The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is happy to announce its 3 Stars of the Week, for the period ending Oct. 17. The stars are Hayden Stocks of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks, McCoy Bidewell of the Fernie Ghostriders and Cole Senum of the Kamloops Storm.
Stocks – 1st Star- The Edmonton, Alta., product racked up four goals and eight points in two games for the Nitehawks. In an 8-4 win over the Castlegar Rebels Oct. 15, Stocks had two goals and five points, including the game-winner. Stocks was named the second star in tha game. The next night in Kimberley, Stocks scored two goals and three points, including the winner in a 7-2 victory. He was named the first star. Stocks’ weekend performance boosted his totals to six goals and 16 points in six games. The rookie leads the KIJHL in scoring.
Bidewell- 2nd Star – The Grande Prairie, Alta. product won both his games on the weekend to improve the Ghostriders to 3-3 on the season. Bidewell shutout Kimberley with a 41-save performance in a 1-0 shootout win. He followed that up with a 51-save performance in a 3-2 shootout victory against the Columbia Valley Rockies for a 0.92 goals against average in both games combined, with a .979 save percentage. He was named the first star in their win over the Rockies. For the season, Bidewell is 3-2-0 with a .947 save percentage and a 2.13 goals against average.
Senum – 3rd Star – The Kamloops native helped the Storm earn a 4-1 win over the Princeton Posse, netting the winning goal. He was named the game’s first star. He finished the weekend with two goals and four points in two games, which included a 3-1 loss to the Kelowna Chiefs. Senum has two goals and five points in six games.