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Newhook earns back-to-back POW

Victoria Grizzlies forward Alex Newhook has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Feb. 10, the league announced Monday.

After earning his first Player of the Week honour last week, Newhook was even better this week, putting up nine points in three home games, including a hat trick on Sunday afternoon.

On Thursday, Newhook had a goal and two assists, all in the second period, in a 5-4 shootout loss to the Cowichan Valley Capitals and was named the game’s second star. On Saturday, the 18-year-old from St. John’s, N.L. opened the scoring for Victoria and later added an assist in a 4-1 win over the Wenatchee Wild. On Sunday, for the second time in a week, Newhook had a hat trick, including the game-winning goal, and also added a helper in the Grizzlies 4-1 win over the Merritt Centennials. He was named the game’s first star.

In three games this week, Newhook had a point on nine of the Grizzlies 12 goals scored.

Newhook becomes the first back-to-back Player of the Week winner this year and only the third player to win it for a second time. After his big week, the potential first-rounder at the 2019 NHL Entry Draft has opened up a 17-point lead in the BCHL scoring race with 90 points in 49 games. His 34 goals are tied for second-most in the league.

Honourable mentions:

Alberni Valley Bulldogs F Ryan Miotto: 3GP, 2G, 6A, GWG, 1st star, 2nd star
Prince George Spruce Kings F Dustin Manz: 4GP, 2G, 6A, 1st star, 3rd star
Merritt Centennials F Bradley Cocca: 4GP, 3G, 4A, GWG, 1st star, 2nd star
Trail Smoke Eaters F Tyler Ghirardosi: 2GP, 4G, 1A, hat trick, 1st star
Chilliwack Chiefs G Daniel Chenard: 2GP, 2W, 69 saves/72 shots, .958 SV%, 1.50 GAA, 1st star
Victoria Grizzlies G Kurtis Chapman: 2GP, 2W, 55 saves/ 57 shots, .965 SV%, 1.00 GAA, 3rd star
Prince George Spruce Kings G Logan Neaton: 3GP, 3W, SO, 54 saves/57 shots, .947 SV%, 1.00 GAA, 2nd star