Josh Blanchard and the B.C. Major Midget League have been a pretty good match so far in his rookie season of 2012-13.
Opponents of the Okanagan Rockets would most likely disagree.
Thanks largely to his knack around the net, the 16-year-old Blanchard has been named the BCMML’s player of the month for December.
The 5-foot-6, 145-pound Kelowna product scored 10 goals and added five assists in six league games for the Rockets during the month.
Blanchard has been a key catalyst for his team as the Rockets have posted a 20-2-4 record this season, good for second place in the BCMML.
Blanchard leads his club in scoring with 25 goals and 46 points in 25 games.
“Josh’s heart matches his talent,” said Rockets head coach James Eccles. “He is always the first guy at the rink and the last to leave. He lives and breathes the game and has been a consistent force for us all season long.”
Blanchard, who was listed earlier this month by the WHL’s Everett Silvertips, will be one of six Rockets players to suit up this weekend for the BCMML all-star game in Langley.
Okanagan will also play two league games this weekend in Langley, Saturday and Sunday, against the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds.