Hedquist, Dyck, Bar Lev Wise named 3 Stars of the Week

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Alberni Valley Bulldogs goaltender Hobie Hedquist, Cranbrook Bucks forward Tyson Dyck and West Kelowna Warriors forward Elan Bar Lev Wise have been named the BCHL’s 3 Stars of the Week.

1st Star of the Week – Hobie Hedquist (G) – Alberni Valley Bulldogs

Hedquist earned back-to-back shutouts last week in a pair of Bulldogs wins and has not allowed a goal in over three games.

The 18-year-old University of North Dakota commit started his week with an 18-save performance in a 5-0 blanking of the Surrey Eagles on Friday night. He was the game’s third star.

He was back between the pipes on Saturday night and put on an even more impressive show, stopping 35 of 35 shots against the Nanaimo Clippers in a 3-0 win. He was named first star of the game.

Hedquist now leads the BCHL in most goaltending categories. His .936 save percentage, 1.83 goals-against average and three shutouts are all tops in the league.

His shutout streak sits at 192 minutes, but he has a long way to go to break the league record which is held by former Powell River Kings goalie Jonah Imoo who held a streak of 252 minutes and 17 seconds in 2012 between the regular season and playoffs.

2nd Star of the Week – Tyson Dyck (F) – Cranbrook Bucks

Dyck totaled three goals and four assists for seven points in three games last week as the Bucks went 2-1-0.

The 17-year-old Abbotsford, B.C. native scored once and added an assist in Cranbrook’s 8-0 victory over the Merritt Centennials on Wednesday evening as part of a six-goal offensive explosion in the second period.

On Friday, the Bucks were in West Kelowna to take on the Warriors where Dyck chipped in with two assists as his team fell short in a 6-3 loss.

On Saturday, he registered his third multi-point game of the week, scoring twice and adding an assist, including the game-tying goal late in the third period, as the Bucks came from behind to beat the Langley Rivermen 4-3 in a shootout.

After last week’s output, Dyck leads his team in scoring with 14 points so far this year, good enough to tie him for ninth overall in the BCHL. His seven goals also put him in the top-10 in the league.

3rd Star of the Week – Elan Bar Lev Wise (F) – West Kelowna Warriors

The Warriors captain led the way offensively for his team last week, piling up seven points in three West Kelowna wins.

After going pointless in Wednesday’s 3-2 win over the Prince George Spruce Kings, Bar Lev Wise caught fire on Friday night. The 20-year-old forward picked up an assist in the first period, scored once in the second period and again in the third to add some insurance as the Warriors skated to a 6-3 win.

On Saturday, the Vancouver, B.C. native was at it again, this time with a four-point night on two goals and two assists in a 9-2 defeat of the Merritt Centennials. Bar Lev Wise had two assists in his team’s five-goal first period, then scored on the power play in the second and third. For the second game in a row, he was named first star.

His eight goals are tied for seventh most in the BCHL. His 14 points are tied for the team lead and put him in the top-10 in league scoring.

Honourable mentions:

Surrey Eagles G Max Prazma: 2GP – 2W – .970 SV% – 1.00 GAA
West Kelowna Warriors F Felix Trudeau: 3GP – 4G – 2A – 6PTS
West Kelowna Warriors F Marcus Joughin: 3GP – 6A – 6PTS
Salmon Arm Silverbacks F Simon Tassy: 3GP – 3G – 3A – 6PTS
Wenatchee Wild F Ean Samoza: 2GP – 1G – 4A – 5PTS
Victoria Grizzlies F Kalen Szeto: 2GP – 3G – 1A – 4PTS