Thursday, March 28, 2019

Former Vipers Forward Brushett Receives Honourable Mention For Player Of The Week:

Former Vernon Vipers forward Ryan Brushett receives honourable mention for Player of the week.

Brushett is in his first season in Powell River after the Alberta Junior Hockey League Grande Prairie Storm traded Brushett to the Kings September 7th 2018. 

Brushett played last year with the Surrey Eagles before being traded to Vernon over the summer for future considerations. The Eagles announced the trade on June 14th 2018. In 58 games last season with Surrey Brushett picked up (21-goals-28-assists-49-points).  

The Vipers traded Brushett to the Alberta Junior Hockey League Bonnyville Pontiacs June 1st 2018. Brushett was the future considerations in the Derek Brown trade. The Pontiacs traded Derek Brown to Vernon January 9th 2018 for Sol Seibel & future considerations. Seibel never reported to Bonnyville was later traded to Salmon Arm January 10th 2018 for future considerations.

The Pontiacs traded Brushett to Grande Prairie July 16 2018. Brushett was previously committed to Providence College for this coming season before joining the Kings.

The Vipers signed Brushett September 22nd 2016 after playing in the United States Hockey League. After one season in Vernon the Vipers traded Brushett to Surrey September 6th 2017 for future considerations. In 50 games with the Vipers Brushett collected (10-goals-16-assists-26-points). 

Ryan Brushett's Player Profile:

This is posted on the BCHL website:

Hughes named POW

March 25, 2019
Victoria Grizzlies forward Riley Hughes has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Mar. 24, the league announced Monday.

The 2018 New York Rangers draft pick piled up one goal and six assists for seven points in Victoria’s four playoff games last week.

Hughes kicked off his week with a three-assist performance, two of which came on the power play, in the Grizzlies 5-0 win over the Powell River Kings in Game 3 of their second-round series. The next night, the 18-year-old netted his first goal of the playoffs to tie things up in the first period in an eventual 3-2 overtime loss in Game 4. Hughes was again a huge part of the offence in Game 5 back in Victoria, assisting on the Grizzlies first three goals, and was named second star in a 4-2 win over the Kings. He was held off the scoresheet in Game 6, a 4-2 Powell River win that forced a seventh and deciding game.

After his offensive outburst last week, the Westwood, Mass. native leads the BCHL playoffs with 13 assists and is fourth overall in points with 14.

Honourable mentions:

Victoria Grizzlies G Kurtis Chapman: 4GP, 2W,  SO, 137 saves/145 shots, .945 SV%, 2.00 GAA, 1st star, 2nd star
Victoria Grizzlies F Alex Newhook: 4GP, 2G, 4A, 1st star
Wenatchee Wild F Lucas Sowder: 4GP, 2G, 4A, 1st star, 2nd star
Powell River Kings F Ryan Brushett: 4GP, 4G, 1A, 1st star
Prince George Spruce Kings F Patrick Cozzi: 2GP, 5A

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