More accolades for the Vees masked man. Saturday Hunter Miska was named the BCHL Player of the Month for October and now this morning he’s received national recognition. Today the CJHL released its “3 Stars of the Month” for October and Miska grabbed 1st Star honours.
I’ll have an interview I did with Hunter about the award on the second intermission of tonight’s broadcast.
CALGARY, Alberta (November 5, 2014) – The Gongshow CJHL 3 Stars for the month of October 2014 are Hunter Miska (Penticton Vees, BCHL), Ryan Kuffner (Gloucester Rangers, CCHL) and Chris Rauckman (Flin Flon Bombers, SJHL).
1st STAR – HUNTER MISKA, G, Penticton Vees, BCHL (9 GP, 9 W, 0 L, 1.08 GAA, .959 SV%
Penticton Vees goaltender Hunter Miska is the BCHL player of the month for October. Miska registered a 9-0 mark for the month while posting three shutouts. The Stacy, Minn. native recorded a save percentage of .959 and a goals-against average of 1.08 in his nine starts. Miska’s play has been key in the Vees’ current 12-game win streak. He is committed to the University of Minnesota-Duluth for next season.
2nd STAR – RYAN KUFFNER, F, Gloucester Rangers, CCHL (11 GP, 11 G, 12 A, 23 PTS)
Ryan Kuffner of the Gloucester Rangers was not only the CCHL Player of the Month for October, he was also named the Academic Player of the Month. Kuffner amassed 23 (11G, 12A) points in 11 games for the month. The Ranger forward earned four game stars for his efforts while keeping Gloucester in the race for second in the competitive Yzerman Division. The Ottawa, ON native and Princeton commit currently is second the CCHL in overall scoring with 37 (19G, 18A) points in 24 games.
3rd STAR – CHRIS RAUCKMAN, F, Flin Flon Bombers, SJHL (15 GP, 14 G, 7 A, 21 PTS)
Chris Rauckman (Red Deer AB) started his SJHL career with points in ten of his first eleven games and finished the time frame with 14-goals and 7-assists in 15-games. Rauckman had goals in his first seven games and was held off the score sheet only three times. Rauckman enters November with the league lead in goals and is second in points.
Honourable Mentions: Karl Léveillé, Montréal-Est Rangers (QJHL), Nic Renyard, Okotoks Oilers (AJHL), Dasan Sydora, Winkler Flyers (MJHL)
About the Gongshow CJHL 3 Stars of the Month
The Gongshow CJHL 3 Stars of the Month is one of the league’s national awards created to recognize Junior A hockey’s best players and coaches. In addition to the 3 Stars of the Month, the CJHL also presents annual awards for Most Valuable Player, Top Forward, Top Defenceman, Top Goaltender, Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year and Top NHL Prospect.