Photo credits: Garrett James Photography (Dyck, Devlin), Tami Quan (Evans)
West Kelowna Warriors forward John Evans, Cranbrook Bucks forward Tyson Dyck and Coquitlam Express defenceman Ian Devlin have been named the BCHL 3 Stars of the Week.
1st Star – John Evans (F) – West Kelowna Warriors
The 19-year-old started the week by registering an assist on Wednesday in a 3-1 loss to the Wenatchee Wild. Evans and the Warriors quickly bounced back on Friday in a 5-3 road win against the Trail Smoke Eaters. The South Surrey, B.C. native had two goals and an assist and was named first star of the game. Both of his tallies came with the man advantage.
On Saturday, Evans was filling the scoresheet again, putting up another three-point night on a goal and two helpers in a 5-0 home win over the Prince George Spruce Kings.
The University of New Hampshire commit is fifth in team scoring with 39 points in 39 games.
2nd Star – Tyson Dyck (F) – Cranbrook Bucks
The Abbotsford, B.C. product score the only two goals of the game, including the overtime winner, on Thursday night in the Bucks 2-1 defeat of the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. He was named first star of the game.
On Saturday, Dyck recorded his first-career BCHL hat trick with all three goals coming in the third period, including his second straight game-winner, to lead Cranbrook to a come-from-behind 4-2 win road win against the Wenatchee Wild. Once again, he was the game’s first star.
Dyck and the rest of his teammates were shutout on Sunday evening in rematch against Wenatchee, which they lost 3-0.
The 18-year-old is the league’s fifth leading scorer with 64 points in 48 games, while his 31 goals put him fourth in the BCHL.
3rd Star – Ian Devlin (D) – Coquitlam Express
The 20-year-old blueliner piled up three assists on Wednesday night, recording his first career three-point night and only the second multi-point effort of his BCHL career. Coquitlam would go on to defeat the Langley Rivermen at home by a score of 4-3.
In a rematch with Langley on the road on Friday, Devlin kept up the pace and netted a goal and an assist, including the eventual game-winner midway through the second frame, in a 4-2 Express win.
Devlin is Coquitlam’s second leading scorer from the back end with 20 points in 46 games. His 17 assists are tied for fourth on the team.
Vernon Vipers F Zack Tonelli: 2GP – 3G – 2A – 5PTS
Vernon Vipers F Luke Buss: 2GP – 2G – 3A – 5PTS
Cranbrook Bucks G Nathan Airey: 2GP – 2W – .956 SV% – 1.49 GAA
Penticton Vees F Aydar Suniev: 3GP – 3G – 2A – 5PTS
Penticton Vees D Grayson Arnott: 3GP – 1G – 4A – 5PTS
Alberni Valley Bulldogs F Josh Zary: 3GP – 4G – 4PTS