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