MJHL Announces Players of the Month Awards

The MJHL’s leading scorer, Jeremey Leipsic, has been named February’s RBC Player of the Month.

The Winnipeg native scored 20 points (7-13) in 11 games last month. During the month he had five multi-point games, while being named a game star on three occasions.

Leipsic, 19, currently leads the MJHL points race with 32 goals and 97 points. Equally impressive is that he’s only had 12 minutes in penalties this season.

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 19 year old forward Nolan Richards of the Neepawa Natives.

Sher-Wood-MJHL Defenceman of the Month

The Sher-wood Defenceman of the Month is Tyler Anderson of the Steinbach Pistons.

Anderson, 19, was both steady on the blueline and in the offensive zone, reflected in 12 points (5-7) in 11 games. The native of Winnipeg, who was a runner-up for this award last month, was selected a game star twice last month.

The runners up are 20 year old Lawson McDonald of the Winkler Flyers and 20 year old Brady Keeper of the OCN Blizzard.

MGEU-MJHL Goaltender of the Month

The MGEU Goaltender of the Month is Brett Epp of the OCN Blizzard.

Epps, 19, posted an impressive 6-1 record in February, including one shutout win. A runner-up for this award in January, his outstanding play in February was recognized in being named a game star twice in February. His save percentage last month was .934 with a 2.00 GAA.

The native of Edmonton has an overall record of 24-10, highlighted by three shutouts.

The runners up are 19 year old Hayden Dola of the Selkirk Steelers and 19 year old Troy Martyniuk of the Winkler Flyers.

IBAM-MJHL Rookie of the Month

With 11 points in 10 games last month, forward Carter Barley of the Selkirk Steelers has been named the IBAM Rookie of the Month.

Barley, 17, has been a key member of the Steelers who sit third in the MJHL standings. Barley, who hails from St. Andrews, is having a good freshman season, reflected in 12 goals and 27 points in 53 games.

The runners up are 18 year old forward Will Koop of the Steinbach Pistons and 18 year old goaltender Riley McVeigh of the Virden Oil Capitals.

Manitoba Pork Peak Performer of the Month

The Manitoba Pork Peak Performer of the Month is 20 year old goaltender Tyler Gutenberg of the Neepawa Natives.

Tyler has been an ambassador for the Neepawa Natives this year and the month of February has been no different. The native of Brandon has volunteered his time by reading in local schools during ‘I Love to Read’ Month.

Tyler has also helped the staff at various Country Meadows Personal Care Home events and participated in Neepawa’s weekly Breakfast Club hockey skills events, as well as being a linesman for minor hockey games in both Neepawa and Gladstone. Tyler has also had an exceptional month between the pipes too with five wins last month.