Trudeau, Tassy, Riley named FortisBC 3 Stars of the Month

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West Kelowna Warriors forward Felix Trudeau, Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward Simon Tassy and Chilliwack Chiefs goaltender Grant Riley have been named the FortisBC 3 Stars of the Month for November.

1st Star – Felix Trudeau (F) – West Kelowna Warriors

Trudeau finished with the most goals of any BCHL player in November with 11 in 11 games and had the second most points with 19.

The 19-year-old has been as consistent as anyone in the league in 2021-22. He registered at least one point in every November game and has points in 17 of 18 games played on the year. He is currently riding a 14-game point streak going back to Oct. 22.

He had five multi-point efforts in the month, highlighted by a three-goal, one-assist performance Nov. 26 in a 7-3 win over the Trail Smoke Eaters.

Trudeau has jumped into second place in the BCHL scoring race with 27 points this season.

2nd Star – Simon Tassy (F) – Salmon Arm Silverbacks

Tassy was the league’s points leader in November, notching 20 points in 12 games, including 10 goals and 10 assists.

The Minnesota State University commit had points in 10 of 12 games in the month and put up at least two points in six of those contests. Tassy had a hat trick and added an assist in a 6-3 win over the West Kelowna Warriors on Nov. 19. He was subsequently named the BCHL 1st Star of the Week on Nov. 22.

The Montreal, Que. product is the BCHL’s leading scorer with 31 points in 19 games and the league leader in goals with 18.

3rd Star – Grant Riley (G) – Chilliwack Chiefs

Riley took his game to another level once the calendar flipped to November. He won four of his five starts in the month and stopped 101 of the 106 shots he faced for a .953 save percentage, a 1.00 goals-against average and two shutouts.

The 19-year-old from Rochester, N.Y. lost his first game of the month, but reeled off four straight wins after that. He earned his first-career shutout on Nov. 5 in a 5-0 win over the Powell River Kings, then followed that up with a second shutout on Nov. 12 in a 3-0 victory over the Victoria Grizzlies.

Riley gave up one goal or less in three of five games and did not give up more than two in any contest.

His November performance saw his season-long save percentage climb to .910, which puts him in the top-10 in the league. His 2.27 goals-against average is tied for fourth among BCHL goalies and his two shutouts are tied for second.

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Honourable mentions:

Langley Rivermen G Jameson Kaine: 4GP – 4W – .957 SV% – 1.50 GAA
Langley RIvermen G Ajeet Gundarah: 7GP – 4W – .937 SV% – 2.11 GAA
Surrey Eagles G Max Prazma: 7GP – 5W – .936 SV% – 2.16 GAA
Nanaimo Clippers F Sean Donaldson: 10GP – 7G – 9A – 16PTS
West Kelowna Warriors F Elan Bar Lev Wise: 11GP – 6G – 9A – 15PTS
Coquitlam Express D Matthew Campbell: 10GP – 3G – 9A – 12PTS
Powell River Kings F Maxim Potvin: 7GP – 7G – 5A – 12 PTS