PHOTO BY: Jack Murray

Jay O’Brien has been named the BC Hockey League’s Player of the Week.


O’Brien, 20, helped pace the Vees to a pair of victories over the course of the week and six straight wins overall for Penticton. The 19th overall selection of the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2018 National Hockey League Entry Draft notched a pair of goals and an assist in the Vees 5-2 victory over the West Kelowna Warriors on Tuesday night on the road before collecting a pair of assists to help Penticton to a 6-2 win over the Merritt Centennials on Friday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre.


The Boston University commit has registered five goals and three assists for eight points in five games since returning from injury on January 15th and currently sits tied for 4th in BCHL scoring with 20 goals and 35 assists for 55 points. The Hingham, Massachusetts native is also tied for the league lead in game winning goals with seven on the season.


The Vees will see a bit of time off before their next matchup, taking on the Vernon Vipers on Saturday, February 1st at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Puck drop is slated for 6:00 PM.