Portage Terriers’ Funk named to Central Scouting mid-term rankings


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:

1 16 Alex Newhook C Victoria Grizzlies BCHL
2 42 Alexander Campbell LW Victoria Grizzlies BCHL
2 52 Harrison Blaisdell C Chilliwack Chiefs BCHL
2 57 Massimo Rizzo C Penticton Vees BCHL
4 95 Eric Ciccolini RW Toronto Jr. Canadiens OJHL
4 113 Jeremie Bucheler D Victoria Grizzlies BCHL
4 114 Layton Ahac D Prince George Spruce Kings BCHL
5 138 Zachary Uens D Wellington Dukes OJHL
5 140 Keighan Gerrie C Thunder Bay North Stars SIJHL
5 154 Quinn Olson LW Okotoks Oilers AJHL
6 158 Luke Bast D Brooks Bandits AJHL
6 161 Ethan Leyh LW Langley Rivermen BCHL
6 170 Kosta Manikis C Toronto Jr. Canadiens OJHL
6 176 Chase Felgueiras D Humboldt Broncos SJHL
6 181 Carter Berger D Victoria Grizzlies BCHL
7 188 John Beaton C Kemptville 73s CCHL
7 190 Kevin Wall RW Chilliwack Chiefs BCHL
7 201 Zachary Okabe RW Grande Prairie Storm AJHL
7 203 Ty Glover C Buffalo Jr. Sabres OJHL
7 204 Kyle Bettens C/RW Steinbach Pistons MJHL
7 208 Reilly Funk C Portage Terriers MJHL
7 210 Noah Beck D St. Michael’s Buzzers OJHL
7 215 Simon Mack D Brockville Braves CCHL
12 Carter Gylander G Sherwood Park Crusaders AJHL
27 Gabriel Carriere G Kanata Lasers CCHL
30 Matthew Davis G Spruce Grove Saints AJHL