Goaltender No. 30 Zach Willms of the Red Lake Miners. Photo: Tim Benton

Miners’ Willms named SIJHL – Monkey Team Sports, by Northland, Performer of the Month for December


THUNDER BAY, Ont. –
The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Wednesday that Red Lake Miners goaltender Zach Willms has been named its Monkey Team Sports, by Northland, Performer of the Month for December.

In five starts during the time frame the 20-year-old netminder from Camrose, Alta., was unbeaten in regulation going 3-0-2-0 helping Red Lake pick up eight points in the standings while aiding the Miners in staying in second place overall in league play entering the New Year.

Willms currently boasts a 13-4-3-1 record between the pipes for Red Lake and leads all SIJHL stoppers in both goals-against average and save percentage at 2.81 and .924 respectively.

His two shutouts on the campaign ties him for the league lead and he’s second in victories with his 13 triumphs.

In his second season in the SIJHL with the Miners, Willms sports solid 38-13-4-1 numbers, including four shutouts and a .922 save mark.

Also earning consideration for the SIJHL’s Monkey Team Sports, by Northland, Performer of the Month for December was Cody Bruchkowski, (F) Thunder Bay North Stars; Justin Pitari, (F) Dryden GM Ice Dogs; Jack Michels, (F) Thief River Falls Norskies; Flynn Perry, (F) Fort Frances Lakers; Stars and Cameron Birkeland, (D) Wisconsin Lumberjacks.

SIJHL Monkey Team Sports, by Northland, Performer of the Month recipients

October: Cody Bruchkowski, (F) Thunder Bay North Stars
November: Jack Michels, (F) Thief River Falls Norskies
December: Zach Willms, (G) Red Lake Miners

Photo credit: Tim Benton

ABOUT NORTHLAND DISTRIBUTION

Northland Distribution Ltd., a division owned by Monkey Sports Inc., is the Official Supplying Partner to the Superior International Junior Hockey League.

Northland Distribution Ltd., recently merged with Monkey Sports to create a superior team-sales organization, which provides unprecedented service and supply of the biggest brand names in hockey. The offer such items as equipment, game uniforms, off-ice apparel, bags, nutritional products and much more.

Northland Distribution has worked with more than 1,000 elite junior and collegiate hockey programs across North America and understands that every team’s needs are unique and will cater its offering to satisfy the customer.

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