NCAA Roundup: 7 BCHL alumni take home monthly, weekly awards

We have wrapped up the month of November, which means there were monthly awards handed out in the NCAA, in addition to the weekly honours. Seven BCHL alumni earn conference recognition and we recap it all below.

Atlantic Hockey Goaltender of the Week

Evan DeBrouwer – Senior – Bentley University (Nanaimo/Prince George)

DeBrouwer backstopped the Falcons to a home sweep of Army last weekend by scores of 3-1 and 5-0. The Blenheim, Ont., native recorded his first shutout in a Bentley uniform on Saturday with a 25-save effort and helped the team’s penalty kill to a perfect night as Bentley killed off all seven Black Knight power plays. In Friday’s 3-1 win, DeBrouwer stopped 27 of 28 shots. He finished the weekend with a .981 save percentage.

The 24-year-old played two years in the BCHL split between the Clippers and the Spruce Kings. In 2017-18 with Prince George, he posted a .920 save percentage, a 2.24 goals-against average and three shutouts, all top-five marks in the league, and led his team all the way to the Fred Page Cup Final.

Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Week

Danny Pearson – Freshman – Bentley University (Coquitlam Express)

Pearson had three points on two goals and one assist in the Falcons’ home sweep of Army West Point. The Vancouver, B.C., native had an assist in Friday’s 3-1 victory before notching the first two goals in his college career in Saturday’s 5-0 victory. Pearson scored the game’s first goal at 9:16 of the first period, then scored his second at 6:36 of the second frame to give Bentley a 3-0 lead. His first-period goal was one of two the Falcons scored seven seconds apart to set an Atlantic Hockey record for fastest back-to-back goals scored.

Pearson was a member of the Coquitlam Express for three years from 2018 to 2021, finishing his final year as captain of the team. He put up 60 points in 103 regular-season games over his BCHL career.

Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Month

Carter Wilkie – Freshman – Rochester Institute of Technology (Chilliwack/West Kelowna)

Wilkie was named Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Week three times in November. The Calgary, Alta., native was credited with the overtime game-winning goal and assisted the game-tying goal in RIT’s 3-2 victory at AIC on Nov. 7 and also logged the game-winner in the Tigers’ 3-2 win over visiting Holy Cross on Nov. 19. Wilkie finished the month assisting on two goals in RIT’s 5-4 win at Princeton on Nov. 26. Ranked among Atlantic Hockey’s top faceoff specialists, he compiled 64 faceoff wins and a .520 winning percentage over the last month.

The 21-year-old forward played three seasons in the BCHL, split between the Chilliwack Chiefs and West Kelowna Warriors. Over his career, he notched 87 points in 127 regular-season games.

This is Wilkie’s second Atlantic Hockey monthly award.

CCHA Goaltender of the Week

Ethan Langenegger – Sophomore – Lake Superior State University (Salmon Arm Silverbacks)

Langenegger backstopped the Lakers to a split against the No. 1 ranked Minnesota State Mavericks last weekend. On Friday, Langenegger earned his first career shutout as he blanked the top team in the nation as the Lakers skated to a 1-0 win. The Laker goaltender stopped all 22 shots he faced in the game as he became the first netminder to shutout the Mavericks during the 2021-22 season. The Kamloops, B.C. native followed with another 22 save effort on Saturday night as the Lakers fell to the Mavericks by a final score of 3-0. Langenegger finished the weekend with a 1.50 goals against average and a .936 save percentage.

The 2000-born goalie played two seasons in Salmon Arm from 2018 to 2020, suiting up for 80 games. In his final year with the team, he posted a record of 23-15-3, a .908 save percentage, a 2.79 goals-against and three shutouts.

CCHA Forward of the Month

Owen Sillinger – Senior – Bemidji State University (Penticton Vees)

Sillinger led the Beavers to a 4-2-0 month of November, netting a team-high 14 points on seven goals and seven assists. He sparked a power-play unit that was 7-for-17 (.412) in the month by collecting two goals and four assists for a team-high six points on the man advantage. This season, he leads BSU in goals (8) and assists (13) and possesses a team-high 21 points, which also ties him for the CCHA scoring lead.

Sillinger, the son of former NHLer Mike Sillinger, played three years with the Vees from 2015 to 2018, putting up 153 points in 171 regular-season games. He was named captain in his final BCHL season and led the team in scoring with 67 points, good enough to tie him for sixth overall in the league.

CCHA Defenceman of the Month

Jake Livingstone – Sophomore – Minnesota State University (Langley Rivermen)

Livingstone posted a 10-point (2G, 8A) month in eight games played, including one power-play goal, 11 shots, a plus-six rating and seven blocked shots.

The Creston, B.C. native played four seasons in the BCHL with the Langley Rivermen. Over his 185 regular-season games, Livingstone notched 104 points. In his final year in the league in 2019-20, he finished as the BCHL’s second-highest scoring blueliner with 49 points in 52 games and was named a Second-Team All-Star and a finalist for the BCHL’s Top Defenceman award.

ECAC Hockey Goalie of the Month

Yaniv Perets – Sophomore – Quinnipiac University (Penticton Vees)

Perets recorded shutouts in three of his five starts for the Bobcats. All three of his shutouts came against ECAC Hockey opponents, as Quinnipiac began league play 3-0-1 in 2021. Overall, the sophomore boasted a 0.98 goals-against average and .942 save percentage in November and now ranks first in the nation with a 1.06 goals-against on the season.

Perets played the 2019-20 season with the Penticton Vees, posting the third-best goals-against average in the league at 2.19, the second-most shutouts with five and a .918 save percentage.