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Makow, Littler, Mistry named NAPA Auto Parts 3 Stars of the Week

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography (Littler, Mistry)

Prince George Spruce Kings forward Linden Makow, Wenatchee Wild forward Cade Littler and Nanaimo Clippers defenceman Ethan Mistry have been named the NAPA Auto Parts 3 Stars of the Week.

1st Star – Linden Makow (F) – Prince George Spruce Kings

Makow enjoyed the most productive two-game stretch of his BCHL career over the weekend, potting three goals as well as an assist to finish with four points in a pair of PG wins.

The product of Vanderhoof, B.C. scored the game-winning goal with four seconds remaining in the second period in Friday night’s matchup against the Victoria Grizzlies, helping the Spruce Kings to a 3-1 victory in a game where he earned second star honours.

On Saturday, Makow piled up a career-high three points on two goals and a helper in Prince George’s 6-4 victory over the Merritt Centennials. He was named first star of the game.

After his four-point weekend, Makow is up to four goals and one assist for five points on the season, good enough to tie for second in team scoring.

2nd Star – Cade Littler (F) – Wenatchee Wild

Littler tied for the league lead in points and goals last week, finishing with three markers and one helper for four points in two games.

The Calgary Flames draft pick scored twice in Wenatchee’s Friday night road game against the Trail Smoke Eaters. He scored once in the second to briefly give the Wild a 3-2 lead, then again in the third to tie it up 5-5, in a game Trail would eventually win 7-5.

The next night, Littler assisted on the game-winning goal early in the third period and scored the insurance marker into an empty net late in Wenatchee’s 3-1 win over the Cranbrook Bucks, the team’s first victory of the season.

Through five games in 2022-23, the 18-year-old Minnesota State University commit has picked up right where he left off last year and is tied for the team lead in scoring with seven points. He also leads the Wild with four goals.

3rd Star – Ethan Mistry (D) – Nanaimo Clippers

Mistry had a goal and three assists in two games over the weekend to also tie for the league lead in points over that stretch.

The Toronto, Ont. native scored his second goal of the campaign and Nanaimo’s first of the game on Friday night to knot things up 1-1 just 2:52 after puckdrop against the Cowichan Valley Capitals. He would go on to add an assist for a two-point night and was named first star of the game in the 4-1 win.

On Sunday afternoon, Mistry was filling the scoresheet once again. He assisted on a Charles Tardif goal late in the second period to tie the Langley Rivermen 2-2 and added a second helper, this time on the power play, early in the third to give the Clippers the lead. Nanaimo would eventually win 4-3 in a shootout and Mistry was named third star.

The Brown University commit is tied for the league lead in points by defencemen with seven in six contests on two goals and five assists.

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Honourable mentions:

Trail Smoke Eaters D Evan Bushy: 2GP – 1G – 3A – 4PTS
Trail Smoke Eaters F Brady Hunter: 2GP – 2G – 2A – 4PTS
Trail Smoke Eaters F Josh Schenk: 2GP – 3G – 3PTS
Penticton Vees D Frank Djurasevic: 2GP – 1G – 3A – 4PTS
Penticton Vees G Hank Levy:
1GP – W – SO – 1.000 SV% – 0.00 GAA
Surrey Eagles F Cole Galata:
2GP – 1G – 3A – 4PTS
Coquitlam Express F Coco Armstrong: 2GP – 3G – 3PTS
Coquitlam Express F Jake Manfre: 2GP – 3G – 3PTS
Vernon Vipers G Ethan David: 1GP – W – .972 SV% – 0.97 GAA
Langley Rivermen F Luke Monroe: 1GP – 3A – 3PTS