Portage Terriers’ Reilly Funk forward is one of 26 CJHL players to be ranked in the mid-term rankings by the NHL’s Central Scouting.
Funk, who currently sits ninth in MJHL scoring race with 17 goals and 44 points in 35 games. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound forward, who hails from Portage, was one of two MJHLers to play in the CJHL Prospects Game in Okotoks, AB (January 22.) He’ll be joined in Okotoks by Kyle Bettens (C) of Steinbach Pistons.
Funk, who was a member of Team Canada West at the recent World Junior A Challenge, admits playing for his hometown Terriers is a dream come true.
“You grow up watching the Portage Terriers, and they win all these championships and an RBC Cup back in 2015,” says Funk. “You want to be a part of that as a kid. I wouldn’t say there’s more pressure, but there are more eyes on you because you are a local kid,” added Funk. “And we haven’t really been on the downside this year, so let’s keep the winning up – it’s been a fun year.”
Funk will continue to not only work towards championships and appearing in prospect games, but he’ll be using those platforms to lock down a Division 1 NCAA scholarship.
The following are the CJHL skaters and goaltenders named to the NHL CS mid-term rankings:
|4||95||Eric||Ciccolini||RW||Toronto Jr. Canadiens||OJHL|
|4||114||Layton||Ahac||D||Prince George Spruce Kings||BCHL|
|5||140||Keighan||Gerrie||C||Thunder Bay North Stars||SIJHL|
|6||170||Kosta||Manikis||C||Toronto Jr. Canadiens||OJHL|
|7||201||Zachary||Okabe||RW||Grande Prairie Storm||AJHL|
|7||203||Ty||Glover||C||Buffalo Jr. Sabres||OJHL|
|7||210||Noah||Beck||D||St. Michael’s Buzzers||OJHL|
|12||Carter||Gylander||G||Sherwood Park Crusaders||AJHL|
|30||Matthew||Davis||G||Spruce Grove Saints||AJHL|