Wilson, Pope take NCAA nods

It was a good week for Powell River Kings alumnus Brian Wilson and also for former West Kelowna Warriors standout David Pope.

Wilson, a freshman at Niagara University, was named the Atlantic Hockey Association (AHA) goalie of the week while Pope, now a senior at Nebraska-Omaha, took the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) offensive player of the week.

Wilson took the AHA goalie nod after posting his first two NCAA wins in a road sweep over Sacred Heart. The native of Pickering, Ont. stopped 37 of 39 shots in the two games for a .949 save percentage. The 6-foot-4, 185-pound netminder came on in relief in the first game and stopped all 13 shots that came his way, allowing Niagara to come back and win 3-2. He started the next night and made 24 saves in a 6-2 win.

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Pope earned his recognition after racking up three goals and two helpers as the Mavericks split on the road at Notre Dame. The Edmonton product had two goals and an assist in a 6-4 win the first game and was named the game’s 1st Star. He added a goal and a helper the next night in a 5-4 setback to the Fighting Irish.

(CLICK HERE to read the full NCHC release)