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Alberni Valley Bulldogs goaltender Hobie Hedquist, Cranbrook Bucks forward Noah Quinn and Chilliwack Chiefs forward Mason Kesselring have been named the NAPA Auto Parts 3 Stars of the Week.
1st Star – Hobie Hedquist (G) – Alberni Valley Bulldogs
Hedquist was a brick wall for the Bulldogs over the weekend, stopping 57 of the 58 shots he faced in a pair of Alberni Valley victories.
On Friday night, the 19-year-old from Heron Lake Minn. tossed aside all 32 of the shots sent his way to earn his second shutout of the season in a 5-0 home win over the Langley Rivermen. It was Hedquist’s seventh since joining the Bulldogs last season, which set a new franchise career high.
The following night, he was back between the pipes at the Alberni Valley Multiplex and, after surrendering the first goal of the game 30 seconds into the middle frame, he shut the door to allow his team to regain the lead in a 4-1 victory over the Surrey Eagles.
Hedquist now owns a 14-10-1 record on the season with a .909 save percentage and a 2.92 goals-against average.
2nd Star – Noah Quinn (F) – Cranbrook Bucks
Quinn scored four times in a pair of Bucks wins, including two game-winners, to lead all BCHL players in goals last week.
On Friday night, with the scored tied 0-0 midway through the third period, the Nelson, B.C. product opened the scoring with his 11th goal of the season, which stood up as the game-winner in a 2-0 win against the Wenatchee Wild. The goal was the 38th of his BCHL career, which established a new franchise high for the Bucks.
On Sunday against the Vernon Vipers, Quinn opened the scoring 22 seconds into the game, then scored a power-play goal with under five to go in the third to give Cranbrook a 3-1 lead. After the Vipers cut the lead to one, the 19-year-old notched his third of the game, the second time he has scored a hat trick this season and the third of his career. His second goal stood up as the game-winner in a 5-2 final and he was named first star of the game.
Quinn now has 14 goals, 12 assists and 26 points in 33 games this year, tied for fourth in team scoring.
3rd Star – Mason Kesselring (F) – Chilliwack Chiefs
Kesselring notched five points in three Chilliwack road victories over the weekend after putting up three goals and two assists.
He potted his team’s first of the game on Friday night to tie things up 1-1 in the second period against the Coquitlam Express in a game the Chiefs would go on to win 3-2.
On Saturday, Chilliwack was in Powell River to take on the Kings where Kesselring assisted on the eventual game-winner 1:09 into the second and scored an insurance marker later in the period in a 5-1 victory. He was named first star of the game.
He capped off his weekend with another two-point effort, assisting on the game-tying goal 9:34 into the third period and then scoring the overtime winner just over two minutes into the extra frame as the Chiefs beat Powell River for the second day in a row by a score of 3-2.
On the season, Kesselring has a team-best 15 goals to go along with 14 assists and 29 points.
Penticton Vees F Bradly Nadeau: 2GP – 2G – 3A – 5PTS
Penticton Vees F Josh Nadeau: 2GP – 2G – 3A – 5PTS
Penticton Vees F Aydar Suniev: 2GP – 2G – 2A – 4PTS
Cranbrook Bucks D Bauer Morrissey: 2GP – 4A – 4PTS
Wenatchee Wild G Andy Vlaha: 2GP – 1W – .952 SV% – 1.50 GAA