Gundarah, Say, Draper named 3 Stars of the Week

Langley Rivermen goaltender Ajeet Gundarah, Salmon Arm Silverbacks goaltender Owen Say and Chilliwack Chiefs forward Kienan Draper have been named the BCHL 3 Stars of the Week.

1st Star – Ajeet Gundarah (G) – Langley Rivermen

Gundarah started two of the Rivermen’s three games last weekend on their Island road trip. The 18-year-old won both of his starts and finished the week with a .971 save percentage and a 0.99 goals-against average after stopping 68 of the 70 shots he faced.

After getting the night off on Friday, Gundarah starred in Langley’s Saturday night win over the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. He made 35 saves to keep the game at 1-1 in regulation and allow his team to get the extra point 36 seconds into overtime in a 2-1 win. He was named the first star of the game.

On Sunday afternoon, Gundarah was back in the crease in another road game, this time in Victoria to take on the Grizzlies. The Richmond, B.C. native stopped 33 of 34 shots in another low-scoring affair as the Rivermen held on for a 2-1 win to finish a perfect 3-0 on the road trip.

Gundarah improved his record to 8-3-1 on the year and saw his save percentage climb to .934, which is second best in the BCHL.

2nd Star – Owen Say (G) – Salmon Arm Silverbacks

Say played two of the Silverbacks four games last week and went 2-0 with a shutout, while posting a .969 save percentage and a 1.00 goals-against average.

On Friday, the London, Ont. product recorded his first career BCHL shutout in a 4-0 Silverbacks win over the Wenatchee Wild. He stopped all 26 shots he faced and was named first star of the game. Say was in net again the following night in a rematch against Wenatchee and he stopped 36 of 38 shots, including 16 in the third period as the Wild tried to tie things up. He would end up guiding his team to a 3-2 victory.

Say has 11 wins on the year in 14 appearances, which is the second most in the BCHL. He has a .914 save percentage and a 2.33 goals-against average on the year.

3rd Star – Kienan Draper (F) – Chilliwack Chiefs

Draper led the charge offensively for the Chiefs in a three-win week for the team, scoring three times and adding three assists for six points in three contests.

The 19-year-old from Royal Oak, Mich. had two points in the Chiefs 11-1 win over the Powell River Kings on Wednesday night. He assisted on a shorthanded goal in the first period and scored a power-play marker of his own in the third. On Friday, Draper recorded his second straight multi-point game when he notched two goals and one assist in Chilliwack’s 7-2 win over the Coquitlam Express and earned first star of the game. He wrapped up his weekend on Sunday with one assist in the Chiefs 3-2 triumph over the Surrey Eagles.

After his big performance last week, Draper now has 13 points in 15 games this season.

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Honourable mentions:

West Kelowna Warriors F Felix Trudeau: 3GP – 3G – 3A – 6PTS
Nanaimo Clippers F Sean Donaldson: 2GP – 2G – 3A – 5PTS
Nanaimo Clippers F Max Itagaki: 2GP – 1G – 4A – 5PTS
Salmon Arm Silverbacks F Danny Ciccarello: 4GP – 2G – 5A – 7PTS
Salmon Arm Silverbacks F Simon Tassy: 4GP – 2G – 5A – 7PTS