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O’Brien named Subway BCHLPOW

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography

Penticton Vees forward Jay O’Brien has been named the Subway BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 26.

The 2018 Philadelphia Flyers first-round draft pick notched three goals and two assists last week in a pair of Vees wins.

On Tuesday night against West Kelowna, O’Brien scored twice in the second period, including once on the power play, and was named first star in Penticton’s 5-2 win on the road.  On Friday, the 20-year-old from Hingham, Mass. scored the game-winning goal and chipped in with another two helpers in a 6-2 home win over the Merritt Centennials. He was named the game’s second star.

Since returning from injury Jan. 15, O’Brien has eight points in five games. On the season, he leads the team in scoring and is tied for fourth overall in the BCHL with 55 points in 38 games.

Honourable mentions

Powell River Kings F Michael Abgrall: 2GP – 2G – 3A – 5PTS – OTGWG
Alberni Valley Bulldogs F Matthew Grouchy: 3GP – 1G – 6A – 7PTS – 1st star
Alberni Valley Bulldogs F Mitch Deelstra: 3GP – 4G – 1A – 5PTS – OTGWG – 2nd star
Surrey Eagles F Cristophe Tellier: 3GP – 2G – 4A – 6PTS – GWG
Surrey Eagles G Reece Klassen: 3GP – 2W – SO – 90 saves/95 shots – .947SV% – 1.69GAA – 1st star
Victoria Grizzlies F Henri Schreifels: 2GP – 4G – 4PTS – Hat trick – 1st star
West Kelowna Warriors F John Evans: 3GP – 4G – 1A – 5PTS – 2nd star – 3rd star
Prince George Spruce Kings D Nick Bochen: 3GP – 2G – 3A – 5PTS – 1st star