Apparently the Michigan Tech Huskies weren't quite done with recruiting for the 2012–13 season because yesterday they added another goal scorer from the BCHL. Malcolm Gould, a forward and leading scorer for the Chilliwack Chiefs, has committed to play for the Huskies starting next season. He's 5' 11" and finished the regular season as a top-ten goal scorer and 16th in total points among all BCHL players. Those are pretty good numbers for a player that had not committed to play college hockey somewhere yet. The only unattached player with more points in the BCHL this season is 20-year-old Devin Gannon of Cowichan Valley. All of the top eleven goal scorers are committed now that Gould is joining the Huskies. Malcolm Gould started his junior hockey career in the junior "B" Pacific International Junior Hockey League (PIJHL), where he split time between the Squamish Wolf Pack and the Grandview Steelers during the 2009–10 season. He played a combined 49 games, scoring 30 goals and 25 assists. That was good enough for 2nd in the league in goals and 5th in points. His showing in the PIJHL helped him land a spot with the Quesnel Millionaires of the BCHL for the 2010–11 season. He finished the season with 14 goals and 17 assists in 57 games, good enough for 2nd on the team in goals and 3rd in points.
This season, the North Vancouver native remained with the franchise as it moved to Chilliwack and became the Chiefs. He had a great year and propelled himself near the top of the league leaders. He's recorded seven multi-goal games including four hat tricks. Gould finished the season strong, scoring 17 goals and 23 points in the final 15 regular season games, and has helped the Chiefs defeat the Penticon Vees (a team that was only beaten four times in the regular season) twice in the first four games of a best-of-seven playoff series. Gould should be a great fit with Michigan Tech.
It's a great sign for the future that Michigan Tech has three players that finished the regular season in top 16 in points in the BCHL committed to join Michigan Tech for the 2012–13 season. Alex Petan (38-50-88 in 55 games), Jujhar Khaira (29-50-79 in 54 games), and Malcolm Gould (36-36-72 in 60 games) should help Mel Pearson continue to climb the WCHA standings and lead the Huskies to the top after conference reshuffling occurs.
Below are video highlights from two games where Malcolm Gould (#14) had a hat trick for the Chilliwack Chiefs
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