Monday, 21 January 2013

Gogolev: WHL Player of the Week

Royals forward Alex Gogolev was named WHL player of the week Monday.

Here's the thoughts of Head Coach Dave Lowry on Gogolev:

The line of Brandon Magee, Steven Hodges, and Alex Gogolev have combined for 14 points in the 2 games over the weekend.

Hodges now has a 5 game point streak going with 8 goals 1 assist for 9 points. Gogolev is riding a 6 game streak with 3 goals and 12 assists and 15 points. Magee a 6 game streak, 3 goals 6 assists and 9 points.

Dave Lowry on the line:

Veteran sniper notches 12 points in four games.

For Immediate Release
Monday, January 21, 2013

Victoria, BC – The Western Hockey League today announced that Victoria Royals’ forward Alex Gogolev has been named the Denny’s WHL Player of the Week.

Gogolev, a 20-year-old Moscow native, recorded 12 points (3g-9a) over the Royals’ four games last week to go along with four penalty minutes and a plus-two rating on his way to the honour. Gogolev becomes the first player in Victoria Royals team history to receive the Denny’s WHL Player of the Week award. Most recently, Gogolev recorded four points (1g-3a) in the Royals’ 5-4 win against the Kamloops Blazers on January 19th.

The Russian forward is currently enjoying the most productive month of his WHL career and has notched 19 points (3g-16a) through nine January games so far. His team-leading 55 points (16g-39a) in 42 games played place Gogolev 15th overall in WHL scoring.

Drafted by the Calgary Hitmen in the second round, 63rd overall, of the 2011 CHL Import Draft, the Royals acquired the left winger last September in a trade that sent forward Zane Jones to Calgary. Gogolev sits just two points shy of the 57 points (25g-32a) he posted last season with the Hitmen.

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Corey St. Laurent
Manager of Communications and Hockey Operations Coordinator
Victoria Royals Hockey Club