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McLain, Redmond take conference kudos

wcha-150BCHL alums taking care of their respective ends of the rink and were recognized as conference players of the week for their efforts.

Former Langley Rivermen captain Mitch McLain had an OT winner and two assists for Bowling Green while Salmon Arm Silverbacks alum Angus Redmond turned away 48 of 50 shots on the weekend for Michigan Tech. McLain was named the the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) offensive player of the week while Redmond took the defensive player of the week honours.

With Bowling Green hosting Alaska-Anchorage, McLain netted the decisive goal in 3-on-3 overtime in the weekend opener and then set up a pair of tallies – including the game winner – in the Saturday game. A junior from Baxter, Minn., McLain now leads Bowling Green in scoring with 7-10-17 in 15 games so far this season.

Redmond and Michigan Tech were in Fairbanks facing the University of Alaska, and in the series opener the freshman from Langley, B.C. stopped 22 of 23 shots in a 4-1 Huskies win. He followed that with 26 saves on 27 shots in a 2-1 victory as he made his 10th-straight start.

In the BCHL, McLain played two seasons with Langley and chalked up 38 goals and 54 assists for 92 points in 111 career games.

For Redmond in the BCHL, he played three seasons with the Silverbacks and part of a fourth, compiling a record of 59-61-7 to go along with a 2.94 goals-against average, .906 save percentage and eight career shutouts.