Penticton Vees goalie named BCHL player of the week

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The Penticton Vees' goaltender has been named the BC Hockey League's player of the week.

Kaeden Lane, 19, started in four of the Vees' five games last week and posted a 3-1-0 record in those games, including two shutouts. He managed a .966 per save percentage, and a goals-against average of 0.76.

It all started with his second shutout of the season Monday, in a 4-0 win over the Cranbrook Bucks. Then, following a disappointing loss against the Trail Smoke Eaters Wednesday, he was back in the crease Thursday making up for it with a 3-0 shutout agains the Smoke Eaters again.

Lane concluded the week Sunday by stopping 19 of 20 shots in a 5-1 victory against Cranbrook.

Through the season so far, Lane has a 7-1-0 record. He also leads the BCHL in all major categories among goalies with a minimum of three starts, including save percentage (.944), goals-against average (1.25) and shutouts (3).

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