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Penticton Vees forwards Luc Wilson and Bradly Nadeau and Vees defenceman Frank Djurasevic have been named the final BCHL 3 Stars of the Week for the 2021-22 season.
1st Star – Luc Wilson (F) – Penticton Vees
Wilson led all players with five points in two games last week, all coming via assists.
The Minnesota State University commit had a pair of helpers on Tuesday in Game 3 of the Fred Page Cup Finals, including a between-the-legs drop pass to Stefano Bottini which resulted in the overtime-winning goal. The following night in Game 4, Wilson racked up three assists, including two on the power play, to lead the Vees to their first championship since 2017.
The 20-year-old finished as the postseason’s leading scorer with 27 points in 17 games. His 20 assists were also tops in the league during the playoffs.
2nd Star – Bradly Nadeau (F) – Penticton Vees
Nadeau registered three goals last week, leading all BCHL players, and added a helper for a four-point week.
The 17-year-old went scoreless in Game 3, but made up for it in a big way in Game 4. Nadeau collected a hat trick in the series-clinching game and added an assist for good measure. His goal early in the second period gave Penticton a 4-0 lead and his power-play marker late in the frame all but sealed the game, giving Penticton a five-goal advantage at intermission. He capped his night with his third of the game 5:07 into the final stanza for his first career playoff hat trick.
Nadeau finished tied with his brother Josh for second in league scoring during the playoffs, ending his postseason with 24 points in 27 games. His 11 goals were third most in the league.
3rd Star – Frank Djurasevic (D) – Penticton Vees
Djurasevic led all blueliners in points and goals last week, collecting two goals and an assist for three points.
The New Rochelle, N.Y. native scored his first of the playoffs in the second period of Game 3 on Tuesday night, tying the game 1-1 just minutes after Nanaimo took their first lead of the series in an eventual overtime win for the Vees. In Game 4 on Wednesday, Djurasevic kept rolling, scoring his second goal in as many nights and collecting an assist for a two-point night in the Vees 8-2 triumph to win the championship.
The 20-year-old ended his postseason with six points in 17 games on two goals and four assists.
Penticton Vees F Josh Nadeau: 2GP – 2G – 2A – 4PTS