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Nadeau brothers, Daniells named FortisBC 3 Stars of the Month

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography (Bradly & Josh Nadeau), Island Images Photography (Daniells)

Penticton Vees forwards Bradly and Josh Nadeau and Nanaimo Clippers forward Kai Daniells have been named the FortisBC 3 Stars of the Month.

1st Star – Bradly Nadeau (F) – Penticton Vees

Nadeau has taken a huge step forward in his second BCHL season. The 17-year-old leads the league in scoring with 31 points in 14 games, has the most goals with 13 and is tied for the BCHL lead in assists with 18.

The University of Maine commit has points in all 14 of his games this year, 12 of which he has recorded two points or more. His biggest output came in an Oct. 14 game when he had two goals and two assists, including the overtime winner, in a 5-4 road victory over the Merritt Centennials.

Clutch goals have been a theme for Nadeau so far as five of his tallies have been game-winners, including a stretch when he scored the winner in three straight games late in the month.

2nd Star – Josh Nadeau (F) – Penticton Vees

Josh Nadeau had a strong first season in the BCHL in 2021-22, but he has also taken his game to another level to start this year. In his 19-year-old season, Nadeau is second in league scoring with 27 points in 14 games, while his 18 assists are tied for the most in the league.

Nadeau has at least a point in every game except for one this year and is currently riding a streak of seven straight contests with multiple points. Early in the season, the University of Maine commit played three straight games where he registered three points in each contest.

He has also helped the Vees league-best power play, especially of late, scoring a goal with the man advantage in four straight games to finish off the month.

3rd Star – Kai Daniells (F) – Nanaimo Clippers

Daniells is tied for fourth in league scoring with 20 points in 13 games, while his 10 goals on the year are tied for third among all players.

A product of Whilster, B.C., Daniells has points in nine of 13 games this year and has had multi-point efforts on six different occasions. His biggest performance came on the opening weekend of the season when he had four points on two goals and two assists, including the overtime winner, in a 5-4 win on the road against the Powell River Kings.

Daniells, who is in his third season in the BCHL, has scored three times on the power play and two of his goals have been game-winners.


Honourable mentions:

Nanaimo Clippers F Brody Waters: 13GP – 8G – 13A – 21PTS
Nanaimo Clippers D Ethan Mistry:
13GP – 4G – 12A – 16PTS
Penticton Vees F Aydar Suniev:
14GP – 10G – 10A – 20PTS
Penticton Vees D Ryan Hopkins: 14GP – 5G – 11A – 16PTS
Victoria Grizzlies G Oliver Auyeung-Ashton: 9GP – 4W – 1SO – .946 SV% – 1.75 GAA
Surrey Eagles F Jake Bongo: 12GP – 8G – 11A – 19 PTS
Surrey Eagles D Tate Taylor: 12GP – 2G – 10A – 12PTS
Cranbrook Bucks D Rhys Bentham: 13GP – 4G – 9A – 13PTS
Cranbrook Bucks F Jack Silich: 13GP – 10G – 4A – 14PTS
Merritt Centennials F Jackson Krill: 13GP – 11G – 4A – 15PTS

NOTE: All games up to this point were considered, including those played at the end of the September.