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Johnson gets POW nod after huge week

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Trail Smoke Eaters forward Kent Johnson has been named the Subway BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 27, the league announced Monday.

The 17-year-old had four goals and five assists for nine points in three games last week.

Johnson started his week with a pair of assists in a 4-2 loss to the Penticton Vees on Wednesday. On Friday in West Kelowna, he scored twice in the first period and was named the game’s second star as the Smoke Eaters eventually beat the Warriors 4-3 in a shootout. For his encore performance, he had two goals and three assists on Saturday at home against the Warriors in an 8-1 win and was named second star again.

This is his second Player of the Week award this season.

Through 19 games this season, the Port Moody, B.C. native leads the BCHL with 37 points in 19 games.

Honourable mentions:

Trail Smoke Eaters F Michael Colella: 3GP – 1G – 7A – 8PTS – 3rd star
Trail Smoke Eaters F Corey Clifton: 2GP – 3G – 3A – 6PTS – Hat Trick – GWG – 1st star
Salmon Arm Silverbacks D Akito Hirose: 3GP – 7A – 7PTS
Penticton Vees G Yaniv Perets: 2GP – 2W – 61 saves/64 shots – .953SV%, 1.50GAA, 1st star
Coquitlam Express G Clay Stevenson: 2GP – 2W – 39 saves/41 shots – .951SV% – 1.00GAA – 2nd star
Merritt Centennials G Ryan Winter: 1GP – 1W – SO – 48 saves/48 shots – 1.000SV% – 0.00GAA – 1st star
Cowichan Valley Capitals F Primo Self: 2GP – 5A – 5PTS – 2nd star twice