Hot In The KI 3 Stars (ending Jan. 5)

Kamloops Storm goalie Ethan Paulin-Hatch nabbed the Hot in the KI’s first star thanks to a pair of wins (5-1 over Sicamous and 3-0 over Kelowna) and finished with a stingy .987 save percentage after turning aside 81 of 82 shots and a miniscule 0.50 goals against average. Paulin-Hatch, 20, earned the game star for his 48-save shutout performance against the Chiefs.

I felt I had a really solid weekend, the team played very well in front of me and bailed me out a couple times in helping me get the shutout, which was a nice bonus to the two wins we picked up,” says Paulin-Hatch, a Fort McMurray, Alta., product. “It feels really good to be able to help contribute in picking up the two wins. I had a tough start to the year personally so it was a good confidence boost. Everyone played a big part this weekend and that’s why we’re able to have success.”


For the season, Paulin-Hatch has four wins and 12 losses with a 3.30 goals against average and .910 save percentage.


The second star is Princeton Posse forward Brendan Adams. The 19-year-old Calgary native had two goals and seven points in wins over North Okanagan (8-3 ) and over Osoyoos (3-0).


Adams netted the game-winning goal against the Knights.

“It was good to win both of our division games this week,” says Adams. “Most of our team was battling the flu, but everyone stepped up to get four big points. I think I had a consistent offensive weekend, but I can still focus on the little things that will make us successful the rest of the way.”


Adams leads the Posse in scoring with 20 goals and 43 points in 32 games. He is on a four-game point streak with 11 points.


The third star is Nelson Leafs defenceman Kaleb Comishin. The Nelson native picked up five assists in three games (3-2 win over Beaver Valley, 6-3 win over the Creston Valley Thunder Cats and a 5-3 loss to the Columbia Valley Rockies).


“I thought I played aggressive and moved the puck effectively in the right moments,” says Comishin.


He has eight goals and 31 points in 35 games and is on a four-game point streak.

Read- Hot in the KI-week ending Dec.31/2019