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Auyeung-Ashton, Kinch, Milburn named NAPA Auto Parts 3 Stars of the Week

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Victoria Grizzlies goaltender Oliver Auyeung-Ashton, Chilliwack Chiefs forward Dylan Kinch and Vernon Vipers forward Reagan Milburn have been named the NAPA Auto Parts 3 Stars of the Week.

1st Star – Oliver Auyeung-Ashton (G) – Victoria Grizzlies

In two starts over the weekend, Auyeung-Ashton finished with a sparkling .983 save percentage after allowing just one goal on 59 shots in a pair of Grizzlies wins, including one shutout.

On Friday night, the 17-year-old netminder faced 33 shots and only allowed a single goal in his team’s 2-1 road victory over the Cowichan Valley Capitals. Auyeung-Ashton made 24 saves in the first two periods alone to ensure they took a one-goal lead to the final frame. He was named first star of the game.

The following night, in the second half of a home-and-home with the Caps, the Coquitlam, B.C. native was even better, stopping all 26 shots he faced to earn his third shutout of the season in a 3-0 win. He was again named the game’s first star.

Through 16 games played this year, Auyeung-Ashton leads the BCHL with a .937 save percentage, is second with three shutouts and fourth with a goals-against average of 2.07.

2nd Star – Dylan Kinch (F) – Chilliwack Chiefs

Kinch tied for the league lead in goals last week with four in just two contest.

On Friday in Coquitlam, the 2004-born forward scored goals in both the first and third periods in Chilliwack’s 7-5 road loss to the Express.

He matched his goal total his next game on Sunday afternoon, again scoring goals in the opening and final frames, with his first tally standing up as the game-winning goal, in Chilliwack’s 6-2 road win over the Surrey Eagles. Kinch was named the first star of the game.

After his high-scoring weekend, the Calgary, Alta. product now leads the Chiefs with eight goals on the year. He also has two assists on the campaign to give him 10 points in 19 games.

3rd Star – Reagan Milburn (F) – Vernon Vipers

Milburn contributed two goals and three assists for five points in two Vipers games over the weekend as Vernon earned three of a possible four points.

In the first period of Vernon’s Friday night game against the Cranbrook Bucks, Milburn scored a power-play goal to give his team a 2-1 lead. Two periods later and with his team down 5-2, he assisted on two of the Vipers three third-period goals as they stormed back to force overtime in an eventual 6-5 shootout defeat.

On Saturday, Milburn had another multi-point effort, this time with a goal and an assist, in Vernon’s 4-0 home win over the Langley Rivermen.

The Lake Superior State University commit leads the Vipers in scoring with 17 points in 21 games and is also tops on the team in goals with nine on the year.

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Honourable mentions:

Chilliwack Chiefs F Mason Kesselring: 2GP – 2G – 3A – 5PTS
Trail Smoke Eaters F Brady Hunter: 3GP – 4G – 2A – 6PTS
Penticton Vees F Aydar Suniev: 3GP – 2G – 4A – 6PTS
Penticton Vees F Bradly Nadeau: 3GP – 3G – 3A – 6PTS
Trail Smoke Eaters G Teagan Kendrick: 2GP – 1W – .940 SV% – 2.40 GAA