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Ardanaz named High School Player of the Month

West Kelowna Warriors defenceman Nick Ardanaz has been named the BCHL High School Player of the Month for December.

This award is for players 18-years-old or younger who are attending high school full time and is based on in-class and on-ice performance.

Ardanaz, who is from Langley, B.C., tied for the most assists among all BCHL players last month with 10 and finished as December’s second-leading scoring defenceman. He had four multi-point efforts in seven games and registered at least a point in six straight to close out the month.

On top of his solid play on the ice, the 17-year-old also exceled in the classroom. So far through his first semester at Mount Boucherie Secondary in West Kelowna, he has a 91 per cent average, while taking courses like Chemistry 12 and English 12. For his second semester, the University of New Hampshire commit is taking another set of challenging classes, including Pre-Calculus 12 and Law Studies 12.

On the season, Ardanaz is tied for sixth in scoring among rookie defencemen with 19 points in 39 games and is third in assists with 18.