Serdachny, Trotter, Buhr named 3 Stars of the Week

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Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward Noah Serdachny, Prince George Spruce Kings goaltender Aaron Trotter and Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Brandon Buhr have been named the BCHL 3 Stars of the Week.

1st Star – Noah Serdachny (F) – Salmon Arm Silverbacks

Serdachny was the offensive catalyst for the Silverbacks in their first two games of the postseason, notching six points on three goals and three assists in a pair of wins.

The Colorado College commit got things rolling in Game 1 on Saturday with a four-point performance after scoring twice and adding two helpers. With Salmon Arm down 2-0 to the Wenatchee Wild in the second period, Serdachny started the comeback with his first goal of the game just over a minute after Wenatchee took a two-goal lead. He later added a second in the third to increase his team’s lead to two goals in an eventual 6-3 win. He was named first star of the game.

On Sunday evening in Game 2, Serdachny collected a goal and an assist in the ‘Backs 6-2 victory. His second-period goal made the game 3-0 and held up as the game-winner.

The 19-year-old leads the BCHL playoffs in scoring after the first weekend of play.

2nd Star – Aaron Trotter (G) – Prince George Spruce Kings

Trotter won both of his starts over the weekend in the first two games of Prince George’s series against the Cranbrook Bucks, posting a league-best .961 save percentage and a 1.00 goals-against average, also tops in the BCHL.

The native of Victoria, B.C. stopped 26 of the 27 shots he faced in Game 1 on Friday night, earning first-star honours in his team’s 4-1 victory over Cranbrook. The following night in Game 2, Trotter made another 23 saves and only let in one goal as the Spruce Kings won 4-1 again and took a 2-0 series lead.

The 20-year-old stopped 49 of the 51 shots he faced over the weekend.

3rd Star – Brandon Buhr (F) – Alberni Valley Bulldogs

Buhr was clutch for the Bulldogs last weekend, collecting three goals and two assists for five points in a pair of Alberni Valley wins.

In Game 1 of their series against the Cowichan Valley Capitals on Friday night, Buhr notched a goal and two assists in a 5-3 Bulldogs win. His power-play goal late in the second period broke a 2-2 tie to give his team their first lead of the game, after trailing 2-0 early on.

In Game 2 on Saturday, in a low-scoring affair, the North Vancouver, B.C. product scored once in the first period and another in the second in a 3-1 Alberni win. His second-period goal came with the man advantage again and stood up as the game-winning tally. He was named first star of the game.

Buhr’s three goals ties him for the league lead and he is one off the points lead with five.

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Honourable mentions:

Vernon Vipers F Cameron MacDonald: 2GP – 2G – 3A – 5PTS
Coquitlam Express D Matthew Campbell: 2GP – 2G – 2A – 4PTS
Cowichan Valley Capitals F Massimo Sarantos-Lombardi: 2GP – 3G – 1A – 4PTS
Nanaimo Clippers F Sean Donaldson: 2GP – 2G – 2A – 4PTS