SIJHL Player of the Month Devin Tappenden

SIJHL player of the month - February
SIJHL player of the month – FebruarySIJHL

THUNDER BAY – Sports – The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced today that Fort Frances Lakers goaltender Devin Tappenden has been named the Gongshow Gear Inc. performer of the month for February.

In eight appearances last month, the 19-year-old native of Markham, Ont., posted an impressive 8-0 record, including five victories on the road, helping Fort Frances wrap-up the SIJHL’s regular season title along the way.

Tappenden recorded a solid 1.88 goals-against average along with a .927 save percentage in February, in those eight games played, while allowing two or fewer goals against in each of his past six starts.

He will be recognized on-ice prior to an upcoming home game with a gift package courtesy of Gongshow Gear Inc., the SIJHL’s official lifestyle hockey apparel partner.

Honourable mention for the Gongshow Gear performer of the month award went to Zach Grzelewski, (F) Thunder Bay North Stars; Evan Erickson, (F) Minnesota Iron Rangers; Paul Lamoureux, (F) English River Miners; Tim Kavanuagh, (D) Dryden Ice Dogs and Darrick Howard, (F) Wisconsin Wilderness.

SIJHL – Gongshow Gear Performer of the Month recipients

February: Devin Tappenden, (G) Fort Frances Lakers
January: Daniel Del Paggio, (F) Thunder Bay North Stars
December: Daniel Del Paggio, (F) Thunder Bay North Stars
November: Matthias Gardiman, (F) Thunder Bay North Stars
September/October: Lucas Debenedet, (F) Fort Frances Lakers


Founded in 2002 by three teammates in the Central Junior “A” Hockey League after identifying the need for a hockey apparel brand that would accurately represent the exciting and exclusive lifestyle that hockey players live. Gongshow was the first Lifestyle Hockey Apparel brand in the world to hit the market in 2002, and this game changing company has since grown into the largest hockey lifestyle clothing brand in the world – selling in over 500 retail locations, in 15 countries internationally, and has hailed comparisons to such pioneering lifestyle brands as Billabong (Surfing Lifestyle), and Burton (Snowboarding Lifestyle).

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