MJHL announces players of the month winners


For the second consecutive month, Bradly Goethals of the Swan Valley Stampeders has been named the RBC Player of the Month, MJHL Commissioner Kim Davis announced today.

Goethals, 20, showed off his offensive talents, reflected in 18 points (8-10) in nine games. The native of Ile des Chenes had five multi-point games over that span, highlighted by a five-point game.

The 6-foot-1, 180-pound Goethals is one of many outstanding players on the Stamps, who sit second in the MJHL with 24 wins.

The runners up are 20 year old forward Nathan Halvorsen of the Selkirk Steelers and 20 year old forward Tony Apetagon of the OCN Blizzard.

Telus-MJHL Defenceman of the Month

The Telus Defenceman of the Month for December is Quintin Sudom of the Swan Valley Stampeders.

Sudom, 20, is excellent in both ends of the ice, looked upon to shut down opposition attackers and also provide offense, reflected in 11 points (3-8) in nine games last month. The native of Fort McMurray was a runner-up for this award last month. At 6-foot-2, 200-pounds he has a big presence while on the ice.

The runners up are 20 year old Troy Williams of the Steinbach Pistons and 18 year old Lane Taylor of the Portage Terriers.

MGEU-MJHL Goaltender of the Month

The MGEU Goaltender of the Month for December is Nathan Moore of the Portage Terriers.

Moore, 18, went undefeated last month with seven wins and a stingy GAA of 1.62 and .924 save percentage. A native of Regina, the 6-foot-2 goaltender also recorded a shutout during his hot streak.

The runners up are 19 year old Matt Lenz of the Steinbach Pistons and 19 year old Dalton Dosch of the Virden Oil Capitals.)

IBAM-MJHL Rookie of the Month

The IBAM Rookie of the Month for December is Blake Burr of the Selkirk Steelers.

Burr, 17, who hails from Winnipeg, enjoyed a productive December with eight points (4-4) in eight games. In one memorable game, he recorded four points (1-4) for the Steelers, who are battling Virden for fourth in the MJHL standings.

The runners up are 17 year old forward Brayden Foreman of the Winnipeg Blues and 18 year old forward Tanner Andrew of the Virden Oil Capitals.

Manitoba Pork Peak Performer of the Month

The Manitoba Pork Peak Performer of the Month for December is Parker Brakebill of the Virden Oil Capitals.

Brakebill, 19, participated in several community volunteer initiatives this past fall. He worked two days with Habitat for Humanity and also helped with the FCC Drive Away Hunger food drive.

Brakebill, who hails from Yorba Linda, CA, also took part in two Terry Fox Runs both in Virden and Oak Lake Junior High Schools. He also assisted with repairs to several outdoor rink facilities.

An avid hockey enthusiast, he also helped minor hockey coaches with practices for a Virden novice hockey team.