Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Playmaker Gill joins 2010 recruit class

BU’s already strong 2010 recruiting class got even stronger yesterday when Sahir Gill, a highly regarded forward playing for the USHL Chicago Steel, committed to the Terriers. The 5-10, 190 forward is a British Columbia native who grew up in Abbotsford, the same hometown as former BU standout David VanderGulik.

USHR had recently reported that Gill, “a quick, skilled 5’10”, 180 lb. left shot forward,” had BU, Minnesota and North Dakota among his final picks. In 16 games for the Steel this season, Gill has 6 goals and 14 assists, seventh best in the league in scoring.

Last year, Gill, considered a strong playmaker, played on the top line for the Vernon Vipers as a BCHL rookie, collecting 18 goals and 21 assists in 54 goals. He was a key contributor to the Vipers’ post-season run to the Canadian Jr. A RBC Cup title, adding another 10 goals and 12 assists in 22 games. Current freshman Ryan Santana was Gill's teammate on the Vipers' championship team.

A ’92 birthdate, Gill previously played midget hockey for the Okanagan Hockey Academy posting a 43-56-99 line in 58 games.

"Committing to a team like Boston University is very exciting," Gill told The Real Okanagan Hockey Academy Blog. "They have a great program there, and it was just the right fit for me. Playing in Hockey East is something I'm looking forward to, but my focus right now is on the Chicago Steel and working hard every game to help us have success."

The Steel’s news release quotes Assistant Coach Jon Waibel, who says "the organization is very excited for Sahir. Boston University is not only getting a very skilled hockey player, but he succeeds in the classroom as well. He has been nothing but an asset to the organization since he joined us this summer, and he will do the same for Boston University when he arrives there next season."

Gill is the fourth forward in the 2010 class, joining Charlie Coyle, Yasin Cisse (video), and Matt Nieto (video). The class also includes NTDP U-18 defenseman Adam Clendening.

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