Top rookie impacts playoff chase

  • Mar. 10, 2011 12:00 p.m.

Chilliwack native Josh Hansen is the 2010-11 Langley Chiefs rookie of the year.

The junior A squad released their year-end awards in late February, with Hansen taking home the Kurt Alberts Award.

The 18-year-old  forward played 55 games for the Chiefs this year, tallying nine goals, 16 points and 26 penalty minutes.

Hansen was one of five freshmen to see time with the Chiefs this season, along with  Mike Tebbutt, Kit Sitterley, Austin Plevy and Mason Blacklock.

And Hansen’s season is getting even better over the last week.

He scored 9:37 into overtime last Tuesday, giving his Chiefs a 6-5 win and series sweep of the Alberni Valley Bulldogs in the first round of the BCHL playoffs.

On the forecheck, Tebbutt and Kody Dhaliwal forced a turnover. Hansen jumped on the loose puck, came out of the corner and beat Bulldogs goaltender Frank Slubowski with a top-shelf backhander.

Langley now faces a familiar foe in the second round, the Surrey Eagles, who swept the Coquitlam Express. Head-to-head, Surrey won six games of the nine games, with two of those victories coming in overtime.

However, the teams have not faced off in six weeks.

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