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Player Of The Week 2015-2016

Week 27 – Jeremey Leipsic – Portage Terriers

While he may be a rookie, Jeremey Leipsic of the Portage Terriers has played a like a veteran in the Turnbull Trophy final, earning him this week’s MJHL Recycle Everywhere Player of the Week.

Leipsic, 18, registered five points (3-2) in two games for the Terriers, who hold a 3-1 lead over Steinbach Pistons in their best-of-seven series. Game 5 goes Tuesday in Portage.

Leipsic, who hails from Winnipeg, is hoping to follow in the footsteps of his older brother Brendan, who suited up late in the season with Toronto Maple Leafs.

The runners up are 19 year old goaltender Roman Bengert of the Steinbach Pistons and 18 year old forward Chase Brakel of the Portage Terriers.

Week 26 – Nathan Park – Portage Terriers

Portage Terriers’ goaltender Nathan Park proved unbeatable in the net, earning him this week’s MJHL Recycle Everywhere Player of the Week.

Park, 20, recorded two wins for the Terriers, who are defending their MJHL championship against Steinbach Pistons. The best-of-seven Turnbull Trophy schedule can be found on the MJHL website.

Park, who hails from Edmonton, sported a spectacular GAA of 0.50 and save percentage of .977. One of his wins was a shutout effort.

The runners up are 18 year old forward Mackenzie Graham of the Steinbach Pistons and 20 year old forward Brad Bowles of the Portage Terriers.

Week 25 – Dean Stewart – Portage Terriers

Defenceman Dean Stewart of the Portage Terriers has been named this week’s MJHL Recycle EverywherePlayer of the Week.

Stewart, 18, has been outstanding in the playoffs evidenced by six points (1-5) in three games last week. A native of Portage, Stewart and his teammates have now advanced to the MJHL championship. Terriers will play the winner of the Winkler Flyers/Steinbach Pistons series.

The runners up are 20 year old forward Tristan Keck of the Winkler Flyers and 20 year old forward Quintin Lisoway of the Steinbach Pistons.

Week 24 – Nathan Warren – Winkler Flyers

Nathan Warren of the Winkler Flyers has been named this week’s MJHL Recycle Everywhere Player of the Week.

Warren, 20, posted a 2-1 record for the Flyers, who won their playoff series against OCN. Flyers now take on Steinbach Pistons in a best-of-seven, semi-final series. (All playoff games/series are listed on the MJHL website.)

Warren, who hails from Prince George, posted an impressive GAA 1.67 and .955 save percentage last week.

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

Week 23 – Mackenzie Graham – Steinbach Pistons

With the playoffs now well underway, Mackenzie Graham of the Steinbach Pistons has elevated his game, earning him this week’s MJHL Recycle Everywhere Player of the Week.

The rookie forward recorded five points (4-1) in two playoff games for the Pistons. A highlight for Graham, who hails from Etobicoke, Ont., was scoring a hat trick in a victory over Swan Valley Stampeders.

The runners up are 19 year old defenseman Zach Whitecloud of the Virden Oil Capitals and 18 year old defenseman Dean Stewart of the Portage Terriers.

Week 22 – Dexter Kuczek – Selkirk Steelers

Selkirk Steelers’ Dexter Kuczek has been named this week’s MJHL Recycle Everywhere Player of the Week.

The 18-year-old forward recorded four points (3-1) in four games. The product of East St. Paul also scored the overtime winner in Game One of the best-of-three Survivor Series against Dauphin Kings.

The runners up are 19 year old defenseman Carter McMurdo of the Swan Valley Stampeders and 20 year old forward Tristan Keck of the Winkler Flyers.

Week 21 – Kirklan Lycar – Dauphin Kings

Kirklan Lycar of the Dauphin Kings has been named this week’s MJHL/Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

Lycar had seven points (2-5) in three games for the Kings, who have recorded points in their last four games.

Lycar,19, who hails from Elma, is atop the Kings’ points race with 23 goals and 53 points in 58 games.

The runners up are 20 year old forward Cole Smith of the Steinbach Pistons and 20 year old forward Brayden Atkinson of the Neepawa Natives.

Week 20 – Scott Parsons – Winnipeg Blues

An outstanding week in the nets, has earned Scott Parsons of the Winnipeg Blues this week’s MJHL Recycle Everywhere Player of the Week.

The 20-year-old goaltender posted an impressive 3-1 record last week, highlighted with one shutout win. Over that span, Parson posted a GAA of 2.00 and .943 save percentage.

Parsons, who hails from Fort Francis, ON, has an overall 21-19 record for the Blues who have 29 wins and 67 points after 56 games.

The runners up are 20 year old forward Cam Whyte of the Winkler Flyers and 20 year old forward Johl Swedlo of the Waywayseecappo Wolverines.

Week 19 – Cole Smith – Steinbach Pistons

Cole Smith of the Steinbach Pistons has been named the MJHL/Recycle Player of the Week, ending February 14.

The 6-foot-3 forward recorded five points (2-3) in two games for the Pistons who sit second in the MJHL with 40 wins and 83 in 52 games.

Smith, who hails from Brainerd, MN, is having an outstanding season, reflected in 51 points (19-32) in 47 games.

The runners up are 18 year old forward Josh Tripp of the Swan Valley Stampeders and 18 year old forward Reid Stefanson of the Winnipeg Blues.

Week 18 – Sean Kuehn – Virden Oil Capitals

The Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week for the week ending February 7 is 20 year old goaltender Sean Kuehn of the Virden Oil Capitals (3 wins, 0 losses with a 1.00 GAA, 2 shutouts and save percentage of 0.963).

The runners up are 20 year old forward Shawn Bowles of the Portage Terriers and 20 year old forward Kyle McDonald of the Neepawa Natives.

Week 17 – Daniel Taillefer – Steinbach Pistons

Known for his playmaking skills, Daniel Taillefer of the Steinbach Pistons has been named this week’s MJHL Recycle Everywhere Player of the Week.

The 20-year-old forward recorded six points (1-5) in two games last week for the Pistons, who sit second in the MJHL with 37 wins and 77 points. This also marks the second time this season that Taillefer has won Player of the Week honours.

Taillefer, who hails from LaBroquerie, is having an outstanding season, reflected in a team leading 65 points (16-49) in 46 games.

The runners up are 20 year old forward Devan Schram of the Virden Oil Capitals and 20 year old forward Brad Bowles of the Portage Terriers.

Week 16 – Chase Brakel – Portage Terriers

Thanks to seven points in three games, Chase Brakel, 18, of the Portage Terriers has been named this week’s MJHL Recycle Everywhere Player of the Week.

Brakel, a rookie forward from Winnipeg, scored four goals in three games for the league-leading Terriers. Last month he was named the IBAM Rookie of the Month for December.

The runners up are 18 year old forward Gianluca Esteves of the Winnipeg Blues and 20 year old forward Tyler Penner of the Steinbach Pistons.

Week 15 – Tristan Keck – Winkler Flyers

Winkler Flyers’ veteran forward Tristan Keck has been named this week’s MJHL Recycle Everywhere Player of the Week. The veteran forward produced eight points (3-5) in three games ─ two of those being Flyer wins.

Keck, 20, is enjoying an outstanding season overall, sitting third in league scoring with 27 goals and 59 points in 41 games. He’s also dangerous when killing penalties, reflected in a league-leading three shorthanded goals.

A native of Morris, Keck was named the MJHL’s MVP last season.

The runners up are 19 year old defenseman Brady Keeper of the OCN Blizzard and 20 year old forward Riley Derlago of the Selkirk Steelers.

Week 14 – Shawn Bowles – Portage Terriers

Exploding for 10 points in three games has earned Shawn Bowles of the Portage Terriers this week’s MJHL Recycle Everywhere Player of the Week honour.

Bowles, 20, scored five goals over the three-game stretch ─ all Portage wins.

Bowles, who hails from Elkhorn, was a returnee from last year’s RBC Cup winning Terrier squad, which is once again having a terrific season, sitting first overall in the MJHL with 35 wins and 77 points after 43 games.

The runners up are 20 year old forward Logan Harland of the OCN Blizzard and 18 year old forward Bradley Schoonbaert of the Steinbach Pistons.

Week 13 – Kamerin Nault – Winnipeg Blues

Kamerin Nault of the Winnipeg Blues has started off 2016 with a bang ─ he’s this year’s first recipient of MJHL Recycle Everywhere Player of the Week.

Nault, 20, recorded seven points (4-3) in four games last week: three of those being victories.

Nault, who hails from Winnipeg, is having an excellent season, leading his club in scoring with 26 goals and 51 points. He also has a league-high 10 powerplay goals.

The runners up are 17 year old forward Ty Enns of the Waywayseecappo Wolverines and 20 year old forward Kyle McDonald of the Neepawa Natives.

Week 12 – Daniel Taillefer – Steinbach Pistons

Thanks to six points in three games, Daniel Taillefer of the Steinbach Pistons has been named this week’s MJHL Recycle Everywhere Player of the Week.

Taillefer, 20, scored one goal and added five assists for the Pistons, who sit third in the MJHL with 26 wins and 54 points after 36 games. The native of La Broquerie, MB is having an excellent season, leading team scoring with 10 goals and 44 points in 36 games.

The runners up are 19 year old forward Rhett Lough of the Waywayseecappo Wolverines and 19 year old forward Jake Dudar of the Selkirk Steelers.

Week 11 – Nick Henry – Portage Terriers

Thanks to six points (2-4) in three games, Nick Henry of the Portage Terriers has been named this week’s MJHL Recycle Everywhere Player of the Week.

Henry, 16, sits atop the MJHL rookie scoring race with 15 goals and 36 points in 32 games played.

Henry, who hails from Portage, has been outstanding this season for the Terriers, who sit first overall in the MJHL with 28 wins and 57 points after 34 games.

The runners up are 19 year old defenseman Zach Whitecloud of the Virden Oil Capitals and 20 year old defenseman Gavin Froese of the Swan Valley Stampeders.

Week 10 – Brett Friesen – Selkirk Steelers

By virtue of posting back-to-back shutout wins, Selkirk Steelers Brett Friesen has won the MJHL Recycle Everywhere Player of the Week honour.

Friesen, 18, was recently acquired by the Steelers and in his first two starts has been flawless: 56 shots, zero goals; save percentage of 1.000 and GAA of 0.00. The native of Carberry is hoping his hot streak continues as the Steelers look to move up the MJHL standings.

The runners up are 17 year old forward Tristan Langan of the Swan Valley Stampeders and 19 year old defenseman Brady Keeper of the OCN Blizzard.

Week 9 – Mack Hardy – Virden Oil Capitals

Five goals in one game was good enough to earn Mack Hardy of the Virden Oil Capitals the MJHL Recycle Everywhere Player of the Week honour.

Hardy, 19, collected a total of eight points (6-2) over three games last week for the Oil Capitals, who have 17 wins and 34 points in 26 games.

Hardy, who hails from Winnipeg, leads the Oil Caps’ points race with 17 goals and 30 points in 24 games.

The runners up are 19 year old goaltender Roman Bengert of the Steinbach Pistons and 19 year old forward Rhett Lough of the Waywayseecappo Wolverines.

Week 8 – Ben Dalke – Virden Oil Capitals

The MJHL Recycle Everywhere Player of the Week goes to rookie forward Ben Dalke of the Virden Oil Capitals.

Dalke, 17, showed off his offensive flare last week with nine points (3-6) in four games for the Oil Caps who have won four of their last five outings.

Dalke, who hails from La Salle, is having a strong freshman season, reflected in 21 points in 22 games.

The runners up are 20 year old forward Kamerin Nault of the Winnipeg Blues and 18 year old goaltender Clarke Flegel of the Winkler Flyers.

Week 7 – Connor Slipp – Winkler Flyers

MJHL teams are finding it extremely difficult to slip pucks past Winkler Flyers’ netminder Connor Slipp, who has been named the MJHL Recycle Everywhere Player of the Week.

Slipp, 19, went 2-0 last week, highlighted by a sparkling 1.00 GAA and save percentage of .960. A native of Calgary, Slipp also leads all MJHL goaltenders in both categories.

Slipp’s overall record is 8-0 for the Flyers who sit second in the MJHL with a 16-4-1 record.

The runners up are 19 year old goaltender Roman Bengert of the Steinbach Pistons and 19 year old defenseman Brett Orr of the Portage Terriers.

Week 6 – Cody Ellingson – Swan Valley Stampeders

Swan Valley Stampeders’ Cody Ellingson has been named this week’s MJHL Recycle Everywhere Player of the Week.

Ellingson, who hails from Swan River, collected nine points (2-7) in four games last week. A highlight for Ellingson and his teammates was a victory over Portage, snapping a 12-game win streak by the Terriers.

Ellingson, 19, sits second in club scoring with 15 points (3-12) after 21 games.

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

Week 5 – Scott Gall – Winkler Flyers

The Flyers’ forward recorded seven points (3-4) last week in two games: both wins. The 19-year-old, who hails from Morden, is having an excellent season, reflected in a season total 21 points (10-11) in 16 games.

Meanwhile, the Flyers have won four straight games and were recently ranked No. 12 in the CJHL rankings.

The runners up are 20 year old goaltender Nathan Park of the Portage Terriers and 17 year old forward Tyler Kirkup of the Virden Oil Capitals.

Week 4 – Quintin Lisoway – Steinbach Pistons

Steinbach Pistons’ forward Quintin Lisoway has been named this week’s MJHL Recycle Everywhere Player of the Week.

The 19-year-old, who hails from Neepawa, collected five points (4-1) in three games last week for the Pistons, who are currently riding a three-game winning streak. Pistons sit third in the MJHL with a 9-4 record and 18 points.

The runners up are 20 year old goaltender Nathan Park of the Portage Terriers and 20 year old forward Tristan Keck of the Winkler Flyers.

Week 3 – Jeremy Dumont – OCN Blizzard

OCN Blizzard forward Jeremy Dumont has been named this week’s MJHL Recycle Everywhere Player of the Week.

Dumont, 19, exploded for 11 points (2-9) in four games played last week. He currently sits fourth in league scoring with 21 points ─ two points back of teammate Logan Harland, who leads the league with 23 points.

The runners up are 20 year old forward Kamerin Nault of the Winnipeg Blues and 20 year old goaltender Nathan Park of the Portage Terriers.

Week 2 – Ty Kraus – Selkirk Steelers

Selkirk Steelers’ veteran forward Ty Kraus has been named this week’s MJHL Recycle Everywhere Player of the Week.

Kraus, who hails from East St. Paul, MB, collected 10 points (5-5) for the Steelers, who have 4 wins in seven starts.

The runners up are 20 year old forward Tyler Penner of the Steinbach Pistons and 18 year old forward Matthew Greening of the Dauphin Kings.

Week 1 – Brad Bowles – Portage Terriers

Portage Terriers’ veteran forward Brad Bowles is off to a great start this season, earning him first week honours as MJHL Recycle Everywhere Player of the Week.

Bowles, a key member of last year’s RBC Cup champion Terriers, has tallied 13 points (9-4) in his first six games this season.

The native of Elkhorn has been a key contributor for the Terriers, who have won five of their first six games this season.

The runners up are 20 year old forward Denis Bosc of the Steinbach Pistons and 20 year old goaltender Sean Kuehn of the Virden oil Capitals.