BCHL Today: Spruce Kings forward Brodziak suspended two games, BCHL alums Westgard and Bruce receive BCIHL awards and more

Spruce Kings forward Brodziak ousted for two games

The Prince George Spruce Kings are without forward Preston Brodziak for two games after he was  suspended for receiving a major penalty and a game misconduct for checking from behind in Friday’s game against Coquitlam.

The hit occurred 8:56 into the second period of the Express’s 4-2 win over the Spruce Kings. Brodziak sat out Saturday’s match-up between the same two teams and is eligible to return on Dec. 28 as Coquitlam heads to Chilliwack to face the Chiefs.

BCHL alumni Westgard and Bruce earn BCIHL Player of the Month awards

Forward Ty Westgard (48 goals, 129 assists in 176 games with Surrey and Coquitlam from 2014-19) was named BC Intercollegiate Hockey League Player of the Month for the November/December time period on Saturday.

Westgard tallied five goals and nine assists in nine games for Simon Fraser University over the two month stretch.

Meanwhile, forward Josh Bruce (13 goals, 18 assists in 110 games with Surrey, Powell River, Coquitlam from 2017-19) was named BCIHL Rookie of the Month for the Nov/Dec timeframe.

Bruce was only held off the scoresheet once in four games in November, racking up two goals and seven assists.

Three Stars of the Night

First Star: Coquitlam’s Ethan O’Rourke had two goals and an assist.

Second Star: Victoria forward Cody Monds chipped in with two goals and an assist.

Third Star: Merritt goaltender Tanner Marshall finished the night with 57 saves.

Honourable Mentions: Chillwack’s Brett Rylance, Alberni Valley’s Ryan Doolin and Penticton’s David Silye each had a goal and two assists for their respective teams.

BCHL Trade Tracker (since Dec. 1)
Trades Made: 4
Trades Made Within BCHL: 3
Trades Made With Teams Outside BC: 1
Players: 6
Future Considerations: 3

Forwards: 4
Defencemen: 2
Goaltenders: 0

1999-born: 0
2000-born: 5
2001-born: 1
2002-born: 0
2003-born: 0