The CSSHL has announced the seven division winners of the December Player of the Month.
U15: Kenzo Gibson – North Shore Warriors
The North Vancouver, BC 2011 born forward tallied 9 goals and 14 assists in just 8 games in December. On the season, in a 2009-10 dominated division, Gibson leads his team and sits sixth overall with 38 points in 14 games. His 2.71 PTS/GP is fourth amongst all U15 skaters.
U15 Prep: Jake Ritson – RHA Winnipeg
Ritson recorded three, three-point-games in December, finishing with three goals and eight assists in four games played. The Thunder Bay, ON forward has 9 goals and 18 assists for 27 points in 16 games played, putting him in the top 20 U15 Prep skaters.
U17 Prep: Brendan Rudolph – Calgary International Hockey Academy
Selected in the seventh round, 153rd overall at the 2023 WHL Draft by the Seattle Thunderbirds, Rudolph has a division best 41 points in 21 games this season. December saw the Calgary, AB forward score twice and add 11 assists in 6 games. Rudolph is now in his third CSSHL season, having won the 2022 CSSHL U15 Championship with Edge School.
U18 Prep: Riley Boychuk – Northern Alberta Xtreme
Boychuk recorded 16 points in his first 10 games before exploding in December with 7 goals and 13 assists in 9 games, bringing him to fifth in league scoring with 36 points in 19 games. Selected second overall at the 2023 WHL Draft by the Prince Albert Raiders, Boychuk is in his first season in the CSSHL.
Female Prep: Makayla Watson – RHA Kelowna
With 34 points in 15 games Watson sits tied for third in league scoring. In December the Brooks, AB defenseman tallied five goals and six assists in just two games. Now in her third CSSHL season, Watson is committed to Quinnipiac University for the 2024/25 NCAA season.
Eastern U17: Carter Clark – Champions Hockey Academy
With two goals and one assist in two games Clark led all skaters with three points in December. On the season the 2008 Grand Bay, NB forward had 4 goals and 8 assists in 7 games split between Eastern U17 and U18.
Eastern U18: Olivier Belanger – Bourget College
Belanger finished December with four goals and two assists in four Eastern U18 games. Selected in the 13th round, 230th overall by the Rimouski Oceanic at the 2023 QMJHL Draft, the Alma, QC forward has 9 points in 11 games during his first CSSHL season.