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Funk and Elliott Named November Midget Players of the Month
Thursday, December 6, 2018

BC Hockey announced that Zac Funk of the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds has been named the Major Midget League (MML) Player of the Month for November 2018.

Funk, a 15-year-old forward from Coldstream, BC, has helped the defending MML champion Thunderbirds to first place in the league standings with a 16-3-1 record on the year. Funk currently leads Fraser Valley in goals with 18 and is second on the team in points with 27 in 20 games. In November, Funk scored an impressive 13 points (6 goals, 7 assists) in eight (8) games in which the Thunderbirds were 6-1-1.

Funk volunteers his time with the Abbotsford Minor Hockey Association (MHA) helping provide development to minor hockey teams.

Funk was chosen from a high-calibre list of other nominees, including:



Xavier Cannon

Cariboo Cougars

Garrett Wicks

Greater Vancouver Canadians

Wyatt Peterson

Kootenay Ice

Ben Kotylak

North Island Silvertips

Chase Dafoe

Okanagan Rockets

Michael Hoekstra

South Island Royals

Ashton Taylor

Thompson Blazers

Mason Beaupit

Valley West Giants

Logan Kurki

Vancouver North East Chiefs

Jackson Glassford

Vancouver North West Hawks

Connor Elliott has been named Minor Midget League Player of the Month for November. Elliott, 15, is a defenceman for the Okanagan Rockets and has helped lead the team to a 10-1-1 record, good for first place in the standings.  Elliott, from Coldstream, BC, had eight (8) points in 10 games for the Rockets and is listed by the Western Hockey League’s (WHL) Swift Current Broncos.

Elliott was selected from a list of outstanding nominees, including:



Jaydon Merritt

Cariboo Cougars

Abram Wiebe

Fraser Valley Thunderbirds

Josh Doherty

North Island Silvertips

Duncan Judge

South Island Royals

Brandon Toye

Thompson Blazers

Owen Elson

Valley West Giants

Ante Zlomislic

Vancouver North East Chiefs

Anthony Reimer

Vancouver North West Hawks

The MML was established in 2004 to provide elite level 15, 16 and 17-year-olds an opportunity to play within their own age group at a high level and be developed for the next level of hockey. These teams have an opportunity each year to compete for the TELUS Cup, Canada’s National Midget Championship.

The BC Hockey Minor Midget League is in its inaugural season and gives an opportunity for 15-year-old players to develop with other athletes of the same age and is affiliated with the MML.

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