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Panthers forward Connor Hughes among the PJHL’s three players of the week

Port Moody Panthers forward Connor Hughes has been named one of the Pacific Junior Hockey League’s players of the week for the week ending Jan. 15.

Hughes recorded seven points on the strength of five goals and two assists as the Panthers went 1-2-0 last week. The Panthers forward had a goal and an assist in a 5-1 win over Aldergrove on Saturday.

The Panthers sophomore tallied a season-high four goals and one assist to help Port Moody come close to upsetting Delta in an 8-6 loss on Sunday.

Hughes now has nine goals on the season, which is only six back of his entire output in 37 games as a first year player in 2021-22. He is second among active players on the Panthers in goals (9) and fourth in points (19). The Coquitlam product’s six power play points are tied for the lead among active Panthers players.

He is the third Panthers player to be named one of the PJHL’s players of the week this season after Daniel Dallapace earned the honour at the beginning of October and Ryden Mathieson was named in December.