Nadeau Brothers, Suniev sweep BCHL 3 Stars of the Week

PENTICTON, B.C. – The BC Hockey League (BCHL) announced Monday, Penticton Vees forwards Josh Nadeau, Bradly Nadeau, and Aydar Suniev have been named the 3 Stars of the Week, for the week ending Nov. 20.

Josh Nadeau was named the First Star after he recorded nine points (3G, 6A) in two wins over West Kelowna and Prince George. The eldest Nadeau had a pair of goals and five points in the Vees’ 11-2 triumph over the West Kelowna Warriors Friday. The 19-year-old followed that up with four points (1G, 3A) in in Penticton’s 4-1 victory over the Prince George Spruce Kings. Nadeau was involved in all four goals in the Vees’ come from behind win.

Josh has overtaken his younger brother Bradly for the BCHL scoring lead with 43 points in 20 games. Josh leads the league in assists with 31. He has points in all but two games this season.

Bradly Nadeau was named the Second Star as he was up to his usual tricks this past weekend. On Friday, he recorded his first hat-trick of the season and finished with four points in the rout of the Warriors. The following night on Saturday, the younger Nadeau brother had a goal and a helper in the win over the Spruce Kings. The 17-year-old leads the BCHL in goals (21) and is second in assists (21). Bradly has recorded at least a point in 19 of the Vees’ 20 games this season.

Aydar Suniev marked his return to the Vees’ lineup last week with six points in two wins, which earned him Third Star honours. Friday, Suniev recorded a goal and two assists in the first six minutes of the game against West Kelowna. Saturday, the 18-year-old scored once and added two assists in Penticton’s win over Prince George. Suniev leads all BCHL Rookies with 30 points in 17 games. He sits third overall in scoring behind the Nadeau brothers.

The Vees host the Salmon Arm Silverbacks Wednesday at the SOEC; puck drop is 6:30 pm. Single game tickets for adults and seniors are $10. Youth under 19 are free, courtesy of Peter’s Brothers Construction. Single game tickets are available at the Valley First box office, or online at www.valleyfirsttix.com