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Cousins, Murray, Murphy named NAPA Auto Parts 3 Stars of the Week

Photo credit: Liz Wolter (Cousins), Darren Francis (Murray), Martin Ross (Murphy)

Prince George Spruce Kings forward Scott Cousins, Chilliwack Chiefs forward Parker Murray and Cranbrook Bucks forward Patrick Murphy have been named the NAPA Auto Parts 3 Stars of the Week.

1st Star – Scott Cousins (F) – Prince George Spruce Kings

Cousins posted three goals and two assists for five points in a pair of games over the weekend.

He started off his team’s back-to-back home set against the Merritt Centennials by scoring two goals in Friday night’s 6-3 loss. Cousins scored once in the opening frame and again in the third, but the Spruce Kings fell short.

The following night, the 2004-born forward netted a goal and a pair of helpers in Prince George’s 4-3 overtime win. With the score tied 0-0 in the second, Cousins registered two assists less than four minutes apart to help give the Spruce Kings a 2-0 lead. With his team down 3-2 in the third, he potted his ninth goal of the season to force overtime and setup the PG win.

Cousins now has 19 points in 46 games this year.

2nd Star – Parker Murray (F) – Chilliwack Chiefs

Murray registered a goal and four assists last week in two Chiefs home games.

In Friday night’s matchup against the Nanaimo Clippers, the Cornell University commit had four points in a 5-2 victory. Murray chipped in with two assists in the third period and another in the middle frame as the Chiefs built a 4-0 advantage. He added a goal midway through the third to finish off Chilliwack’s scoring on the night.

On Saturday, Murray picked up an assist in the Chiefs 3-2 loss to the Surrey Eagles.

Murray has 24 points in 33 games this year, including 19 points in 26 contests since being acquired by Chilliwack in December.

3rd Star – Patrick Murphy (F) – Cranbrook Bucks

Murphy tallied two goals and two assists in two games for Cranbrook last week.

The 18-year-old collected an assist on the power play in Friday night’s 3-2 home loss to the Coquitlam Express. A night later, Murphy was the Bucks standout player in a 5-2 road win over their rival Trail Smoke Eaters. The Brown University commit opened the scoring with a first-period marker, then added an assist in the middle frame as Cranbrook took a 3-1 lead into the third. Murphy scored his team’s fifth and final goal in the period and was named first star in the victory.

The North Kingstown, R.I. native now has 10 points in 14 games since being acquired by the Bucks in January. His season totals show 19 points in 37 contests.


Honourable mentions:

Chilliwack Chiefs D Olivier Beaulieu: 2GP – 4A – 4PTS
Cranbrook Bucks F Noah Urness: 2GP – 1G – 3A – 4PTS
Langley Rivermen F Dalton MacGillivray: 1GP – 2G – 1A – 3PTS