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Player Of The Week 2016-2017

Week 30 – Chase Brakel – Portage Terriers

Chase Brakel stepped into the hero role recently, scoring the lone goal in a 1-0 victory over OCN Blizzard, helping the Portage Terriers win the MJHL championship. Those heroics earned Brakel this week’s Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

Brakel, who hails from Winnipeg, finished the playoffs with an impressive total of 15 points (7-8) in 18 games. After recently winning their third consecutive MJHL championship, the Terriers are now preparing for the upcoming Western Canada Cup scheduled for Penticton, BC. Two teams from the WCC will then advance to the RBC Cup next month.

The runners up are 20 year old defenceman Brady Keeper of the OCN Blizzard and 18 year old goaltender Kurtis Chapman of the Portage Terriers.

Week 29 – Kurtis Chapman – Portage Terriers

Portage Terriers’ goaltender Kurtis Chapman has been named this week’s Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

Chapman, 18, posted a perfect 3-0 record last week, bringing his Terriers to just one win away from their third consecutive MJHL championship. Game 6 of the best-of-seven series against OCN Blizzard goes Wednesday in Portage.

Chapman, who hails from Airdrie, AB, was outstanding in Game 5, turning aside 40 of 41 shots for a nail-biting 3-1 victory over OCN.

The runners up are 18 year old forward Takato Cox of the Portage Terriers and 20 year old forward Tristan Elie of the OCN Blizzard.

Week 28 – Tristan Elie – OCN Blizzard

OCN Blizzard are two wins away from winning the MJHL championship, thanks in large part to key contributions from players such as Tristan Elie, who has been named this week’s Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

Elie, 20, exploded for eight points (5-3) in two games last week and was selected the game’s first star on Sunday.

Elie, who hails from Alexandria, ON, sits second in OCN playoff scoring with eight goals and 13 points in 18 games.

The runners up are 19 year old forward Daylon Campbell of the OCN Blizzard and 19 year old forward Jeremey Leipsic of the Portage Terriers.

Week 27 – Braden Purtill – Steinbach Pistons

A playoff hero in Game 5 of their semi-final series, Steinbach Pistons’ Braden Purtill has been named this week’s Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

Purtill, 19, scored the game-winning goal in the Pistons’ 3-2 win Sunday over Portage Terriers in Game 5 of their best-of-seven series. Terriers are up 3-2 and host Game 6 in Portage on Tuesday (April 4).

Purtill, who hails from Winnipeg, was selected the first star in Sunday’s win. Last week the forward recorded three points (2-1) in three games.

The runners up are 18 year old forward Ty Enns of the Portage Terriers and 19 year old goaltender Brett Epp of the OCN Blizzard.

Week 26 – Mackenzie Dwyer – Portage Terriers

Defenceman Mackenzie Dwyer of the Portage Terriers has been named this week’s Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

Dwyer, 19, recorded six points (4-2) in three playoff games last week for the Terriers. The 6-foot-3 blueliner recorded multiple points in two of three games.

Dwyer, who hails from Winnipeg, scored the winning goal in triple overtime 4-3 win over Steinbach Pistons in game 2. His efforts in that game resulted in a first-star selection.

The runners up are 19 year old forward Bradley Schoonbaert of the Steinbach Pistons and 19 year old goaltender Brett Epp of the OCN Blizzard.

Week 25 – Brett Epp – OCN Blizzard

With two shutouts in three starts, OCN Blizzard goaltender Brett Epp has been named this week’s Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

Epp, 19, and his Blizzard teammates now advance to the second round of the playoffs after defeating Winnipeg Blues 4-1 in their best-of-seven playoff series.

Epp, who hails from Edmonton, turned aside 87 of 92 shots in three games, resulting in an impressive .945 save percentage.

The runners up are 19 year old defenceman Skyler Thorsteinson of the Neepawa Natives and 19 year old forward Will Blake of the Winkler Flyers.

Week 24 – Troy Martyniuk – Winkler Flyers

Undefeated in two playoff starts, goaltender Troy Martyniuk has been named this week’s Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

Martyniuk, 19, was outstanding last week, reflected in turning aside 70 of 75 shots over those two games against Virden Oil Capitals. His GAA was 1.78, combined with an outstanding save percentage of .940. A product of the Winnipeg Thrashers, Martyniuk was also named a game star (2nd) in the Flyers’ OT victory in Game 1.

The runners up are 20 year old goaltender Tyler Gutenberg of the Neepawa Natives and 20 year old defenceman Brady Keeper of the OCN Blizzard.

Week 23 – Justin Metcalf – Neepawa Natives

Neepawa Natives have made the MJHL playoffs for the first time in seven seasons, thanks in large part to the outstanding play of Justin Metcalf, who has been named this week’s Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

Metcalf, 19, recorded eight points (4-4) in the final four games of the regular season. Three of those four games were Neepawa wins, helping the club secure the eighth and final playoff berth. Natives will now face Steinbach Pistons in their best-of-seven, quarter final series.

Metcalf, who hails from Winnipeg, had three, multi-point games and was twice named a game star. He also finished first in the Natives’ scoring race with 38 goals and 67 points in 59 games.

The runners up are 20 year old forward Cole McCartan of the Selkirk Steelers and 20 year old goaltender Roman Bengert of the Steinbach Pistons.

Week 22 – James McIsaac – Portage Terriers

Thanks in large part to a six-point game, James McIsaac of Portage Terriers has been named this week’s Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

McIsaac, 17, scored four goals in a recent win over Virden, also adding two assists. As expected, he was selected first star of the game. In three games (two Terrier wins) last week, McIsaac had a total of eight points (6-2).

McIsaac, who represented the MJHL in the recent CJHL Prospects’ Game, has had an outstanding season, reflected in 33 goals and 64 points in 56 games. The native of Winnipeg also has eight powerplay goals this season.

The runners up are 20 year old forward Carter Cowlthorp of the Virden Oil Capitals and 19 year old forward Nolan Richards of the Neepawa Natives.

Week 21 – Nathan Halvorsen – Selkirk Steelers

For the 2nd time this season, Selkirk Steelers’ Nathan Halvorsen has been named this week’s Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

Halvorsen, 18, earned POW honours after recording five points (3-2) in three games. He was named first star of one game after a four-point outing.

Halvorsen, who hails from Winnipeg, is having an excellent season reflected in 23 goals and 45 points in 54 games.

The runners up are 19 year old goaltender Brett Epp of the OCN Blizzard and 19 year old forward Levi Cudmore of the Winnipeg Blues.

Week 20 – Ashton Anderson – Neepawa Natives

A point-scoring outburst has earned Ashton Anderson of the Neepawa Natives this weeks’ Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

Anderson, 19, recorded seven points (2-5) in leading the Natives to two wins in three games last week. He was selected a game star (1st and 2nd) in both the wins.

Anderson, who hails from Rivers, currently sits second in the Natives’ point’s race with 14 goals and 53 points in 49 games.

The runners up are 19 year old forward Coltyn Bates of the Winkler Flyers and 20 year old forward Cole McCartan of the Selkirk Steelers.

Week 19 – Brett Evans – Swan Valley Stampeders

Swan Valley Stampeders’ goaltender Brett Evans has been named this week’s Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

Evans, 18, won back-to-back games for the Stamps who are in a heated playoff race.

Evans, who hails from Grandview, MB, posted a GAA of 2.00 and save percentage of .950. He was also named first star in one of his victories.

The runners up are 18 year old forward Gino Lucia of the Winkler Flyers and 20 year old forward Jake Dudar of the Selkirk Steelers.

Week 18 – George King – OCN Blizzard

Thanks to an offensively productive week, George King of the OCN Blizzard has been named this week’s Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

King, 18, produced seven points (2-5) in three games for the Blizzard. The native of Calgary earned second star selection in one game after he exploded for five points (2-3).

Currently, King sits second in team scoring with 27 goals and 37 points in 43 games.

The runners up are 20 year old defenseman Ryan Carlson of the Steinbach Pistons and 19 year old forward Matt Christian of the Winkler Flyers.

Week 17 – Tyler Jubenvill – Winkler Flyers

Talented defenceman Tyler Jubenvill has been named this week’s Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

Jubenville, 17, recorded six points (3-3) in three games for the Flyers last week. A native of Gilbert Plains, Jubenvill has committed to play for Bemidji State.

The runners up are 17 year old forward James McIsaac of the Portage Terriers and 19 year old forward Brandon Stanley of the Waywayseecappo Wolverines.

Week 16 – Dexter Kuczek – Winnipeg Blues

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

Kuczek, 19 and who hails from Winnipeg, recorded 2 goals and 4 assists in 4 games played, with a total of 53 points for the season.

The runners up are 19 year old goaltender Hayden Dola of the Selkirk Steelers and 20 year old goaltender Roman Bengert of the Steinbach Pistons.

Week 15 – Nathan Halvorsen – Selkirk Steelers

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

Halvorsen, 18 and who hails from Winnipeg, recorded 2 goals and 3 assists in 3 games played.

The runners up are 19 year old forward Mackenzie Graham of the Steinbach Pistons and 19 year old forward Ashton Anderson of the Neepawa Natives.

Week 14 – Kirklan Lycar – Virden Oil Capitals

Kirklan Lycar kicked off the new year in a huge way: being named the Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week ending January 1.

Lycar, 19, exploded for six points (1-5) in one game played. The native of Elma, MB was named the game’s first star.

The runners up are 20 year old forward Reigan Buchanan of the Neepawa Natives and 18 year old forward Ty Enns of the Portage Terriers.

Week 13- Jeremey Leipsic – Portage Terriers

Portage Terriers’ Jeremey Leipsic has been named this week’s Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

Leipsic, 19, recorded nine points (3-6) in four games last week. The Winnipegger continues to lead the MJHL scoring race with 18 goals and 59 points.

The runners up are 19 year old goaltender Hayden Dola of the Selkirk Steelers and 19 year old forward Ashton Anderson of the Neepawa Natives.

Week 12- Trevar Mann – Swan Valley Stampeders

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

The second-year forward from Saskatoon recorded five points (1-4) in two games last week. Mann, 19, was selected first star in one game after a three-point outing.

The runners up are 18 year old forward Chase Brakel of the Portage Terriers and 20 year old goaltender Roman Bengert of the Steinbach Pistons.

Week 11- Braden Billaney – Winkler Flyers

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

Billaney, 18, showed off his playmaking skills, reflected in seven points (1-6) in four games. The product of Boissevain was selected a game star in two of those games.

Flyers are currently riding a three-game winning streak thanks to strong play from players like Billaney.

The runners up are 18 year old forward Connor Barley of the Selkirk Steelers and 19 year old goaltender Brett Epp of the OCN Blizzard.

Week 10- Bradley Schoonbaert – Steinbach Pistons

Steinbach Pistons’ Bradley Schoonbaert is this week’s recipient of the Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

Schoonbaert, 19, earned the award thanks to eight points (4-4) in three games for the Pistons who sit first in the MJHL with 21 wins and 43 points.

This is the second time this season that Schoonbaert, who hails from Brandon, has been named Recycle Everywhere Player of the Week.

The runners up are 18 year old forward Chase Brakel of the Portage Terriers and 17 year old forward Riese Gaber of the Dauphin Kings.

Week 9 – Cole Weaver – Winkler Flyers

Recording two shutouts in three games, Winkler Flyers’ netminder Cole Weaver has been named this week’s Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

Weaver, 18, was outstanding in helping the Flyers win three games, while recording an incredible GAA of 0.33 over that span.

Weaver, who hails from Champlin, MN is tops among his peers with 12 wins in 14 starts this season for the Flyers who sit third overall with 18 wins and 36 points. The 6-foot-2 rookie has a total of three shutouts and an overall save percentage of .942.

The runners up are 19 year old forward Justin Metcalf of the Neepawa Natives and 19 year old forward Mackenzie Graham of the Steinbach Pistons.

Week 8 – Tyler Kirkup – Virden Oil Capitals

Virden Oil Capitals’ forward Tyler Kirkup has been named this week’s Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

Kirkup, 18, recorded five points (2-3) in three games for the Oil Capitals, who have won two in a row. A product of the Virden hockey system, Kirkup also leads his club in points with 24 (9-15).

The runners up are 20 year old forward Cody Ellingson of the Swan Valley Stampeders and 19 year old goaltender Hayden Dola of the Selkirk Steelers.

Week 7 – Mackenzie Graham – Steinbach Pistons

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

Graham, 19, had an outstanding offensive week, recording six points (4-2) in three Piston victories. Overall, Pistons sport an outstanding record of 16-1-1 in 18 starts.

Graham, who hails from Toronto, currently sits second in MJHL scoring with 26 points (13-13) in 16 games played.

The runners up are 19 year old defenseman Lawson McDonald of the Winkler Flyers and 18 year old goaltender Brock Aiken of the Portage Terriers.

 

Week 6 – Brady Keeper – OCN Blizzard

With six points in four games, OCN Blizzard’s Brady Keeper has been named this week’s Recycle EverywhereMJHL Player of the Week.

Keeper, who played his minor hockey in Cross Lake, has been outstanding on the blueline for the Blizzard, who twice this past weekend beat the top team in the MJHL ─ Steinbach Pistons. In four games last week, Keeper recorded four goals and six points.

Keeper, 20, has committed to play next season with University of Maine Black Bears. He leads the Blizzard in points with eight goals and 17 points in 13 games.

The runners up are 18 year old forward Chase Brakel of the Portage Terriers and 19 year old goaltender Hayden Dola of the Selkirk Steelers.

Week 5 – Nolan McGuire – Winkler Flyers

With nine points in three games, Nolan McGuire of Winkler Flyers has been named this week’s Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

McGuire, a product of the Winkler hockey program, exploded for five goals and four assists in helping the Flyers, who are currently riding a five-game winning streak.

The runners up are 18 year old goaltender Jeremy Link of the Neepawa Natives and 19 year old forward Brandon Stanley of the Waywayseecappo Wolverines.

Week 4 – Bradley Schoonbaert – Steinbach Pistons

Steinbach Pistons are ranked No. 1 in the CJHL due to large part to the contributions of players such as Bradley Schoonbaert, who is this week’s recipient of the Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

Schoonbaert, 19, had an outstanding three games last week, recording five points (4-1). The native of Brandon is having a strong season, reflected in 13 points (7-6) in 10 games.

The runners up are 18 year old forward Chase Brakel of the Portage Terriers and 20 year old forward Scott Gall of the Winkler Flyers.

Week 3 – Jeremey Leipsic – Portage Terriers

With two goals and 3 assists in his last two games, Portage Terriers’ Jeremey Leipsic has been named Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

Leipsic, a native of Winnipeg, sits first in League Leading Players with 14 points (6 goals, 8 assists) in 7 games. Virden has a 6-1-0 record after seven games.

The runners up are 17 year old defenseman Tyler Jubenvill of the Winkler Flyers and 20 year old forward Jordan Bochinski of the Steinbach Pistons.

Week 2 – Ben Dalke – Virden Oil Capitals

Virden Oil Capitals’ Ben Dalke has started the season with a goal-scoring bang. With five goals in three games last week, Dalke has been named Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

Dalke, a native of La Salle, tops all MJHL goal scorers with a total of six after five games. Virden has a 2-2-1 record after five games.

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

Week 1 – Roman Bengert – Steinbach Pistons

Steinbach Pistons’ Roman Bengert kicked off his season in style with a pair of wins (one shutout). His efforts earned him the first Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week for the 2016-17 season.

Bengert, 20, hails from Cole Harbour, N.S., which is the same home town as hockey legend Sidney Crosby. The 6-foot-3 goaltender could only hope for similar success as Crosby. However, Bengert’s early stats are impressive: GAA of 1.00, with a .949 save percentage.

The runners up are 20 year old forward Scott Gall of the Winkler Flyers and 18 year old forward Connor Barley of the Selkirk Steelers.