For the second straight season, Trinity Western men’s hockey goaltender Lucas Mills (Burnaby, B.C.) has been named BCIHL Goaltender of the Month for October.
The 21-year-old won all three of his starts for TWU, going 3-0 through October while posting a 2.33 goals against average, .920 save percentage, and one assist.
In his most recent start, Mills made 31 saves in a 3-2 win for TWU over Simon Fraser on October 24, earning second star honours.
Now in his second season as the Spartans starting goaltender, Mills has picked up right where he left off last season.
In 2018-19, Mills led the league in wins (14), goals-against average (2.27), and save percentage (.918). His performance last season earned him BCIHL Goaltender of the Year honours.
Mills .927 career save percentage ranks first in the BCIHL, while his career goals-against average of 2.07 (2nd) and 26 wins (4th) also rank within the top four.
Spartans alum Silas Matthys (Wollerau, Switzerland) ranks first in wins (51), second in save percentage (.922) and 10th in goals-against average (2.58).
In 2018-19, TWU had five Player of the Month award winners. Those included Mills as Goaltender of the Month (Oct. 2018), Dustin Deugau (Calgary) as Defenceman of the Month (Oct. 2018, Jan. 2019), and Spencer Gerth (Langley) and Travis Verveda (Alix, Alta.) each earning Rookie of the Month honours (Nov/Dec. 2018, February/March 2019).
Mills and the unbeaten Spartans continue action this weekend, taking on Selkirk College on the road Friday and Saturday in Castlegar (Nov. 8-9).