Chase Witala, flanked by his parents and Council shows off the hardware he won this year.
Prince George, B.C. – Prince George City Council paused before starting their regular meeting, to honour two local hockey players who have achieved success on the ice.
When you say the name Chase Witala in Prince George, even those who may not be a Prince George Cougars fan know who he is. He scored 40 goals and led the Cougars with 79 points this past season. Chase has been awarded the Dan Hamhuis award for the Most Valuable Player, and the Chris Mason Award for being the Cougar who received the most 3 star selections over the course of the season.
“Chase not only inspired his entire team, he inspired quite frankly the community to get involved with the Prince George Cougars” said Mayor Lyn Hall.
Council also recognized the local connection to the Kelowna Warriors who won the RBC Cup this year. Two players on that team are from Prince George. Jake LeBrun racked up 5 pts during that series, and Liam Blackburn had 7 pts during the 6 game tournament. Jake’s father Sean is the Manager of Parks and Solid Waste Services for the City.
Below, Jake LeBrun flanked by Mayor Hall and his father, poses with Council: