Monday, October 28, 2013

'Dogs netminder LaCouvee earns POW after back-to-back wins

Press Release

Alberni Valley Bulldogs goaltender Connor LaCouvee has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 27, the league announced Monday.

LaCouvee backstopped the 'Dogs to a pair of wins, including a double-overtime victory. The native of Qualicum Beach, B.C. made 43 saves and was named 3rd Star as Alberni Valley began the week with a 5-4 overtime win against rival Nanaimo. He followed that with a 33-save performance to earn 1st Star in a win over Trail.

In the pair of triumphs, the 19-year-old Lacouvee turned away 76 of 82 shots for a .927 save percentage and he recorded 2.86 goals-against average.

Honourable mentions this week:

Langley Rivermen D Chris Forney - 3G, 2A, GWG, 2nd Star

Chilliwack Chiefs G Lyndon Stanwood - W, 1st Star, FortisBC Energy Player of the Game, .931 sv%, 3.03 GAA

Powell River Kings G Jeff Smith - 2W, 1st Star, .958 sv%, 1.43 GAA

Chilliwack Chiefs F Austin Plevy - 1G, 3A, two 2nd Stars, GWG

West Kelowna Warriors F Reid Simmonds - 2G, 1A, GWG

Prince George Spruce Kings F Chad Staley - 3G, hat trick, 1st Star, GWG, FortisBC Energy Player of the Game.

Salmon Arm SilverBacks F Alex Jewell - 2G, 1st Star, GWG

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