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Former Valley West Hawk wins BCHL player-of-week honour

Spruce Kings’ Kirk Thompson was named player of the week last week in the BCHL. - Garrett James photo
Spruce Kings’ Kirk Thompson was named player of the week last week in the BCHL.
— image credit: Garrett James photo

Surrey resident Kirk Thompson has picked up a weekly honour from the BC Hockey League.

The 20-year-old goaltender, a Major Midget League’s Valley West Hawks’ alum, was named the league’s player of the week last week, for his performance in games between Oct. 7 and Oct. 14.

Thompson led the Spruce Kings to a pair of wins, allowing just one goal. He earned a win over the Powell River Kings and followed that with his second career BCHL shutout – stopping 38 shots on net in a 3-0 win over the Surrey Eagles Oct. 13.

He is currently tied for first in the league with nine wins.

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