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MJHL Announces Players of the Month Awards

The RBC Player of the Month for January is forward George King of the OCN Blizzard.

King, 18, exploded on the scoring sheet with 17 points (11-6) in 12 games, earning him RBC Player of the Month honours. The high-scoring forward had three, multi-point games, highlighted by a five-point performance in one game.

Aligning to RBC’s #Someday platform, King’s #Someday is “to win a MJHL Championship with a great group of guys and earn a NCAA Division 1 Scholarship.”

A native of Calgary, King was also selected a first star twice last month, in addition to a second-star selection. Currently, he sits second in team scoring with 27 goals and 37 points; six goals coming via the powerplay.

The runners up are 19 year old forward Bradley Schoonbaert of the Steinbach Pistons and 18 year old forward Nathan Halvorsen of the Selkirk Steelers.

Sher-Wood-MJHL Defenceman of the Month

The Sher-wood Defenceman of the Month for January is Taylor Fisher of the Selkirk Steelers.

Fisher, 20, was steady on the blueline for the Steelers, who currently sit third overall in the standings with 31 wins and 65 points. Offensively, the product of Winnipeg contributed 10 points (5-5) in 10 games.

The runners up are 19 year old Tyler Anderson of the Steinbach Pistons and 17 year old Tyler Jubenvill of the Winkler Flyers.

MGEU-MJHL Goaltender of the Month

With eight wins in January, Roman Bengert of the Steinbach Pistons has been named the MGEU Goaltender of the Month.

Bengert, 20, posted an outstanding 1.99 GAA and .939 save percentage in nine games. His stellar play also resulted in him being a named a game star on five occasions.

A native of Cole Harbour, NS, Bengert leads all MJHL goaltenders with 28 wins and five shutouts. He’s committed to suit up next season with Lake Superior State.

The runners up are 19 year old Brett Epp of the OCN Blizzard and 20 year old Brandon Holtby of the Dauphin Kings.

IBAM-MJHL Rookie of the Month

With 14 points scored in January, forward Will Koop of the Steinbach Pistons has been named the IBAM Rookie of the Month.

Koop, 18, scored six goals in 12 games last month, highlighted by four, multi-point games.

Currently, the native of Winnipeg sits third in Piston scoring with 40 points (16-24) in 41 games.

The runners up are 16 year old defenseman Layne Toder of the Portage Terriers and 16 year old defenseman Marco Creta of the Virden Oil Capitals.

Manitoba Pork Peak Performer of the Month

The Manitoba Pork Peak Performer of the Month for January is Levi Cudmore of the Winnipeg Blues.

Cudmore, who hails from Park River, ND, has been leading the Winnipeg Blues both on and off the ice this season.  He has been very involved in book reading programs aimed at local schools in Winnipeg.

Cudmore, 19, also spends his time helping grow the game of hockey by volunteering at numerous hockey practices with local minor hockey teams in Winnipeg.