Gillam leads Big Red past Russians

Former Chilliwack Chief Mitch Gillam stopped 19 pucks as his Cornell men's hockey squad beat a visiting Russian team 6-0.

Ex-Chilliwack Chiefs netminder Mitch Gillam got the start in net last Friday night as his Cornell Big Red took on the visiting Russian Red Stars.

Gillam played a shade over 55 minutes, making 19 stops in a 6-0 win. He got goal support from Matt Buckles (two), Joel Lowry, Brian Ferlin, Jeff Kubiak and Craig Esposito.

The game was played at Lynah Rink in Ithaca, NY.

Gillam’s starts have been few and far between in his freshman season. With senior stopper Andy Iles getting the lion’s share of action, Gillam has been given just one regular season start. He won that game and scored an empty net goal.

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