Littler, Williams, Hamlin named 3 Stars of the Week

Wenatchee Wild forward Cade Littler, Penticton Vees forward Fin Williams and Coquitlam Express forward Ray Hamlin have been named the BCHL 3 Stars of the Week.

1st Star – Cade Littler (F) – Wenatchee Wild

Littler was on fire in Wenatchee’s three-game home set against the Merritt Centennials last week, collecting nine points in three games to lead all BCHL scorers. His four goals on the week were also the most in the league, while his five assists tied him for first.

On Thursday, Littler opened the scoring for the Wild in the first period, then added two power-play assists in the second, leading the way in a 6-1 home win and a first-star nomination. The following night, the 17-year-old was even more impressive as he notched his second career BCHL hat trick and added an assist for good measure in a 6-2 victory over the Cents. Littler was again named first star of the game The East Wenatchee, Wash. native capped off his impressive week with another multi-point effort, this time with two assists in the Wild’s 4-1 win on Saturday night.

Littler now sits one point back of the team lead with 23 points in 19 games and one back of the Wild lead in goals with 10.

2nd Star – Fin Williams (F) – Penticton Vees

Williams scored three times and added two assists for five points in a pair of games last week.

The University of Michigan commit had a four-point night on Friday in his team’s 6-0 win against the Vernon Vipers. Williams scored on the power play less than a minute into the second period to give the Vees a 2-0 lead, then chipped in with two assists later in the period, one with the man advantage and one shorthanded. He capped off his night with a third-period goal to earn first star of the game. The following night, Williams scored for the 12th time season in a game Penticton ended up dropping 5-2 to the West Kelowna Warriors.

The 18-year-old North Vancouver, B.C. product now has 35 points in 24 games which puts him fifth in BCHL scoring. His 23 assists are tied for second most in the league.

3rd Star – Ray Hamlin (F) – Coquitlam Express

Hamlin was the offensive catalyst for the Express last week with two goals and three assists in two weekend games.

The 2003-born forward registered two primary assists in the third period on Friday as the Express mounted a comeback that fell just short in a 4-3 road loss to the Chilliwack Chiefs. The following night, Hamlin paced Coquitlam in scoring again, this time with two goals and an assist, all of which came in the third period as the Express pulled away late in a 6-0 home win over the Powell River Kings.

Hamlin is up to 19 points on the year, three back of the team lead in scoring, while his 10 goals are just two off the team lead.

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Honourable mentions:

Penticton Vees F Luc Wilson: 2GP – 1G – 5A – 6PTS
Langley Rivermen G Ajeet Gundarah: 2GP – 2W – .951 SV% – 1.00 GAA
Wenatchee Wild G Tyler Shea: 2GP – 2W – .942 SV% – 1.50 GAA
Wenatchee Wild F Ean Somoza: 3GP – 6A – 6PTS
Alberni Valley Bulldogs G Hobie Hedquist: 3GP – 3W – .930 SV% – 2.00 GAA
Salmon Arm Silverbacks F Noah Serdachny: 1GP – 3G – 3PTS
Vernon Vipers G Ethan David: 2GP – 1W – .957 SV% – 1.43 GAA