Capitals’ forward Spencer named BCHL Player of the Week

After a slow start to the season offensively, Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Mickey Spencer has busted loose. The Gibbons, Alberta native was named the BC Hockey League's Player of the Week on Monday after tallying three goals and four assists in weekend games against Powell River and Quesnel.

On Friday, Spencer struck less than a minute into the first period against the Kings. He later added an assist on a Brett Corcoran power-play marker and scored his second of the game midway through the third period.

A night later, Spencer was named the first star of the game between the Capitals and Millionaires after his two-goal, two-assist performance propelled Cowichan to a 6-1 home ice win.

Spencer's contributions were key to a Cowichan Valley power-play unit that notched five goals in 18 opportunities (27.8%) over the weekend. The 19-year old was in on all but one of those tallies, scoring once and adding three assists.

Last season, Spencer scored 27 goals and added 12 assists in 53 games as a rookie with the Capitals. He has committed to attend NCAA Division I Alaska-Anchorage on a hockey scholarship at the conclusion of the current BCHL season.