Smith’s big week earns BCHLPOW

jake_smithChilliwack Chiefs forward Jake Smith has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 1 the league announced Monday.

Smith led the Chiefs to three-straight wins over division rival Wenatchee, including the first two wins for a visiting team in Wenatchee this season. Smith opened with an assist in a 5-3 home win over the Wild and followed that with a goal and two helpers for 1st Star in a 4-3 OT road win. Saving his best for last, the East Amherst, N.Y. native scored a hat trick plus an assist for another 1st Star in a 7-6 win over Wenatchee.

Smith’s eight points are his best three-game stretch of the season. He is now on a six-game point streak and has 14 points in that time.

Honourable mentions this week:

Prince George Spruce Kings F Brett Mennear: 2G, 4A, 1st

Prince George Spruce Kings F Tyler Anderson: 3G, 1A, OT GWG, two 3rd Stars

Chilliwack Chiefs D Davis Bunz: 2G, 1A, GWG, OT GWG, 1st Star

Vernon Vipers F Jimmy Lambert: 2G, 1st Star, 3rd Star, GWG

Langley Rivermen F Zac Masson: 2G, 2nd Star