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Prazma, Fradette, Ardanaz named 3 Stars of the Week

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Surrey Eagles goaltender Max Prazma, Trail Smoke Eaters goaltender Evan Fradette and West Kelowna Warriors defenceman Nicolas Ardanaz have been named the BCHL 3 Stars of the Week.

1st Star – Max Prazma (G) – Surrey Eagles

Prazma led the Eagles to wins in all three of his starts last week, posting a .963 save percentage, a 1.00 goals-against average and one shutout.

The 2002-born netminder stopped 26 of 27 shots last Wednesday in a 3-1 road win over the Coquitlam Express and was named second star of the game. On Friday night, Prazma was perfect, which is exactly what the Eagles needed him to be, as he made 25 saves to earn his second shutout of the season in his team’s 1-0 overtime victory in Chilliwack against the Chiefs.

The Calgary, Alta. native finished out the week with his third straight start and was solid yet again, swatting away 26 of 28 shots in a 3-2 Surrey win at home over the Cowichan Valley Capitals.

Prazma now owns a 17-15-0 record on the year with a .904 save percentage and two shutouts.

2nd Star – Evan Fradette (G) – Trail Smoke Eaters

Fradette made two starts last week and stopped 77 of the 80 shots he faced to finish with a 1-1-0 record and a .963 save percentage.

The 21-year-old was the first star in Wednesday night’s 2-1 road win over the Wenatchee Wild. He stopped 47 of the 48 shots he faced, including 15 in the third period as the Wild attempted a comeback, to ensure his team earned the victory.

Fradette was back in the crease on Friday night and was busy again, making 30 saves in a tight 2-1 defeat at the hands of the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. He was named second star of the game.

The St. Albert, Alta. product now has 16 wins this year to go along with a .904 save percentage and a pair of shutouts.

3rd Star – Nicolas Ardanaz (D) – West Kelowna Warriors

Ardanaz led all defencemen in scoring last week with six points in three games and finished just one point back of the overall scoring lead.

The third-year BCHL veteran put up a season-high three points on three assists on Wednesday night in a 5-2 win over the Vernon Vipers on the road. On Friday, he scored his fourth goal of the season and added a helper for his fifth multi-point effort of the year and second in a row in West Kelowna’s 8-2 home victory over the Wenatchee Wild. Back on the road on Saturday night, Ardanaz kept his streak going with an assist in the Warriors 5-1 win in Prince George over the Spruce Kings.

The 19-year-old was a quarterback on the power play for West Kelowna with three of his five helpers coming with the man advantage.

Ardanaz has 30 points this season on four goals and 26 assists, third most among Warriors defencemen and tied for eighth in the league.


Honourable mentions:

West Kelowna Warriors F Christophe Farmer: 3GP – 2G – 5A – 7PTS
West Kelowna Warriors G Johnny Derrick: 2GP – 2W – .947 SV% – 1.50 GAA
Nanaimo Clippers F Tristan Fraser: 3GP – 3G – 4A – 7PTS
Nanaimo Clippers F Sean Donaldson: 3GP – 3G – 3A – 6PTS
Victoria Grizzlies F Matthew Wood: 2GP – 3G – 2A – 5PTS
Victoria Grizzlies F Ellis Rickwood: 2GP – 2G – 3A – 5PTS
Cranbrook Bucks D Cameron Kungle: 3GP – 5A – 5PTS