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Vees goalie Lane named BCHL Player of the Week

Penticton Vees goaltender Kaeden Lane has been named the FortisBC BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Apr. 18.

The 19-year-old from Burnaby, B.C. started four of the Vees five games last week and posted a 3-1-0 record with two shutouts. Over that stretch, Lane had a save percentage of .966 and a goals-against average of 0.76.

Lane started his week by earning his second shutout of the season last Monday in a 4-0 win over the Cranbrook Bucks where he stopped all 16 shots he faced and was named the game’s third star. On Wednesday, he turned in another solid performance, making 24 saves on 26 shots, but took the loss 3-2 against the Trail Smoke Eaters as an empty-netter proved to be the winning goal.

After getting a rare night off on Thursday, Lane was back in the crease for Penticton on Saturday and was perfect once again, stopping 27 pucks and earning his second shutout of the week in a 3-0 win over Trail. He was named second star of the game. Lane wrapped up a busy week on Sunday when he stopped 19 of 20 in a 5-1 Vees win against Cranbrook.

On the season, Lane has made eight starts and boasts a 7-1-0 record. His seven wins are most in the league. He also leads the BCHL in all major categories among goalies with a minimum of three starts, including save percentage (.944), goals-against average (1.25) and shutouts (3).

Honourable mentions:

Victoria Grizzlies G Carter Woodside: 3GP – 3W – SO – 93 saves/98 shots – .949 SV% – 1.62 GAA – 1st star – 3rd star
Surrey Eagles F Holden Katzalay: 3GP – 2G – 5A – 7PTS – 1st star – 2nd star
Surrey Eagles F Holden Cardinal: 3GP – 7A – 7PTS – FortisBC Energy Player of the Game
Surrey Eagles F Jacob Slipec: 3GP – 3G -3A – 6PTS – Hat Trick – GWG – 2nd star
Surrey Eagles F Gabe Schovanek: 3GP – 4G – 2A – 6PTS
West Kelowna Warriors D Tyson Jugnauth: 4GP – 1G – 6A – 7PTS – 3rd star
Victoria Grizzlies D Brady MacDonald: 3GP – 1G – 4A – 5PTS – 2nd star
Alberni Valley Bulldogs G Luke Pearson: 2GP – 2W – SO – 79 saves/83 shots – .952 SV% – 2.00 GAA – 1st star
Prince George Spruce Kings G Kobe Grant: 1GP – W – SO – 19 saves/19 shots – 1.000 SV% – 0.00 GAA – 1st star