Alberni Valley Bulldogs goaltender John Hawthorne makes a save during a B.C. Hockey League game. (Greg Sakaki/Black Press)

Alberni Valley Bulldogs goaltender John Hawthorne makes a save during a B.C. Hockey League game. (Greg Sakaki/Black Press)

John Hawthorne named BCHL Player of the Week

Chemainus product stars for Alberni Valley Bulldogs

Chemainus’s own John Hawthorne was named B.C. Hockey League Player of the Week for the span of Nov. 12-18.

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs goaltender had a busy three games over the week, stopping 105 of 11 shots over three games to finish with a .946 save percentage and 2.02 goals-against average. His performances: 36 saves in a 4-1 loss to the Cowichan Valley Capitals last Tuesday, 32 saves in a 2-1 loss to the Price George Spruce Kings on Saturday, and 40 stops in a 4-1 win over the league-leading Chilliwack Chiefs on Sunday.

Those totals don’t include a 35-save shutout win over the Powell River Kings on Nov. 10.

The 20-year-old second-year BCHLer’s save percentage on the season is .920, tied for the second-best mark in the league. He has played the fifth most minutes of any goalie in the BCHL, earning seven wins and 12 losses, with a 2.84 GAA.