The Cranbrook Bucks enjoyed some success last week, picking up a pair of wins in a tough three-game schedule.
In addition to a couple of strong full-team efforts in the victories, the Bucks also received a pair of exceptional individual performances.
Those top-performers have been recognized by the BC Hockey League this week.
Cranbrook forward Tyson Dyck was named the BCHL’s second star of the week on Monday, after leading the league with five goals in three games.
Dyck scored both Bucks goals in a 2-1 overtime victory against Salmon Arm on Thursday, before scoring a third period hat-trick on Saturday in Wenatchee, rallying Cranbrook to a 4-2 win.
The 2004-born product of Abbotsford now has 31 goals and 33 assists for 64 points in 48 games this season.
Not only does he lead the Bucks in all offensive categories, he ranks fourth in the league in goals and fifth in points so far this year.
Bucks goalie Nathan Airey received an honourable mention in the three stars of the week after going 2-0 with a 1.49 goals-against-average and a .956 save-percentage.
Airey made 29 saves on 30 shots in the overtime win over the Silverbacks on Thursday, and then stopped 36 of 38 on Saturday in Wenatchee.
Cranbrook’s 18-year-old goalie has now won five straight decisions to improve his record this season to 17-11-4 with a 2.76 GAA, a .909 SV%, and three shutouts in 34 games.
For Dyck, this is the second time this season that he has been named one of the league’s three stars.
He was also named second star of the week on Nov. 8 when he tallied three goals and four assists for seven points in three games.
There have been three other occasions where Bucks players have been mentioned in the league’s weekly acknowledgment this season.
Two weeks ago, forward Noah Quinn was named third star after putting up four goals and four assists for eight points in three games.
In November, goalie Evan Gartner was named third star after going 2-0 with a 0.50 GAA, a .985 SV%, and one shutout.
Following the BCHL Showcase in October, forward Johnny Johnson was named third star when he scored three goals and added an assist for four points in two games.
Forward Liam Hansson was given an honourable mention that same week after putting up four assists in his two contests.
The rest of this week’s three stars and honourable mentions can be viewed here.