The BCHL announced its two all-star teams and its all-rookie team Thursday afternoon and four Vees made the cut. Brett Beauvais and Brad McClure were named First Team BCHL all-stars, Hunter Miska was named to the Second Team and Alex Coulombe was named to the All-Rookie team.
Last year McClure was on the BCHL’s All-Rookie team and this year he makes the First Team, after finishing fourth in BCHL scoring with 41 goals and 80 points in 58 games; he was second in goal-scoring. McClure is second is playoff scoring, right behind teammate Cody DePourcq, with four goals and five points in two games.
Beauvais, fresh off being named the BCHL’s Top Defensemen Tuesday, cracks the First Team blue-line. The 19-year-old led all BCHL defensemen in scoring with 13 goals and 58 points; 10 points better than the second-highest scoring defensemen in the league. Beauvais was second in the BCHL in power-play assists with 25.
Hunter Miska had an excellent rookie season between the pipes, posting a 17-5-2-4 record, with a 2.27 goals-against average, while maintaining a .912 save percentage; he also had two shutouts. Miska and Olivier Mantha shared the Wally Forslund Trophy as the BCHL’s top goaltending tandem. Miska himself had the second-best goals-against average in the BCHL.
Alex Coulombe developed into one the Vees best penalty-killers, and that says something, considering they had the league’s best penalty-kill in the regular season. Though his production wasn’t as high as he maybe wanted, Coulombe was a steady presence on the Vees blue-line this year; not bad for rookie. He had 3 goals and 12 points in 54 games and was an invitee to the 2013 Team Canada West evaluation camp.
Here’s the complete list from the BCHL:
The British Columbia Hockey League is pleased to announce its all-stars for the 2013-14 season. The winners were chosen from a survey of BCHL coaches and broadcasters.
The BCHL all-star game was done away with after the 2009-10 campaign; the league is recognizing its all-stars this season with all-BCHL first team, second team and all-rookie squads.
This year, all three divisions are represented by all-stars with players coming from 11 of the league’s 16 teams.
BCHL First-Team All-Stars
F – Landon Smith, Salmon Arm SilverBacks D – Brett Beauvais, Penticton Vees
F – Brad McClure, Penticton Vees D – Marc Biega, Coquitlam Express
F – Myles Fitzgerald, Victoria Grizzlies G – Jayson Argue, Nanaimo Clippers
BCHL Second-Team All-Stars
F – Gerry Fitzgerald, Victoria Grizzlies D Christian Weidauer, PG Spruce Kings
F – David Pope, West Kelowna Warriors D – Carter Cochrane, Chilliwack Chiefs
F – Adam Rockwood, Coquitlam Express G – Hunter Miska, Penticton Vees
BCHL All-Rookie Team
F – Danton Heinen, Surrey Eagles D – Carter Cochrane, Chilliwack Chiefs
F – Jarid Lukosevicius, Powell River Kings D Alexandre Coulombe, Penticton Vees
F – Liam Blackburn, West Kelowna Warriors G – Devin Kero, Merritt Centennials