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Nadeau brothers, Tremblay named NAPA Auto Parts 3 Stars of the Week

Photo credits: Garrett James Photography (Josh & Bradly Nadeau), Martin Ross Photography (Tremblay)

Penticton Vees forwards Josh and Bradly Nadeau and Cranbrook Bucks forward Jeremy Tremblay have been named the NAPA Auto Parts 3 Stars of the Week.

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

Nadeau registered seven points in two games last week on four goals and three assists, leading the Vees to a pair of convincing wins.

The University of Maine commit notched his first hat trick of the season and the second of his BCHL career on Friday night, and also added a pair of assists, in a 9-2 home win over the West Kelowna Warriors. Nadeau showed zero signs of rust coming off the two-week holiday break, scoring twice and chipping in a helper in the first period to give Penticton a 3-0 lead. The 19-year-old scored again in the second, this time on a penalty shot, then piled on another goal and an assist in the third period to finish with five points on the night. He was named the first star of the game.

After a night off, Nadeau and the Vees were back in action on New Year’s Day on the road against the Vernon Vipers. After assisting on the opening goal of the game in the first period, he scored 13 seconds into the middle frame to give his team the lead once again and finish with another multi-point effort.

Nadeau is now the BCHL’s second-leading point producer with 62 in 31 games and is also third in goal scoring with 21 on the campaign. Going back to Penticton’s last game before the holiday break, Nadeau has nine points in his last three games.

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

Bradly Nadeau led all BCHL players in points last week with eight in two games and was also the leader in assists with seven.

The majority of his points came in Friday night’s 9-2 win over the West Kelowna Warriors where he had a goal and five assists. The 17-year-old had a trio of helpers in the first period alone, then added another goal and two assists in the third. His six-point night is the most he has registered in any single game in the BCHL.

On Sunday afternoon, Nadeau chipped in with another pair of helpers in Penticton’s 6-3 win over the Vernon Vipers.

He is in sole possession of the BCHL scoring lead with 63 points in 31 games. His 27 goals are also the most in the league, while his 36 assists are second best.

Nadeau is currently riding a six-game point streak with 13 points over that stretch.

3rd Star – Jeremy Tremblay (F) – Cranbrook Bucks

Tremblay scored four goals in two games over the weekend, which were the first goals of his BCHL career.

The 20-year-old potted his first in the league midway through the opening period of Friday’s road game against the Trail Smoke Eaters, then scored once again early in the second in an eventual 3-0 Bucks win. His goal stood up as the game-winner and he was named second star of the game.

The next night back home against Trail, Tremblay picked up right where he left off, scoring just 53 seconds into the game to give the Bucks an early lead. He bookended the scoring by getting his second of the game late in the third to make it a 5-2 final.

Since being acquired by the Bucks in a Dec. 1 trade with the Hawkesbury Hawks of the CCHL, the Orford, Que. native has four goals and two assists in six contests.


Honourable mentions:

Surrey Eagles F Aaron Schwartz: 1GP – 2G – 2A – 4PTS
Penticton Vees F Aydar Suniev: 2GP – 1G – 4A – 5PTS
Cranbrook Bucks G Carter Capton: 2GP – 2W – 1 SO – .959 SV% – 1.00 GAA
Prince George Spruce Kings F Jake Schneider: 2GP – 2G – 2A – 4PTS
Prince George Spruce Kings F Austin Fraser: 2GP – 2G – 2A – 4PTS
Prince George Spruce Kings D Charlie Banquier: 2GP – 1G – 3A – 4PTS
Wenatchee Wild F Cade Littler: 2GP – 2G – 2A – 4PTS
Wenatchee Wild F Parker Murray: 2GP – 2G – 2A – 4PTS