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NCAA Roundup: Silye and Bavaro recognized with weekly honours

Another week, another two BCHL alumni earning recognition in the NCAA with weekly conference awards. We recap it all in the NCAA Roundup, presented by Johnston Meier Insurance.


CCHA Forward of the Week

David Silye – Sophomore – Minnesota State University (Nanaimo/Penticton)

Silye recorded his first-career hat trick to power Minnesota State to a 7-1 victory over St. Thomas in an outdoor game played in front of over 10,000 fans at Blakeslee Stadium in Minnesota Saturday. Silye was plus-2, had five shots on goal and recorded one power-play goal on the weekend.

The Arnprior, Ont. native played in the BCHL for four seasons from 2016 to 2020. He spent the first two years with Nanaimo before joining Penticton prior to the 2018-19 campaign. In his two years with the Vees, he collected 122 points in 112 games and was named team captain in his final year.

Atlantic Hockey Defensive Player of the Week

Drew Bavaro – Sophomore – Bentley University (Wenatchee Wild)

Bavaro had two goals and two assists in Bentley’s 7-4 win over Canisius on Friday night. With the game tied 3-3 at the start of the third period, the Bradenton, Fla., native scored to give Bentley a 4-3 lead. Later in the period, with his team up 5-4, he netted a power-play goal to seal the win. Bavaro also added two assists. The defenceman leads the Falcons in goals (nine), assists (12) and points (21). His nine goals are tied for second in college hockey among blueliners and he is tied for eighth nationally in points among defencemen.

The 6-foot-3, 194-pound sophomore played the 2019-20 season with the Wenatchee Wild and led the team in points from the blueline with 33 in 51 games.

This is his second Atlantic Hockey weekly honour this season.