Photo credit: Jack Murray (Nadeau), Tami Quan (Horn), Kyle Robinson Photography (Auyeung-Ashton)
Penticton Vees forward Josh Nadeau, Wenatchee Wild forward Jonathan Horn and Victoria Grizzlies goaltender Oliver Auyeung-Ashton have been named the NAPA Auto Parts 3 Stars of the Week.
1st Star – Josh Nadeau (F) – Penticton Vees
On Friday night, Nadeau scored the eventual game-winning goal, added two assists and was named the first star of the game in the Vees 6-1 road victory over the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. The 18-year-old was all over the ice again the following night in West Kelowna, registering three assists in his team’s 10-3 win over the Warriors.
Through four games this year, Nadeau is the BCHL’s leading scorer with 10 points. He is also tied with two teammates for the most assists in the league with seven.
2nd Star – Jonathan Horn (F) – Wenatchee Wild
Horn scored his first and second goals in the BCHL just over two minutes apart early in the third period of Friday night’s game against the West Kelowna Warriors. He got his team to within one, but their comeback bid ultimately fell short in an eventual 7-4 defeat. The Southbury, Conn. native added two assists for a four-point night and was named first star of the game.
He kept his hot streak going on Saturday night, scoring another third-period goal and briefly giving Wenatchee the lead before falling 6-4 to the Salmon Arm Silverbacks.
Horn’s five points on the year put him third in Wild team scoring and his three goals are the most on the team.
3rd Star – Oliver Auyeung-Ashton (G) – Victoria Grizzlies
The 2005-born netminder got the start on Saturday night on the road against the Nanaimo Clippers and he stopped 17 of 19 shots in the Grizzlies 3-1 loss. Auyeung-Ashton got the call again on Sunday afternoon and was outstanding in front of the home fans. He turned aside all 30 shots he faced to post the shutout and give his team their first win of the year. He was named first star of the game.
After last weekend’s games, the Coquitlam, B.C. product owns a 1.31 goals-against average, which is first among goaltenders with more than one game played. He also has a .955 save percentage, second highest in the same category.
Penticton Vees F Brett Moravec: 2GP – 2G – 3A – 5PTS
Penticton Vees F Aydar Suniev: 2GP – 3G – 1A – 4PTS
Wenatchee Wild F Gabe Dombrowski: 2GP – 2G – 3A – 5PTS
Wenatchee Wild F Christian Kim: 2GP – 1G – 4A – 5PTS
Cowichan Valley Capitals D Aaron Brown: 2GP – 1G – 3A – 4PTS
Cowichan Valley Capitals F Luke Strickland: 2GP – 3G – 3PTS
Merritt Centennials F Jackson Krill: 2GP – 3G – 3PTS
Powell River Kings F Anthony Yu: 2GP – 2G – 2A – 4PTS
Powell River Kings F Nick Porchetta: 2GP – 2G – 2A – 4PTS
Prince George Spruce Kings F John Herrington: 2GP -2G – 2A – 4PTS
Cranbrook Bucks G Nathan Airey: 1GP – 1W – 1SO – 1.000 SV% – 0.00 GAA
Surrey Eagles G Eli Pulver: 1GP -1W – 1SO – 1.000SV% – 0.00 GAA