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PLAYER OF THE WEEK 2017-2018

Week 10 – Matthew Thiessen – Steinbach Pistons

Undefeated in three starts last week, goaltender Matthew Thiessen of the Steinbach Pistons has been named the Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

Thiessen, 18, was outstanding in the Pistons’ net, reflected in a .951 save percentage and sparkling GAA of 1.67 during the three wins. The Altona native currently sits first among MJHL goaltenders in GAA of 2.18. His overall record is 11-2 with one shutout.

The runners up are 20 year old goaltender Emilien Boily of the OCN Blizzard and 18 year old forward James McIsaac of the Portage Terriers.

Week 9 – Lasse Petersen – Portage Terriers

Undefeated in two starts last week, goaltender Lasse Petersen of the Portage Terriers has been named the Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

Petersen, 20, was outstanding in the two wins (one shutout), reflected in a save percentage of 0.983 and GAA of 0.50.

A native of Denmark, Petersen was acquired late in the season by the Terriers from Swan Valley. He began the 2017-18 season with Red Deer Rebels. Since returning to the Terriers and the MJHL, Petersen’s record is an unblemished 5-0.

The runners up are 20 year old forward Zach Johnson of the Neepawa Natives and 18 year old forward Marco Mazza of the Waywayseecappo Wolverines.

Week 8 – Brady Castellano – Selkirk Steelers

Brady Castellano of the Selkirk Steelers is the Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week award.

The 19-year-old forward recorded 6 points (3-3) in two games for the Steelers, who are currently sitting 6th in the MJHL standings.

Castellano, who hails from Winnipeg, currently records 14 points (6-8) in 18 games.

The runners up are 20 year old forward Matt Greening of the OCN Blizzard and 20 year old goaltender Lasse Petersen of the Portage Terriers.

Week 7 – Dexter Kuczek – Winnipeg Blues

A hot scoring streak has earned Dexter Kuczek of the Winnipeg Blues the Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week award.

The 20-year-old forward recorded nine points (4-5) in four games for the Blues, who are currently riding a three-game winning streak.

Kuczek, who hails from Winnipeg, currently sits second in the MJHL scoring race with 34 points (15-19) in 20 games.

The runners up are 20 year old forward Kyle Salaway of the Virden Oil Capitals and 20 year old goaltender Troy Martyniuk of the Winkler Flyers.

Week 6 – Drew Worrad – Steinbach Pistons

Steinbach Pistons are riding a five-game winning streak, due in large part to the outstanding play of Drew Worrad, who has been named the Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

Worrad, 20, exploded for seven points (4-3) in three wins last week for the Pistons, who are ranked No. 10 in the country by the CJHL.

Worrad, who hails from Birr, Ont., is now on a two-point per game pace with 15 points (8-7) in seven games for the Pistons, who have a season record of 13-3.

The runners up are 20 year old goaltender Emilien Boily of the OCN Blizzard and 19 year old forward Dexter Kuczek of the Winnipeg Blues.

Week 5 – Rylee Zimmer – Portage Terriers

Portage Terriers’ newly acquired Rylee Zimmer made quite the positive impression with his new team last week, earning him the Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week award.

Zimmer, who was acquired in a recent trade with Melville, scored six points (5-1) in his first three games as a Portage Terrier.  Acquired for his size (6-foot2, 200-pounds), Zimmer also showed he knows his way around the offensive zone, helping the Terriers extend their winning streak to five games.

Zimmer, who hails from Russell, originally broke into the MJHL with Waywayseecappo Wolverines before moving onto the Saskatchewan Junior League.

The runners up are 20 year old forward Matt Christian of the Winkler Flyers and 20 year old goaltender Hayden Dola of the Selkirk Steelers.

Week 4 – Connor Barley – Selkirk Steelers

A hot scoring streak has earned Selkirk Steelers’ forward Connor Barley the Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week award.

Barley, 19, tallied six points (3-3) in three games for the Steelers, who are now riding a five-game winning streak. The native of St. Andrews currently sits second in the MJHL scoring race with 20 points (8-12) in 10 games.

The runners up are 18 year old forward Ryan Heino of the Neepawa Natives and 19 year old goaltender Brennan Kitchen of the Dauphin Kings.

Week 3 – Bradley Schoonbaert – Steinbach Pistons

Thanks to five goals in two games, Steinbach Pistons’ veteran Bradley Schoonbaert has been named the Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week

Schoonbaert, 20, recorded a total of nine points (5-4) in a pair of victories for the Pistons who sit second in the MJHL with 12 points (6-1).

Schoonbaert, who hails from Brandon, currently tops the MJHL scoring race with nine goals and 18 points after seven games.

The runners up are 19 year old forward Connor Barley of the Selkirk Steelers and 20 year old forward Anthony Keeper of the OCN Blizzard.

Week 2 – Braden Purtill – Steinbach Pistons

Steinbach Pistons’ captain Braden Purtill put on a goal-scoring exhibition last week, earning him  the Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week award.

Purtill, 20, scored four goals in a win against OCN on Sunday, upping his total to six in three games for the Pistons, who are 4-1 after five games. The 6-foot, 190-pound Winnipegger has a season total of eight goals after five games.

The runners up are 19 year old forward Nathan Halvorsen of the Selkirk Steelers and 19 year old forward Chase Brakel of the Portage Terriers.

Week 1 – Tyler Kirkup – Virden Oil Capitals

Virden Oil Capitals’ forward Tyler Kirkup is the inaugural winner of the 2017-18 Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week award.

Kirkup, 19, recorded seven points (2-5) in two games for the Oil Capitals, who have won their first games of the season. A product of the Virden hockey system, Kirkup (6-foot-1, 200-pounds) is the early leader of the MJHL scoring race.

The runners up are 20 year old forward Jordan Martin of the Neepawa Natives and 20 year old forward Brad Schoonbaert of the Steinbach Pistons.