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Caron, Murtagh, Heise named NAPA Auto Parts 3 Stars of the Week

Photo credits: Tami Quan (Caron), Garrett James Photography (Murtagh), Cherie Morgan (Heise)

West Kelowna Warriors forward Felix Caron, Nanaimo Clippers forward Mike Murtagh and Penticton Vees forward Max Heise have been named the NAPA Auto Parts 3 Stars of the Week, ending Oct. 22.

1st Star – Felix Caron (F) – West Kelowna Warriors

Caron scored three goals and added an assist for four points in two games last week.

The second-year BCHLer registered one assist in last Wednesday’s 4-3 overtime home loss to the Vernon Vipers. In the rematch on Friday, this time on the road, Caron broke out for his first hat trick in the league, helping his team to a 4-1 victory. The 2004-born forward stretched the Warriors lead to 2-0 with his first of the game early in the third, then potted an insurance marker after the Vipers got on the board to make it 3-1. He sealed the game with an empty-netter and was named first star of the game.

At the end of last week, Caron had six goals and six assists for 12 points in 10 games.

2nd Star – Mike Murtagh (F) – Nanaimo Clippers

Murtagh led all BCHL players with five points last week after piling up a goal and four assists in a pair of games.

The Clippers were in Duncan to take on the Cowichan Valley Capitals on Thursday night and Murtagh helped pace the offence with a goal and two assists in a 9-3 win. The following night, Nanaimo took on the Alberni Valley Bulldogs at home where the 19-year-old chipped in with a pair of assists in 4-3 defeat.

Murtagh now has 14 points in 10 games this season, good enough for the team lead in points and tied for eighth in the BCHL.

3rd Star – Max Heise (F) – Penticton Vees

Heise notched his first-career BCHL hat trick in Penticton’s only game last week.

The 17-year-old came into play last week without a goal in his first eight games, but he changed that in a big way on on Saturday night at home against the Merritt Centennials. After Merritt opened the scoring 1:37 into the first period, Heise reeled off three straight goals before the end of the opening frame to complete the natural hat trick and give his team a 3-1 lead. The Vees would go on to win 6-4 and Heise was named first star of the game.

After the end of play last week, Heise had seven points in nine games on the year.


Honourable mentions:

Nanaimo Clippers (Vernon Vipers) F Luke Bibby: 1GP – 3G – 3PTS
Penticton Vees F Connor MacPherson: 1GP – 2G – 1A – 3PTS
Surrey Eagles F Cade Cranston: 1GP – 2G – 1A – 3PTS
Victoria Grizzlies F Reegan Hiscock: 1GP – 2G – 1A – 3PTS
Powell River Kings D Will Jones: 2GP – 1G – 3A – 4PTS