Mitchell stars for ‘Backs, takes POW nod

MMitchellSalmon Arm Silverbacks forward Marcus Mitchell has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending October 9, the league announced Tuesday.

Mitchell led the ‘Backs to a pair of wins in as many nights and piled up seven points along the way. The 6-foot-2, 186-pound native of Kelowna, B.C. started his week with a goal and three assists and the game’s 1st Star in a 5-3 road win over West Kelowna. He was 1st Star again the next night for his two goals and one assist in a 6-3 home win over Surrey.

Turning 18 on Wednesday, Mitchell almost tripled his season points output with his seven-point week and now has 4-7-11 on the season.

Honourable mentions this week:

Langley Rivermen D Cameron Ginnetti: 6A, 2nd Star

Trail Smoke Eaters G Zach Dyment: 2W, 1st Star, 89 saves/95 shots, .937 sv%, 1.97 GAA

Trail Smoke Eaters F Connor Brown-Maloski: 2G, 3A, 1st Star, 2nd Star

Wenatchee Wild F Colin Burston: 2G, 3A, GWG, 3rd Star, FortisBC Energy Player of the Game

Salmon Arm Silverbacks F Jared Turcotte: 2G, 4A, 2nd Star, 3rd Star, GWG

Penticton Vees D Mitch Meek: 1G, 2A, 1st Star, OT GWG