Hunter Bishop Bags BCHL Goal-Scoring Crown
Saturday, April 12, 2008, 05:35 PMHunter Bishop Bags BCHL Goal-Scoring Crown
Posted by adn_aces
Posted: March 4, 2008 - 3:31 pm
Well, the end of the regular season in the British Columbia Hockey League sneaked past me like Alexander Ovechkin stealing a march to the back door for a power-play layup -- the league's 60-game schedule ended last week -- but we are nonetheless happy to report that Hunter Bishop of Fairbanks bagged the circuit's goal-scoring title.
Bishop, the erstwhile North Dakota forward who returned to juniors and is headed to Ohio State in the fall, copped 57 goals in 60 games for the Vernon Vipers. And his 57-40--97 totals in 60 games ranked him third in the league in points.
Also, Bishop led the league in short-handed goals (9) and tied for third in power-play goals (17).
Bishop currently leads the playoffs in scoring, earning 4-4--8 totals in a three-game, first-round sweep of Trail.
UAA's recruit from the BCHL, forward Mickey Spencer of Cowichan Valley, finished with 27-12--39 totals in 53 games. He tied for 20th in the league in goals and tied for fifth in power-play goals (15), and was the league's 79th ranked points producer. He's done -- Cowichan was one of four teams in the 16-team league that did not qualify for the playoffs.