DARTMOUTH, N.S. – The awards keep coming for TJ Shea.
The Summerside D. Alex MacDonald Ford Western Capitals forward from Anglo/Tignish has put together a season to remember in his sophomore year in the MHL (Maritime Junior Hockey League), and was named the Canadian Junior A Hockey League’s first star of the month for January on Tuesday.
The 19-year-old Shea scored eight goals and recorded 20 assists in 10 games during January. Not only did Shea record a point during each January contest, that was part of a larger 33-game point streak that stretched nearly four months from Oct. 7 to Feb. 2.
Shea’s first star award in January in the MHL was the third such time he’s earned that honour this season. He was previously named to the position in October and December 2017, as well as the second star in the league for November 2017. Shea was also selected third star of the month in the CJHL for October 2017.
Shea leads the MHL with 97 points, including a league-leading 39 goals and 58 assists.
The Caps, who are 28-15-1-0 (won-lost-overtime losses-shootout losses), return to action on Saturday, when they host the Truro Bearcats (23-17-1-1) at the Tignish Credit Union at 7:30 p.m.