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Prince George Spruce King turns heads at Junior ‘A’ Prospects Game

Layton Ahac named Team West MVP in annual hockey showcase
Layton Ahac Team West BCHL CJHL
Layton Ahac [Middle row, 2nd from left] represents the Prince George Spruce Kings at the 2019 CJHL Prospects Game with victorious Team West (via Canadian Junior Hockey League)

The best of the best in national junior ‘A’ hockey included a 17-year-old defenceman from the Prince George Spruce Kings.

Layton Ahac recorded a goal and an assist Tuesday night (Jan. 22) in the annual East-West showdown, known as the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) Prospects Game, helping Team West to a 5-2 victory.

The North Vancouver, B.C. product was honoured as the Team West MVP of the game, which took place in Okotoks, Alberta, catching the attention of several members of the hockey world.

The B.C. Hockey League (BCHL) is one of 10 leagues associated with the CJHL and was represented by 10 other players in the game.

Ahac represented Canada earlier this season at the World Junior ‘A’ Challenge.

He has 49 points in almost 100 career games with Prince George thus far and has also committed to play at Ohio State University in NCAA Division One.

The Spruce Kings are back in action this weekend, beginning a four-game homestand Friday (Jan. 25) and Saturday (Jan. 26) at the Rolling Mix Concrete Arena (RMCA) against the Coquitlam Express.