3 STARS: TMEN HONOURED AFTER BACK-TO-BACK WINS
1ST STAR - JUSTIN GEDDIE - NANAIMO TIMBERMEN
2 GAMES PLAYED - 70 SAVES ON 85 SHOTS AGAINST - .824 SV%
It's rare for many goalies to post a save percentage above .800, let alone .820 these days. So to do so in back-to-back games against the defending Minto Cup champions is quite the feat. We already featured the T-Men's goalie duo a few weeks back, but performances like this will have you back in the news sooner rather than later. Geddie posted stellar numbers, and even more impressive was the timing of the wins.
Geddie has gone a long way towards proving Nanaimo belongs among the BCJALL elite this season, and is helping to ease the minds of doubters with each and every game.
2ND STAR - RYAN MARTEL - LANGLEY THUNDER
2 GAMES - 10 GOALS - 7 ASSISTS - 17 POINTS
Another week, another Langley Thunder in the 3 Stars of the week. This one, however, simply couldn't be honoured. A 10-point night in a close loss to the New Westminster Salmonbellies gives Martel multiple games where he's hit the double-digit point plateau in a single game. Not only that, he followed it up with another 5-goal game in a game the Thunder are likely kicking themselves for not winning over Delta.
Martel has gained invaluable experience through his career, as well as with the Calgary Roughnecks, and he's picked up from where left off last season. He should easily eclipse his previous goal-scoring totals; he has 27 goals in nine games this season compared to scoring 40 in 2018 and 43 in '17. He also sits second in the BCJALL in points (56), tied-first in goals (27) and fourth in assists (29).
3RD STAR - COLTON LIDSTONE - NANAIMO TIMBERMEN
2 GAMES - 3 GOALS - 8 ASSISTS - 11 POINTS
Lidstone has been through all the trials and tribulations imaginable with Nanaimo, and is finally reaping the benefits of having a competitive roster. While he was relied upon to provide a huge amount of scoring last season, he's been surrounded with more talent and depth than ever in 2019, and it's working. He's getting a better shot selection, he's able to dish the ball with confidence more frequently, and when he does get his shot off, it's going in at a higher clip than 2018.
He stepped up with some big games against the Adanacs, the trigger man for many of the T-Men's goals against Coquitlam.
By Owen Munro