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Player Of The Month

2017 – 2018

October

RBC-MJHL Player of the Month

The RBC MJHL Player of the Month for October is forward Bradley Schoonbaert of the Steinbach Pistons.

Schoonbaert, 20, tallied 33 points (15-18) in 16 games. The native of Brandon is currently leading the MJHL scoring race.

The runners up are 19 year old forward Connor Barley of the Selkirk Steelers and 20 year old forward Matt Christian of the Winkler Flyers.

Sher-Wood-MJHL Defenceman of the Month

The Sher-wood Defenceman of the month is 19 year old Darby Gula of the Steinbach Pistons. In addition to being solid on the blueline, he showed his offensive flare with 20 points (3-17) in 16 games.

The runners up are 19 year old Tristen Cross of the Virden Oil Capitals and 20 year old Mackenzie Dwyer of the Portage Terriers.

MGEU-MJHL Goaltender of the Month

The MGEU Goaltender of the Month Troy Martyniuk of the Winkler Flyers. The 20-year-old Winnipegger posted an impressive 9-3 record, highlighted by two shutouts. His GAA is 2.08, with an outstanding save percentage of .931.

The runners up are 18 year old Matthew Radomsky of the Steinbach Pistons and 20 year old Hayden Dola of the Selkirk Steelers.

IBAM-MJHL Rookie of the Month

The IBAM Rookie of the month is 17 year old Justin Lee of the Virden Oil Capitals. The rookie blueliner from Waskada, Mb., played in all key situations and tallied 13 points (2-11) in 14 games.

The runners up are 18 year old forward Austin Heidemann of the Steinbach Pistons and 18 year old forward James Maxwell of the Waywayseecappo Wolverines.

Manitoba Pork Peak Performer of the Month

The Manitoba Pork Peak Performer of the Month is 20 year old forward Jordan Martin of the Neepawa Natives.

A four-year veteran of the Native, “Marty” has always been an ambassador for the program and the league. He regularly volunteers to help with residents in Neepawa’s Country Meadows Seniors Residence.

Martin has been on the ice helping with minor hockey practices and helps out with Breakfast Club minor hockey skill development.

Martin, who hails from Winnipeg, is employed by Hylife in Neepawa where he oversees two other Neepawa players. Jordan is an assistant captain for the club for the second year, and has started the season off well with 15 points (4-11).

2016 – 2017
April

RBC-MJHL Player of the Month

OCN Blizzard’s strong playoff showing was led in large part by Tristan Elie, who has been named RBC Player of the Month for April.

Elie, 20, was a big-game/pressure player, reflected in 11 points (5-7) in six games in the Turnbull Cup final. He had three, multiple-point games for the Blizzard, who eventually lost the MJHL championship in six games to Portage Terriers.

Elie, who hails from Alexandria, ON, was also named a first-star in one game.

The runners up are 19 year old forward Jeremey Leipsic of the Portage Terriers and 18 year old forward Chase Brakel of the Portage Terriers.

Sher-Wood-MJHL Defenceman of the Month

For the second consecutive month, the Sher-wood Defenceman of the Month is Brady Keeper of the OCN Blizzard.

The 20-year-old blueliner was outstanding at both ends of the ice, leading his Blizzard to the MJHL final. Offensively, he recorded five points (1-4) in six games.

Keeper, who hails from Cross Lake, is committed to play for University of Maine next season.

The runners up are 19 year old Mackenzie Dwyer of the Portage Terriers and 20 year old Riley Thiessen of the Portage Terriers.

MGEU-MJHL Goaltender of the Month

For the third consecutive month, the MGEU Goaltender of the Month is Brett Epp, 19, of the OCN Blizzard.

Epp, who hails from Edmonton, kept his club in many games, recording a blazing 2.17 GAA and save percentage of .928. He also recorded one shutout enroute to a 2-4 record.

The runner up is 18 year old Kurtis Chapman of the Portage Terriers.

IBAM-MJHL Rookie of the Month

A teenager from sunny Redondo Beach, CA is the winner of the IBAM Rookie of the Month: Takato Cox of the Portage Terriers.

Cox, 18, stepped up when the pressure was on, reflected in five points (2-3) in eight games in April. He had two, multiple-point games over that span, and one, first-star selection.

The runners up are 16 year old defenceman Layne Toder of the Portage Terriers and 16 year old forward Justin Nachbaur of the OCN Blizzard.

March

RBC-MJHL Player of the Month

Sitting second among all playoff scorers, Steinbach Pistons’ Bradley Schoonbaert has been named the RBC Player of the Month for March.

Schoonbaert, 19, has been outstanding in the post-season reflected in 15 points (6-9) in 14 games. He’s had four, multiple-point games, in addition being named a first star in three playoff games.

Aligning to RBC’s #Someday platform, Schoonbaert’s #Someday is “to win the MJHL championship and receive an NCAA division I scholarship.”

Schoonbaert, who hails from Brandon, has also played with discipline, reflected in only six penalty minutes in the playoffs.

The runners up are 20 year old forward Josh Martin of the Portage Terriers and 19 year old goaltender Brett Epp of the OCN Blizzard.

Sher-Wood-MJHL Defenceman of the Month

The Sher-wood Defenceman of the Month is Brady Keeper of the OCN Blizzard. A model of consistency, he was a runner-up for the same award last month.

Keeper, 20, has been outstanding at both ends of the rink, reflected in 13 points (4-9) in 11 games. It’s from efforts such as this which pushed the Blizzard into the MJHL championship final which will begin this month.

Keeper, who hails from Cross Lake, is committed to play for University of Maine next season.

The runners up are 19 year old Skyler Thorsteinson of the Neepawa Natives and 19 year old Mackenzie Dwyer of the Portage Terriers.

MGEU-MJHL Goaltender of the Month

For the second consecutive month, the MGEU Goaltender of the Month is Brett Epp of the OCN Blizzard.

Epp, who hails from Edmonton, recorded three shutouts in 11 starts, enroute to a 9-2 record. His save percentage over that span was .947 with a 1.73 GAA.

The runners up are 19 year old Troy Martyniuk of the Winkler Flyers and 20 year old Roman Bengert of the Steinbach Pistons.

IBAM-MJHL Rookie of the Month

With 14 points in 12 games last month, forward Ty Barnstable of the Portage Terriers has been named the IBAM Rookie of the Month.

Barnstable, 18, has been outstanding in the post-season, reflected in being selected a game star on three separate occasions. He hails from Regina.

The runners up are 18 year old forward Will Koop of the Steinbach Pistons and 16 year old defenseman Layne Toder of the Portage Terriers.

Manitoba Pork Peak Performer of the Month

The Manitoba Pork Peak Performer of the Month is goaltender Brandon Holtby of the Dauphin Kings.

Holtby, 20, is one of the team’s hardest working players and is an outstanding community ambassador for the Kings. When he’s not between the pipes, Brandon is out and about in the Dauphin area doing his part to make the community a better place.

Recently, together with the local RCMP Detachment, Brandon participated in school presentations at MacKenzie Middle School in Dauphin. Along with his teammates, Brandon played an important role in the Dauphin Co-op’s Annual Haunted House which saw over 1,500 visitors.

Brandon also works part-time at Parkland Source for Sports helping the young stars of tomorrow get fitted for skates and equipment. Congratulations Brandon for earning the Manitoba Pork Peak Performer of the Month award.

February

RBC-MJHL Player of the Month

The MJHL’s leading scorer, Jeremey Leipsic, has been named February’s RBC Player of the Month.

The Winnipeg native scored 20 points (7-13) in 11 games last month. During the month he had five multi-point games, while being named a game star on three occasions.

Leipsic, 19, currently leads the MJHL points race with 32 goals and 97 points. Equally impressive is that he’s only had 12 minutes in penalties this season.

Aligning to RBC’s #Someday platform, Leipsic’s #Someday is “to help the Terriers make another championship run and earn a college scholarship”.

The runners up are 20 year old forward Jake Dudar of the Selkirk Steelers and 19 year old forward Nolan Richards of the Neepawa Natives.

Sher-Wood-MJHL Defenceman of the Month

The Sher-wood Defenceman of the Month is Tyler Anderson of the Steinbach Pistons.

Anderson, 19, was both steady on the blueline and in the offensive zone, reflected in 12 points (5-7) in 11 games. The native of Winnipeg, who was a runner-up for this award last month, was selected a game star twice last month.

The runners up are 20 year old Lawson McDonald of the Winkler Flyers and 20 year old Brady Keeper of the OCN Blizzard.

MGEU-MJHL Goaltender of the Month

The MGEU Goaltender of the Month is Brett Epp of the OCN Blizzard.

Epps, 19, posted an impressive 6-1 record in February, including one shutout win. A runner-up for this award in January, his outstanding play in February was recognized in being named a game star twice in February. His save percentage last month was .934 with a 2.00 GAA.

The native of Edmonton has an overall record of 24-10, highlighted by three shutouts.

The runners up are 19 year old Hayden Dola of the Selkirk Steelers and 19 year old Troy Martyniuk of the Winkler Flyers.

IBAM-MJHL Rookie of the Month

With 11 points in 10 games last month, forward Carter Barley of the Selkirk Steelers has been named the IBAM Rookie of the Month.

Barley, 17, has been a key member of the Steelers who sit third in the MJHL standings. Barley, who hails from St. Andrews, is having a good freshman season, reflected in 12 goals and 27 points in 53 games.

The runners up are 18 year old forward Will Koop of the Steinbach Pistons and 18 year old goaltender Riley McVeigh of the Virden Oil Capitals.

Manitoba Pork Peak Performer of the Month

The Manitoba Pork Peak Performer of the Month is 20 year old goaltender Tyler Gutenberg of the Neepawa Natives.

Tyler has been an ambassador for the Neepawa Natives this year and the month of February has been no different. The native of Brandon has volunteered his time by reading in local schools during ‘I Love to Read’ Month.

Tyler has also helped the staff at various Country Meadows Personal Care Home events and participated in Neepawa’s weekly Breakfast Club hockey skills events, as well as being a linesman for minor hockey games in both Neepawa and Gladstone. Tyler has also had an exceptional month between the pipes too with five wins last month.

January

RBC-MJHL Player of the Month

The RBC Player of the Month for January is forward George King of the OCN Blizzard.

King, 18, exploded on the scoring sheet with 17 points (11-6) in 12 games, earning him RBC Player of the Month honours. The high-scoring forward had three, multi-point games, highlighted by a five-point performance in one game.

Aligning to RBC’s #Someday platform, King’s #Someday is “to win a MJHL Championship with a great group of guys and earn a NCAA Division 1 Scholarship.”

A native of Calgary, King was also selected a first star twice last month, in addition to a second-star selection. Currently, he sits second in team scoring with 27 goals and 37 points; six goals coming via the powerplay.

The runners up are 19 year old forward Bradley Schoonbaert of the Steinbach Pistons and 18 year old forward Nathan Halvorsen of the Selkirk Steelers.

Sher-Wood-MJHL Defenceman of the Month

The Sher-wood Defenceman of the Month for January is Taylor Fisher of the Selkirk Steelers.

Fisher, 20, was steady on the blueline for the Steelers, who currently sit third overall in the standings with 31 wins and 65 points. Offensively, the product of Winnipeg contributed 10 points (5-5) in 10 games.

The runners up are 19 year old Tyler Anderson of the Steinbach Pistons and 17 year old Tyler Jubenvill of the Winkler Flyers.

MGEU-MJHL Goaltender of the Month

With eight wins in January, Roman Bengert of the Steinbach Pistons has been named the MGEU Goaltender of the Month.

Bengert, 20, posted an outstanding 1.99 GAA and .939 save percentage in nine games. His stellar play also resulted in him being a named a game star on five occasions.

A native of Cole Harbour, NS, Bengert leads all MJHL goaltenders with 28 wins and five shutouts. He’s committed to suit up next season with Lake Superior State.

The runners up are 19 year old Brett Epp of the OCN Blizzard and 20 year old Brandon Holtby of the Dauphin Kings.

IBAM-MJHL Rookie of the Month

With 14 points scored in January, forward Will Koop of the Steinbach Pistons has been named the IBAM Rookie of the Month.

Koop, 18, scored six goals in 12 games last month, highlighted by four, multi-point games.

Currently, the native of Winnipeg sits third in Piston scoring with 40 points (16-24) in 41 games.

The runners up are 16 year old defenseman Layne Toder of the Portage Terriers and 16 year old defenseman Marco Creta of the Virden Oil Capitals.

Manitoba Pork Peak Performer of the Month

The Manitoba Pork Peak Performer of the Month for January is Levi Cudmore of the Winnipeg Blues.

Cudmore, who hails from Park River, ND, has been leading the Winnipeg Blues both on and off the ice this season.  He has been very involved in book reading programs aimed at local schools in Winnipeg.

Cudmore, 19, also spends his time helping grow the game of hockey by volunteering at numerous hockey practices with local minor hockey teams in Winnipeg.

December

RBC-MJHL Player of the Month

Portage Terriers’ Jeremey Leipsic has been a consistent offensive threat, earning him December’s RBC Player of the Month honour.

Leipsic, 19, was selected after he recorded 19 points (5-14) in nine games. Aligning to RBC’s #Someday platform, Leipsic’s #Someday is “to help the Terriers make another  championship run and earn a college scholarship”.

Leipsic, who hails from Winnipeg, had seven multiple-point games, highlighted by being named a game star on two occasions. He also leads all MJHL scorers with 64 points (18-46) in 35 games.

The runners up are 19 year old forward Dexter Kuczek of the Winnipeg Blues and  19 year old forward Kirklan Lycar of the Virden Oil Capitals.

Sher-Wood-MJHL Defenceman of the Month

Tyler Anderson of the Steinbach Pistons was solid on the blueline in December, earning him Sher-Wood-MJHL Defenceman of the Month honours.

Anderson, 19, recorded 10 points (3-7) in seven games played; two of those games he was named a game star. Anderson hails from Winnipeg.

The runners up are 19 year old Lawson McDonald of the Winkler Flyers and 20 year old Taylor Fisher of the Selkirk Steelers.

MGEU-MJHL Goaltender of the Month

Selkirk Steelers have been consistently strong this year, thanks in large part to the play of their veteran goaltender, Hayden Dola, 19.

The MGEU Goaltender of the Month for December posted a 7-1 record, highlighted by one shutout and a sparkling save percentage of .926. A native of Winnipeg Beach, Dola has 17 wins this season. Twice he was named a game star in December.

The runners up are 20 year old Roman Bengert of the Steinbach Pistons and 18 year old Cole Weaver of the Winkler Flyers.

IBAM-MJHL Rookie of the Month

Brendan Martin, 19, of the Waywayseecappo Wolverines has been outstanding this season. His December was exceptionally strong, reflected in 12 points (6-6) in nine games.

The native of Thunder Bay, ON., has four, multiple-point games in December. Martin is third in club scoring 11 goals and 27 points in 31 games.

The runners up are 18 year old goaltender Cole Weaver of the Winkler Flyers and 18 year old defenseman Tristen Cross of the Virden Oil Capitals.

Manitoba Pork Peak Performer of the Month

Julien Koga of the Steinbach Pistons has been named December’s Pork Peak Performer of the Month.

Koga, 19, is in his third season with the Pistons and is enrolled at the University of Manitoba. Julien aspires to be a doctor and is always looking to give back to the community. He is dedicated to helping children and is making a positive impact with a local cancer patient, four-year-old Isaiah Peters.

Isaiah has battled cancer for three years and in October, he was the special guest of the Pistons at their ‘Pink in the Rink’ game where he met Julien. Julien and Isaiah spend time reading, talking and playing mini sticks each week. Julien was also involved packing and delivering food hampers to needy families prior to Christmas and is a recent recipient of the RBC ‘Make 150 Count’ program to promote volunteering.

 

November

RBC-MJHL Player of the Month

Showcasing his offensive skills, Mackenzie Graham of the Steinbach Pistons has been selected the RBC Player of the Month for November.

Graham, 19, was selected after he scored nine goals and recorded 18 points in 12 games for the Pistons, who sit first overall in the MJHL standings. Aligning to RBC’s #Someday platform, Graham’s #Someday is “to bring a championship to Steinbach and earn a D1 hockey scholarship”.

A native of Toronto, Graham sits second in the MJHL points race with 18 goals and 38 points in 25 games.

The runners up are 18 year old forward Tyler Kirkup of the Virden Oil Capitals and 19 year old forward Justin Metcalf of the Neepawa Natives.

Sher-Wood-MJHL Defenceman of the Month

Consistent both defensively and offensively, Griffin Chwaliboga of the Neepawa Natives had an outstanding month along the blueline.

The 18-year-old from Arborg recorded points in six of seven games last month (2-7-9).

The runners up are 17 year old Tyler Jubenvill of the Winkler Flyers and 20 year old Brady Keeper of the OCN Blizzard.

MGEU-MJHL Goaltender of the Month

Cole Weaver of the Winkler Flyers had a November to remember! The rookie was outstanding, reflected in seven wins (including two shutout efforts). The native of Champlin, Minn., posted a GAA of 2.00 and .926 in nine games.

The runners up are 17 year Matt Radomsky of the Steinbach Pistons and 19 year old Hayden Dola of the Selkirk Stelers.

IBAM-MJHL Rookie of the Month

There’s been no Freshman jitters for Dallas Tulik, 18, of the Winnipeg Blues, who showed his offensive talents last month with 12 points (4-8) in 13 games. The native of Kalamazoo, Mich., sits second overall in Blues’ scoring with 26 points.

The runners up are 17 year old forward Riese Gaber of the Dauphin Kings and 18 year old forward William Koop of the Steinbach Pistons.

Manitoba Pork Peak Performer of the Month

The Manitoba Pork Peak Performer for the month of November is goaltender Riley McVeigh of the Virden Oil Capitals.

This is McVeigh’s first year with the Oil Capitals and he is shining both on and off the ice. The Calgary native is giving back to the community by running goaltending clinics for youth, participating in noon-hour floor hockey games at Virden Junior High School, volunteering at area schools, attending Breakfast Club sessions at the Tundra Oil & Gas Place.

McVeigh, 18, is also the goalie instructor for a minor hockey team in Virden. His positive contributions are much appreciated by all those in Virden and area.

October

RBC-MJHL Player of the Month

Jeremey Leipsic of the Portage Terriers has been named the RBC-MJHL Player of the Month for October.

The Winnipeg native recorded 28 points (9-19) in 14 games. The 19-year-old forward currently leads the MJHL scoring race.

Aligning to RBC’s #Someday platform, Leipsic’s #Someday is “To help the Terriers make another championship run and earn a college scholarship.”

The runners up are 20 year old forward Jake Dudar of the Selkirk Steelers and 20 year old forward Scott Gall of the Winkler Flyers.

Sher-Wood-MJHL Defenceman of the Month

The Sher-wood-MJHL Defenceman of the Month is Brady Keeper of the OCN Blizzard.

Keeper, 20, wasn’t only a stand-out on the blueline, but also contributed offensively with 17 points (8-9) in 13 games. Keeper, who hails from Cross Lake, has committed to University of Maine next season.

The runners up are 19 year old Lawson McDonald of the Winkler Flyers and 18 year old Darby Gula of the Steinbach Pistons.

MGEU-MJHL Goaltender of the Month

Steinbach Pistons were ranked No. 1 in the CJHL several times in October, thanks in large part to the outstanding performance of their goaltender Roman Bengert.

Bengert, 20, has been close to flawless, reflected in his league-leading 11-1 record. The native of Cole Harbour, NS, also has one shutout, and save percentage of .935.

The runners up are 19 year old Emilien Boily of the OCN Blizzard and 20 year old Marc Audet of the Virden Oil Capitals.

IBAM-MJHL Rookie of the Month

While he’s a rookie, Gino Lucia of the Winkler Flyers has shown the poise of a seasoned veteran.

Lucia, 18, currently tops all rookie scorers with seven goals and 16 points in 14 games. A native of  St. Cloud, Minnesota, Lucia is looking forward to helping the Flyers remain near top spot in the MJHL.

The runners up are 18 year old forward Will Koop of the Steinbach Pistons and 18 year old forward Dallas Tulik of the Winnipeg Blues.

Manitoba Pork Peak Performer of the Month

Winkler Flyers’ Will Blake was selected due to his outstanding community involvement. The 19-year-old forward has volunteered with four local groups since joining the Flyers.

Once a week he goes to Maple Leaf School in Morden and helps in the classroom, reading or playing games. He also helps with the Winkler Can Skate program on Mondays and the Winkler Breakfast Club hockey program Wednesday mornings before children go to school.

Will is also an assistant coach with the Morden Atom Bronze team and was lucky enough to attend the NHL Heritage Classic with that team as they were chosen by Hockey Manitoba.

2015 – 2016

March

RBC Player of the Month

Tristan Keck of the Winkler Flyers has been named the RBC Player of the Month for March.

The graduating forward has enjoyed an outstanding MJHL career, highlighted by being named MVP last season. A native of Morris, Keck recorded 16 points (8-8) in 10 games last month.

The runners up are 20 year old forward Brad Bowles of the Portage Terriers and 20 year old forward Daniel Taillefer of the Steinbach Pistons.

Sher-Wood Hockey Defenseman of the Month

Portage Terriers’ blueliner Dean Stewart has been awarded the The Sher-wood Defenseman of the Month for March.

Stewart, 18, has been outstanding both defensively and offensively, reflected in 10 points (1-9) in eight games last month. A native of Portage, Stewart and his teammates recently advanced to the MJHL championship.

The runners up are 19 year old Connor Hamonic of the Winkler Flyers and 20 year old Tyler Edwards of the Winnipeg Blues.

MGEU Goaltender of the Month

The MGEU Goaltender of the Month for March is Nathan Warren of the Winkler Flyers.

Warren, 20, posted a 7-2-1 record during March.  A native of Prince George, his save percentage was .952, while his GAA was 1.78. He recorded one shutout during the month.

The runners up are 19 year old Roman Bengert of the Steinbach Pistons and 20 year old Nathan Park of the Portage Terriers.

IBAM Rookie of the Month

For the second consecutive month, Nick Henry of the Portage Terriers has been named the IBAM Rookie of the Month.

Just 16 years old, the Portage product has displayed the poise of a season veteran. In March he recorded nine points (5-4) in nine games.

The runners up are 18 year old forward Mackenzie Graham of the Steinbach Pistons and 18 year old forward Coltyn Bates of the Winkler Flyers.

February

RBC Player of the Month

For the second consecutive month, a Bowles from the Portage Terriers has been named the RBC Player of the Month. This time around it’s Shawn Bowles, twin brother of Brad, who won the award last month.

Shawn Bowles, who hails from Elkhorn, was red-hot in February, reflected in 19-points (3-16) in eight games for the defending RBC Cup champions.

The runners up are 20 year old forward Cole Smith of the Steinbach Pistons and 19 year old forward Kirklan Lycar of the Dauphin Kings.

Sher-Wood Hockey Defenseman of the Month

For the second consecutive month, Brady Keeper, 19, of the OCN Blizzard was named top defenceman in February.

Keeper, who hails from Cross Lake, was outstanding on the blueline and also contributed offensively with 10 points (3-7) in seven games.

The runners up are 19 year old Zach Whitecloud of the Virden Oil Capitals and 19 year old Jordan Wall of the Winkler Flyers.

MGEU Goaltender of the Month

The MGEU Goaltender of the Month is Sean Kuehn, 20, of the Virden Oil Capitals.

The native of Flower Mound, TX, was outstanding with eight wins  (two shutouts) in 11 games. His GAA was 2.36, and save percentage of .912.

The runners up are 20 year old Nathan Warren of the Winkler Flyers and 20 year old Scott Parsons of the Winnipeg Blues.

IBAM Rookie of the Month

While he may only be 16, Nick Henry of the Portage Terriers has played like a seasoned vet in the MJHL. Playing for his hometown Terriers, the rookie forward produced 16 points (7-9) in eight games in February.

The runners up are 18 year old defenseman Darby Gula of the Steinbach Pistons and 17 year old forward Bennett Dalke of the Virden Oil Capitals.

January

The RBC Player of the Month for January is 20 year old forward Brad Bowles of the Portage Terriers (10 goals and 18 assists in 13 games played). The runners up are 20 year old forward Daniel Taillefer of the Steinbach Pistons and 19 year old forward Scott Gall of the Winkler Flyers.

The Sher-wood Defenseman of the Month for January is 19 year old Brady Keeper of the OCN Blizzard (3 goals, 9 assists in 11 games played). The runners up are 19 year old Brett Orr of the Portage Terriers and 20 year old Zak Hicks of the Winkler Flyers.

The IBAM Rookie of the Month for January is 18 year old forward Bradley Schoonbaert of the Steinbach Pistons (8 goals, 4 assists in 13 games played). The runners up are 18 year old forward Josh Tripp of the Swan Valley Stampeders and 18 year old forward Chase Brakel of the Portage Terriers.

The MGEU Goaltender of the Month is 20 year old Nathan Park of the Portage Terriers (8 wins, 1 loss with 1 shutout, GAA of 1.77 and save percentage of 0. 923). The runners up are 19 year old Jeremy Wik of the Steinbach Pistons and 18 year old Emilien Boily of the OCN Blizzard.

December

The RBC Player of the Month for December is Jake Dudar of the Selkirk Steelers. The Winnipeg product recorded 14 points (5-9) in 11 games for the Steelers.

The 19-year-old forward went on a hot streak in early December, recording seven points (3-4) over a three-game stretch for the Steelers, who have 15 wins and 32 points after 37 games.

The runners up are 20 year old forward Tyler Penner of the Steinbach Pistons and 20 year old forward Shawn Bowles of the Portage Terriers.

Sher-wood Defenseman of the Month

Averaging a point a game, Gavin Froese of the Swan Valley Stampeders has been named Defenseman of the Month. The 20-year-old rearguard recorded four goals and eight assists in eight games played.

The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder was equally outstanding on the blueline for the Stamps who have 15 wins and 35 points after 37 games. A native of Grunthal, Froese has a season total of 24 points (10-14) in 37 games played.

The runners up are 20 year old Davis Ross of the Virden Oil Capitals and 19 year old Ryan Carlson of the Steinbach Pistons.

MGEU Goaltender of the Month

For the second consecutive month, Goaltender of the Month has been awarded to Sean Kuehn, 20, of the Virden Oil Capitals.

Kuehn, who hails from Flower Mound, Tx., finished December with four wins and a GAA of 1.83. A shutout boosted his GAA to a lofty .929.

Overall, Kuehn has 19 wins in 27 games played.

The runners up are 19 year old Roman Bengert of the Steinbach Pistons and 20 year old Nathan Park of the Portage Terriers.

IBAM Rookie of the Month

The IBAM Rookie of the Month for November is Chase Brakel of the Portage Terriers. The Winnipeg native scored eight goals in 10 games for a December total of 10 points.

The runners up are 18 year old forward Ty Enns of the Waywayseecappo Wolverines and 18 year old forward Mackenzie Graham of the Steinbach Pistons.

November

The RBC Player of the Month for November is 20 year old forward Cole Smith of the Steinbach Pistons.

Smith, who hails from Brainerd, Mn., recorded 19 points  (7-12) in 13 games last month. His offensive showing in November topped all MJHL scorers.

The runners up are 20 year old forward Cam Whyte of the Winkler Flyers and 19 year old forward Mack Hardy of the Virden Oil Capitals.

Sher-wood Defenseman of the Month

The Sher-wood Defenseman of the Month for November is Brett Orr of the defending RBC Cup champion Portage Terriers.

Orr, who is not related to Hall of Famer Bobby Orr, not only excelled along the blueline, but also chipped in offensively: 14 points (3-11) in 13 games.

The runners up are 19 year old Zach Whitecloud of the Virden Oil Capitals and 18 year old Lawson McDonald of the Winkler Flyers.

MGEU Goaltender of the Month

A runner-up for this award in October, Sean Kuehn of the Virden Oil Caps was not to be denied this month ─ winning MGEU Goaltender of the Month honours for November.

Kuehn, 20, put together an outstanding 8-2 record last month, highlighted by one shutout and a sparking save percentage of .941. The native of Flower Mound, TX also posted a 1.60 GAA.

The runners up are 19 year old Roman Bengert of the Steinbach Pistons and 20 year old Zach Degraves of the Swan Valley Stampeders.

IBAM Rookie of the Month

The IBAM Rookie of the Month for November is Ben Dalke of the Virden Oil Capitals.

The 17-year-old forward, who hails from La Salle, produced 18 points (6-12) in 12 games ─ topping all MJHL rookies in October.

The runners up are 17 year old forward Josh Tripp of the Swan Valley Stampeders and 16 year old forward Nick Henry of the Portage Terriers.

October

The RBC Player of the Month for October/September is 20 year old forward Brad Bowles of the Portage Terriers (14 goals, 13 assists in 15 games played). The runners up are 20 year old forward Logan Harland of the OCN Blizzard and 20 year old forward Kamerin Nault of the Winnipeg Blues.

The Sher-wood Defenseman of the Month for October/September is 20 year old Zak Hicks of the Winkler Flyers (7 goals, 8 assists in 16 games played). The runners up are 18 year old James Shearer of the Steinbach Pistons and 19 year old Zach Whitecloud of the Virden Oil Capitals.

The MGEU Goaltender of the Month for October/September is 20 year old Nathan Park of the Portage Terriers (12 wins, 0 losses with 5 shutouts, 0.99 GAA and save percentage of 0.953). The runners up are 19 year old Roman Bengert of the Steinbach Pistons and 20 year old Sean Kuehn of the Virden Oil Capitals.

The IBAM Rookie of the Month for October/September is 18 year old forward Matthew Greening of the Dauphin Kings (4 goals, 10 assists in 13 games played). The runners up are 16 year old forward Nick Henry of the Portage Terriers and 18 year old forward Mackenzie Graham of the Steinbach Pistons.

2014 – 2015
March

Jordyn Boyd of the Portage Terriers has been named the RBC Player of the Month for March.

The 20-year-old veteran forward took his offensive game to another level, reflected in 13 points (6-7) in eight playoff games for the Terriers, who have now advanced to the MJHL championship.

Boyd, who hails from Winnipeg, has been a key contributor all season for the Terriers, who will also host the RBC Cup final next month.

The runners up are 20 year old defenseman Jordan Greig of the Virden Oil Capitals and 19 year old forward Kamerin Nault of the Winnipeg Blues.

 

Sher-Wood Hockey Defenseman of the Month

Jordan Greig, 20, of the Virden Oil Capitals has been recognized for this award in March. A prototypical stay-at-home defenceman, Greig’s defensive play did not go unnoticed. The native of Souris also contributed offensively with 10 points in as many games.

The runners up are 20 year old Tanner Jago of the Portage Terriers and 20 year old Landon Cross of the Steinbach Pistons.

 

MGEU Goaltender of the Month

You could call him Mr. Perfect ─ Justin Laforest of the Portage Terriers. The 19-year-old from Carlton Place, Ont., went a perfect 7-0 last month, highlited by four shutout performances. His GAA was an unbelievable 0.82, while his save percentage was .964.

The runners up are 20 year old Nick Deery of the Steinbach Pistons and 19 year old Scott Parson of the Winnipeg Blues.

 

IBAM Rookie of the Month

 

Colton Veloso of the Steinbach Pistons has more than held his own during the post-season action. The 17-year-old rookie from Winnipeg recorded five points (2-3) in seven games.

The runners up are 18 year old forward Maverick Rafter of the Winnipeg Blues and 18 year old defenseman Zack Whitecloud of the Virden Oil Capitals.

 

February

Tristan Mullin of the Swan Valley Stampeders has been named the RBC Player of the Month for February.

Mullin, 18, was the model of consistently in recording 21 points (11-10) in 12 games for the Stamps, who are now preparing for the upcoming MJHL playoffs.

Mullin, who hails from Cartwright, sits atop the Stamps’ scoring race with 23 goals and 50 points in 57 games.

The runners up are 19 year old forward Kamerin Nault of the Winnipeg Blues and 19 year old forward Hayden Goderis of the Steinbach  Pistons.

 

Sher-Wood Hockey Defenseman of the Month

Brady Keeper of the OCN Blizzard has recognized for his steady, outstanding play along the blueline, being named the top D-man for February.

The 18-year-old rookie from Cross Lake also contributed offensively for the Blizzard with five goals and 12 points in 12 games.

The runners up are 20 year old Mack Heisinger of the Winnipeg Blues and 20 year old Tanner Jago of the Portage Terriers.

 

MGEU Goaltender of the Month

Goaltender Nick Deery of the Steinbach Pistons, who was a runner-up for this award in January, took his game to another level in February, reflected in a heady 6-2 record, highlited by a pair of shutouts.

Deery, 20, posted an outstanding 1.50 GAA and .952 save percentage.

The runners up are 20 year old Dasan Sydora of the Winkler Flyers and 20 year old Brian Archibald of the Winnipeg Blues.

 

IBAM Rookie of the Month

While Connor Shaw is a rookie with the Dauphin Kings, he played like a seasoned vet in February. Hailing from Dauphin, Shaw had a 5-2 record last month, with a 3.14 GAA and .908 save percentage.

The runners up are 18 year old forward Devin Muir of  the OCN Blizzard and 17 year old forward Gianluca Esteves of the Winnipeg Blues.

 

January

Portage Terriers continue to dominate the MJHL, bolstered by an outstanding collection of players. Shawn Bowles of the Terriers was outstanding last month, earning him the RBC Player of the Month award.

Bowles, 19, exploded for 19 points (6-13) in 10 games for the league-leading Terriers, who remain No. 1 in the CJHL’s weekly rankings.

Bowles, who hails from Elkhorn, sits second in team scoring with 66 points (23-43) in 48 games. A 6-foot-2, power forward, Bowles and his teammates look forward to hosting this year’s RBC Cup (May 9-17).

The runners up are 19 year old forward Daniel Taillefer of the Steinbach Pistons and 19 year old forward Kamerin Nault of  the Winnipeg Blues.

 

Sher-Wood Hockey Defenseman of the Month

Winnipeg Blues continue to sit near the top of the MJHL standings, due to the outstanding  performance of players such as Mack Heisinger, who has been named top defenceman for February.

The 20-year-old from Winnipeg was not only solid on the blueline, but also contributed offensively with 13 points (1-12) in 11 games last month.

The runners up are 20 year old Tanner Jago of the Portage Terriers and 20 year old Jordan Greig of the Virden Oil Capitals.

 

MGEU Goaltender of the Month

Justin Laforest of the Portage Terriers has emerged as the top goaltender for February. A runner-up for the award in January, the native of Carlton Place, Ont., continued his outstanding play, reflected in a perfect 7-0 record, which included three shutouts.

Laforest, 19, sported a nifty save percentage of .941 and 1.57 GAA.

The runners up are 20 year old Nick Deery of the Steinbach  Pistons and 20 year old Mitch Wiebe of the Waywayseecappo Wolverines.

 

IBAM Rookie of the Month

Devin Muir, 18, of the OCN Blizzard topped all freshmen last month. The product of Oak Bluff produced 14 points in 12 games. He also sits atop team scoring for the Blizzard with 14 goals and 38 points in 43 games played.

The runners up are 17 year old defenseman James Shearer of the Steinbach Pistons and 16 year old forward Dylan Thiessen of the Virden Oil Capitals.

 

December

Zack Waldvogel of the Portage Terriers has been named December’s RBC Player of the Month.

Waldvogel, 20, was outstanding offensively reflected in 17 points (5-12) in nine games for the Terriers, who repeatedly have been ranked No. 1 in the CJHL this season. The Terrier veteran, who hails from Portage, also sits atop his club points race with 20 goals and 52 points in 41 games.

The runners up are 20 year old forward Soren Frederiksen of the Virden Oil Capitals and 19 year old forward Tyler Penner of the Steinbach Pistons.

 

Sher-Wood Hockey Defenseman of the Month

Jordan Greig of the Virden Oil Capitals is a mainstay on the blueline for the club, earning him December’s Sher-Wood D-Man of the month  honours.

The native of Souris plays a solid defensive style, in addition to an offensive flare ─ eight points (1-7) in nine games last month.

The runners up are 20 year old Tanner Jago of the Portage Terriers and 20 year old Landon Cross of the Steinbach Pistons.

 

 MGEU Goaltender of the Month

Graham Hunt continues to show why he’s regarded as one of the best goaltenders in the MJHL. The native of Concord, MA., was outstanding in December, posting three shutouts, enroute to four wins in five starts. His stats were mind boggling over that span: 1.20 GAA and .962 save percentage.

The runners up are 20 year old Teagan Sacher of the Selkirk Steelers and 19 year old Justin Laforest of the Portage Terriers.

 

IBAM Rookie of the Month

The IBAM Rookie of the Month is Rylee Zimmer of the Waywayseecappo Wolverines.

The 17-year-old forward tallied eight points (3-5) in five games for the Wolves. A native of Russell, Zimmer is considered one of the bright stars of the future in the MJHL.

The runners up are 16 year old forward Dylan Thiessen of the Virden Oil Capitals and 18 year old forward Rylan Freed of the Dauphin Kings.

 

November

Tyler Penner of the Steinbach Pistons has been named the RBC Player of the Month in the MJHL.

The 19-year-old forward from Winnipeg exploded offensively with 16 points (10-6) in 12 games for the Pistons, who have 17 wins and 37 points after 27 games.

The runners up are 19 year old forward Taeron Lewis of the Winnipeg Blues and 19 year old forward Drake Lindsay of the Neepawa Natives.

Sher-Wood Hockey Defenseman of the Month

The outstanding play of defenceman Davis Ross is a contributing reason why the Portage Terriers are having a spectacular season. Ross, who hails from Fort Francis, is arguably one of the best blueliners in the league.

Ross, 19, also contributed offensively last month with 10 points in 11 games.

The runners up are 20 year old Ryan Bittner of the Winnipeg Blues and 20 year old Taylor Friesen of the Portage Terriers.

MGEU Goaltender of the Month

The MGEU Goaltender of the Month for November is Sean Kuehn of the Virden Oil Capitals.

Kuehn, who hails from the hockey hotbed of Flower Mound, Tx, was outstanding last month, reflected in a 6-2 record and 2.75 GAA. His save percentage was .921.

The runners up are 19 year old Justin Laforest of the Portage Terriers and 20 year old Dasan Sydora of the Winkler Flyers.

IBAM Rookie of the Month

The IBAM Rookie of the Month for November is Dylan Thiessen of the Virden Oil Capitals.

A runner-up for the same award last month, the 17-year-old from Winnipeg continued his strong play, reflected in nine points (4-5) in 12 games last month.

The runners up are 17 year old defenseman James Shearer of the Steinbach Pistons (November’s IBAM winner) and 17 year old goaltender Hayden Dola of the Selkirk Steelers.

October

Brad Bowles of the Portage Terriers has been named the RBC Player of the Month for October.

The 19-year-old forward from Elkhorn led all MJHL scorers last month with four goals and 18 points in 13 games for the Terriers, who have twice been ranked No. 1 overall in the CJHL.

The runners up are 19 year old forward Tristan Keck of the Winkler Flyers and 19 year old forward Tyler Penner of the Steinbach Pistons.

Sher-Wood Hockey Defenseman of the Month

Virden Oil Capitals’ Kevin Pochuk has been named top D-man last month in the MJHL. The Winnipeg native was outstanding both in the D-zone and offensively, reflected in five goals and 17 points in 15 games.

The runners up are 20 year old Ryan Bittner of the Winnipeg Blues and 20 year old Tanner Jago of the Portage Terriers.

MGEU Goaltender of the Month

Dasan Sydora has been outstanding in the Winkler Flyers’ net, earning him the MGEU Goaltender of the Month for October.

Sydora, 20, was close to flawless last month, reflected in an 8-1 record, with a 2.00 GAA. The native of Red Deer also posted two shutouts, highlited with a sparkling .938 save percentage.

The runners up 20 year old Talor Joseph of the Portage Terriers and 17 year old Hayden Dola of the Selkirk Steelers.

IBAM Rookie of the Month

For the second consecutive month, Steinbach Pistons’ freshman defenceman James Shearer, 17, has been named top rookie of the month. The native of Brandon showcased his playmaking abilities, reflected in 11 assists and 12 points overall in 12 games.

The runners up are 16 year old forward Dylan Thiessen of the Virden Oil Capitals and 18 year old defenseman Jordan Valentino of the Swan Valley Stampeders.

September

Grant Valiquette of the OCN Blizzard has been named the RBC Player of the Month for September.

The 20-year-old forward from Dryden started the season with a bang, scoring six goals in as many games. In total, he has 12 points. Valiquette and his teammates will be in Winnipeg this weekend for the 11th annual Old Dutch/MJHL Showcase Weekend which takes place at the MTS Iceplex. The runners up are 20 year old forward Zack Waldvogel of the Portage Terriers and 20 year old forward Brett Brooks of the Winnipeg Blues.

Sher-Wood Hockey Defenseman of the Month – Taylor Friesen of the Portage Terriers has been named top D-man for September. The 6-foot-1 product of Steinbach was not only outstanding on the blueline, but also chipped in offensive with nine points (1-8) in five games. The runners up are 20 year old Mack Heisinger of the Winnipeg Blues and 19 year old Davis Ross of the Portage Terriers.

MGEU Goaltender of the Month – Talor Joseph has been a key contributor to the Portage Terriers posting an unblemished record after five starts this season. The 20-year-old goaltender from Sherwood Park, AB., was undefeated in three starts, boasting a sparkling GAA of 1.33. The runners up are 19 year old Scott Parsons of the Winnipeg Blues and 20 year old Nick Deery of the Steinbach Pistons.

IBAM Rookie of the Month – James Shearer of the Steinbach Pistons was named top freshman for September. The 17-year-old forward from Brandon is off to a hot start with five points (2-3) in four games. The runners up are 18 year old forward Devin Muir of the OCN Blizzard and 17 year old forward Gianluca Esteves of the Winnipeg Blues.

March

RBC Player of the Month is 20 year old forward Dylan Butler of the Dauphin Kings (6 goals, 5 assists in 8 games played which were all wins). The runners up are 20 year old forward Artsiom Kalashnikov of the Virden Oil Capitals and 20 year old defenseman Channing Bresciani of the Winnipeg Blues.

Sherwood Hockey Defenseman of the Month is 20 year old Channing Bresciani of the Winnipeg Blues (1 goal, 7 assists in 11 games played). The runners up are 18 year old Chandler Irvin of the Dauphin Kings and 19 year old Mack Heisinger of the Winnipeg Blues.

IBAM Rookie of the Month is 17 year old forward Clay Tait of the Winnipeg Blues (4 goals, 4 assists in 11 games played). The runners up are 18 year old forward Brad Bowles of the Portage Terriers and 18 year old defenseman Brad Reichardt of the Virden Oil Capitals.

MGEU Goaltender of the Month is 19 year old Michael Stiliadis of the Dauphin Kings (GAA of 1.00, Save percentage of 0.952 and 4 shutouts in 8 games played). The runners up are 20 year old Byron Spriggs of the Winnipeg Blues and 20 year old Zach Rakochy of the Steinbach Pistons.

February

RBC Player of the Month is 20 year old forward Parker Thomas of the Selkirk Steelers (7 goals and 13 assists in 10 games played). The runners up are 18 year old forward Corey Haverstick of the Virden Oil Capitals and 18 year old forward Daniel Taillefer of the Steinbach Pistons.

Sherwood Hockey Defenseman of the Month is 19 year old Joel Messner of the Selkirk Steelers (2 goals and 10 assists in 10 games played). The runners up are 18 year old Kevin Pochuk of the Virden Oil Capitals and 20 year old Channing Bresciani of the Winnipeg Blues.

IBAM Rookie of the Month is 17 year old forward Jake Dudar of the Virden Oil Capitals (1 goal and 9 assists in 14 games played). The runners up are 18 year old forward Tyler Penner of the Steinbach Pistons and 16 year old forward Tyler Jeanson of the Portage Terriers.

MGEU Goaltender of the Month is 19 year old Jordan Piccolino of the Dauphin Kings. (1.50 GAA, 4 wins and 2 losses, 0.949 save percentage). The runners up are 18 year old Nathan Park of the Selkirk Steelers and 20 year old Braeden Ostepchuk of the Selkirk Steelers.

January

RBC Player of the Month is 20 year old forward Parker Thomas of the Selkirk Steelers. He recorded 5 goals and 18 assists in 13 games played (all wins for Selkirk). The runners up are 20 year old forward Tyler Grove of the OCN Blizzard and 19 year old forward Tanner Lomsnes of the Dauphin Kings.

Sherwood Hockey Defenseman of the Month is 19 year old Joel Messner of the Selkirk Steelers. He recorded 3 goals and 8 assists in 13 games played. The runners up are 17 year old Justin Baudry of the Steinbach Pistons and 18 year old Kevin Pochuk of the Virden Oil Capitals.

IBAM Rookie of the Month is 16 year old forward Tyler Jeanson of the Portage Terriers. He recorded 5 goals and 2 assists in 10 games played. The runners up are 18 year old forward Carter Johnson of the Swan Valley Stampeders and 18 year old goaltender Scott Parsons of the Winnipeg Blues.

MGEU Goaltender of the Month is 20 year old Zach Rakochy of the Steinbach Pistons. He recorded a GAA of 2.00 alogn with three shutouts and a save percentage of 0.925. He had a won/loss record of 4 wins and 5 losses. The runners up are 19 year old Michael Stiliadis of the Dauphin Kings and 20 year old Braeden Ostepchuk of the Selkirk Steelers.

2013
December

RBC Player of the Month is 20 year old forward Parker Thomas of the Selkirk Steelers (6 goals and 10 assists in 8 games played). The runners up are 19 year old forward Colin Baudry of the Steinbach Pistons and 18 year old forward Kamerin Nault of the Winnipeg Blues.

Sherwood Hockey Defenseman of the Month is 20 year old Matt Franczyk of the Steinbach Pistons (1 goal and 9 assists in 11 games played). The runners up are 19 year old Joel Messner of the Selkirk Steelers and 19 year old Clay Van Diest of the Portage Terriers.

IBAM Rookie of the Month is 16 year old Jackson Keane of the Winnipeg Blues (4 goals and 5 assists in 8 games played). The runners up are 16 year old forward Tyler Jeanson of the Portage Terriers and 17 year old forward Scott Gall of the Winkler Flyers.

MGEU Goaltender of the Month is 20 year old Braeden Ostepchuk of the Selkirk Steelers (6 wins and 0 losses with a GAA of 1.83 , 2 shutouts and save percentage of 0.951). The runners up are 19 year old Talor Joseph of the Portage Terriers and 19 year old Michael Stiliadis of the Dauphin Kings.

November

RBC Player of the Month is 20 year old forward Max Flanagan of the Swan Valley Stampeders. He recorded 16 points in 14 games with 9 goals and 7 assists. The runners up are 20 year old forward Warren Callis of the Winnipeg Blues and 19 year old forward Zack Waldvogel of the Portage Terriers.

Sherwood Hockey Defenseman of the Month is 20 year old Channing Bresciani of the Winnipeg Blues. He recorded 10 points in 13 games with 2 goals and 8 assists. The runners up are 19 year old Joel Messner of the Selkirk Steelers and 18 year old Kevin Pochuk of the Virden Oil Capitals.

IBAM Rookie of the Month is 18 year old forward Shawn Bowles of the Portage Terriers. He recorded 14 points in 13 games played with 8 goals and 6 assists. The runners up are 18 year old forward Scott Rowswell of the Winnipeg Blues and 18 year old forward Carter Johnson of the Swan Valley Stampeders.

MGEU Goaltender of the Month is 20 year old Braeden Ostepchuk of the Selkirk Steelers. He recorded 7 wins and 0 losses with a GAA of 1.28, a save percentage of 0.957 and two shutouts. The runners up are 19 year old Kyler Beckett of the Virden Oil Capitals and 20 year old Zach Rakochy of the Steinbach Pistons.

October

RBC Player of the Month is 20 year old forward Damien Kulynych of the OCN Blizzard. He recorded 22 points in 11 games with 6 goals and 16 assists. The runners up are 20 year old forward Parker Thomas of the Selkirk Steelers and 19 year old forward Zack Waldvogel of the Portage Terriers.

Sherwood Hockey Defenseman of the Month is 19 year old Clay Van Diest of the Portage Terriers. He recorded 9 points on 3 goals and 6 assists in October. The runners up are 20 year old Joel Messner of the Selkirk Steelers and 20 year old Garrett Schmitz of the Steinbach Pistons.

IBAM Rookie of the Month is 18 year old forward Riley Hillis of the Neepawa Natives. He recorded 7 goals and 2 assists for 9 points in October. The runners up are 17 year old forward Jake Dudar of the Virden Oil Capitals and 17 year old goaltender Zac Robidoux of the Portage Terriers.

MGEU Goaltender of the Month is 20 year old Braeden Ostepchuk of the Selkirk Steelers. In October he recorded 7 wins and 3 losses with a GAA of 2.1 and a save percentage of .930 along with one shutout. The runners up are 19 year old Nicholas Deery of the Steinbach Pistons and 18 year old Scott Parsons of the Winnipeg Blues.

September

RBC Player of the Month is 20 year old forward Mitch Deacon of the Swan Valley Stampeders (4 goals, 11 assists in 6 games played) to lead the league in scoring. The runners up are 20 year old forward Justin Augert of the Steinbach Pistons and 20 year old forward Max Flanagan of the Swan Valley Stampeders.

Sherwood Hockey Defenseman of the Month is 17 year old Justin Baudry of the Steinbach Pistons (1 goal, 5 assists in 5 games played). He led his team to five wins and no losses in September. The runners up are 19 year old Carey Morrison of the Selkirk Steelers and 20 year old Tanner Butler of the Dauphin Kings.

IBAM Rookie of the Month is 18 year old forward Carter Johnson of the Swan Valley Stampeders (4 goals, 5 assists in 6 games played) to lead the league in Rookie scoring. The runners up are 18 year old forward Shawn Bowles of the Portage Terriers and 18 year old goaltender Scott Parsons of the Winnipeg Blues.

MGEU Goaltender of the Month is 19 year old Nicholas Deery of the Steinbach Pistons (3 wins, 0 losses with 1.67 GAA and 0.951 save percentage). The runners up are 20 year old Adam Iwan of the Virden Oil Capitals and 19 year old Brian Archibald of the Dauphin Kings.

March

RBC Player of the Month is 20 year old forward Myles Nykoluk of the Steinbach Pistons. He recorded 17 points (6 goals, 11 assists in 12 games played) and led the Pistons to two playoff series wins and into the league finals. The runners up are 20 year old forward Guillaume Naud of the Dauphin Kings and 20 year old forward Richard Olson of the Steinbach Pistons.

Sherwood Hockey Defenseman of the Month is 20 year old Kyle Rous of the Steinbach Pistons. He led all defensemen in scoring with 3 goals and 6 assists in 12 games played. The runners up are 19 year old Tanner Butler of the Dauphin Kings and 20 year old Nathan Bruyere of the OCN Blizzard.

IBAM Rookie of the Month is 18 year old forward Tanner Lomsnes of the Dauphin Kings. He led all rookies in scoring with 6 points (2 goals, 4 assists) in ten games played. The runners up are 18 year old forward Brendan Hopkins of the Steinbach Pistons and 18 year old forward Liam Bilton of the Winnipeg Blues.

MGEU Goaltender of the Month is 20 year old Corey Koop of the Steinbach Pistons. He recorded two shutouts and a win/loss record of 7 – 5. His GAA was 2.43 and he recorded a save percentage of 0.921. The runners up are 20 year old Jeremy Pominville of the Dauphin Kings and 20 year old Justin McDonald of the OCN Blizzard.

February

RBC Player of the Month is 20 year old forward Jon Gaudet of the Dauphin Kings. Jon led all scorers in the league for February with 24 points on 14 goals and 10 assists in 11 games. The runners up are 20 year old forward Jesse Sinatynski of the Dauphin Kings and 20 year old forward Jeremy Olinyk of the Winnipeg Blues.

Sherwood Hockey Defenseman of the Month is 19 year old Tanner Butler of the Dauphin Kings. He led all defensemen in scoring with 17 points with 1 goal and 16 assists in February. The runners up are 20n year old Kyle Rous of the Steinbach Pistons and 20 year old David Haaf of the Waywayseecappo Wolverines.

IBAM Rookie of the Month is 17 year old Tristan Keck of the Winkler Flyers. He recorded 13 points on 5 goals and 8 assists for the month. The runners up are 17 year old forward Drake Lindsay of the Neepawa Natives and 18 year old goaltender Brenden Fiebelkorn of the Waywayseecappo Wolverines.

MGEU Goaltender of the Month is 19 year old Isaiah Plett of the Winnipeg Blues. He recorded one shutout and had six wins and no losses in February for a GAA of 1.33 along with a save percentage of 95.6%. The runners up are 20 year old Jeremy Pominville of the Dauphin Kings and 19 year old Byron Spriggs of the Winnipeg Blues.

January

RBC Player of the Month is 20 year old forward Jesse Sinatynski of the Dauphin Kings. He recorded 21 points in 10 games played with 10 goals and 11 assists. Sinatynski led all scorers in the league in January. The runners up are 20 year old forward Jeremy Olinyk of the Winnipeg Blues and 20 year old forward Jory Mullin of the Winkler Flyers.

Sherwood Hockey Defenseman of the Month is 20 year old Kyle Rous of the Steinbach Pistons who scored 12 points on 5 goals and 7 assists in 12 games played in January. The runners up are 18 year old Tanner Jago of the Winkler Flyers and 18 year old Jordan Greig of the Virden Oil Capitals.

IBAM Rookie of the Month is 17 year old forward Tristan Keck of the Winkler Flyers. He led all rookies in scoring with 15 points on 9 goals and 6 assists in the month of January. The runners up are 18 year old defenseman Jordan Greig of the Virden Oil Capitals and 18 year old forward Mitchell Eisenberg of the Swan Valley Stampeders.

MGEU Goaltender of the Month is 19 year old Isaiah Plett of the Winnipeg Blues. He recorded a GAA of 2.00 and a save percentage of 0.928 with a record of 6 wins and 1 loss. The runners up are 20 year old Jeremy Pominville of the Dauphin Kings and 20 year old Reed Peters of the Winkler Flyers.

2012
December

RBC Player of the Month is 19 year old forward Parker Thomas of the Selkirk Steelers (7 goals, 15 assists in 10 games played) to lead all scorers for the month. The runners up are 20 year old forward Jon Gaudet of the Dauphin Kings and 18 year old forward Colin Baudry of the Swan Valley Stampeders.

Sherwood Hockey Defenseman of the Month is 19 year old Tanner Butler of the Dauphin Kings (3 goals, 8 assists in 11 games played). The runners up are 18 year old Sean Collins of the Virden Oil Capitals and 18 year old Landon Peel of the Swan Valley Stampeders.

IBAM Rookie of the Month is 18 year old goaltender Brian Archibald of the Dauphin Kings (3 wins, 1 loss, 3.0 GAA, 1 shutout and 0.891 save percentage). The runners up are 18 year old goaltender Kyler Beckett of the Virden Oil Capitals and 17 year old forward Tristan Keck of the Winkler Flyers.

MGEU Goaltender of the Month is 19 year old Adam Iwan of the Portage Terriers (4 wins, 2 losses, 2.5 GAA and 0.923 save percentage). The runners up are 20 year old Landon Noel of the Swan Valley Stampeders and 20 year old Riley Feser of the Selkirk Steelers.

November

RBC Player of the Month is 19 year old forward Tyler Grove of the OCN Blizzard (8 goals, 7 assists in 9 games played). The runners up are 20 year old forward Jon Gaudet of the Dauphin Kings and 20 year old forward Connor Cleverley of the Winnipeg Blues.

Sherwood Hockey Defenseman of the Month is 17 year old Garrett Johnston of the Swan Valley Stampeders. He led all defensemen in scoring with 4 goals and 12 assists in 11 games played. The runners up are 18 year old Landon Peel of the Swan Valley Stampeders and 20 year old Kyle Rous of the Steinbach Pistons.

IBAM Rookie of the Month is 17 year old defenseman Garrett Johnston of the Swan Valley Stampeders. He led all rookies in scoring with 16 points on 4 goals and 12 assists. The runners up are 18 year old Mitchell Eisenberg of the Swan Valley Stampeders and 18 year old forward Grant Valiquette of the OCN Blizzard.

MGEU Goaltender of the Month is 20 year old Jeremy Pominville of the Dauphin Kings. In November his record was 5 wins, 1 loss and he had a GAA of 1.83. He also had 2 shutouts and a Save percentage of .936. The runners up are 19 year old Trent Michalick of the Selkirk Steelers and 20 year old Justin McDonald of the OCN Blizzard.

October

RBC Player of the Month is 20 year old forward Guillaume Naud of the Dauphin Kings (7 goals, 10 assists in 12 games played). The runners up are 20 year old forward Jesse Sinatynski of the Dauphin Kings and 20 year old goaltender Landon Noel of the Swan Valley Stampeders.

Sherwood Hockey Defenseman of the Month is 20 year old David Haaf of the Waywayseecappo Wolverines (7 goals, 6 assists in 12 games played). The runners up are 19 year old Riley Hiebert of the Swan Valley Stampeders and 19 year old Tanner Butler of the Dauphin Kings.

IBAM Rookie of the Month is 17 year old forward Tristan Keck of the Winkler Flyers (5 goals, 9 assists in 10 games played). The runners up are 18 year old goaltender Brian Archibald of the Dauphin Kings and 17 year old forward Drake Bodie of the Waywayseecappo Wolverines.

MGEU Goaltender of the Month is 20 year old Justin McDonald of the OCN Blizzard (2.63 GAA, .922 save percentage, 6 wins, 2 losses and 2 shutouts). The runners up are 19 year old Byron Spriggs of the Winnipeg Blues and 20 year old Landon Noel of the Swan Valley Stampeders.

September

RBC Player of the Month is 19 year old forward Parker Thomas of the Selkirk Steelers (7 goals, 3 assists in 5 games). The runners up are 20 year old forward Richard Olson of the Virden Oil Capitals and 20 year old forward Brett Pinkerton of the Waywayseecappo Wolverines.

Sherwood Hockey Defenseman of the Month is 20 year old Thomas Ward-Cardinal of the OCN Blizzard (3 goals, 5 assists in 6 games). The runners up are 18 year old Tanner Jago of the Winkler Flyers and 19 year old Josh Elmes of the OCN Blizzard.

IBAM Rookie of the Month is 16 year old defenseman Justin Baudry of the Steinbach Pistons (0 goals, 3 assists in 5 games). The runners up are 18 year old forward Brady Constant of the OCN Blizzard and 18 year old Jordan Grieg of the Virden Oil Capitals.

MGEU Goaltender of the Month is 20 year old Justin McDonald of the OCN Blizzard (3 wins, 0 losses with a 0.99 GAA and 1 shutout). The runners up are 19 year old Isaiah Plett of the Winnipeg Blues and 19 year old Byron Spriggs of the Winnipeg Blues.

March

RBC Player of the Month is 20 year old forward Craig Scott of the Winnipeg Saints. He led all players in scoring for the month (10 goals, 5 assists in 11 games).

Sherwood Hockey Defenseman of the Month is 19 year old Nathan Bruyere of the OCN Blizzard. He tied for the team lead in scoring in March with 5 goals and 4 assists in 11 games.

Husky Energy Rookie of the Month is 18 year old forward Dylan Butler of the Portage Terriers. He led all rookies in scoring for March (2 goals, 6 assists in 9 games).

MGEU Goaltender of the Month is 18 year old Adam Iwan of the Portage Terriers. He posted 7 wins and only 1 loss with a GAA of 2.28 and a save percentage of .914.

February

RBC Player of the Month is 19 year old forward Daniel Fainman of the Winkler Flyers ( 5 goals, 18 assists in 11 games played). The runners up are 17 year old forward Brendan Harms of the Portage Terriers and 20 year old forward Jason Gardiner of the Winnipeg Saints.

Sherwood Hockey Defenseman of the Month is 20 year old Paul Bonar of the Winnipeg Blues ( 1 goal, 12 assists in 10 games played). The runners up are 20 year old Brenden Kotyk of the Dauphin Kings and 20 year old Dylan Heide of the Selkirk Steelers.

Husky Energy Rookie of the Month is 18 year old forward Derrick Brooks of the Neepawa Natives ( 5 goals, 6 assists in 11 games played). The runners up are 18 year old forward Justin Valentino of the Swan Valley Stampeders and 17 year old defenseman Tanner Jago of the Winkler Flyers.

MGEU Goaltender of the Month is 18 year old Jayson Argue of the Swan Valley Stampeders ( 5 wins 3 losses, 1.87 GAA, 0.933 save percentage). The runners up are 19 year old Dawson Guhle of the Dauphin Kings and 18 year old Isaiah Plett of the Winnipeg Blues.

January

RBC Player of the Month is 18 year old forward Brent Wold of the Portage Terriers (9 goals, 11 assists in 12 games played). The runners up are 19 year old Jesse Sinatynski of the Dauphin Kings and 18 year old goaltender Jayson Argue of the Swan Valley Stampeders.

Sherwood Hockey Defenseman of the Month is 20 year old Lane Werbowski of the Selkirk Steelers (3 goals, 7 assists in 8 games played). The runners up are 20 year old Brenden Kotyk of the Dauphin Kings and 20 year old Dylan Heide of the Selkirk Steelers.

Husky Energy Rookie of the Month is 17 year old forward Colin Baudry of the Swan Valley Stampeders (4 goals, 8 assists in 12 games played). The runners up are 18 year old goaltender Isaiah Plett of the Winnipeg Blues and 18 year old forward Justin Valentino of the Swan Valley Stampeders.

MGEU Goaltender of the Month is 18 year old Jayson Argue of the Swan Valley Stampeders (record of 8 wins, 1 loss. A 2.11 GAA and a save percentage of .930). The runners up are 20 year old Shea Cooper of the Portage Terriers and 19 year old Adam Harris of the Selkirk Steelers.

2011
December 

RBC Player of the Month is 19 year old forward Jesse Sinatynski of the Dauphin Kings (13 goals, 9 assists in 9 games played). The runners up are 20 year old forward Andrew Wiebe of the Portage Terriers and 18 year old forward Jared Morris of the Winnipeg Blues.

Sherwood Hockey Defenseman of the Month is 20 year old Brenden Kotyk of the Dauphin Kings (4 goals, 8 assists in 9 games played). The runners up are 20 year old Dylan Heide of the Selkirk Steelers and 20 year old Steven Sorenson of the Winkler Flyers.

Husky Energy Rookie of the Month is 17 year old defenseman Tanner Jago of the Winkler Flyers (2 goals, 7 assists in 9 games played). The runners up are 16 year old forward Kurt Keats of the Winnipeg Blues and 18 year old goaltender Isaiah Plett of the Winnipeg Blues.

MGEU Goaltender of the Month is 20 year old Shea Cooper of the Portage Terriers ( record of 4 and 3, 16 goals allowed, 2.28 GAA and 1 Shutout). The runners up are 18 year old Jayson Argue of the Swan Valley Stampeders and 20 year old Cory Simons of the Waywayseecappo Wolverines.

November

RBC Player of the Month is 20 year old forward Shaquille Merasty of the Portage Terriers. The runners up are 18 year old forward Parker Thomas of the Selkirk Steelers and 19 year old forward Jesse Sinatynski of the Dauphin Kings.

Sherwood Hockey Defenseman of the Month is 20 year old Steve Sorenson of the Winkler Flyers. The runners up are 20 year old Dylan Heide of the Selkirk Steelers and 17 year old Tanner Jago of the Winkler Flyers.

Husky Energy Rookie of the Month is 16 year old forward Kurt Keats of the Winnipeg Blues. The runners up are 17 year old defenseman Tanner Jago of the Winkler Flyers and 17 year old goaltender Teagan Sacher of the Winnipeg Saints.

MGEU Goaltender of the Month is 19 year old Dawson Guhle of the Dauphin Kings. The runners up are 20 year old Matt Krahn of the OCN Blizzard and 19 year old Cory Simons of the Waywayseecappo Wolverines.

October

RBC Player of the Month is 19 year old forward Jeremy Olynyk of the Winnipeg Blues. The runners up are 19 year old forward Jesse Sinatynski of the Dauphin Kings and 20 year old forward Chapen Leblond of the Winkler Flyers.

Sherwood Hockey Defenseman of the Month is 20 year old Lane Werbowski of the Selkirk Steelers. The runners up are 18 year old Yvan Pattyn of the Portage Terriers and 20 year old Paul Bonar of the Winnipeg Blues.

Husky Energy Rookie of the Month is 18 year old forward Justin Valentino of the Swan Valley Stampeders. The runners up are 17 year old defenseman Tanner Jago of the Winkler Flyers and 18 year old goaltender Isaiah Plett of the Winnipeg Blues.

MGEU Goaltender of the Month is 18 year old Tyler Oswald of the Winkler Flyers. The runners up are 20 year old Shea Cooper of the Portage Terriers and 17 year old Teagan Sacher of the Winnipeg Saints.

September 

RBC Player of the Month is 19 year old forward Jeremy Olinyk of the Winnipeg Blues. The runners up are 20 year old forward David Conrad of the Selkirk Steelers and 18 year old forward Brent Wold of the Portage Terriers.

Sherwood Hockey Defenseman of the Month is18 year old Hudson Friesen of the Selkirk Steelers. The runners up are 18 year old Channing Bresianni of the Winnipeg Blues and 20 year old Brenden Kotyk of the Dauphin Kings.

Husky Energy Rookie of the Month is 17 year old defenseman Tanner Jago of the Winkler Flyers. The runners up are 18 year old forward Tyson Stoesz of the Winkler Flyers and 18 year old forward Justin Valentino of the Swan Valley Stampeders.

MGEU Goaltender of the Month 18 year old Jayson Argue of the Swan Valley Stampeders. The runners up are 18 year old Isaiah Plett of the Winnipeg Blues and 20 year old Matt Krahn of the OCN Blizzard.

February

RBC Player of the Month is 20 year old forward Michael Wilgosh of the Winkler Flyers. The runners up are 19 year old forward Brett Chartier of the Winnipeg Saints and 20 year old forward Kyle Johnson of the Dauphin Kings.

Sherwood Hockey Defenseman of the Month is 20 year old Brad Haber of the Winkler Flyers. The runners up are 19 year old Brenden Kotyk of the Dauphin Kings and 20 year old Jordan Davies of the Winnipeg Saints.

Husky Energy Rookie of the Month is 17 year old Brent Wold of the Portage Terriers. The runners up are 18 year old Bryn Chyzyk of the Dauphin Kings and 16 year old Brendan Harms of the Portage Terriers.

MGEU Goaltender of the Month is 19 year old Matt Krahn of the OCN Blizzard. The runners up are 20 year old Brett Willows of the Dauphin Kings and 18 year old Jason Kasdorf of the Portage Terriers.

January

RBC Player of the Month for January 2011 is 19 year old forward Stephane Pattyn of the Portage Terriers. The runners up are 20 year old forward Kyle Johnson of the Dauphin Kings and 19 year old forward Paul Van de Velde of the Waywayseecappo Wolverines.

Husky Energy Rookie of the Month for January 2011 is 17 year old forward Russell Trudeau of the Steinbach Pistons. The runners up are 18 year old forward Bryn Chyzyk of the Dauphin Kings and 17 year old forward Shane Gingera of the Winnipeg Saints.

Sherwood Hockey Defenseman of the Month is 19 year old Brenden Kotyk of the Dauphin Kings. The runners up are 20 year old Dale Warkentin of the OCN Blizzard and 18 year old Kyle Rous of the Steinbach Pistons.

MGEU Goaltender of the Month is 20 year old Brett Willows of the Dauphin Kings. The runners up are 20 year old Ryan Benitez of the Waywayseecappo Wolverines and 19 year old Matt Krahn of the OCN Blizzard.

2010
December 

Veteran Dauphin King forward Shane Luke has been named the RBC Player of the Month.

Luke, 20, was a key offensive contributor for the Kings, as he collected a total of 14 points (5-9) in six games in December. The defending MJHL points champion has 19 goals and 57 points after 37 games and currently sits tied atop the scoring race with Selkirk Steeler forward Colan Jackson.

Runners-up for the RBC Player of the Month honour were Jon Gaudet, 18, of the Winnipeg Saints and Richard Olson, 18, of the Neepawa Natives.

Sher-Wood Hockey Defenceman of the Month

Winnipeg Saints’ veteran defenceman Jordan Davies has been awarded December’s Defenceman of the Month honour. The 20-year-old blueliner not only played outstanding defence in his zone, but also contributed in the scoring department with 10 points (3-7) in seven games for the Saints, who currently sit second in the Addison Division with 23 wins and 47 points after 41 games.

Davies held a hot stick on the powerplay, reflected in four points (1-3) while the Saints enjoyed the man advantage.

Runners-up for the award were Brennan Ritchie, 18, of the Steinbach Pistons and Colin Fay, 19, of OCN Blizzard.

MGEU Goaltender of the Month

Veteran netminder Matt Krahn continues to be outstanding in the OCN Blizzard net. The Winnipeg native enjoyed an outstanding December, reflected in his 5-3 record and 1.98 GAA. The 20-year-old gave up only 16 goals on 247 shots on goal last month.

Krahn’s overall record this season is 12-8-1 for the Blizzard who sit third in the Sher-Wood Division with 22 wins and 47 points after 39 games played.

Runners-up for the MJHL Goaltender of the Month award were Peter Alexander, 20 of Winkler Flyers and Jason Kasdorf, 18, of Portage Terriers.

Husky Energy Rookie of the Month

Despite being a rookie, Jon Gaudet has adjusted nicely in the MJHL. The first-year forward came to the Saints via Winnipeg’s Vincent Massey High School. Last month the 6-foot, 180-pound Gaudet registered 14 points (5-9) in nine games.

Runners-up for Rookie of the Month were Bryn Chyzyk, 18 of the Dauphin Kings and Brent Wold, 17, of the Portage Terriers.

January 

RBC Financial Player of the Month
Considered one of the young guns in the MJHL, Winnipeg South Blues’ forward Brendan O’Donnell has been rewarded for his outstanding offensive efforts by being named January’s RBC Player of the Month.

And to cap an outstanding month of hockey for the Winnipeg product, O’Donnell was also named the MJHL’s Husky Energy Rookie of the Month. The 17-year-old centre put together an impressive 20 points (10-10) over an 11-game span last month.

O’Donnell also leads all rookie scorers in the MJHL with 25 goals and 50 points. This has been a season to remember for O’Donnell, who recently represented Team West at the prestigious Prospects Game, in addition to suiting up for Team West at the World Junior A Challenge.

Runners-up for the RBC Player of the Month Award were forward Niko Grose, 20, of the Waywayseecappo Wolverines and forward Wes Pawluk, 20, of the Neepawa Natives.

Sher-wood Hockey Defenceman of the Month
Despite sitting last in the Sher-Wood Division, Waywayseecappo Wolverines have demonstrated their never-say-die attitude, reflected in back-to-back wins against Selkirk Steelers and a 4-1 victory over division leaders Dauphin Kings. Wayway defenceman Stephane Robidoux was one of the pillars for Wolverines during their victories.

Not only did he display solid play along the blueline, but the native of Haywood, Mb., contributed offensively with 15 points (2-13) over 13 games last month.

Runners up for the award were Peter Stoykewych, 17, of the Winnipeg South Blues and Dale Warkentin, 19, of the OCN Blizzard.

GDI Prairies Goaltender of the Month
Winnipeg Saints’ management made it a priority at the trade deadline to acquire a seasoned, successful goaltender – enter Justin Leclerc, whose outstanding play last month has earned him goaltender of the month honours.

Prior to joining the Saints, Leclerc has guarded the nets for the Kamloops Blazers and Lethbridge Hurricanes for the past five years, compiling 82 wins and a 3.48 goals against average. During his three years in Kamloops he was the number one netminder, playing more 7,400 minutes.

Prior to the 2007-08 season, he was dealt from Lethbridge to Kamloops for a second round draft pick. Saints acquired the veteran netminder from Melville Millionaires.

In January Leclerc posted a 6-1 record, enroute to a 2.25 GAA and .931 save per centage. He also recorded a 4-0 shutout over the MJHL league leading Dauphin Kings.

Runners up for goalie of the month were Jason Kasdorf, 17, of the Portage Terriers and Matt Krahn, 18, of the Neepawa Natives.

2009
December

RBC Financial Player of the Month
Considered one of the most consistent players in the MJHL, Selkirk Steelers’ veteran forward Josh Schappert has been rewarded for his efforts by being named December’s RBC Player of the Month.

Schappert’s steady play is one of the reasons why the Steelers are riding a four-game winning steak, helping the club stay within points of first place in the tight Addison Division. The 20-year-old Winnipeg native has also put together an impressive 12-game point streak, registering 10 goals and 26 points over that span.

Over a 10-game span in December, Schappert recorded 22 points (8-14).

Runners-up for the RBC Player of the Month Award were Schappert’s teammate Colan Jackson, 19, and Blake Chartier, 20 of the Winnipeg Saints.

Sher-wood Hockey Defenceman of the Month
One of the biggest trades last season involved Lucas Alexiuk, who moved from Winkler Flyers to Selkirk Steelers. And the play of the steady defenceman continues to pay off this season.

Alexiuk’s strong play in December has been recognized by him being named the Sher-Wood Defenceman of the Month. In 10 games last month, the Winnipeg product produced offensively with 12 points (4-8).

Runners up for the award were Troy Kliever, 19, of the Winkler Flyers and Steven Shamanski, 20 of the Dauphin Kings.

GDI Prairies Goaltender of the Month
One only has to look at the play of goaltender Matt Krahn to understand why Neepawa Natives are in contention for a playoff spot in the MJHL. Last month the 6-foot-1, 180-pounder recorded a 5-4 record and 2.77 GAA in 607 minutes played. His save percentage was a very respectable .908.

Natives, who sit fifth in the Sher-Wood Division, have 41 points and are presently tied with Winnipeg South Blues, who are fourth in the Addison Division. A playoff crossover could take place if the Natives finish with more points than the fourth-place finisher in the Addison.

Runners up for goalie of the month were Jordan Washburn, 19, of the Portage Terriers and Joe Caligiuri, 20, of the Dauphin Kings.

Husky Energy Rookie of the Month
December was a busy month for Winnipeg South Blues’ rookie Brendan O’Donnell. In addition to being named the Potters Distillers Player of the Week, O’Donnell also suited up for Team West at Prospects Games staged in Winkler.

The Winnipeg product also showcased his talents on the national stage, playing for Team West at World Junior A Challenge, where he came home with a silver medal.

O’Donnell, who has committed to University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux, enjoyed a strong December in the MJHL, reflected in 12 points (5-7) in nine games.

Runners up were Craig Scott, 18, of the Selkirk Steelers and forward David Conrad, 18, of the Winnipeg Saints.

November

RBC Financial Player of the Month
Dauphin Kings continue to lead all MJHL teams in wins, and that success was reflected in the MJHL’s Player of the Month selections. A pair of Kings were recipients of two awards: Ryan Dreger was named RBC Player of the Month, while teammate Brett Willows was named GDI Prairies Goaltender of the Month.

Dreger, who hails from Dauphin, was red hot on the ice reflected in 15 goals and 26 points in 13 games played in November.

Runners-up for the RBC Player of the Month Award were Myles Stevens, 20, of Swan Valley Stampeders and Taylor Dickin, 20, of Selkirk Steelers.

GDI Prairies Goaltender of the Month
Willows, 19, backstopped the Kings to five victories last month enroute to an overall 5-1 record for November. The native of Rivers posted a 2.33 GAA and .916 save per centage for the division leading Kings.

Runners-ups were Christian Peloquin of the Winnipeg Saints and David Aime of the OCN Blizzard.

Sher-wood Hockey Defenseman of the Month
Slick skating Brent Wilson was a one-man wrecking crew on the Stampeders’ powerplay last month, reflected in three goals and six assists tallied while holding the man advantage. The 19-year-old from Norway House scored a total of 14 points (4-10) last month for the Stamps who sit second in the Sher-Wood Division.

Runners up were Steven Shamanski of the Dauphin Kings and Dale Warkentin of the OCN Blizzard.

Husky Energy Rookie of the Month
Tyler Swerdyliak of the Neepawa Natives enjoyed an outstanding November. The 17-year-old from Grande Pointe scored eight goals and 11 points in 10 games.

The runners up were goaltender Caden Unger, 18, of the Swan Valley Stampeders and forward Zach Franko, 17, of the Winnipeg South Blues.

October

RBC Financial Player of the Month
If Shane Luke’s nickname isn’t ‘Cool Hand’ it should be. With all due respect to the original ‘Cool Hand’ Luke, Paul Newman, the veteran Dauphin King forward was red hot last month, earning him the MJHL’s RBC Player of the Month honours.

Luke, who hails from Saint Rose du Lac, clipped along on a two-point a game pace during the month of October. In 12 games the flashy forward wracked up 24 points (12-12). Coming into this week’s action Luke tops all point getters with 16 goals and 41 points after 22 games. He’s trailed by teammates Bryce Lamb and Ryan Dreger who have 36 points apiece.

In 22 games this season, Kings have only two losses in regulation time, registering 19 wins, sitting first in the Sher-Wood Division.

Runners-up for the RBC Player of the Month award were Blake Chartier (Winnipeg Saints) and Taylor Dickin (Selkirk Steelers).

Sher-Wood Defenceman Award
Paul Bodnar of Swan River Stampeders not only played solid defensively along the blueline, but he also contributed offensively with 12 points (1-11) in 13 games.

Runners-up were Troy Kliever of Winkler Flyers and Dale Warkentin of OCN Blizzard.

GDI Prairies Goaltender Award
Winnipeg Saints’ puckstopper Kent Henry enjoyed a memorable October. Of the Saints’ six wins last month, Henry was in net for six of those victories. The native of Eddystone played last season with Beausejour Blades, who have since relocated in Steinbach.

Runners-up were Joe Caligiuri of Dauphin Kings and Jason Kasdorf of Portage Terriers.

Husky Energy Rookie Award
Steinbach Piston forward Eric Coulombe continues to show he belongs in the MJHL. The product of Saint Pierre was a one-man scoring machine last month, reflected in 15 points (6-9) in 13 games for the Pistons. Coulombe also leads all MJHL rookie scorers.

Runners-up were Cole Brunet of Portage and Connor Cleverley of Winnipeg South Blues.

September

RBC Financial Player of the Month
Thanks to a sizzling September, Ryan Marshall of the Swan Valley Stampeders has been named RBC Player of the Month in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, Commissioner Kim Davis announced today.

Marshall, 18, is leading the MJHL scoring race with 10 goals and 19 points in nine games played. He is also one key reason why the Stampeders sit second in the Sher-Wood Division with a 6-3 record for September.

“There’s really a new, positive attitude in our dressing room these days,” Marshall says of the Stampeders, who missed the playoffs last year. “We’ve got a new coach, some new players…there’s a new, positive attitude.”

Runners up for the RBC Player of the Month were 20 year old forward Ryan Dreger of the Dauphin Kings and 20 year old forward Zeanan Ziemer of the OCN Blizzard.

Sher-wood Hockey Defenseman of the Month
Considered a cornerstone of the Dauphin Kings’ blueline, Steven Shamanski is the recipient of September’s Sher-wood Hockey Defenseman of the Month. The 20-year-old blueliner is not only consistent in his defensive play, but he also knows where the net is, leading all D-men in scoring with 14 points (2-12).

Runners up are 17 year old Peter Stoykewych of the Winnipeg South Blues and 19 year old Brent Wilson of the Swan Valley Stampeders.

GDI Prairies Goaltender of the Month
After 433 minutes played, David Aime of OCN Blizzard owns an impressive 1.94 goals against average and .937 save percentage. The 20-year-old native of Clandeboye, Mb., owns a 4-3 record with the Blizzard.

Runners-up were 18 year old Joey Rewucki of the Selkirk Steelers and 19 year old Christian Peloquin of the Winnipeg Saints.

Husky Energy Rookie of the Month
After six games the Winnipeg South Blues own an impressive 4-2 record. Much of the success can be attributed to the outstanding play of freshman Zach Franko, who has six goals and seven points in seven games played. Just 16, Franko has made a quick adjustment from midget AAA to junior A.

Runners-ups are 18 year old forward Hamilton Steen of the Winnipeg Saints and 18 year old forward Seth Ronsberg of the Winkler Flyers.

Steelers’ Thomas named RBC Player of Month

WINNIPEG ─ For the second consecutive month, Parker Thomas of the Selkirk Steelers has been named the RBC Player of the Month. The 20-year-old forward recorded 23 points (5-18) over a 13-game span in January ─ all wins for the Steelers.

Thomas, who hails from Winnipeg, also leads the MJHL points race with 28 goals and 84 points in 48 games.

The runners up are 20 year old forward Tyler Grove of the OCN Blizzard and 19 year old forward Tanner Lomsnes of the Dauphin Kings.

Sher-Wood Hockey Defenseman of the Month

Another Selkirk Steeler has been recognized for an outstanding January ─ Joel Messner. Messner, a 19-year-old from Lorette, was outstanding on the blueline, in addition to contributing offensively with 11 points (3-8) in 13 games.

The runners up are 17 year old Justin Baudry of the Steinbach Pistons and 18 year old Kevin Pochuk of the Virden Oil Capitals.

MGEU Goaltender of the Month

Zach Rakochy of the Steinbach Pistons was outstanding in January. The 20-year-old from Canora, Sk, recorded four wins last month ─ three of those shutout efforts. Overall, he posted a 4-5 record, with a save percentage of .925 and GAA of 2.00.

The runners up are 19 year old Michael Stiliadis of the Dauphin Kings and 20 year old Braeden Ostepchuk of the Selkirk Steelers.

IBAM Rookie of the Month

Despite his youth ─ 16 years old ─ Tyler Jeanson of the Portage Terriers has clearly shown he can play Junior A hockey. The freshman forward scored five goals in 10 games last month.

Jeanson, who hails from Graysville, was a runner-up for this award last month. Overall, he sits second in team scoring with 20 goals and 35 points in 50 games.

The runners up are 18 year old forward Carter Johnson of the Swan Valley Stampeders and 18 year old goaltender Scott Parsons of the Winnipeg Blues.