Monday, January 13, 2014

Spruce Kings Rai nets hat trick on way to BCHL POW honours

Press Release

Prince George Spruce Kings forward Justin Rai is the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 12, the league announced Monday.

Rai helped the Spruce Kings to a doubleheader sweep of the visiting Surrey Eagles and produced four goals, including a hat trick, and an assist along the way.

The native of Surrey, B.C. opened with a goal and an assist in a 3rd Star showing and followed that up with a hat trick, completed on the overtime winner, to take 1st Star the next night.

The 5-foot-10, 165-pound 19-year-old has established new highs in goals, assists and points this season.

Honourable mentions this week:

Langley Rivermen F Jakob Reichert: 2G, 1A, GWG, FortisBC Energy Player of the Game

Cowichan Valley Capitals G Robin Gusse: 2W, 1st Star, 2nd Star, 54 saves/56 shots, .964 sv%, 0.99 GAA

Alberni Valley Bulldogs G Connor LaCouvee: W, 1st Star, 2nd Star, 72 saves/76 shots, .947 sv%, 1.98 GAA

Prince George Spruce Kings D Karan Toor: 3A, 2x FortisBC Energy Player of the Game

Powell River Kings F Kurt Keats: 1G, 3A, 1st Star, 3rd Star, GWG

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