SFU's Van Lare earns Player of the Week nod after record-setting night
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - Submitted by BCIHL Media
Simon Fraser University forward Ben Van Lare has been named the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League's Player of the Week for the week ending February 26th.
Van Lare entered Saturday night's home matchup against Thompson Rivers University needing two points to surpass former BCIHL MVP Rob Vos's record for points in a single season.
He got it and more, scoring early in the game before breaking the record before the first intermission when he set up linemate Jono Ceci for a power-play marker. He picked up two more assists in the third period of a 7-3 SFU victory and ended the night with four points to bring his season tally to 55.
The former WHL and CIS winger had previously bested Vos's record for goals in a season, which stood at 23. He has scored 27 times heading into the final weekend of regular season play.
Runners up for this week's award include Eastern Washington University forward Jake Flynn, Thompson Rivers University defenceman Curtis Tonello and Okanagan College defenceman Shawn Mulcahy.
PREVIOUS PLAYER OF THE WEEK WINNERS:
February 19th - Patrik Martin (Okanagan College)
February 12th - Brent Sutherland (University of Victoria)
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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