Eddy, Hedquist, Schleppe named 3 Stars of the Week

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Victoria Grizzlies forward Connor Eddy, Alberni Valley Bulldogs goaltender Hobie Hedquist and Langley Rivermen forward Tyler Schleppe have been named the BCHL 3 Stars of the Week.

1st Star – Connor Eddy (F) – Victoria Grizzlies

In their first game in nearly two weeks, the Grizzles took a thrilling 6-5 overtime decision over the Powell River Kings and were led by Eddy, who registered his first career BCHL hat trick and added an assist for a four-point night.

The Victoria native assisted on the Grizzlies first goal of the game and scored one of his own midway through the opening period to give his team a 3-1 lead. Down 5-3 in the third, Eddy got the comeback started with his second goal of the game and then completed the hat trick just 19 seconds into overtime to clinch the win. He was named first star of the game.

The four points give Eddy 31 in 24 games this year, which puts him fourth in scoring on his team and top-20 overall in the BCHL.

2nd Star – Hobie Hedquist (G) – Alberni Valley Bulldogs

Hedquist was flawless in his only action last week, registering a shutout in his lone start in a 4-0 win over the Cowichan Valley Capitals.

The 18-year-old University of North Dakota commit saw a lot of rubber in the game, stopping 34 shots, 17 in the third period alone, as the Capitals attempted a comeback, but Hedquist stopped them all to earn his fourth shutout of the season and his first since a late October, early November stretch where he recorded three shutouts in a row. He was named the game’s first star.

His four shutouts on the year are most in the BCHL and his .915 save percentage and 2.46 goals-against average are both seventh best in the league. With the win, Hedquist has now won six of his last seven starts and eight of his last 10.

3rd Star – Tyler Schleppe (F) – Langley Rivermen

Schleppe tied for the BCHL lead in goals last week with three over his two games played.

The 20-year-old opened the scoring for the Rivermen in the first game of their Island road tip on Friday against the Nanaimo Clippers with a goal less than five minutes into the first period. He scored again late in the frame and that would hold up as the game-winning marker. He was named first star.

On Sunday, in an afternoon contest with the Cowichan Valley Capitals, Schleppe found the net again, scoring the Rivermen’s second goal of the game and giving his team a lead they would not relinquish as they skated to the 6-2 win. He earned second star of the game.

Schleppe now has 13 goals in 25 games this year, second most on his team, as well as 23 points, which is also ties him for second in Rivermen scoring.

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Honourable mentions:

Cranbrook Bucks F Tyson Dyck: 1GP – 1G – 3A – 4PTS
Chilliwack Chiefs F Dawson Good: 2GP – 4A – 4PTS
Prince George Spruce Kings D Dylan Schives: 2GP – 1G – 2A – 3PTS
Prince George Spruce Kings D Colton Cameron: 2GP – 1G – 2A – 3PTS