MJHL Announces Player of the Month Awards

RBC-MJHL Player of the Month

Jeremey Leipsic of the Portage Terriers has been named the RBC-MJHL Player of the Month for October.

The Winnipeg native recorded 28 points (9-19) in 14 games. The 19-year-old forward currently leads the MJHL scoring race.

Aligning to RBC’s #Someday platform, Leipsic’s #Someday is “To help the Terriers make another championship run and earn a college scholarship.”

The runners up are 20 year old forward Jake Dudar of the Selkirk Steelers and 20 year old forward Scott Gall of the Winkler Flyers.

Sher-Wood-MJHL Defenceman of the Month

The Sher-wood-MJHL Defenceman of the Month is Brady Keeper of the OCN Blizzard.

Keeper, 20, wasn’t only a stand-out on the blueline, but also contributed offensively with 17 points (8-9) in 13 games. Keeper, who hails from Cross Lake, has committed to University of Maine next season.

The runners up are 19 year old Lawson McDonald of the Winkler Flyers and 18 year old Darby Gula of the Steinbach Pistons.

MGEU-MJHL Goaltender of the Month

Steinbach Pistons were ranked No. 1 in the CJHL several times in October, thanks in large part to the outstanding performance of their goaltender Roman Bengert.

Bengert, 20, has been close to flawless, reflected in his league-leading 11-1 record. The native of Cole Harbour, N.S., also has one shutout, and save percentage of .935.

The runners up are 19 year old Emilien Boily of the OCN Blizzard and 20 year old Marc Audet of the Virden Oil Capitals.

IBAM-MJHL Rookie of the Month

While he’s a rookie, Gino Lucia of the Winkler Flyers has shown the poise of a seasoned veteran.

Lucia, 18, currently tops all rookie scorers with seven goals and 16 points in 14 games. A native of  St. Cloud, Minnesota, Lucia is looking forward to helping the Flyers remain near top spot in the MJHL.

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

Manitoba Pork Peak Performer of the Month

Winkler Flyers’ Will Blake was selected due to his outstanding community involvement. The 19-year-old forward has volunteered with four local groups since joining the Flyers.

Once a week he goes to Maple Leaf School in Morden and helps in the classroom, reading or playing games. He also helps with the Winkler Can Skate program on Mondays and the Winkler Breakfast Club hockey program Wednesday mornings before children go to school.

Will is also an assistant coach with the Morden Atom Bronze team and was lucky enough to attend the NHL Heritage Classic with that team as they were chosen by Hockey Manitoba.