Vipers’ McNicholas name BCHL Player of the Week

Monday, March 24, 2014 – Submitted by Jesse Adamson for BCHL Media
Vernon Vipers forward Michael McNicholas has been named BCHL Player of the Week ending Mar. 23, the league announced Monday.

McNicholas helped the Vipers take down the number-one seed in the Interior Division, the Penticton Vees, in game seven of the division finals. He was named first star of game seven as he assisted on the Vipers second goal of the game, which started Vernon’s third-period comeback, and then scored the overtime winner 2:06 into the extra frame to give his team the series win. McNicholas also had a goal and two assists in the Vipers’ dramatic 3-2 game-five victory.

The 20-year-old from Las Vegas had three goals and five assists for eight points in five games. He had multiple points in three of the five games.

Honourable mentions this week:

Penticton Vees F Brad McClure: 2G, 6A, 1st star, 3rd star
Coquitlam Express F Ryan Rosenthal: 3G, 1A, 1st star, 2nd star, Fortis BC Energy Player of the Game
Victoria Grizzlies F Gerry Fitzgerald: 1G, 5A, 3rd star
Langley Rivermen F Jakob Reichert: 2G, 4A, 2nd star, 3rd star, FortisBC Energy Player of the Game
Powell River Kings F Matt Scarth: 3G, 2A, 1st star