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Stavroff, Brassington, Pulver named NAPA Auto Parts 3 Stars of the Week

Photo credits: Island Images (Stavroff, Brassington), Chris Fowler (Pulver)

Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Hayden Stavroff, Surrey Eagles defenceman Ty Brassington and Salmon Arm Silverbacks goaltender Eli Pulver have been named the NAPA Auto Parts 3 Stars of the Week.

1st Star – Hayden Stavroff (F) – Alberni Valley Bulldogs

Stavroff had five points in three games last week, piling up three goals and two assists.

After going down 2-0 in their Coastal Conference Final series against the Surrey Eagles, the Dartmouth College commit was instrumental in getting the Bulldogs back into the series with a Game 3 win on Wednesday night. Stavroff scored the opening goal in the first period, then potted the overtime winner with just over five minutes to play in the extra frame.

The 19-year-old registered an assist in a Game 4 loss, then had a goal and another helper in regulation in Alberni Valley’s 3-2 overtime win in Game 5 on Saturday.

Stavroff leads the BCHL Playoffs with 11 goals and is tied for the league lead with 19 points in 16 games. He has at least a point in 13 of those 16 postseason contests.

2nd Star – Ty Brassington (D) – Surrey Eagles

Brassington led all defencemen in points last week and tied for the most among all skaters after collecting a goal and four assists in a trio of games.

The Eagles captain registered an assist in their Game 3 loss to the Alberni Valley Bulldogs, then followed that up with his most productive game of the playoffs in Game 4 where he scored a power-play goal to open the scoring, then picked up a pair of late assists in a 5-2 victory. Brassington closed out his week with another assist in Saturday’s 3-2 overtime loss in Game 5.

The Clarkson University commit has at least a point in every game this series for a total of eight in six contests. Through 16 playoff games, he has 12 points, which is tied for the most among all blueliners.

3rd Star – Eli Pulver (G) – Salmon Arm Silverbacks

Pulver won two of his four starts against the Penticton Vees last week in the Interior Conference Finals, posting a .954 save percentage and a 1.65 goals-against average. Over the four games, he stopped 131 of 139 shots.

After stopping 34 of 37 shots in a 4-1 loss in Game 3, Pulver bounced back with a 39-save performance in a 2-1 overtime victory in Game 4, making 15 saves in overtime as the Vees pressed for the win.

The Minnesota State University commit turned in another solid performance in Game 5, stopping 38 of 39 shots in a 3-1 triumph where he was named first star of the game. He finished the week by making 33 saves on 35 shots in a 3-0 loss in Game 6 on Saturday.

Pulver’s .945 save percentage this postseason is second best among all goals, while his 1.79 goals-against average ranks fourth.


Honourable mentions:

Penticton Vees G Will Ingemann: 4GP – 2W – .955 SV% – 1.18 GAA
Penticton Vees F Callum Arnott: 4GP – 2G – 3A – 5PTS
Alberni Valley Bulldogs G Callum Tung: 3GP – 2W – .942 SV% – 2.28 GAA
Surrey Eagles F Aaron Schwartz: 3GP – 1G – 3A – 4PTS
Surrey Eagles F Caden Cranston: 3GP – 1G – 3A – 4PTS