Kort Kisinger of the Fernie Ghostriders, Ethan Floris of the Osoyoos Coyotes and Tenzin Mint of the Nelson Leafs have been named the Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the Week, for the period ending Jan. 16.
Kisinger – Top Forward- The Calgary, Alberta product had four goals and seven points in three games for the Ghostriders, including a game-winning goal. Kisinger began the week scoring a goal to give his team a 3-1 lead against the Columbia Valley Rockies in an eventual 4-3 loss. Kisinger scored the winner in a 4-1 final against the Golden Rockets. His 11th of the season gave the Ghostriders a 2-0 lead in the opening period. He added another goal and assist. Against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks, in a 6-5 overtime win, he had a goal and two assists. His last helper set up Jake Oviatt for the OT winner. In 30 games, Kisinger has 13 goals and 35 points to lead the Ghostriders in points. His 35 points also rank him eighth overall in the league.
Floris – Top Defenceman – The Vanderhoof, B.C. product, had a goal and an assist in a Coyotes 5-3 win over Kelowna. Floris’ eighth goal of the season tied the game at three, then Floris assisted on the Coyotes’ fifth goal. Against North Okanagan, Floris scored his ninth of the season to give the Coyotes a 3-1 lead in a 6-5 final. Floris is second on the Coyotes in points for blueliners with nine goals and 19 points in 31 games.
Mint – Top Goalie – The hometown product won both his games for the Leafs, earning a 4-1 victory against Grand Forks and 9-1 against Castlegar. Mint turned aside 51 of 53 shots combined for a .962 SP and a 1.00 GAA. Mint made 31 saves against Grand Forks. With the wins, Mint improved his record to seven wins in 14 games with a 2.68 GAA and .895 SP. He is one win shy of tying his career high from the 2019-20 season.
The KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week are presented by Instat, the exclusive video and analytics partner of the KIJHL.