There probably wasn’t a whole lot of doubt, but now it’s official. St. John’s native Alex Newhook has been named rookie of the year in the British Columba Hockey League.
The 17-year-old centre with the Victoria Grizzlies was easily the top scorer among first-year players in the junior A circuit, with 66 points on 22 goals and 44 assists. That was 14 points more than the next rookie on the scoring list, and this despite Newhook missing 13 games, many of them in February after a broken hand prematurely ended his season.
Newhook was also a finalist for the league’s most valuable player award, but that went to Jasper Weatherby of the Wenatchee Wild w, who was also the league’s top scorer with 78 points.
Newhook has committed to play for Boston College at the NCAA Division One level beginning in 2019. His major junior rights are owned by the QMJHl’s Halifax Mooseheads.