With 18 points in 13 games, Dexter Kuczek of the Winnipeg Blues has been named the RBC Player of the Month for March.
Kuczek, 20, is the reigning MJHL regular-season scoring champion, and recently had an outstanding playoff run with the Blues who pushed Steinbach Pistons to six games. Currently, he’s leading the playoff scoring race with 16 points (3-13) in 12 games. Over that stretch, the product of Winnipeg minor hockey registered four multiple-point games and only once was he kept off the scoring sheet.
The runners up are 20 year old forward Ben Dalke of the Virden Oil Capitals and 20 year old forward Bradley Schoonbaert of the Steinbach Pistons.
Sher-Wood-MJHL Defenceman of the Month
The Sher-wood Defenceman of the Month for March is Mitch Dyck of the Winkler Flyers.
Dyck, 20, who hails from Winkler, recorded 15 points (4-11) in 11 games last month.
The runners up are 20 year old Mark Taraschuk of the Steinbach Pistons and 20 year old Brendan Bartlett of the Winnipeg Blues.
MGEU-MJHL Goaltender of the Month
The MGEU Goaltender of the Month for March is Matthew Thiessen of the Steinbach Pistons.
Thiessen, 17, has been outstanding for the Pistons reflected in a 6-2 record in March, in addition to a GAA of 1.38 and .947 save percentage. Of his six wins, three have been shutouts.
The runners up are 19 year old Riley McVeigh of the Virden Oil Capitals and 19 year old Jeremy Link of the Winnipeg Blues.
IBAM-MJHL Rookie of the Month
The IBAM Rookie of the Month for March is defenceman Justin Lee of the Virden Oil Capitals.
Lee, 17, has displayed the poise of a seasoned veteran in helping the Oil Capitals to their first-ever MJHL championship final. Recently, the native of Waskada, MB, committed to NCAA University of Denver.
The runners up are 17 year old defenceman Nick Cicek of the Winnipeg Blues and 18 year old forward Austin Heidemann of the Steinbach Pistons.
Manitoba Pork Peak Performer of the Month
The Manitoba Pork Peak Performer of the Month for March is Drew Worrad of the Steinbach Pistons.
Worrad, 20, has been very committed to giving back to the community all season and does a terrific job connecting with the youth in Steinbach. This month he continued spending one on one time with students at Steinbach Christian School.
Worrad and a couple of his teammates also helped run their “Winter Olympics” making for a special day for the students. He has also served as an ambassador for Ste. Anne Co-op and spent time pumping gas and cleaning windows at the Steinbach location.
Worrad, who hails from Birr, ON, currently sits third in playoff scoring with 12 points (3-9) in 10 games.