Three Canadian Sports School Hockey League (CSSHL) alumni have been named British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) Penticton Pod award winners.
Ryan Helliwell, Kaeden Lane, and Luc Wilson took home four of the five awards handed out by the BCHL.
Helliwel spent the 2017/18 season with BWC Academy U18 Prep team where he recorded 44 points in 34 games. He would join the Langley Rivermen for the 2018/19 season and represent Canada Black at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. This season he had 11 points in 18 games for the Trail Smoke Eaters. Helliwel will attend NCAA Division I University of Notre Dame for the 2021/22 season.
The winner of two awards, Lane was named Top Goaltender and MVP of the Penticton Pod. Lane won 15 of his 16 starts, including 10 straight, as he led the Penticton Vees to a first place finish. He would lead the BCHL with a 1.13 goals against average (GAA) and a .951 save percentage. In 2016/17 Lane suited up for the BWC Academy U16 Prep team where he had a division best 2.30 GAA and was named U16 Prep Top Goaltender as BWC won a CSSHL League Championship. The following season he would once again lead the league with a 1.45 GAA, a .946 save percentage, and would be named the U18 Prep division’s Top Goaltender.
With 29 points in 20 games for the Vees, Wilson was named the Penticton Pod’s Top Scorer. Wilson suited up for Shawnigan Lake School U15 Prep in 2015/16 and recorded 21 points in games. He would play for the Cowichan Valley Capitals for two seasons, before joining the Vees this year. Wilson is committed to Minnesota State University (Mankato) for the 2021/22 season.