Berard scores BCHLPOW nod

Powell River Kings foward Ben Berard has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Nov. 26, the league announced Monday.

Berard racked up five goals and an assist in helping the Kings to a pair of wins on home ice. After scoring a goal in the first game of a Friday-Saturday doubleheader against Cowichan Valley, Berard followed with a four goal night – which included the game-winning goal – in a 7-5 victory where he was the game’s 1st Star.

The native of Duncan, B.C. moved up to second in team scoring after the weekend and now has 13-12-25 in 25 games played this season. He also this week committed to Cornell University for NCAA hockey and is set to go to school for the 2019-20 season.

Honourable Mentions this week:

Vernon Vipers G Anthony Yamnitsky: W, 51 saves/53 shots, .962 sv%, 1.01 GAA, 1st Star

Langley Rivermen F Connor Marshall: 3G, GWG, 2nd Star

Salmon Arm Silverbacks G Kyle Dumba: W, 73 saves/77 shots, .948 sv%, 1.99 GAA, 3rd Star

Prince George Spruce Kings F Ben Poisson: 3G, 2A, GWG, 1st Star, 2nd Star

Powell River Kings G Matteo Paler-Chow: 2W, SO, 54 saves/56 shots, .964 sv%, 1.20 GAA, two 2nd Stars

Penticton Vees F Owen Sillinger: 2G, 2 GWGs, two 1st Stars