MJHL Announces Players of the Month Awards

OCN Blizzard’s strong playoff showing was led in large part by Tristan Elie, who has been named RBC Player of the Month for April.

Elie, 20, was a big-game/pressure player, reflected in 11 points (5-7) in six games in the Turnbull Cup final. He had three, multiple-point games for the Blizzard, who eventually lost the MJHL championship in six games to Portage Terriers.

Elie, who hails from Alexandria, ON, was also named a first-star in one game.

The runners up are 19 year old forward Jeremey Leipsic of the Portage Terriers and 18 year old forward Chase Brakel of the Portage Terriers.

Sher-Wood-MJHL Defenceman of the Month

For the second consecutive month, the Sher-wood Defenceman of the Month is Brady Keeper of the OCN Blizzard.

The 20-year-old blueliner was outstanding at both ends of the ice, leading his Blizzard to the MJHL final. Offensively, he recorded five points (1-4) in six games.

Keeper, who hails from Cross Lake, is committed to play for University of Maine next season.

The runners up are 19 year old Mackenzie Dwyer of the Portage Terriers and 20 year old Riley Thiessen of the Portage Terriers.

MGEU-MJHL Goaltender of the Month

For the third consecutive month, the MGEU Goaltender of the Month is Brett Epp, 19, of the OCN Blizzard.

Epp, who hails from Edmonton, kept his club in many games, recording a blazing 2.17 GAA and save percentage of .928. He also recorded one shutout enroute to a 2-4 record.

The runner up is 18 year old Kurtis Chapman of the Portage Terriers.

IBAM-MJHL Rookie of the Month

A teenager from sunny Redondo Beach, CA is the winner of the IBAM Rookie of the Month: Takato Cox of the Portage Terriers.

Cox, 18, stepped up when the pressure was on, reflected in five points (2-3) in eight games in April. He had two, multiple-point games over that span, and one, first-star selection.

The runners up are 16 year old defenceman Layne Toder of the Portage Terriers and 16 year old forward Justin Nachbaur of the OCN Blizzard.