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Hawthorne earns POW

Alberni Valley Bulldogs goaltender John Hawthorne has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Nov. 18, the league announced Monday.

The second-year netminder faced a ton of rubber over the weekend, stopping 105 of 111 shots over three games. Hawthorne finished the week with .946 save percentage, a goals-against average of 2.02, one win and was named a game star twice.

The 20-year-old from Chemainus, B.C. made 33 saves on 36 shots in a 4-1 loss to the Cowichan Valley Capitals on Wednesday night and followed that up with a 32-save performance on Saturday in a 3-2 loss to the Prince George Spruce Kings and was named the game’s first star. Hawthorne was finally rewarded for his solid play on Sunday afternoon when he made 40 saves and was named the game’s second star in a 4-1 win over the league-leading Chilliwack Chiefs.

After this week’s games, Hawthorne sees his save percentage climb to .920, tying him for second-best in the BCHL. He has a 7-12-0 record, a 2.84 goals-against average and two shutouts, while playing the fifth-most minutes in the league.

Honourable mentions:

Chilliwack Chiefs F Harrison Blaisdell: 3GP, 2G, 5A, 1st star
Chilliwack Chiefs F Kevin Wall: 3GP, 3G, 5A
Wenatchee Wild F Josh Arnold: 3GP, 2G, 4A, GWG, 1st star
Surrey Eagles G Cayden Bailey: 3GP, 1W, 85 saves/91 shots, .934 SV%, 2.35 GAA, FortisBC Energy Player of the Game
Prince George Spruce Kings G Logan Neaton: 2GP, 2W, SO, 41 saves/42 shots, .976 SV%, 0.50 GAA, 3rd star
Nanaimo Clippers G Jordan Naylor: 2GP, 2W, 62 saves/66 shots, .939 SV%, 2.00 GAA, 3rd star
Langley Rivermen F Trevor Ayre: 2GP, 3G, 1A, hat trick, GWG, 1st star