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Ball’s blueline efforts earn BCHL POW nod

Powell River Kings defenceman Rylan Ball has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 3, the league announced Monday.

Ball led all Kings scorers with seven points from the blueline and helped the team to four wins in as many attempts. Overall, the hometown Powell River product notched three goals, two of them game-winners, and added four helpers. Ball had the decisive overtime tally in a 2-1 home victory against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs where he was named 1st Star and followed that with another goal in a 5-0 win over the ‘Dogs. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound rearguard had an assist in a 3-1 win over the Nanaimo Clippers but capped his week with a goal and three assists in an 8-4 triumph over the Clips.

With seven goals and 19 assists on the season, Ball leads all Kings defencemen with 26 points.

Honourable mentions this week:

West Kelowna Warriors G Matthew Greenfield: 2W, two 1st Stars, 77 saves/81 shots, .951 sv%, 1.86 GAA

Penticton Vees D Dante Fabbro: 2G, 2A, 2nd Star, GWG

Penticton Vees F Scott Conway: 6G, 2A, two 1st Stars, two hat tricks

Wenatchee Wild F Charlie Combs: 3G, 1A, 1st Star, GWG, FortisBC Energy Player of the Game

Powell River Kings F Carter Turnbull: 4G, 2A, 1st Star, 2nd Star, 3rd Star, GWG