Friday, February 10, 2012 (ISN) – BC Hockey announced today that Chase Lang (Nanaimo, BC) has been named the Major Midget League Player of the Month for January. Lang had a great month finishing with six (6) goals and five (5) assists.
On the back of Lang’s strong play and leadership the Silvertips have moved up the standings; they currently sit in the 6th and final playoff position. Lang scored a number of important goals for the team in January and will be relied upon heavily in the Silvertips push for their first playoff berth in two (2) seasons.
“Chase is a dedicated, hardworking hockey player. He has been consistent in scoring and has greatly improved his defensive side of his game during the season,” commented North Island Silvertips head coach Dan Lemmon. “He plays key minutes in games and is used not only on our power player, but our penalty kill as well.”
North Island’s Chase Lang, scoring here earlier this month against the South Island Thunderbirds, was the Major Midget League Player of the Month for January (Photo by Christian J. Stewart – ISN).
As well as being named Player of the Month, Lang will receive an exclusive gift from Easton on his selection. He was chosen from a high calibre list of nominees for this prestigious award. The runners up in no particular order are as follows:
The BC Hockey Major Midget League was established in 2004 to provide elite level 15, 16 and 17 year olds an opportunity to play within their own age group. Playing at this high level and be developed for the next level of hockey. These teams have an opportunity each year to compete for the National Midget Championship.