Knights alum Zac Funk named to CHL First All-Star Team

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The Prince George Cougars announced on Monday that forward and Washington Capitals prospect Zac Funk was been named to the CHL First All-Star Team for the 2023-24 season on Sunday, June 2nd.

The CHL All-star and all-rookie teams were selected by NHL Central Scouting based on regular-season play along with all-star selections and award winners from across the CHL’s three member leagues: the Western Hockey League (WHL), Ontario Hockey League (OHL), and Quebec Maritimes Junior Hockey League (QMJHL).

The CHL regular-season goals leader continues to pile up the accolades after an unforgettable season with the B.C. Division Champion Prince George Cougars.

Funk, who played for the North Okanagan Knights (now Quesnel River Rush), erupted for a CHL-leading 67 goals and a career-high 56 assists for 123 points, a league-leading +56 rating- not to mention high league-best eight hat tricks.

He also led the WHL with 31 power-play goals and, along with Jagger Firkus, became the only two players nationwide to eclipse 120 points.

The 20-year-old’s dominant play earned him a three-year, entry-level contract with the Capitals, who signed Funk as an undrafted free agent.

The WHL B.C. Division First Team All-Star finished the regular season on a 14-game point streak that saw him record 16 goals and 17 assists, helping Prince George complete the winningest season in the team’s history.