Bucks’ Tyson Dyck named first star for March
Cranbrook Bucks forward Tyson Dyck, Penticton Vees forward Luc Wilson and West Kelowna Warriors forward John Evans have been named the B.C. Hockey League’s (BCHL) Three Stars of the Month.
1st Star – Tyson Dyck (F) – Cranbrook Bucks
Dyck continued his incredible rookie campaign during the final month of the regular season, tying for the league lead in points with 16 in nine games. He tallied eight goals in March, which was tied for second most in the league over that stretch.
The Abbotsford product had at least a point in eight of nine games played in the month, including four multi-point efforts. On Mar. 5, he registered his first career BCHL hat trick in a 4-2 win over the Wenatchee Wild. Less than two weeks later, Dyck set a career high in points when he assisted on all five Cranbrook goals in a 5-2 victory over the Penticton Vees.
The 18-year-old finishes his first full season in the league as the BCHL’s fourth leading scorer with 75 points in 54 games, as well as the league’s fifth highest goal scorer, with 34 on the year.
2nd Star – Luc Wilson (F) – Penticton Vees
Despite missing two games to start the month, Wilson managed to put up 15 points (six goals, nine assists) in seven games to tie for the third most points in the league in March.
The 2001-born BCHL veteran had eight points in two games upon his return to the lineup. He had two goals and three assists for five points in a Mar. 5 game against the Trail Smoke Eaters, which the Vees won 8-2. The next time out, Wilson notched a goal and two helpers for three points in Penticton’s 6-0 blanking of the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. He finished his year with a goal and three assists for four points in the final day of the regular season in a 10-2 defeat of the Merritt Centennials.
Wilson finishes his fourth year in the league tied for fourth in BCHL scoring with 75 points in 52 games. His 46 assists this year are the third most in the league. Wilson is committed to Minnesota State University next season.
3rd Star – John Evans (F) – West Kelowna Warriors
Evans scored nine goals in the month of March to lead all BCHL players and added seven assists to finish with 16 points in the month, tied for the league lead.
The South Surrey, B.C. native had a point in nine of 11 Warriors games in March, including a stretch where he collected three points in three straight games. He had two goals and one assist in a Mar. 4 win over the Trail Smoke Eaters, a goal and two helpers in Mar. 5 victory against the Prince George Spruce Kings and a hat trick on Mar. 9 in a defeat of the Vernon Vipers.
Evans went on a seven-game point streak to start the month and racked up 13 points over that stretch.
The 19-year-old finishes his campaign as West Kelowna’s fifth leading scorer with 48 points in 47 games and the team’s fourth leading goal scorer with 19 markers.
Chilliwack Chiefs F Dawson Good: 9GP – 7G – 8A – 15PTS
West Kelowna Warriors D Nicolas Ardanaz: 11GP – 2G – 10A – 12PTS
West Kelowna Warriors F Christophe Farmer: 9GP – 6G – 9A – 15PTS
Nanaimo Clippers F Kai Daniells: 9GP – 8G – 2A – 10PTS
The Bucks begin BCHL playoff action April 1 in Prince George against the Spruce Kings.