Vernon Vipers defenceman Carter Stephenson & goaltender Cole Demers were named to the 2015-2016 Major Midget League All-Star Team.
Stephenson was an affiliated player "AP" with the Vipers this past season, playing in six games collecting two assists. Stephenson has committed to Vernon for the 2016-17 season.
Carter Stephenson's Player Profile:
Demers was an affiliated player "AP" with the Vipers this past season, didn't get to play but was called up as the backup goaltender for six games.
Cole Demers Player Profile:
This is posted on the BCHockey.net website:
2015-2016 Major Midget League All-Star Team
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
BC Hockey announced the Major Midget League (MML) All-Star Team for the 2015-2016 season. Members of the All-Star Team were voted on by MML team staff. The MML All-Star Team is:
Name Pos. MML Team Hometown
Cole Demers G Okanagan Rockets Kelowna
Jeremy Gervais D Cariboo Cougars Prince George
Carter Stephenson D Vancouver North West Giants West Vancouver
Ben Evanish F Valley West Hawks White Rock
Josh Latta F Vancouver North West Giants West Vancouver
James Malm F Valley West Hawks Langley
Demers backstopped the Rockets to an 18-8-4 record. In those 30 games, Demers averaged just 1.94 goals against per game and helped his team to a semifinal appearance.
Gervais, a Western Hockey League (WHL) Prince George Cougars prospect, tallied 36 points in 40 regular season games and led the MML in goals by a defenseman (12). The 5’10” blueliner helped the Cougars to an appearance in the MML Championship series, where they fell to the Valley West Hawks.
Stephenson scored 46 points in 38 games, which included a whopping 40 assists – tied for third in the league among all players and first among defensemen. Stephenson will suit up for the British Columbia Hockey League's (BCHL) Vernon Vipers next season.
Evanish led the league in scoring, tallying 70 points (41G, 29A) in 38 games – a 1.84 points-per-game average. The Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL) prospect led the league’s most dynamic offense, which scored a total of 210 goals in just 40 regular season games.
Latta, who has affiliated with the BCHL’s Salmon Arm Silverbacks, finished the regular season scoring race in third place, leading the league in assists (49) while scoring 19 goals for a total of 68 points in 36 games.
Malm was named to the MML All-Star team last season after scoring 66 points in 31 games. This season, he played the first half of the season with the WHL’s Vancouver Giants before being assigned back to the Valley West Hawks, where he wasted no time picking up his high-scoring pace. In just 18 games, Malm scored 14 goals and 29 assists for a total of 43 points, helping his team to the league championship.
The MML was established in 2004 to provide elite level 15, 16 and 17 year olds an opportunity to play within their own age group at a high level and be developed for the next level of hockey. These teams have an opportunity each year to compete for the TELUS Cup, Canada’s National Midget Championship, which will take place in Prince George, BC in April 2017.
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