BC Hockey announced that Devin Chapman of the Cariboo Cougars has been named the Major Midget League (MML) Player of the Month for February 2019.

Chapman, a 17-year-old goaltender from Williams Lake, BC, helped back-stop the Cougars to five (5) wins in February with a 1.20 goals against average.

Despite being a later addition to the Cougars, Chapman has been a leader on the team and he helps mentor goalies from both Prince George and Williams Lake Minor Hockey Associations (MHA).

He is an affiliate player with the Cowichan Valley Capitals of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL).

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

Jacob Wright Fraser Valley Thunderbirds
Josh Harrison Greater Vancouver Canadians
Noah Quinn Kootenay Ice
Parker Bell North Island Silvertips
William Reimer Okanagan Rockets
Brendan Forman South Island Royals
Adam Niles Thompson Blazers
Walker Erickson Valley West Giants
Ryan Tattle Vancouver North East Chiefs
Tyler Cristall Vancouver North West Hawks


Kellan Brienen, (Prince George, BC) has been named the Minor Midget League Player of the Month for February. Brienen, 15, and a forward for the Cougars, had eight (8) points (4 goals, 4 assists) in six (6) Minor Midget League games in February. Brienen is currently third in team scoring with 28 points in 30 games.

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

Zach Urquhart Fraser Valley Thunderbirds
Cam Hicklin Okanagan Rockets
Ethan Ryan South Island Royals
Tristan Allen Thompson Blazers
Owen Elson Valley West Giants
Jeremy Henzel Vancouver North East Chiefs
Nikolas Hoogendoorn Vancouver North West Hawks