FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Ever since his rookie year in 2012-2013 Cayle Bell has had a knack for putting the puck in the net. Now as a 21 year old and in his final year of junior hockey his reputation and outstanding season has earned him the NWJHL’s most valuable player award.
Also recognized as the Huskies MVP last month Bell said getting the league nod was unexpected, and added the majority of his production came from chasing down pucks and getting in close with the opposing goaltender.
“I was pretty surprised. It’s obviously pretty special to get. I was just going in the dirty places. I find I didn’t score many goals off the rush. I was more crash the net. I was finding pucks all the time,” he said.
As a top line forward along with fellow 21 year olds Jordan Harder and Kody Disher, life was made a lot easier for Bell who registered a total of 60 points in 35 regular season games.
“I know all I have to do with Harder is throw the puck across the ice and odds are he is going to get it and go. With Dish I know he has my back so I pop it out for him and he’s gone too. I go to the net, he throws it there and it goes in,” Bell said.
Not including playoff games, Bell has compiled 104 goals over his four seasons with the team.