The entire KIJHL is taking notice of Sicamous Eagles rookie Jaxon Danilec’s sensational run of goal scoring. For the second week in a row, Danilec earned top honours from the leagues Hot in the KI three stars list.
Danilec, a Prince George native, put up two goals and three assists in the Eagles 7-4 win over the Kamloops Storm on Feb 9.
He was credited with a goal and two assists in a 7-3 Eagles loss to the 100 Mile House Wranglers on Feb 7. “Having eight points in two games for me has been a really big accomplishment. I have just been trying to play my best each game to give us the best chance we possibly can to make the playoffs,” Danilec said.
The rookie forward, who leads the Eagles in scoring, said his recent games have been some of the best hockey he has ever played as he is feeling upbeat about his offensive and defensive contributions. Danilec credited his teammates and Eagles coach Tyler Gunn for his success on the ice and the way the team has come together.
The previous week of KIJHL play, which also earned Danilec first star honours, was even more exciting as he found the back of the net five times as the Eagles crushed the Castlegar Rebels 11-3.
Danilec has recently practiced with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks of the BCHL, which he called a positive experience.