Steele registered a hat trick plus three assists in helping the Clippers to a pair of home wins over Island Division rivals. The 6-foot-4, 193-pound forward notched his hat trick, which included a power-play game-winner with eight seconds left in regulation, in a 5-4 victory over the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. He was named the game’s 1st Star. Steele followed that by setting up three of his team’s goals in a 5-3 win over the Powell River Kings.
A native of Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, Steele now has six goals and six assists in 11 games since joining the Clippers from the Penticton Vees. He is committed to Arizona State University for next season.
Honourable Mentions this week:
Merritt Centennials F Nick Granowicz: 3G, 1A, 2 GWGs 1st Star
Prince George Spruce Kings F Dustin Manz: 3G, 3A, 1st Star
Penticton Vees D James Miller: 3G, 5A, 2nd Star, 3rd Star, FortisBC Energy Player of the Game
Penticton Vees F Ryan Sandelin: 4G, 1A, 2 GWGs, 1st Sta
Penticton Vees F Eric Linell: 3G, 3A, OTGWG, 1st Star
Wenatchee Wild F Josh Arnold: 2G, 4A, 1st Star, 2nd Star