Surrey’s Bennett named BCHL Player of the Week

Surrey Eagles forward Spencer Bennett was named the British Columbia Hockey League's Player of the Week for the week ending January 18th, the league announced Monday.

Bennett scored three goals and added three assists in a pair of road games against the Quesnel Millionaires and Merritt Centennials last week, earning first star honours in both contests.

On Saturday night, Bennett assisted on Brennan Strang's first period marker and netted back-to-back goals in the second frame en route to a 6-1 win over the Millionaires. A day later, he assisted on goals by teammates Andrew Wallace and Anthony Bardaro and scored once on the power-play in a 7-5 road win at Merritt.

Perhaps most important for Bennett was his inclusion on NHL Central Scouting's midterm player evaluations. At 93rd amongst North American skaters, the 18-year old was the top BC Hockey League player listed for June's Entry Draft.

As of Monday, Bennett stands fifth in Eagles scoring with 17 goals and 18 assists in 45 games.

Surrey returns to the ice on Saturday when they host the Trail Smoke Eaters at the South Surrey Arena.