2 BCHL alums take home Atlantic Hockey weekly awards

There were two BCHL alums that took home weekly honours this week and both happened to be in the Atlantic Hockey conference.

Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week

Will Calverley – Junior – Rochester Institute of Technology (Chilliwack Chiefs)

Calverley posted a hat trick in RIT’s 8-5 win Friday night over No. 9 Clarkson. He gave RIT a 2-0 lead in the first period, then after a flurry of goals that made it a 4-4 game, the 22-year-old scored his second to put the Tigers up 5-4. Clarkson again tied the game at 5-5, but the Scarborough, Ont. native put his team up for good with his game-winning hat-trick goal. Calverley made it a four-point weekend with an assist on RIT’s only goal in Sunday’s loss.

Calverley played two seasons in Chilliwack, notching 96 points in 111 regular-season games. He capped off his BCHL career with a National Championship as the Chiefs captured the RBC on home ice in 2018. Calverley was named the MVP of the tournament and led all players with six goals in six games.

Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Week

Nico Somerville – Freshman – American International College (Penticton Vees/Victoria Grizzlies)

Somerville had a stellar debut on the blue line for AIC in a pair of Yellow Jacket victories to open the 2020-21 campaign. He had an assist in his first-ever college game and also blocked a total of seven shots over the weekend, as the AIC defense held Air Force in check, allowing just two goals and 38 combined shots on net in the two games.

The Port Alberni, B.C. native spent four seasons in the BCHL from 2016 to 2020, the majority of which was spent with the Victoria Grizzlies. He played over 200 regular-season games in the league, totaling 84 points. He also played another 40 postseason contests with Victoria and Penticton.