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Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward Simon Tassy, Surrey Eagles goaltender Max Prazma and Nanaimo Clippers forward Tristan Fraser have been named the BCHL 3 Stars of the Week.
1st Star – Simon Tassy (F) – Salmon Arm Silverbacks
After assisting on his team’s opening goal in the first period on Wednesday, the Montreal, Que. native scored his second shorthanded goal of the season in the second frame and it stood up as the game winner in the Silverbacks 4-2 win against the Vernon Vipers. Tassy was named the first star of the game.
On Friday, Tassy notched his second hat trick of the season and added a helper for a four-point night in Salmon Arm’s 6-3 triumph over the West Kelowna Warriors. After scoring in the second period, the Minnesota State University commit keyed the Silverbacks comeback in the third, putting up three points in the final stanza and capping things off with an empty netter to seal the hat trick. He was again the first star of the game.
Tassy was held off the scoresheet in Saturday’s 2-0 loss in a rematch against West Kelowna, but was still noticeable as he was named the FortisBC Energy Player of the Game.
He is now the BCHL’s second leading scorer with 24 points in 15 games and he leads all players with 16 goals.
2nd Star – Max Prazma (G) – Surrey Eagles
The 19-year-old from Calgary, Alta. made 35 saves on 36 shots on Friday and earned first-star honours in the Eagles 4-1 road win over the Coquitlam Express. Prazma was back in net on Sunday afternoon, this time stopping 26 of 27 shots to backstop Surrey to a narrow 2-1 win at home over the Cowichan Valley Capitals.
Prazma now has a 4-6-0 record in 10 appearances this year.
3rd Star – Tristan Fraser (F) – Nanaimo Clippers
The 20-year-old scored once and added an assist in the first period on Wednesday as Nanaimo jumped out to an early 3-0 lead against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs and eventually held on for the 5-4 win. On Friday, Fraser added another first-period goal, this time on the power play, and chipped in with an assist on the game-winning goal in the third period as the Clippers won 3-1 over the Wenatchee Wild.
Fraser has 18 points in 17 games on the season, good enough for second on his team and top-20 in the BCHL.
Alberni Valley Bulldogs F Booker Daniel: 2GP – 1G – 4A – 5PTS
Penticton Vees D Frank Djurasevic: 1GP – 1G – 2A – 3PTS
West Kelowna Warriors G Justin Katz: 1GP – W – SO – 1.000 SV% – 0.00 GAA