Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Murray backstops undermanned PG to undefeated road swing, takes POW nod

Press Release

Prince George Spruce Kings goalie Alex Murray has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Feb. 23, the league announced on Monday.

Murray was in net for all three games in an undefeated road trip for the Spruce Kings. He was named 1st Star and the FortisBC Energy Player of the Game in a 4-1 win in Coquitlam where he made 32 stops and came off the bench to help PG to a come-from-behind 5-4 double-overtime victory in Chilliwack. He capped his week with a 36-save performance for an shortstaffed PG squad in a 3-3 draw with rival Langley.

The Burlington, Ont. native made 88 saves on 94 shots in the three games, good enough for a 0.936 save percentage. He also posted a 1.97 goals-against average.

Honourable mentions this week:

Powell River Kings F Jarid Lukosevicius: 4G, 3A, two 1st Stars

West Kelowna Warriors D Braden Pears: 4A, 1st Star, FortisBC Energy Player of the Game

Langley Rivermen F Evan Anderson: 4G, 2A, hat trick, two 1st Stars, 3rd Star, GWG

Vernon Vipers D Josh Bryan: 2G, 1A, two 2nd Stars

Vernon Vipers F TJ Dumonceaux: 2G, 1st Star, OT GWG, GWG, FortisBC Energy Player of the Game

Penticton Vees D Brett Beauvais: 2G, 2A, 1st Star, GWG

(Nathan can be reached at nathanfournier@mainehockeyjournal.com)

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