Monkey Sports Player of the Month - October

by Bombers Staff

For Immediate Release:

The Monkey Sports Long Beach Bombers Player of the Month for October, is forward, Erik Sillerström. The Swedish center, #44, has made a quick transition to North American hockey, scoring 12 Points in his first 8 Games of play. Playing along side fellow countryman, Eric Lövstrand, and veteran Bombers sniper, Tomáš Urbanec, he has been every bit of what you want from a big, top-6 center; something that teams covet at the highest levels.

His 5 Goals and 7 Assists, in October, placed him 3rd on the Bombers roster, in scoring. He was tops among Long Beach newcomers, only behind Urbanec and Artem Korolev. If you thought it might be “beginner’s luck,” you were wrong. In his first three November games, against the defending 2018 Thorne Cup Champions, Sillerström recorded 5G-2A, not including his shootout winner, in Game 1. The Sundsvall, Sweden native now has 7 Multiple-Point efforts through his first 11 WSHL Games.

Long Beach Bombers Head Coach & General Manager, Chris White, commented, “Erik’s stats speak for themselves, but it’s what’s not on the scoresheet that earned him this honor. Erik is consistently playing big, important minutes for our club. He is our best penalty killer, and is playing a selfless role on our power play. He has been great on face-offs, and he opens up a lot of space for our skill guys. He plays a man’s game, and he is being rewarded for that in the boxscores. He possesses a real veteran leader aura, despite being a quiet young man. Many recent Stanley Cup Champions have had the big one-two punch, down the middle, at the center position. I think we have just that, with Erik and captain, Diego Glück. I am 100% confident that Erik can play at the NCAA level, so it will be interesting to see how this season unfolds, for him, and to await his ultimate decision. We really liked what we saw, back in May, at our Scandinavian Prospects Camp, but I don’t know if even we could have hoped for him to be this good, in all facets of the game.”

Special thanks to Monkey Sports for sponsoring the Bombers Player of the Month Award, and for their continued support of the organization and its players!

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