Tiger Defenceman Recognized

The MHL’s Gongshow Three Stars of the Month for January have recently been announced and the third star is Tiger defenseman, Francis Thibeault. Not only did he record good numbers on the scoresheet with one goal and seven assists in eight games, but what made him stand out were his extraordinary skills on the blueline. Not only does he regularly thwart opponents attempts to set up in the Tigers’ zone, he often kick-starts his team’s offensive endeavours. Tigers Head Coach Greg Leland pointed out that “Thibeault plays against the other team’s top line every night, as well as on the powerplay and penalty kill, so his value doesn’t always show up in the stats column.” That being said, Thibeault’s season numbers are very solid indeed. He has twenty-six assists with half of those coming in the powerplay.