Bainsville's Benjamin Dirven, a member of the Cornwall U18 Colts, has been named defenceman of the month for February.
The 2000-born blueliner led with a points per game rating of 1.25, off 3 goals and 10 points over eight games. That stretch saw the Colts go 4-3-0-1.
In 45 games this season, the 6 ft. 1in., 178 lb. left-handed blueliner scored 11 times and totalled 34 points, good enough for third overall amongst all league defenders. Dirven continues to put more and more together adding to his already solid toolset He improved by a total of 10 goals and 29 points in only two more games this season compared to last, when he scored 1 goal and 5 points in 43 games.