MJHL Announces February Players of the Month Winners


With 23 points in only 13 games, the RBC Player of the Month for February is Matt Christian of the Winkler Flyers.

Christian, 20, recorded six, multi-point games, highlighted by twice recording four-point games. In total, he scored nine goals and 14 assists.

Currently, Christian sits third in the MJHL scoring race with 32 goals and 81 points. He hails from Grand Forks, ND.

The runners up are 19 year old forward Josh Tripp of the Swan Valley Stampeders and 20 year old forward Jordan Martin of the Neepawa Natives.


Sher-Wood-MJHL Defenceman of the Month

The Sher-wood Defenceman of the Month for February is Mark Taraschuk of the Steinbach Pistons.

A native of Winnipeg, Taraschuk, 20, was outstanding along the blue line in helping the Pistons remain first in the MJHL. Offensively, he chipped in with 11 points (2-9).

The runners up are 17 year old Nick Cicek of the Winnipeg Blues and 19 year old Troy Williams of the Portage Terriers.


MGEU-MJHL Goaltender of the Month

The MGEU Goaltender of the Month for February is Lasse Petersen, 20, of the Portage Terriers.

The native of Denmark has been outstanding since returning to the Terriers from the WHL. Last month he posted a 4-2 record; 1 overtime loss and 1 shootout loss. His outstanding play was reflected in both his GAA of 1.96 and Save Percentage of .936 (one shutout).

His overall record is 18-6. Prior to playing for the Terriers he had several excellent seasons with Swan Valley Stampeders.

The runners up are 18 year old Matt Radomsky of the Steinbach Pistons and 19 year old Riley McVeigh of the Virden Oil Capitals.


IBAM-MJHL Rookie of the Month

The IBAM Rookie of the Month for February is forward Mark Liwiski of the OCN Blizzard.

Liwiski, 16, tallied 14 points (7-7) in 13 games; enjoying four, multi-point games over that stretch.

A native of Dauphin, Liwski and his teammates are now preparing themselves for a first-round playoff series against Winkler Flyers.

The runners up are 17 year old defenceman Nick Cicek of the Winnipeg Blues and 17 year old goaltender Matthew Thiessen of the Steinbach Pistons.


Manitoba Pork Peak Performer of the Month

The Manitoba Pork Peak Performer of the Month is Tristan Culleton of the Steinbach Pistons.

Culleton, 18, has selflessly given up his time while in Steinbach. In February, he generously spent three mornings a week helping out at Elmdale School.

Culleton, who was born in St. Louis, also participated in ‘Love to Read’ month as well as contributing in the classroom in other areas. He also helps coach a minor hockey team in the community.