The PJHL has announced the first Players of the Week of the 2023-24 for the week ending Sept. 17.
Connor Hughes, Forward, Port Moody Panthers – The Panthers are off to a quick start with three early wins and Hughes is a big reason why. The 6-foot righthand shooter had multiple points in three of his first four games, including three assists in a 4-3 road win at Poco on Sept. 15. Hughes had two goals and two helpers plus a 1st Star nod in a 7-3 home win over Abbotsford on Sept. 9.
Carson Merriman, Forward, Delta Ice Hawks – After finishing third in the PJHL in assists a season ago, Merriman is playing the role of sniper in the early part of the the current campaign with six goals and an assists over four games played. The Surrey product had four goals and an assist and a 1st Star Sept. 12 in a 6-3 home win over Port Moody and he followed that with two tallies, including the game-winner, and a 2nd Star in a 5-0 win against North Van.
Zack Lagrange, Forward, Ridge Meadows Flames – Lagrange hit the scoresheet each game, two wins and a shootout loss, as the Flames picked up five of a possible six points. The Pitt Meadows native was 1st Star after scoring the game-winner during a two-goal, one-assist outing in a 5-1 road win over Aldergrove to open the week. Lagrange had two assists in a 7-2 home win over Surrey and wrapped the week with a goal and an assist in a 5-4 shootout defeat at North Van.