West Kelowna Warriors forward Max French has been named one of two co-winners of the first-ever FortisBC BCHL Energy Player of the Year award.
French, along with Prince George Spruce Kings defenceman Trevor Esau were announced as the first winners of the award Thursday afternoon.
French, the Warriors captain and veteran of 193 BCHL games with the Warriors, earned four FortisBC Energy Player of the Game nods in 10 playoff games as his team advanced to the Interior Conference finals.
Esau, the Spruce Kings captain and veteran of 159 BCHL games with the Spruce Kings, earned 11 FortisBC Energy Player of the game nods through 51 games played in the regular season to take the crown for that portion of the schedule.
“The BCHL and FortisBC salute these players for their efforts on the ice this season and congratulate them on their respective honours.,” stated a release from the BCHL.
The BCHL and FortisBC recognize the league’s hardest working players night in and night out through the regular season and playoffs.