The Thompson Okanagan Lakers are less than two months into the season, but already racking up accolades.
The team, who competes in the female U18 AAA B.C. Elite Hockey League (BCEHL), swept the player of the month awards for the BCEHL in November.
Kelowna native Alexandra Recsky was named the forward of the month, for her league-leading 10 assists and one goal in nine games. The 16-year-old was second in the team for points last season (19) and is already looking like a top Canadian prospect.
Hannah Robertson was the top defenceman of the month as the Vernon native tallied seven assists through nine games. The 17-year-old’s seven helpers tied her for second in the league among all skaters for the month of November. Robertson is now one point behind the league-lead in points among defenders for the 2023-24 season.
Goaltender Reese Sliskovic was selected as the goalie of the month with her two shutouts and 1.36 goals-against-average. The Kelowna MHA graduate leads the league in wins (nine) and is second in shutouts with three throughout the 2023-24 season.
The Lakers currently sit on top of the AAA standings with a 14-4-1-1 record, for 30 points. The Fraser Valley Rush are one point behind.
Thompson-Okanagan will be hosting the 2024 Esso Cup in March, which is the top competition in the province for the best under-18 female AAA hockey players.