Dylan Walchuk of the Vernon Vipers has earned a BCHL Player of the Week nod for the week ending March 27th, the league announced Monday.
Walchuk scored six goals in four games to lead the Vernon Vipers past Salmon Arm in the Interior Conference Finals. The 5-foot-9, 170 pound McBride, B.C. product was the difference in Game 6 of the Interior Final when he notched four goals to help Vernon win the conference for the third year in a row. After his stellar week, Walchuk now has 12 points (8 G, 4 A) in 12 games played during the playoffs and leads his club in postseason goal scoring.
The 19-year-old forward put up 56 points (24 G, 32 A) in 55 games during the regular season and will be attending Northern Michigan next season to play with the Wildcats.
Honourable mentions this week include Powell River Kings rearguard Craig Dalrymple (4 GP, 1 G, 3 A, two 1st Stars), Vernon's Patrick McGillis (4 GP, 1 G, 5 A, two 3rd stars) and Surrey Eagles netminder Karel St-Laurent (4 GP, 1 W, 3 L, 2.12 GAA, 0.942 SV %, two 2nd stars, one 1st star)
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