This week, two BCHL alums earned recognition in their college conferences, both in the ECAC Hockey conference. We highlight them both in this week’s Roundup.
ECAC Hockey Defender of the Week
Jayden Lee – Graduate – Quinnipiac University (Langley/Powell River)
Lee had a standout performance on the blueline last week during the Bobcats’ weekend sweep of Cornell and Colgate. The fifth-year defender scored one goal and added three assists in an 8-4 win over Cornell, including the eventual game-winner at the end of the second frame. In the subsequent 7-4 victory over Colgate, Lee contributed an assist less than a minute after puck drop. He concluded the weekend with a plus-minus of plus-five.
Lee played two years in the BCHL, the first with the Langley Rivermen and the second with the Powell River Kings. His breakout season came in 2018-19 with the Kings where he had 36 points in 55 games to finish tied for 12th in scoring among BCHL blueliners.
ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week
Austin Roden – Graduate – Clarkson University (Nanaimo/Merritt)
Roden’s strong play last week led Clarkson to a weekend sweep. In their first road series of league play, Roden made 42 saves over two games in victories over Brown and Yale. He posted a 1.50 goals-against average and a .933 save percentage during the weekend.
The 1998-born netminder played three seasons in the BCHL from 2016 to 2019. He started his junior career with the Nanaimo Clippers before being traded to the Merritt Centennials during his second campaign. He put up stellar numbers in Merritt, posting a record of 37-18-2 during his stint there with four shutouts. He finished his BCHL career with a .915 save percentage in 98 appearances.