Maple Ridge’s Regan Soquila honoured for fair play

Soquila spent just 20 minutes in the penalty box in 59 games with the Merritt Centennials this season.

Maple Ridge’s Regan Soquila was named the junior A B.C. Hockey League’s most sportsmanlike player for the Interior Conference last week.

Soquila set career highs in assists and points during the 2011/12 season with the Merritt Centennials, while spending just 20 minutes in the penalty box in 59 games this season.

“We are very proud of Regan,” said Centennials head coach and general manager. “Regan plays the game with high intensity, and as our leading scorer, garners a lot of attention from the opposing teams players.

“For him to play at that level, and under those circumstances night in and night out is extremely taxing, yet he manages to play the game with respect and class. He is very deserving of this honour.”

Soquila led the Centennials in scoring this season with 70 points, and has amassed 115 points in 116 BCHL games. Over that time, Soquila has accumulated just 40 minutes in penalties.