Stapley earns BCHLPOW honours

Vernon Vipers forward Brett Stapley has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 29, the league announced Monday.

Stapley scored four goals in Vernon’s two home wins over the weekend. On Friday, he scored a first period power play goal to give the Vipers a 1-0 lead over the visiting Wenatchee Wild. He also scored an unassisted goal in the second period as his team cruised to a 4-1 win. He was named second star of the game. The following night, the five-foot-ten 170-pound native of Campbell River, B.C. opened the scoring again in the first period against the West Kelowna Warriors. In the second period, he scored what proved to be the winning goal on the power play, putting the Vipers up 3-2 en route to a 5-2 final. Stapley was named 1st star of the game.

The 18-year-old now has 12 goals and 13 assists for 25 points in 18 games so far this season, which puts him in a four-way tie for the league scoring lead and also a tie for third in goals.  After their two weekend wins, Vernon sits alone in first place in the Interior Division and is tied with the Langley Rivermen for first in the BCHL with one game in hand. Stapley is committed to Denver University for the 2018-19 season

Honourable Mentions this week:

Chilliwack Chiefs G Daniel Chenard: 2GP, 1W, 56/58 saves, .966 sv%, 1.01 GAA, 1st star, shutout

Langley Rivermen F Angus Crookshank: 2GP, 2G, 2A, 1st star

Vernon Vipers F Jimmy Lambert: 2GP, 2G, 2A, 3rd star twice

Trail Smoke Eaters F Levi Glasman: 2GP, G, 3A, 2nd star

Wenatchee Wild F Jasper Weatherby: 3GP, 2G, 3A, 1st star twice

Surrey Eagles F Aaron White: 3GP, 2G, 2A, 1st star

Surrey Eagles F John Wesley: 3GP, 2G, 2A, 1st star