Wood, Eddy, Schleppe named 3 Stars of the Week

Victoria Grizzlies forward Matthew Wood, Grizzlies forward Connor Eddy and Langley Rivermen forward Tyler Schleppe have been named the BCHL 3 Stars of the Week

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

It was another monster week for Wood who is coming off a 2nd Star of the Week honour after opening weekend. The 16-year-old put up eight points this week on five goals and three assists over a three-game span. His goal and point output were each tied for the most among all BCHL players last week.

Wood had a pair of goals on Wednesday in a 5-1 victory over the Cowichan Valley Capitals and was named the game’s first star. On Friday, he scored again to open the scoring on the power play in an eventual 3-2 overtime win over the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. He capped off his impressive week on Saturday with a five-point night (two goals, three assists) and another first-star performance in a 7-3 win in a rematch against Cowichan.

Wood now leads the BCHL with eight goals on the year and is second in points with 13 in five games.

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

Eddy was an honourable mention in last week’s 3 Stars, but his standout performance this week could not be ignored. The Victoria native racked up three goals and five assists for eight points in three games last week to tie for the league lead in points during that span.

On Wednesday, Eddy chipped in with two assists in the Grizzlies win against the Cowichan Valley Capitals. He followed that up on Friday by scoring the overtime game-winning goal in his team’s 3-2 triumph over the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. He finished things up on Saturday with two goals and three assists in another win against the Capitals, earning second star of the game.

Through five games this year, Eddy leads the league in scoring with 14 points and his 10 assists are also tops in the league.

3rd Star – Tyler Schleppe (F) – Langley Rivermen

Schleppe was a goal-scoring machine for the Rivermen last week. He notched five goals in just two games to tie for the most goals in the league during that stretch.

The 19-year-old from Vancouver, B.C. scored his first-career BCHL hat trick on Friday night, including the game-winning goal in a 6-3 Rivermen win over the Chilliwack Chiefs. He was named first star of the game. On Sunday afternoon, Schleppe was at it again, potting another two goals for Langley as they dropped their first game of the season in a 4-3 shootout loss. He was named the game’s third star.

After four games, Schleppe is second in the BCHL in goals scored with six on the campaign.

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Honourable mentions:

Salmon Arm Silverbacks F Simon Tassy: 2GP – 4G – 1A – 5PTS
Nanaimo Clippers F Sean Donaldson: 2GP – 4G – 1A – 5PTS
Nanaimo Clippers G Cooper Black: 2GP – 2W – .948 SV% – 1.50 GAA
Prince George Spruce Kings F Nick Rhéaume: 2GP – 3G – 3A – 6PTS
Chilliwack Chiefs D Abram Wiebe: 2GP – 1G – 5A – 6PTS