Wood, Eddy & Rhéaume named FortisBC 3 Stars of the Month

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Victoria Grizzlies forwards Matthew Wood and Connor Eddy and Prince George Spruce Kings forward Nick Rhéaume have been named the FortisBC 3 Stars of the Month for October.

1st Star – Matthew Wood (F) – Victoria Grizzlies

Wood finished the month of October as the BCHL’s top goal scorer with 11 on the campaign and sits second in league scoring with 17 points in nine games.

The 16-year-old from Nanaimo, B.C. started the season with seven points in his first three contests and carried that success all the way through the month, notching points in seven of his nine games, including five multi-point efforts. The highlight came on Oct. 16 when he had two goals and three assists in a 7-3 win over the Cowichan Valley Capitals.

Wood leads the league with five power-play goals and his seven points with the man advantage tie him for second in the BCHL.

Wood was the 2nd Star of the Week after the first weekend of play and then the 1st Star the week after.

2nd Star – Connor Eddy (F) – Victoria Grizzlies

Eddy is the BCHL’s leading scorer after the first month with 18 points in 10 contests. He leads the league with 12 assists and is tied for the most shorthanded goals with two so far this year.

Eddy, playing for his hometown team in Victoria, started the season on a five-game point streak, putting up 14 points over that stretch. He matched Wood with a five-point night in the Oct. 16 win over Cowichan Valley when he scored twice and added three assists.

Eddy has helped pace the Grizzlies to a 7-3-0 record which puts them in second place in the Coastal Conference with a .700 winning percentage.

Eddy was named the 2nd Star of the Week after week two of the season.

3rd Star – Nick Rhéaume (F) – Prince George Spruce Kings

Through October, Rhéaume’s eight goals are tied for second in the BCHL and his 15 points tie him for third in league scoring.

The Sherbrooke, Que. native had points in seven of his first nine games this year, including three separate three-point nights. On Oct. 27 against the Penticton Vees, Rhéaume scored his first-career BCHL hat trick in his team’s 7-1 home victory.

Six of his points have come with the man advantage and two of his eight goals have been game-winners.

Rhéaume has played a large part in the Spruce Kings getting off to a 7-2-0 record and a third-place showing in the Interior Conference with a .778 win percentage.

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Honourable mentions:

Prince George Spruce Kings F John Herrington: 10GP – 7G – 8A – 15PTS
Victoria Grizzlies D Clark Hiebert: 10GP – 4G – 9A – 13PTS
Victoria Grizzlies F Ellis Rickwood: 8GP – 3G – 9A – 12PTS
Salmon Arm Silverbacks F Simon Tassy: 7GP – 8G – 3A – 11PTS
Salmon Arm Silverbacks F Noah Serdachny: 7GP – 3G – 9A – 12PTS
Nanaimo Clippers F Sean Donaldson: 7GP – 8G – 2A – 10PTS
Langley Rivermen F Tyler Schleppe: 9GP – 8G – 4A – 12PTS
Vernon Vipers G Ethan David: 2GP – 2W – 2 SO – 1.00 SV% – o.oo GAA