Newhook takes 2nd BCHLPOW nod

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

Newhook racked up 10 points in three games, helping the Grizzlies to two wins in three games. The native of St. John’s, N.L. started out with a pair of goals in a loss at Cowichan Valley but followed that up with four helpers, lifting Victoria to a 9-4 win over Nanaimo. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound playmaker finished up with a goal and three assists and a 3rd Star nod in a 7-4 triumph over Powell River.

The double-digit points outburst is the first such week for a BCHL scorer this season and moves Newhook up to 12th in BCHL scoring. The Boston College commit leads the Grizzlies with 35 points on the season despite being one of the youngest players in the league.

Honourable Mentions this week:

Cowichan Valley Capitals G JJ Pichette: 2W, 75 saves/80 shots, .938 sv%, 2.50 GAA, two 1st Stars

Prince George Spruce Kings F Chong Min Lee: 3G, 2A, 1st Star

Wenatchee Wild F AJ Vanderbeck: 3G, 3A, 1st Star, 2nd Star

Vernon Vipers F Jesse Lansdell: 3G, 1A, 2nd Star

Vernon Vipers G Ty Taylor: 2W, SO, 41 saves/42 shots, 2nd Star, 3rd Star

Coquitlam Express G Brock Hamm: 2W, 62 saves/65 shots, .954 sv%, 1.47 GAA