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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