The Cranbrook Bucks played just a pair of games last week, both at home against the Wenatchee Wild.
The Bucks had gone 0-for-3 in their first trio of games against the Wild, all being played south of the border in Wenatchee.
Friday’s game marked the first regular-season matchup in Cranbrook between the two clubs, and the Bucks finally got in the win column against the Wild.
Cranbrook won 6-3 on Friday before falling by a familiar 3-2 score on Saturday — the same score as the three previous defeats in Wenatchee.
Here are some of the key performers from the weekend in the Bucks three stars of the week.
First Star — Liam Hansson
20-year-old forward Liam Hansson continued his production over the weekend, tallying a goal and an assist in both games.
He now has four multi-point performances in his last five contests, with four goals and five assists for nine points over that time.
Hansson is now up to eight goals and 22 assists for 30 points in 43 games this season.
Second Star — Luke Pfoh
16-year-old forward Luke Pfoh had a strong weekend for the Bucks, as he potted a goal and two assists in Friday’s win.
Pfoh now has nine goals and 18 assists for 28 points in 34 games.
Third Star — Tyson Dyck
Cranbrook’s leading-scorer Tyson Dyck picked up a goal and an assist on Friday and added an assist on Saturday to earn third star of the week honours.
Dyck now sits one point away from 60 on the season with 26 goals and 33 assists through 45 games played.
He’s also just one point away from 65 in his career, as he notched three goals and two assists in six contests last season.
Unsung Hero of the Week
18-year-old forward Jaden Fodchuk was a noticeable force on the weekend, despite not collecting any points.
Fodchuk and his line-mate Jarrod Smith formed a ferocious forechecking duo, while creating space for Kellan Hjartarson to use his skill.
Fodchuk has become a physical force for the Bucks, delivering several big body checks during his short time in Cranbrook this season.
18-year-old forward Noah Quinn chipped in three assists on Friday night to extend his point streak to 10-games.
He managed six goals and 11 assists for 17 points during the streak, which came to an end on Saturday.
Kellan Hjartarson continued his productive pace last weekend, scoring a goal in each game.
Hjartarson has now scored in three consecutive contests, also adding an assist in that time.
Cranbrook continued to get offense from its defense, as Cam Kungle and Declan Ride both scored on Friday and Rhys Bentham added an assist on Saturday.
In goal, Nathan Airey made 31 saves on 34 shots in a winning effort in Friday, while Evan Gartner stopped 29 of 32 and picked up his first BCHL assist in the loss on Saturday.
The Bucks are back in action on Thursday night when they host the Salmon Arm Silverbacks, before heading back to Wenatchee for two more with the Wild this weekend.