Marcoux makes pile of saves in POW turn

Trail Smoke Eaters goalie Adam Marcoux has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 7, the league announced Monday.

Marcoux had the busiest week of any BCHL netminder in recent memory as he started all four Smokies games, winning three of them. He faced 149 shots and turned away 139 of them for a .933 save percentage. The Calgary native made 40 saves and was 1st Star in a 2-1 home win over the Wenatchee Wild and followed that with 32 saves in a 3-2 road win in Coquitlam. In a 5-2 victory in Langley, he made 38 saves and was named 3rd Star. His fourth start of the week brought 29 more saves in an overtime loss to Surrey.

In nine games with Trail since coming over from Cowichan Valley, Marcoux is 5-3 and has a .912 save percentage. The 19-year-old is third in the BCHL with 1,724 minutes played.

Honourable Mentions this week:

Surrey Eagles F Jeff Stewart: 3G, 2A, two 1st Stars, GWG

Salmon Arm Silverbacks G Reid Cooper: 2W, SO, 55 saves/57 shots, .965 sv%, 0.98 GAA

Victoria Grizzlies D Dayne Finnson: 2G, 2A, GWG, 1st Star

Victoria Grizzlies F Ethan Nother: 1G, 5A, 2nd Star, 3rd Star

Nanaimo Clippers F Lucas Vanroboys: 3G, 2A, 1st Star, 2nd Star, FortisBC Energy Player of the Game

Nanaimo Clippers F Tristan Crozier: 2G, 3A, two GWGs, 2nd Star