Lucchini nets all-star honours

After a great hockey season for Jake Lucchini, the Trail native was named to BCHL's Second All Star Team on Thursday.

It was icing on the cake following a great  hockey season for Trail’s Jake Lucchini.

The Smoke Eater captain was named to the BCHL’s Second All Star Team on Thursday.

It’s just another feather in the cap of the 19-year-old Trail native.

Lucchini was named one of the finalists for the BCHL Most Valuable Player.

He also earned a hockey scholarship to Michigan Tech University just before Christmas.

He led the Smokies in scoring 35 goals and 83 points.

Lucchini, who played his entire minor hockey in the Greater Trail system and three seasons with the Smokies.

Eleven different BCHL teams are represented on the league’s first and second teams as well as the All-Rookie Team.

The first team features forwards Corey Mackin and rookie Brett Supinski from Coquitlam and Victoria’s Dane Gibson. Andrew Farny of Salmon Arm and Kurt Gosselin were named to the blueline crews and Penticton goaltender Hunter Miska.

Joining Lucchini on the Second All Star Team are forwards Liam Blackburn of West Kelowna and Jacob Pritchard of Powell River. The defence features Nanaimo’s star rookie Yanni Kaldis and Gabe Bast of Penticton. Guillaume Decelles of Nanaimo was picked as the goaltender.

The All Rookie Team features Kaldis and Supinski along with goaltender Aidan Pelino of Chilliwack, defencemen Dante Fabbro of Penticton and forwards picked Liam Finlay of Vernon and Tyson Jost of Penticton.

Friday brings Game 1 of the Fred Page Cup BCHL Finals and sees the top-two teams from the regular season meet up for the right to advance to the Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup.

The Penticton Vees have home-ice advantage by virtue of the fact they are the Ron Boileau Memorial Trophy winners as they finished first place overall in the regular season after a 44-9-3-2 record for 93 points. Nanaimo went 37-16-0-5 for 79 points to claim the Island Division regular season crown. They also had the second-best goal differential in the league at +68. Penticton was +101 in that department but their 216 goals for the campaign were second to Nanaimo’s 235.

Neither team has won in the other team’s building this season.

Just Posted

Castlegar walk raises thousands for local Alzheimer’s support

Castle Wood Village fundraiser shows astounding support in community, organizers say

IRM reports small sulphuric acid leak at Waneta reload

IRM states a small volume of less than one cup and three dime-sized drips were leaked from carrier

Columbia Basin RDI: Exercise Your Right to Vote

Voter turnout statistics from the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute

New farmers in Columbia Basin supported by land matching program

New and young farmers in the Basin are receiving support and services from a dedicated land matcher

Columbia Basin Trust offering business accelerator program

Trust seeking motivated companies for customized support and mentorship program

Video: Flyers new mascot ‘Gritty’ a bearded, googly-eyed terror

The Philadelphia Flyers unveiled their new mascot Monday, and as one would expect of the team that gave us the “Broad Street Bullies,” he’s far from cuddly.

Edmonton cannabis company revenues more than triples to $19.1 million

Aurora Cannabis revenues more than triple in fourth quarter

B.C. pharmacist suspended for giving drugs with human placenta

RCMP had samples of the seized substances tested by Health Canada

Seattle one step closer to NHL after arena plan approved

Seattle City Council unanimously approved plans for a privately funded $700 million renovation of KeyArena

Harvest Moon to light up B.C. skies with an ‘autumn hue’

It’s the first moon after the autumn equinox

Hockey league gets $1.4M for assistance program after Humboldt Broncos crash

Program will help players, families, coaches and volunteers after the shock of the deadly crash

Canada has removed six out of 900 asylum seekers already facing U.S. deportation

Ottawa had said the ‘overwhelming majority’ had been removed

Appeal pipeline decision but consult Indigenous communities, Scheer says

The federal appeals court halted the Trans Mountain expansion last month

Most Read