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Valuable commodity: Newfoundlander Alex Newhook named Canadian junior A MVP

Just days after being named the top forward in all of Canadian junior A hockey, St. John’s native Alex Newhook has been selected the CJHL ‘s most valuable player for 2018-19. — Photo via CJHL
Just days after being named the top forward in all of Canadian junior A hockey, St. John’s native Alex Newhook has been selected the CJHL ‘s most valuable player for 2018-19. — Photo via CJHL

It’s shaping up to be a heck of a year for Alex Newhook of St. John’s.

The 18-year-old captain of the British Columbia Hockey League’s Victoria Grizzlies, who was named the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s top forward last week, copped CJHL MVP honours Wednesday.

Newhook was also named the BCHL MVP after leading the league in scoring this season with 38 goals, 64 assists and 102 points.

It was the first 100-point season in the league since 2015-16.

He also starred at the world under-18 championship last month in April, sharing the Canadian team’s scoring lead with Peyton Krebs with five goals and five assists.

He’s currently ranked 13th among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting for the National Hockey League Entry Draft next month in Vancouver.

Newhook will attend Boston College on an athletic scholarship next season.

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