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BCEHL Players of the Month - January 2022

For Immediate Release
February 22, 2022
 
Saanichton, B.C. – Each month the British Columbia Elite Hockey League (BCEHL) honours one player from each of the four leagues as the BCEHL Player of the Month for their respective league. Every team has the opportunity to nominate an individual from their team to be considered for the monthly award. This award is not based strictly on statistics. Team staff factors in the player’s on-and-off ice contributions towards the team as well as their involvement within the community and minor hockey mentorship.

Female U18 AAA

#30 Kennedy Lonson
Greater Vancouver Comets
Maple Ridge, BC
Goaltender
2W-1SO

Kennedy Lonson goes above and beyond to help out with many minor hockey team practices in her community, and always does so with a great attitude and smile on her face. The first-year goalie is a leader both on-and-off the ice for the Greater Vancouver Comets program, and this has been recognized by teammates and coaches.

Kennedy recorded her first shutout of the season in January and the reaction from her teammates was a prime example of how important she is to the squad. She finished the month with two wins and contributed to the team through her enthusiasm and attitude as well, that is why she was named Player of the Month.

U18 AAA

#17 Gavin Giesbrecht
Fraser Valley Thunderbirds
Langley, BC
Forward
5G-6A

Gavin Giesbrecht is an important player for the Thunderbirds, but he is also an impactful individual in his local community. He volunteers at the Abbotsford Canucks games in his spare time and supports his local community's minor hockey programs with development.

On the ice, Gavin is a versatile player who had a very impressive month. The forward recorded five goals and six assists in January, helping his team to seven wins in the month. Gavin's impressive month helped him shoot up the scoring charts, where he currently sits fourth.

U17 AAA

#78 Devon Mahi
Valley West Giants
Surrey, BC
Forward
7G-2A

Devon Mahil does a great job of helping out in his local community, volunteering time out of his day to assist with his local Cloverdale Minor Hockey Association. Devon and his teammates also helped shovel snow for seniors during the bad weather stretch in the Fraser Valley.

On the ice Devon also had an impressive month, scoring seven goals and recording two assists in just seven games of play. Devon was a consistent player every game and is a deserving winner of the Player of the Month award.

U15 AAA

#22 Ryker Rougeau
Okanagan Rockets
Grand Forks, BC
Forward
5G-6A

Ryker Rougeau makes a big impact off the ice, taking time to volunteer with his local Grand Forks Minor Hockey Association in his free time. He is committed both on and off the ice and it has been noticed by his coaches in January.

Ryker is a hard working player who leads by example and contributes on both special team units (Power Play  and Penalty Kill), while also being impactful at even strength. He recorded five goals and six assists in just six games last month with the Rockets.