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Hopkins earns BCHLPOW

West Kelowna Warriors goaltender Connor Hopkins has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Sept. 23, the league announced Monday.

Hopkins shined at the Bauer BCHL Showcase, posting a sparkling .965 save percentage and a goals-against average of 1.00 in two Warriors wins, including his first BCHL shutout.

On Thursday afternoon, Hopkins stopped all 35 shots he faced as West Kelowna handed the Prince George Spruce Kings their first loss of the season in a 4-0 shutout performance and the Malden, Mass. native was named the game’s first star. The following day, Hopkins made another 20 saves in his team’s 4-2 win over the Nanaimo Clippers, improving their record to 3-3-0.

After this weekend’s games, Hopkins is 3-2-0 with a .908 save percentage and a goals-against average of 2.98 with one shutout, while playing the fourth-most minutes in the BCHL.

Honourable mentions:

Langley Rivermen G Braedon Fleming: 2W, 51 saves/54 shots, .944 SV%, 1.50 GAA, 2nd star, 3rd star
Chilliwack Chiefs G Mathieu Caron: 2W, SO, 52 saves/55 shots, .945 SV%, 1.49 GAA, 1st star
Chilliwack Chiefs F Harrison Blaisdell: 3G, 1A, GWG, 1st star, 2nd star
West Kelowna Warriors F Mike Hardman: 3G, 2 GWG, 2nd star
Salmon Arm Silverbacks F Justin Wilson: 3G, 1A, 2nd star
Coquitlam Express F Josh Wildauer: 2G, 2A, GWG, 3rd star
Coquitlam Express D Jordan Schulting: 4A, 3rd star