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Owen Say named FortisBC Player of the Week

Salmon Arm Silverbacks goaltender Owen Say has been named the FortisBC BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending May 2.

The ‘Backs netminder made three starts and won all three contests, stopping a combined 93 of 97 shots for a .959 save percentage and a 1.33 goals-against average.

On Wednesday, the London, Ont. native stopped 35 of 36 shots against the Vernon Vipers, leading his team to a 3-1 victory. He was named the first star of the game. In his next start on Saturday, Say was solid again in a rematch against the Vipers, making 26 saves as Salmon Arm cruised to a 6-2 win. Making his second start in as many days on Sunday, the 19-year-old stopped 32 of 33 shots to earn his third win of the week, this time a 4-1 decision over the West Kelowna Warriors. He was once again named the game’s first star.

Through 13 appearances this season, Say owns a 7-4-2 record, a .909 save percentage and a goals-against average of 2.72.

After this weekend’s play, the Silverbacks are one point back of Vernon for top spot in the Vernon Pod with three games each remaining.

Honourable mentions:

Surrey Eagles F Christian Fitzgerald: 5GP – 5G – 5A – 10PTS – 2GWG – 1st star – 2nd star
Penticton Vees G Kaeden Lane: 4GP – 4W – SO – 96 saves/100 shots – .960 SV% – 1.00 GAA – 2nd star – 3rd star twice
Penticton Vees F Finlay Williams: 3GP – 1G – 6A – 7PTS – 2nd star
Merritt Centennials F Ben Ward: 5GP – 4G – 5A – 9PTS – 1st star – FortisBC Energy Player of the Game
Trail Smoke Eaters G Logan Terness: 3GP – 2W – SO – 106 saves/112 shots – .946 SV% – 2.00 GAA – 1st star twice
Cowichan Valley Capitals G Lucas Pfeil: 3GP – 2W – 89 saves/95 shots – .937 SV% – 1.98 GAA – 1st star
Nanaimo Clippers F Thomas Maia: 3GP – 3G – 2A – 5PTS – OTGWG – 1st star