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For Immediate Release

March 1, 2024

Saanichton, B.C. – The BCEHL is excited to announce the monthly award winners for February 2024. This will be the final monthly awards for the 2023-24 season, as they will not be handed out in the playoffs. Each league had a forward, defender and goaltender honoured each month. The winners have been chosen based on statistical and team success during the month. Strong work in the community will now be honoured twice a season, previously it was part of the criteria for player of the month. 

Female U18 AAA

Forward of the Month

#14 Zaynab Kalyan

Vancouver Island Seals
MHA: Juan de Fuca

Vancouver Island Seals' forward Zaynab Kalyan was February's Female U18 AAA Forward of the Month. In six games, the Juan de Fuca MHA product led the league with eight points (2g-6a), with both of her goals coming of the game-winning variety. Kalyan had a fantastic regular season, as she finished with 37 points (11g-26a) in 30 games, which led all Female U18 skaters.

Defender of the Month

#22 Staysha Hiebert

Northern Capitals
MHA: Clearview

Staysha Hiebert of the Northern Capitals was the recipient of the Female U18 AAA Defender of the Month in February. The Cecil Lake product scored one goal and added three assists in four games in February. Hiebert contributed two powerplay points (0g-2a), and finished the regular season with six powerplay points (2g-4a), which was tied for second among all Female U18 defenders.

Goaltender of the Month

#30 Rebecca Noble

Fraser Valley Rush
MHA: Richmond Ravens

February's Female U18 AAA Player of the Month honours go to Rebecca Noble of the Fraser Valley Rush. Noble started between the pipes in all four of Fraser Valley's games in February, and finished with a perfect 4-0-0-0 record, including a shutout and a 1.25 goals against average. After a productive month, the 17-year-old's finished the regular season with 13 victories, which was tied for first with Thompson-Okanagan's Reese Sliskovic.


Forward of the Month

#16 Jack Schierau

Vancouver NE Chiefs
MHA: Port Moody

After lighting up the scoresheet in February, Jack Schierau of the Vancouver NE Chiefs was the U18 AAA Player of the Month. In just six games, the forward put up 19 points (5g-14a), including eight points on the powerplay (2g-6a). The Port Moody MHA product skated in 17 games during the regular season and registered 32 points (6g-26a). Schierau's 1.88 points-per-game during the regular season ranked first among all U18 skaters.

Defender of the Month

#24 Tyson Moss

Vancouver NE Chiefs
MHA: Port Moody

For the third time this season, Vancouver NE Chiefs' defender Tyson Moss has been chosen as the U18 AAA Defender of the Month. Over six games in February, Moss collected 13 points (3g-10a), and boosted his season-long point total to 49 points (12g-37a) in 36 games, which led all U18 defenders and placed him eighth among U18 skaters. Moss' efforts helped his Chiefs' squad finish the month with a perfect 6-0-0-0 record.

Goaltender of the Month

#1 Jake Torget

Fraser Valley Thunderbirds
MHA: Langley

After a perfect month in between the pipes, Fraser Valley Thunderbirds' goaltender Jake Torget was February's U18 AAA Goaltender of the Month. In five starts, the Langley MHA product went 5-0-0-0, with one shutout and a goals against average of 2.20. Torget's 17 victories on the season helped his Fraser Valley squad to a first-place finish in the regular season standings with a record of 30-5-1-0.


Forward of the Month

#82 Alexander Kazakoff

Vancouver NW Hawks
MHA: Burnaby Winter Club

Vancouver NW Hawks' forward Alexander Kazakoff was the U17 AAA Forward of the Month in February. The 15-year-old finished the season on a high note, with 11 points (6g-5a) in eight games played. Kazakoff's efforts helped his squad to a a 6-2-0-0 record to end the regular season, and second in the U17 standings heading into the playoffs.

Defender of the Month

#72 Aaron Zulinick

Thompson Blazers
MHA: Kamloops

Thompson Blazers' defender Aaron Zulinick continued his outstanding 2023-24 campaign with his third consecutive U17 AAA Defender of the Month nod. Across five games in February, the 15-year-old put up nine points (5g-4a). The Kamloops MHA product finished second among all U17 skaters with 48 points (12g-36a). Zulinick was a threat on the powerplay all season, as his 22 points (5g-17a) led the league.

Goaltender of the Month

#29 Tyson Liu

Vancouver NW Hawks
MHA: Burnaby

Tyson Liu of the Vancouver NW Hawks has earned U17 AAA Goaltender of the Month after posting a perfect record in February. Liu helped his squad to victories in all four of his starts, and posted a league-best goals against average of 2.28. The former Burnaby MHA netminder finished third among all U17 goaltenders with 11 victories, trailing only Greater Vancouver's Alan Peregrym (13) and Okanagan's Finn McKiernan (12).


Forward of the Month

#3 Jonathan Zhang

Valley West Giants
MHA: Semiahmoo

A strong month from Valley West's Jonathan Zhang saw him earned the U15 AAA Player of the Month honours for February. Zhang put up two points per game in the final month of the regular season, with 16 points (7g-9a) in eight games played. The Semiahmoo MHA alum ranked third in regular season scoring with 45 points (21g-24a), behind Chiefs' forward Christiano D'Addabbo (67) and Thunderbirds' forward Jaemin Andy Kim (49).

Defender of the Month

#14 Markus Halliwell

Vancouver NE Chiefs
MHA: Ridge Meadows

For the second consecutive month, Vancouver NE Chiefs' defender Markus Halliwell was the U15 AAA Defender of the Month. The 14-year-old chipped in four goals and eight assists in 10 games in February. Halliwell was a steady source of offense from blueline all season as he finished first among all U15 defenders in points (36) and power play points (14).

Goaltender of the Month

#1 Davin Chyld

Fraser Valley Thunderbirds
MHA: Chilliwack

Fraser Valley's Davin Chyld earned the selection as U15 Goaltender of the Month for February. The Chilliwack MHA product started in three games in February and posted a record of 3-0-0-0, to go along with a goals against average of 0.67 and one shutout. Chyld finished the regular season leading all U15 goaltenders in multiple categories, including wins (13), goals against average (1.12) and shutouts (5).