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Victoria Grizzlies forward Matthew Wood, Prince George Spruce Kings goaltender Aaron Trotter and Langley Rivermen forward Max Dukovac have been named the FortisBC 3 Stars of the Month.
1st Star – Matthew Wood (F) – Victoria Grizzlies
He finished the month on a six-game point streak, collecting 16 over that stretch. He has also scored at least one goal in six straight, including a hat trick and an assist for a four-point night on Feb. 20 in a 5-3 home win over the Chilliwack Chiefs.
Wood has jumped into the BCHL scoring lead, currently sitting with 75 points in 37 games for an incredible 2.03 points-per-game mark. His 41 goals are also tops in the league.
This is the third time he has been one of the 3 Stars of the Month after being named 1st star in October and 3rd star in January.
2nd Star – Aaron Trotter (G) – Prince George Spruce Kings
The University of St. Thomas commit won five straight starts from Feb. 5 to 19, allowing two goals or less in each of those contests. His shutout, the second of his season, came in a 5-0 road win against the Merritt Centennials on Feb. 2. In his nine appearances in the month, Trotter gave up more than two goals on only two occasions.
The 20-year-old from Victoria, B.C. owns a .921 save percentage on the year, fifth best in the BCHL, and a 2.12 goals-against which is third best in the league.
3rd Star – Max Dukovac (F) – Langley Rivermen
The 19-year-old rode a nine-game point streak to finish the month, collecting 19 points over that stretch. He recorded multiple points on six different occasions, including nine points in three games last week. Of his seven goals scored in February, two of them were game-winners.
Dukovac has climbed into the top-20 in league scoring with 49 points in 43 games, which also gives him the team lead in points.
Victoria Grizzlies F Ellis Rickwood: 10GP – 5G – 13A – 18PTS
Salmon Arm Silverbacks G Owen Say: 9GP – 4W – .944 SV% – 2.10 GAA
Vernon Vipers G Roan Clarke: 10GP – 6W – .938 SV% – 2.28 GAA – 1SO
Coquitlam Express F Ryan Tattle: 12 GP – 8G – 10A – 20PTS
Penticton Vees F Josh Nadeau: 12GP – 11G – 6A – 17PTS
Penticton Vees D Braden Doyle: 12GP – 2G – 12A – 14PTS