TRURO - Collecting eight points in two games was enough for Truro Bearcats captain Phillip Fife to be named the Maritime Junior Hockey League's first star.
The league made the announcemenrt late Monday for the week from Dec. 30 to Jan. 5.
The 20-year-old Oromocto, N.B., native poured in six points (3G, 3A) to power his Bearcats (21-8-0-2) to an 11-2 beating of the Woodstock Slammers (14-15-2-1). His effort is the highest single-game points total for any player in the league thus far this season.
Fife, five-foot-10, 185-pounds, then posted a pair of assists the following day as his Bearcats scored a 6-3 victory over Summerside Western Capitals (10-17-2-1) in Summerside.
His totals lifted Fife into ninth in the league in scoring with 36 points (14G, 22A) in 31 games, just three points from top spot held by Rankyn Campbell of the Miramichi Timberwolves (21-6-0-3). The numbers place him second on his team to Tyler Morrison, who has 38 points (13G, 25A) in 31 games.
Campbell was named the league's second star while Timberwolves goaltender Clint Windsor claimed the third star honour.