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Molino and McGauley Named Co-Plus Performers of the Month

Thursday, January 2nd
Molino and McGauley Named Co-Plus Performers of the Month

West Valley City, Utah – Utah Grizzlies Forwards Tim McGauley and Griffen Molino are the co-recipients of the AMI Graphics ECHL Plus Performer of the Month for December, where they each had the league lead with a plus-minus rating of +22.

It was the best plus-minus total of any forwards in a single month in the decade of the 2010s. Only 2 defenseman had a better plus-minus rating for a single month and it was Fort Wayne teammates, defensemen Bobby Shea, who was a +26 in February 2018 and Curtis Leonard was a +25 that month.

McGauley posted an even or better rating in each of the 12 games in December, including a +4 on Dec. 17 at Wichita, a game where McGauley broke team records with 6 assists and 7 points. He was also a +4 on Dec. 20 at Kansas City, where he had 2 goals and 2 assists and played a role in all 4 goals in a 4-1 win. In three other games he was a +3 and posted a +2 two other times.

Tim currently leads the league with a +30 rating and is third with 37 points. He is also tied for second with 25 assists.

For the Month McGauley had 25 points (10g, 15a) and Molino had 23 points (8 g, 15 a).

Molino had an even or better rating in all 12 games in December. He was a +4 on December 17th at Wichita, where he had 1 goal and 3 assists. He was a +3 in four different December games (Dec. 6 at Rapid City, Dec. 13 vs. Newfoundland, Dec. 20 at Kansas City and Dec. 27 vs. Tulsa).

Molino is second in the league in plus-minus this season at +27, trailing only his teammate McGauley, who has a +30.  

In recognition of their accomplishment, AMI Graphics will present Tim McGauley and Griffen Molino with a personalized Plus Performer of the Month Banner during an on-ice ceremony at an upcoming Grizzlies’ home game.

Press Release from the ECHL 

PRINCETON, N.J. – Utah Grizzlies’ forwards Tim McGauley and Griffen Molino are the co-recipients of the AMI Graphics ECHL Plus Performer of the Month for December after sharing the league lead with a plus-minus rating of +22.

McGauley posted an even or better rating in each of his 12 games, including a +4 on Dec. 17 at Wichita and on Dec. 20 at Kansas City. He was a +3 three different times and posted a +2 two other times.

The 24-year-old leads the ECHL with a +30 rating and is tied for second with 37 points (12g-25a) in 26 games with the Grizzlies this season.

A native of Wilcox, Saskatchewan, McGauley has recorded 118 points (43g-75a) in 152 career ECHL games with Utah and South Carolina and added 11 points (2g-9a) in 40 career American Hockey League games with Colorado and Hershey.

Prior to turning pro, McGauley tallied 259 points (102g-157a) in 276 career games in the Western Hockey League with Saskatoon and Brandon.

Molino also posted an even or better rating in all 12 December games, posting a +4 on Dec. 17 at Wichita and a +3 on four occasions (Dec. 6 at Rapid City, Dec. 13 vs. Newfoundland, Dec. 20 at Kansas City and Dec. 27 vs. Tulsa).    

The 25-year-old is second in the league with a +27 rating and is tied for 13th with 32 points (13g-19a) in 29 games this season.

A native of Trenton, Michigan, Molino has tallied 38 points (16g-22a) in 39 career ECHL games with Utah and Newfoundland and 14 points (4g-10a) in 83 career AHL games with Colorado, Toronto and Utica. He also has five games of NHL experience with Vancouver.

Prior to turning pro, Molino posted 58 points (26g-32a) in 76 career games at Western Michigan University and 103 points (26g-77a) in 116 career games in the United States Hockey League with Muskegon and Sioux Falls.

In recognition of their accomplishment, AMI Graphics will present Tim McGauley and Griffen Molino with a personalized Plus Performer of the Month Banner during an on-ice ceremony at an upcoming Grizzlies’ home game.

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