Kyle Bailey of the Grand Forks Border Bruins earned the Hot in the KI’s first star as he racked up nine points in four games, for the period ending Jan. 19.
Bailey, a Calgary native, started the week with a hat-trick performance against the Nelson Leafs on Jan. 14 to earn a game star. The Border Bruins won 4-3. He followed up that performance with two-point efforts in the Border Bruins’ next three games (7-4 loss to Golden, 5-4 loss to Creston Valley in OT, and a 10-4 loss to Nelson).
In 14 games since being acquired from the Revelstoke Grizzlies, Bailey has 11 goals and 21 points in 14 games. He had four goals and eight points in 18 games with the Grizzlies. He sits third in Border Bruins scoring.
Davidson, a Nelson native, earns his second Hot in the KI selection after putting up eight points in four games. Davidson earned back-to-back game stars against Kimberley (a 4-3 OT loss) and Princeton (a 6-3 loss). Davidson had two goals and three points against Kimberley, then two against Princeton. He wrapped up the Leafs’ four-game week with a hat-trick performance in a 10-4 win over the Border Bruins.
“I was positionally better then prior games which was a big reason for the points,” says Davidson. “My confidence has definitely gone up lately and my coaches and teammates have given me the opportunity to put up some numbers.”
In 37 games, the 17-year-old rookie has 21 goals and 32 points in 37 games.
North Okanagan Knights goalie Sean Kanervisto earns the third star for his 61-save effort in a 4-3 overtime win over the Revelstoke Grizzlies on Jan. 18.
“I felt I performed well, but obviously could have been better,” says Kanvervisto. I felt that it was a solid team effort. I did my job the best I can and my teammates stepped up as well, scoring four goals.”
The San Diego, Calif., native had a 2.76 goals against average and .953 save percentage in the game. Kanervisto faced 17 shots in the first period, then saw 25 in the second period. He faced four in the extra frame.
Kanveristo said he felt relief after winning.
“Both teams battled hard and it’s always disappointing to give it your all and not get the result you want, but we were able to get the result we wanted.”
In 29 games this season, Kanervisto has 14 wins with one shutout to go with a 2.85 goals against average and a .920 save percentage.