Trail Smoke Eaters: Honourable mention for Todd

The BCHL has given Smoke Eaters goaltender Adam Todd an honourable mention for the Gongshow Gear BCHL Player of the Week.

The British Columbia Hockey League has given Smoke Eaters goaltender Adam Todd an honourable mention for the Gongshow Gear BCHL Player of the Week.

Todd, an 18 year-old native of Courtenay, BC, posted two wins last week against Merritt and Penticton, recording a .939 save percentage and 2.31 goals-against average. He was named first star in Wednesday’s 2-1 win over the Centennials.

Since joining the Smoke Eaters from the Alberni Valley Bulldogs in October, Todd has a record of 10-4, including a shutout Jan. 25 at Nanaimo. Eight of Todd’s 10 victories in a Smoke Eater uniform have come at Cominco Arena, where he holds an 8-1 record.

“Adam’s been real steady for us in goal since the holiday break,” said Smoke Eater coach Bill Birks. “He’s earned the right to start most of our recent games due to a strong work ethic and positive results and is a big reason we’re still in the hunt for a playoff spot.”

The Smoke Eaters host Penticton Saturday at 7:30 p.m.