It was a bit of a tough week for the Cranbrook Bucks, as they went winless in three games on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.
They did, however, pick up a pair of points in consecutive shootout losses to Vernon on the weekend, so it wasn’t a complete disaster.
En route to going the distance in two straight with the Vipers, as well as in the mid-week loss to Wenatchee, Cranbrook experienced some noteworthy individual performances.
Here are a few of the Bucks top performers in the three stars of the week!
First Star — Tyson Dyck
Forward Tyson Dyck continued to lead the Bucks offensively last week, picking up a point in all three games, finishing with two goals and an assist.
Not only did he lead the team in scoring last week, Dyck became the first Bucks player to reach 50 points in a single season with an assist on Saturday.
Second Star — Noah Quinn
Forward Noah Quinn was once again in on most of the Bucks offense last week, finishing with a goal and two assists in three games.
Quinn was one of the Bucks most consistent players last week, which has been an ongoing trend of late.
Third Star — Nathan Airey
Despite going winless in two games last week, goaltender Nathan Airey had a very strong showing in consecutive shootout losses.
Airey started both games against Vernon on the weekend, posting a 1.36 goals-against average and a .945 save-percentage.
Unsung Hero of the Week
Defenseman Quaid Anderson continued to do what he does best — the little things that go mostly unnoticed.
Strong penalty killing, sturdy defensive play, and even some puck movement and offensive zone play stood out for Anderson.
He was named the FortisBC energy player of the game on Saturday, and is our unsung hero of the week!
20-year-old forwards Liam Hansson and Johnny Johnson continued to lead the team both with leadership, and point production.
Hansson finished the week with a goal and two assists in the three games, while Johnson had a goal and an assist.
Defensemen Rhys Bentham, Bauer Morrissey, and Cole Assailly each chipped in assists, while continuing to play key roles for the Bucks from the backend.
Cranbrook is back in action this weekend with back-to-back games in Vernon to wrap up four straight against the Vipers.