Silich named BCHL’s first star of the week; Kungle receives honourable mention

📸: Cranbrook Bucks

The BC Hockey League announced its three stars of the week on Monday, and it featured one Bucks forward, while a Cranbrook defender was given an honourable mention.

19-year-old import Jack Silich was the league’s first star of the week, tallying six goals and an assist for seven points in three games.

Silich’s strong week started on Monday at the BCHL Showcase when he recorded a hat-trick in Cranbrook’s 9-2 win against the Cowichan Valley Capitals.

He was named first star of that game, and player of the day by the BCHL for day one of the showcase.

The forward from Long Grove, IL followed that stellar performance with a goal and an assist in a 4-2 loss to the Nanaimo Clippers on Tuesday.

Silich then wrapped up the week by scoring twice more in Friday’s 10-3 win over the Powell River Kings.

He is currently riding a four-game goal-scoring streak, tallying seven goals and nine points during that span.

In an article posted to Cranbrook’s website, Silich shared his excitement for himself, his teammates, and the entire Bucks organization being recognized by the achievement.

“It’s a fantastic feeling getting recognized by the league for my hard work and effort that I put in. I’d like to thank the Bucks organization, the coaching staff, and my line mates for their effort and great teamwork we have all done together. There is still a lot more to be done, and the team is looking forward to doing great things together this year.”

Jack Silich on being named BCHL first star of the week

In the same article, Cranbrook’s head coach and general manager Ryan Donald also shared his thoughts on Silich being acknowledged by the league.

“We are really happy to see (Silich) get recognized for his success this past week. (He) has been a welcome addition to our group this season and it was great to see his hard work get rewarded. Those who get to see the work (Silich) puts in each day know that he has the ability to score from distance with an accurate shot, and it was only a matter of time until he was able to get going offensively.”

Ryan Donald on Jack Silich

Bucks defender Cam Kungle received an honourable mention for his work last week, which included scoring a goal and adding six helpers for seven points of his own in three games. The 20-year-old from Red Deer, AB now has points in three straight contests after starting the season with five pointless games.

Surrey Eagles forward Jake Bongo and Clippers’ forward Brody Waters were named second and third stars of the week respectively, after both posting six goals and eight points in four games. Waters had a goal and an assist in the Clippers’ win over Cranbrook on Tuesday.

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