CALGARY, Alta. (Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017) – The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced today that forwards Jonny Evans of the Powell River Kings (BCHL), Kyle Tibbo of the Truro Bearcats (MHL) and Xavier Couture of the Cumberland Grads (CCHL) have been named its Gongshow Gear 3 Stars of the Month for January.
1ST STAR: JONNY EVANS, (F) POWELL RIVER KINGS (BCHL) – A stellar first month of 2017 saw the 19-year-old Delta, B.C. product amass 24 points in 11 outings while helping Powell River post an impressive 10-1 record.
In all Evans notched 11 goals and helped set-up 13 others for the Kings.
He recorded multiple points in six of the contests, which were all wins, and he was named a game star on six occasions. Included in his efforts was a six-point night, which featured four tallies.
Evans presently sits seconds in BCHL scoring with 76 points in 54 games including 35 markers.
With files from Brent Mutis, Communications Director (BCHL)
2ND STAR: KLYE TIBBO, (F) TRURO BEARCATS (MHL) – In eight games in January, the 20-year-old from Conception Bay South, Nfld., scored 10 times and added six assists for Truro.
Also among his accomplishments last month were five consecutive multi-point games, including a hat trick and an assist on Jan. 15 against the Valley Wildcats and a goal and three helpers vs. the Summerside Western Capitals on Jan. 19.
Tibbo, who won a MHL Kent Cup Championship with the Bearcats in 2014, currently paces all skaters in his league in offensive production with 70 points in just 40 games with a league-high 36 tallies along with 34 assists. He was earlier named the MHL’s Gongshow Gear first star of the month for January.
With files from Will MacLaren, Director of Communications (MHL)
3RD STAR: XAVIER COUTURE, (F) CUMBERLAND GRADS (CCHL) – Couture earns CJHL accolades after also picking up CCHL player of month laurels in January.
An impressive run saw the 20-year-old from Rouyn Noranda, Que., etch his name on the score sheet in all eight games he skated in for the Grads.
Couture collected eight goals and seven assists in the time frame helping Cumberland post a 4-2-1-1 record for the month and help keep his club in playoff contention.
His efforts also earned him three game stars including a first, a second and a third.
Couture has points in each of the past 16 league contests he has played in and sits second on the Grads in scoring where he’s averaging over a point-per-game with 54 in 47 match-ups on a team-best 27 goals along with 27 assists.
He previously picked up CCM Hockey CCHL player of the month honours for January.
With files from Tony House, Vice-President – Communications & Media Relations (CCHL)
Earning honourable mention for the CJHL – Gongshow Gear 3 Stars of the Month for January were:
Oliver Chau, (F) Brooks Bandits (AJHL); Roman Bengert, (G) Steinbach Pistons (MJHL); Kyle Liinimaa, (F) Rayside-Balfour Canadians (NOJHL); Cameron Wright, (F) St. Michael’s Buzzers (OJHL); Jean-Philippe Beaulieu, (F) Collège Français de Longueuil (LHJAAAQ); Eric Bolden, (F) Nipawin Hawks (SJHL) & Braden Allkins (F) Dryden GM Ice Dogs (SIJHL).
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