Alasdair Allchin | Robert Marsh | Matt Timmins images
Wilde, Brusse and Christensson get Hot in the KI 3 Star spotlight
Jordan Wilde of the 100 Mile House Wranglers earned the first star for the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Hot in the KI.
The Kelowna native had a 1.00 goals against average as he turned aside 75 of 77 shots in wins over the Chase Heat, including a 1-0 shutout win. Wilde finished with a .974 save percentage. In 31 regular season games, Wilde had 15 wins.
The second star goes to Princeton Posse defenceman Noah Brusse. The Whistler native scored two goals and had five points in their opening two games against the Summerland Steam. Brusse earned the game star in Game two as he gave the Posse a 2-0 lead en route to a 4-2 victory at home.
“He’s just a really steady guy,” said Posse coach-GM Mark McNaughton. “The way his season has gone as a whole, he really commands respect from everybody that’s on the ice. He is starting to understand that himself. Seeing how hard he works for our club, and knowing that he’s not just doing it for himself, he’s doing it for the Posse and being a real leader for us.”
Read: Hot in the KI 3 Stars – (ending Feb. 23)
The third star goes to Revelstoke Grizzlies forward Kole Christensson, who had two goals and five points in two games. The Calgary native earned a game star as the Grizzlies took a 2-0 series lead on the Kamloops Storm.
“Kole is also one of our hardest working players,” says Grizzlies assistant coach Matt Miller. “He is one of our best defensive forwards, playing top penalty-killing minutes as well as 5-on-5. Kole was also a plus-four throughout the weekend.”