PRINCE GEORGE, BC – The Prince George Spruce Kings would like to congratulate Paul De Jersey on winning the Brett Hull Trophy. The trophy is awarded to the British Columbia Hockey League’s regular season scoring leader. De Jersey finished the season with 98 points (41 goals, 57 assists) after adding three assists in a 5-2 win over the Penticton Vees on the final game of the regular season.
Paul De Jersey becomes the first Spruce Kings player to win the prestigious annual scoring title and did it with consistent play throughout the season. From a three point performance in the season opener, De Jersey was always near the top of the leaderboard, including a brief absence while away at the World Junior 'A' Challenge. De Jersey used the month of December to climb to top spot and never relinquished the lead once he claimed it on December 28th with a four point performance against the Chilliwack Chiefs.
The Prince George Spruce Kings record book will now have Paul De Jersey’s name added to a total of four single season categories: 41 goals (5th), 57 assists (5th), 98 points (2nd) and 7 game winning goals (2nd). De Jersey joins a prominent and influential list of former Spruce Kings that include: Keenan Hopson, Chris Stevens, Sam Muchalla, Bill Collins, Mike Lalonde and David Keough at the top of those single season records.
The 19 year old forward was awarded a NCAA Division I scholarship to Providence College for next season and the Friars men's hockey team in the Hockey East Conference.
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