The RBC Player of the Month for January is Nate Halvorsen of the Selkirk Steelers.
A runner-up for this award last month, Halvorsen continued his outstanding play in January reflected in 16 points (11-5) in 11 games. Over that span he had five, multiple-point games in January.
Currently, Halvorsen sits sixth in the league’s scoring race with 30 goals and 49 points in 46 games.
The 6-foot-3, 220-pounder from Winnipeg is also deadly on the powerplay with a league-leading 14 goals with the man advantage.
The runners up are 20 year old forward Bradly Goethals of the Swan Valley Stampeders and 20 year old forward Ben Dalke of the Virden Oil Capitals.
Telus-MJHL Defenceman of the Month
The Telus Defenceman of the Month for January is Tristen Cross of the Virden Oil Capitals.
Cross, 20, continues to be steady at both ends of the ice. Offensively, he chipped in nine points (4-5) in 10 games for his hometown Oil Caps. Recently, he was named the MJHL’s Player of the Week.
The runners up are 20 year old Quintin Sudom of the Swan Valley Stampeders and 19 year old Dylan Cassie of the Winnipeg Blues.
MGEU-MJHL Goaltender of the Month
The MGEU Goaltender of the Month for January Ethan Peterson of the Portage Terriers.
Peterson, who hails from Park River, ND went undefeated last month, earning a stellar 7-0 record, 1.14 GAA and .954 save percentage. During his unbeaten streak, the 19-year-old also posted two shutouts for the league-leading Terriers.
The runners up are 19 year old Matt Radomsky of the Steinbach Pistons and 18 year old Bryan Landsberger of the Dauphin Kings
IBAM-MJHL Rookie of the Month
The IBAM Rookie of the Month for January is Sheldin Howard of the Portage Terriers.
The 17-year-old forward tallied 10 points (6-4) in 10 games last month. Currently, he sits fifth overall in rookie scoring with 18 goals and 30 points in 36 games. Howard, who is 6-foot-4, 225 pounds, hails from Thompson.
The runners up are 18 year old forward Cole Dekoninck of the Dauphin Kings and 18 year old forward Reece Henry of the Portage Terriers.
Manitoba Pork Peak Performer of the Month
The Manitoba Pork Peak Performer of the Month for January is Jaden Townsend of the Swan Valley Stampeders.
On a weekly Jaden visits Heyes School where he takes part in reading programs, Phys-ed classes and helping with school work. In addition to Heyes School, twice a week there are gym nights at Taylor School and Ecole Swan River South School where Jaden participates in sports activities with the youth.
Jaden, 19, has also volunteered at local restaurants such as “Y Not Johny’s” “Timberland” “Chicken Chef” and “Pizza Place” where he helps seat guests, serve and clean tables.
Swan River’s local senior hockey team, the Swan Valley Axeman, help with Stampeder game nights all season long. It’s win-win for both teams as Jaden has volunteered his time at their games. He has helped sell 50/50 tickets, work the game clock/game sheet or open penalty box doors.
Jaden, who hails from Roblin, has also helped with numerous school skates or Can Skate programs where he ties children’s’ skates, teaches or helps with skating instructions, interacts with youngsters on the ice and poses for pictures that will serve as life long memories.