Jones comes up big to earn BCHLPOW

NJones-mugPenticton Vees forward Nic Jones has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending April 2, the league announced Monday.

Jones racked up three goals and four helpers for seven points in three games as the Vees got past the Merritt Centennials in Round 2 and opened up the Interior finals against Vernon. In a do-or-die Game 7 on home ice against Merritt, Jones came through with two goals – including the winner – ┬áplus two helpers and was named 1st Star. He picked up an assist in Game 1 against Vernon and followed that with a goal and an assist in another 1st Star night in Game 2.

The Edmonton product is currently third in playoff scoring despite Penticton having a bye through Round 1.

Honourable Mentions this week:

Chilliwack Chiefs F Jordan Kawaguchi: 6A, 1st Star

Victoria Grizzlies F Keyvan Mokhtari: 3G, OT GWG, GWG, 1st Star, 3rd Star

Victoria Grizzlies G Matthew Galajda: 2W, SO, 1st Star, 2nd Star, 85 saves/91 shots, .934 sv%., 1.99 GAA

Vernon Vipers D Cameron Trott: 2G, 3rd Star

Penticton Vees D Gabe Bast: 1G, 5A, 2nd Star