The Manitoba Junior Hockey League proudly announces award winners for Coach of the Year, Defenseman of the Year and Most Valuable Player.
Coach of the Year – Kelvin Cech (Winkler Flyers)
After spending three seasons as assistant coach with UBC (U Sports) Cech has led a resurgence of the Winkler Flyers in his first season as a junior head coach. Missing the playoffs last season, the Flyers are clinched for the 2020 playoffs under the leadership of Cech and his commitment to building a strong culture and development environment in Winkler.
Defenseman of the Year – Drake Burgin (Winkler Flyers)
In his second MJHL season, Burgin earns the 2019-20 Defenseman of the Year with a current 57GP, 10G-40A, 50PTS. The smooth skating defenseman boasts excellent offensive skills and hockey sense matched with a strong competitive consistency on the defensive side of the puck.
Most Valuable Player – Grady Hobbs (Dauphin Kings)
Entering the league as a 16-year old in 2016-17 Hobbs is now in his fourth and most productive season as a 19-year old star for the Dauphin Kings. With strong shooting and scoring tactics and a nose for the puck Hobbs has found his touch this season currently with 55GP, 35G-34A, 69PTS. Being one of Dauphin’s most reliable players and a true all-star in the MJHL this season Hobbs recently earned a NCAA Division 1 commitment with RIT.