Monday, April 20, 2015

Ex Vernon Viper Gill Named ECHL Player Of The Week:

Former Vernon Vipers forward Sahir Gill has been named the ECHL Player of the Week.

Gill is in his second season with the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) Wheeling Nailers after stints with the American Hockey League Hamilton Bulldogs & Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

Gill attended the Montreal Canadians Training camp this season was released before signing with the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs on October 10th 2014. Gill was released after going pointless in one game with Hamilton returned to the Nailers where he played last season before signing a professional tryout agreement (PTO) with the American Hockey League (AHL) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Gill played in 12 games with the Penguins collecting (1-goal-2-assists-3-points) before being released January 16, 2015.  Gill signed a professional tryout agreement (PTO) on January 17th 2015 with the Hamilton Bulldogs played in 24 games collecting (2-goals-2-assists-4-points) was released on March 25th 2015 before returning to Wheeling.

Gill played last year with the ECHL Wheeling Nailers. Gill finished sixth in rookie scoring and lead the team in scoring collecting (13-goals-41-assists-54-points). Gill was suppose to enter his fourth and final season at Boston University last season but left school signing with the Nailers early in the season. Gill played parts of two seasons in Vernon (2008-2010). Gill left the Vipers in July of 2009 for the United States Hockey League (USHL) Chicago Steel but after just 26 games would return to Vernon in mid January of 2010. In 71 regular season games with the Vipers Gill recorded (21-goals-30-assists-42-points).

Sahir Gill's Player Profile:

This is posted on the ECHL website:

Gill named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week

March 31, 2015

Wheeling Nailers’ forward Sahir Gill is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for March 23-29.

Gill scored five goals, including two game-winners, and added four assists for nine points as the Nailers went 3-1-0 last week.

The 22-year-old had a goal and an assist in a 3-2 loss to Toledo on Wednesday and in a 2-1 win against Fort Wayne on Friday, tallied an assist in a 5-2 victory against Reading on Saturday and recorded a hat trick and added an assist in a 4-3 win over Cincinnati on Sunday.

A native of Terrace, British Columbia, Gill has 23 points (9g-14) in 19 games with the Nailers this season while adding seven points (3g-4a) in 37 games with Hamilton and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the  American Hockey League.

Gill has tallied 77 points (22g-55a) in 86 career ECHL games with Wheeling.

Prior to turning pro, he had 78 points (28g-50a) in 117 career games at Boston University.

On behalf of Sahir Gill, a case of pucks will be donated to a Wheeling youth hockey organization by Sher-Wood Hockey, the exclusive puck supplier of the ECHL. Since beginning its sponsorship of the award in 2000-01, Sher-Wood Hockey has donated more than 31,000 pucks to youth hockey organizations in ECHL cities.
Runners Up: Ryan Walters, Alaska (4 gp, 4g, 6a, 10 pts.), Shawn Szydlowski, Fort Wayne (3 gp, 4g, 3a, 7 pts.) and Lindsay Sparks, Missouri (3 gp, 5g, 2a, 7 pts.).
Also Nominated: Vincent Arseneau (Allen), Chris Knowlton (Colorado), Wade MacLeod (Idaho), Matt Caria (Kalamazoo), Johnny McInnis (Orlando), Justin Fox (Quad City), Kale Kerbashian (Rapid City), Andrew Rowe (South Carolina), Brad Stebner (Stockton), Kyle Bonis (Toledo) and Alex Krushelnyski (Utah).

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