Saints' captain Wood named BCIHL player of the week
A trio of Selkirk College men’s hockey players have been recognized by the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League for tremendous individual performances that have helped the Saints build an 8-0 record and jump into first place in the league standings.
Team captain Jordan Wood has been named the BCIHL’s Player of the Week
for the week ending Nov. 4th after a pair of multi-point games on the
Saints’ recent two-game road trip. On Friday, Wood scored twice and set
up another Selkirk goal as his team won their first-ever road game at
Thompson Rivers University.
One night later he set up a pair of goals by linemates Jackson Garrett
and Logan Proulx as Selkirk won their first-ever game against Simon
Fraser University and ended the Clan’s 25-game regular season home
unbeaten streak. Wood currently leads all BCIHL skaters in goals and
points with 10 goals and 19 points.
"Our games last weekend at TRU and SFU were an opportunity for our guys
to show that they could get the job done against top teams on the road,"
says Jeff Dubois. "You get points from those games by working hard,
winning battles and taking full advantage of the chances that come your
way. Jordan led by example and played two of his best games of the
season, so he’s fully deserving of this recognition."
Meanwhile, Kam Crawford and Alex Sirard were named the BCIHL’s
Defenceman and Goaltender of the Month respectively for their efforts in
helping guide the Saints to a 6-0 record in October.
Crawford was a force at both ends of the ice for the Saints, posting
points in all five games played while also providing Selkirk with
shut-down defence against the opposition’s top lines. The former Merritt
Centennials blueliner scored once and tied for the league-lead with nine
Sirard picked up wins in all three of his October starts, posting a 1.33
goals-against average and .944 save percentage for the month. He also
collected Selkirk College’s first-ever shutout with 23 saves in an
October 19th victory over TRU.
"Kam and Alex were both outstanding during the month and helped our
group get off to a great start to the regular season," says Dubois.
"There was a lot of attention centred around our offence over the first
few weeks of the season, but we also got the job done defensively
(allowing 11 goals in six games) and both those guys played a
substantial role in our success in our own zone."