UVic's Sutherland earns Player of the Week nod for role in Vikes comeback
Monday, February 13, 2012 - Submitted by BCIHL Media
University of Victoria forward Brent Sutherland has been named the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League's Player of the Week for the week ending February 12th.
Sutherland played a starring role in one of the great comebacks of the season, scoring twice and totalling four points as the Vikes stormed back from a 4-0 deficit to earn a 7-6 victory over Thompson Rivers on Sunday afternoon.
After digging themselves a four-goal hole after 20 minutes, the Vikes fought back to 4-2 before Sutherland set up goals from Eli Wiebe and Doug Evans to tie the game. Then, in the final minute of the second period, Sutherland cashed in on a UVic power-play to give his team their first lead of the game.
Sutherland struck again midway through the third to restore the Vikes lead after TRU had evened the score. The goal marked the West Vancouver product's 100th point in the BCIHL. He also assisted on his team's lone goal in a 5-1 loss on Saturday, giving him five points for the weekend.
The fifth-year forward has been one of his team's top performers again this season, as he sits tied for the team lead in points with 20 in as many games.
Runners up for this week's award include Simon Fraser University forward Christopher Hoe, Thompson Rivers University forward Jassi Sangha and Selkirk College forward Caleb Georgetti.
PREVIOUS PLAYER OF THE WEEK WINNERS:
February 5th - Brandon Long (Trinity Western University)
January 29th - Bret Kellogg (Eastern Washington)
January 22nd - Cody Rose (Thompson Rivers University)
January 15th - Jono Ceci (Simon Fraser University)
January 8th - Matthew Bell (University of Victoria)
November 28 - Chris Glen (Okanagan College)
November 21 - Andrew Fisher (Thompson Rivers University)
November 14 - Miles Houston (Okanagan College)
November 7 - Spenser Wong (Selkirk College)
October 31 - Tim Zwiers (Trinity Western University)
October 24th - Ben Van Lare (Simon Fraser University)
October 17th - Jordan Wood (Selkirk College)
October 10th - Bret Kellogg (Eastern Washington)
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