LANGLEY, B.C. – Trinity Western University goaltender Lucas Mills (Burnaby, B.C.) is the ANYTHING BRANDED Player of the Week for the week ending January 13th. It's the second time this season that Mills has won the award.
The 20-year-old netminder went 2-0 with a 0.99 goals-against-average, a .957 save percentage and one shutout as the Spartans swept a two-game weekend at home against Vancouver Island University.
On Friday, the former Abbotsford Pilots goalie kicked out 25 shots, including 13 in the second period, as TWU topped the Mariners 3-2 in overtime.
Back at the Langley Events Centre on Saturday afternoon, Mills made 20 saves for his BCIHL record-breaking sixth career shutout and the Spartans skated away with a 4-0 win over VIU.
Mills now holds the all-time BCIHL record in three major goaltending statistics as he is tops in shutouts (6), goals-against-average (1.76) and save percentage (.936).
He also leads all goaltenders in the league this season with an 11-2 record, a 1.81 GAA, a .931 SV%, two shutouts and a 14.53 goals-saved-above-average.
Runners up for this week's ANYTHING BRANDED POW award include TWU defenceman Jacob Mills (Burnaby, B.C.) and forward Logan Casavant (Melfort, Sask.), Selkirk College forward Devin Nemes, University of Victoria defenceman Ben Raffler and Vancouver Island University forward Brett Witala.
Recognized for quality, TWU has received seven consecutive A+ rankings for Quality of Teaching and Learning, holds three Canada Research Chairs, and wins national championships in CIS sports. More importantly, lives are changed at TWU through its whole-person, Christ-centred approach to education. With a wide array of undergraduate, graduate, and adult degree-completion programs, TWU equips leaders of character and competence to make a positive impact in the lives of others.
About Spartan Athletics
As official members of U SPORTS, the Spartans currently compete in 10 sports in the Canada West conference, including women’s and men’s soccer, volleyball, basketball, cross country and track & field. TWU also competes in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) in men’s hockey. Since TWU entered U SPORTS in 1999, the Spartans have won 11 U SPORTS team championships and 25 Canada West team championships.