Kawaguchi claims BCHLPOW

kawaguchi150Chilliwack Chiefs forward Jordan Kawaguchi has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending November 20, the league announced Monday.

Kawaguchi became the Chiefs all-time leader in goals as he racked up six goals and three helpers as the Chiefs went 4-0 for the week. The Abbotsford, B.C. native opened with two goals and an assist in a 7-3 win over Wenatchee where he was 2nd Star and followed that with a 1st Star nod after two more goals and a helper in a 6-2 win over Cowichan Valley. Kawaguchi had a goal and a helper in a 4-0 win in Coquitlam and wrapped his week with the game-winning goal in a 4-1 win over Nanaimo.

The 5-foot-9, 181-pound forward now has 20 goals and 21 assists on the season. His goal Saturday in Coquitlam moved him past former Chilliwack captain Doug Ast into top spot all-time in goalscoring.

Honourable mentions this week:

Chilliwack Chiefs F Tommy Lee: 3G, 6A, 1st Star, 2nd Star

Vernon Vipers G Ty Taylor: 2W, 82 saves/88 shots, .932 sv%, 1.99 GAA

Vernon Vipers D Brett Stapley: 2G, 2A, two 2nd Stars, GWG

Penticton Vees D James Miller: 1G, 3A

Merritt Centennials F Henry Cleghorn: 3G, two GWGs, 1st Star, FortisBC Energy Player of the Game

Prince George Spruce Kings F Jamie Huber: 3G, 1A, 1st Star, GWG