Hometown: Lake Bluff, Ill. Number: 30
Age: 20 Position: Goal H-W: 6-ft. 1-in., 180 lbs.
Bearcat-of-the-Week honours go to goalie, Myles Hektor.
In last Friday’s 1-0 shootout win over Campbellton, he turned aside 40 Tiger shots to pick up his second shutout of the season. Saturday, he stopped 25 of 28 Miramichi Timberwolves’ shots for a 4-3 win and back-to-back wins. In the Miramichi game, he shut the door in the third giving his team the chance to score and force OT. He comes into this week with a 7-2 won-lost record and a solid 2.01 GAA.
Myles got his hockey start with the Vernon Hills Ice Dogs working his way through the ranks to the Chicago Mission Program where he played four seasons of High Performance U16, U18. At the end of his second U18 year, he was called up to the NAHL’s Keni River Bears in Alaska. He entered the junior level with the Blind River Beavers (NOJHL) in the 2016-17 season setting new team standards for wins, home wins and lowest GAA. Last year, he played 15 games with the Kanata Lazers (CCHL) before coming east to join the Edmundston Blizzard, playing 13 regular season games (2.57 GAA) and seven in the playoffs en route to Fred Page Cup play.
His experience is clearly an asset for the Bearcats.
Saturday, the Bearcats are home at the RECC to face the Pictou County Weeks Crushers. That game gets underway at 7 p.m.
Sunday, the Bearcats travel to Berwick for a 2 p.m. start against the Valley Wildcats.