Keegan McDowell was named the Dynamiter Player of the Month for December. J. Righton file.

Brock Palmer named KIJHL Kootenay Conference December Player of the Month

Keegan McDowell named Dynamiter Player of Month


Brock Palmer was named the Kootenay Conference December Player of the Month.

“It’s cool.” Palmer said. “Happy with how I was playing, and that stuff was going my way.

Palmer credits his success to the teams power play, and his linemates Keegan McDowell and Erik Delaire.

“I get to watch him every night, I know how good he is.” Head coach and general manager Derek Stuart said. “I’m not just talking offensively, or with the puck. I know how hard he hounds the puck. He is probably the best back pressure forward in the league.”

In December, Palmer scored six goals and 14 assists in eight games. His linemate, McDowell was an honourable mention for the month, and also was named the teams Player of the Month.

“If they are going strictly off stats, it’s a no brainer. He had 20 points in eight games. The way he plays for guys that get to watch him every night, he should be a candidate every month. His stats blew everyone away in December.”

Palmer currently sits third in league scoring with 60 points in 34 games.

Prior to Saturday’s game against the Fernie Ghostriders, the Kimberley Dynamiters named Keegan McDowell as their December Player of the Month.

“Keegan had a great month.” Head coach and general manager Derek Stuart said. “He was a driving force for his line. He was outstanding in December.

“Whenever a line has success, the centreman is a big reason why. That’s the case with Keegan in December.”

In December, McDowell scored five goals and seven assists in eight games. His efforts also earned him an honorable mention for the December Kootenay Conference Player of the Month.

McDowell just smiled when he was asked what the recognition means, “it means that I need to keep it going, keep it consistent, and go harder for the second half of the year, and in the playoffs.”

He was also quick to appreciate that the whole team has been successful and is winning games, which for him, is the most important part.

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