Tattle, Lane, Dukovac named three stars of the week
The BC Hockey League announced its three stars of the week on Monday, with Coquitlam Express forward Ryan Tattle, Penticton Vees goalie Kaeden Lane, and Langley Rivermen forward Max Dukovac receiving the honours.
Tattle, a 20-year-old from Port Moody, BC, led the league with five goals and also added four assists for nine points in three games last week. As part of his stellar performance, the University of Connecticut commit scored four goals in the third period to lead the Express to a 6-3 win over Victoria on Saturday night.
Lane, 20, was perfect in his two starts last week, making 26 saves on Wednesday and 19 stops on Sunday for a pair of shutouts. The Burnaby, BC native leads the league with six shutouts this season, and the 11 in his career are one back of the league’s all-time record.
Dukovac, a 2002-born native of Aurora, IL, notched four goals and five assists last week to finish tied for the league lead with nine points. The Miami University (Ohio) commit now has six goals and 19 points during a nine-game point streak.
Zary commits to Long Island University
On Monday, 20-year-old Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Josh Zary has announced his commitment to play NCAA Division I hockey at Long Island University. The Nanaimo, BC product has 20 goals and 25 assists through 44 games this season.
Zary, who is an alternate captain for Alberni Valley, is in his third BCHL campaign. He has tallied 34 goals and 37 assists in 111 career BCHL contests with the Bulldogs and Cowichan Valley Capitals.
Chiefs commit Gardner for 2022-23
The Chilliwack Chiefs announced they have committed 2004-born forward Daimon Gardner to their roster for next season. Gardner compiled 37 goals and 37 assists in just 26 games with Warroad High School in Minnesota.
The Winnipeg, MB native also has three goals and three assists as an affiliate with the United States Hockey League’s Omaha Lancers this season. He is committed to playing NCAA Division I hockey at Clarkson University, and is the 101st ranked North American Skater by NHL Central Scouting for the upcoming NHL Draft.
Smith-Davis signs in SJHL for 2022-23
2004-born forward Cyprus Smith-Davis has signed with the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Notre Dame Hounds for next season.
Smith-Davis, from Victoria, BC, had no points in four games as an affiliate player with the Cowichan Valley Capitals this season and has nine goals and 11 assists in 16 contests with the South Island Royals of the BC U18 AAA League.