Wood named Subway BCHL Player of the Week

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Victoria Grizzlies goaltender Blake Wood has been named the Subway BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Dec. 15.

The Nanaimo product posted back-to-back wins over the weekend against his hometown team, stopping 80 of the 84 shots he faced, finishing the week with a.952 save percentage and a 2.00 goals-against average.

On Wednesday, Wood made 36 saves on 37 shots, including 17 in the third period, in a 3-1 win over his former team the Nanaimo Clippers. He was named the game’s first star. On Saturday, in a rematch against Nanaimo, the 18-year-old made 44 stops in a 6-3 victory, earning second-star honours.

Wood has now won five of his last six starts and improved his record to 8-9 on the season with a .909 save percentage.

Honourable mentions:

Merritt Centennials G Tanner Marshall: 2GP – W – 88 save/92 shots – .957 SV% – 1.92 GAA – 1st star
Nanaimo Clippers G Jordan Naylor: 2GP – W – SO – 47 saves/49 shots – .959 SV% – 1.00 GAA – 2nd star
Nanaimo Clippers F Joshua Bourne: 3GP – 4G – 1A – 5PTS – 4-goal game – GWG – 1st star
Victoria Grizzlies F Cody Monds: 2GP – 2G – 3A – 5PTS – GWG – 3rd star
Coquitlam Express F Ethan O’Rourke: 2GP – 2G – 3A – 5PTS – GWG – 1st star
Salmon Arm Silverbacks D Akito Hirose: 2GP – 2G – 2A – GWG – 2nd star
Trail Smoke Eaters F Tyler Ghirardosi: 3GP – 4G – 4PTS – 2GWG – 1st star – FortisBC Energy Player of the Game
Trail Smoke Eaters F Kent Johnson: 2GP – 1G – 5A – 6PTS – 3rd star