristophe Tellier for the early-season lead in BCHL points and has the outright lead in goals.

The defending Fred Page Cup champion Wild picked up right where they left off last season as they are off to a 2-0 start.

Honourable mentions:

Wenatchee Wild F Cristophe Tellier: 2G, 4A, 1st star, 3rd star

Langley Rivermen G Braedon Fleming: 2W, 53 saves/55 shots, 964 SV%, 1.00 GAA, SO, 1st star, 2nd star

Alberni Valley Bulldogs G John Hawthorne: 2W, 60 saves/63 shots, .952 SV%, 1.40 GAA, 2nd star

Trail Smoke Eaters F Hayden Rowan: 2G, 3A, 1st star

Trail Smoke Eaters F Michael Hodge: 1G, 4A, 2nd star twice

Langley Rivermen F Mark Gallant: 3G, hat trick, 1st star

Prince George Spruce Kings G Logan Neaton: 2W, 37 saves/39 shots, .949 SV%, 1.00 GAA, 2nd star