We are coming off a week where three BCHL alumni were honoured with conference awards, including a five-time weekly top rookie winner.
ECAC Player of the Week
Ethan de Jong – Senior – Quinnipiac University (Prince George Spruce Kings)
de Jong put together a solid weekend for Quinnipiac, more than doubling his season’s goal production with a hat trick on Saturday. After registering an assist in Friday’s 2-2 tie against Clarkson, de Jong found the back of the net three times in a dominant 8-0 win against St. Lawrence on Saturday. de Jong has been key in the Bobcats success of late, helping them extend their unbeaten streak to nine straight.
From North Vancouver, B.C., de Jong played two seasons in Prince George from 2016 to 2018. During the 2017-18 campaign, he finished ninth in league scoring with 63 points and fifth in assists with 46. In the playoffs that year, he led the Spruce Kings to an appearance in the Fred Page Cup Final and finished third in postseason scoring with 27 points in 24 contests.
CCHA Defenceman of the Week
Jake Livingstone – Sophomore – Minnesota State University (Langley Rivermen)
Livingstone registered five points on a goal and four assists as Minnesota State claimed a league sweep over St. Thomas last weekend. He had a goal and two assists in Thursday’s 9-0 home win over the Tommies, then contributed a pair of assists in Saturday’s 5-0 victory. Livingstone has 15 points (4G, 11A) on the season and is tied for third in all of college hockey in scoring by defenseman.
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.
Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Week
Carter Wilkie – Freshman – Rochester Institute of Technology (Chilliwack/West Kelowna)
Wilkie scored what proved to be the game-winning goal in RIT’s 3-2 victory over Holy Cross on Friday and also added an assist in Saturday’s 4-3 victory. The Calgary, Alta., native totalled 13 faceoff wins on the weekend, including eight on Saturday, while also blocking two shots as the Tigers completed the conference sweep of the Crusaders.
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 fifth Atlantic Hockey weekly honor of the season.