MJHL Announces Player of the Month Awards

Showcasing his offensive skills, Mackenzie Graham of the Steinbach Pistons has been selected the RBC Player of the Month for November.

Graham, 19, was selected after he scored nine goals and recorded 18 points in 12 games for the Pistons, who sit first overall in the MJHL standings. Aligning to RBC’s #Someday platform, Graham’s #Someday is “to bring a championship to Steinbach and earn a D1 hockey scholarship”.

A native of Toronto, Graham sits second in the MJHL points race with 18 goals and 38 points in 25 games.

The runners up are 18 year old forward Tyler Kirkup of the Virden Oil Capitals and 19 year old forward Justin Metcalf of the Neepawa Natives.

Sher-Wood-MJHL Defenceman of the Month

Consistent both defensively and offensively, Griffin Chwaliboga of the Neepawa Natives had an outstanding month along the blueline.

The 18-year-old from Arborg recorded points in six of seven games last month (2-7-9).

The runners up are 17 year old Tyler Jubenvill of the Winkler Flyers and 20 year old Brady Keeper of the OCN Blizzard.

MGEU-MJHL Goaltender of the Month

Cole Weaver of the Winkler Flyers had a November to remember! The rookie was outstanding, reflected in seven wins (including two shutout efforts). The native of Champlin, Minn., posted a GAA of 2.00 and .926 in nine games.

The runners up are 17 year Matt Radomsky of the Steinbach Pistons and 19 year old Hayden Dola of the Selkirk Stelers.

IBAM-MJHL Rookie of the Month

There’s been no Freshman jitters for Dallas Tulik, 18, of the Winnipeg Blues, who showed his offensive talents last month with 12 points (4-8) in 13 games. The native of Kalamazoo, Mich., sits second overall in Blues’ scoring with 26 points.

The runners up are 17 year old forward Riese Gaber of the Dauphin Kings and 18 year old forward William Koop of the Steinbach Pistons.

Manitoba Pork Peak Performer of the Month

The Manitoba Pork Peak Performer for the month of November is goaltender Riley McVeigh of the Virden Oil Capitals.

 This is McVeigh’s first year with the Oil Capitals and he is shining both on and off the ice. The Calgary native is giving back to the community by running goaltending clinics for youth, participating in noon-hour floor hockey games at Virden Junior High School, volunteering at area schools, attending Breakfast Club sessions at the Tundra Oil & Gas Place.

McVeigh, 18, is also the goalie instructor for a minor hockey team in Virden. His positive contributions are much appreciated by all those in Virden and area.