The Manitoba Junior Hockey League proudly announces 2019-20 award winners for Goaltender of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and the Playing Ability and Sportsmanship Award.
Goaltender of the Year – Matt Lenz (Steinbach Pistons)
In his 20-year old season and second year with the Steinbach Pistons, Lenz ran with the starting role. His spectacular season has shown Lenz leading the Pistons with a current record of 28-4-1 along with 2.08GAA, .924SV%, and 1SO. Lenz recently committed to Mercyhurst University (NCAA Division 1).
Rookie of the Year – Carter Loney (Steinbach Pistons)
In his first full MJHL season, 17-year old Loney has established himself as bonafide all-star. The young Minnesota-Duluth (NCAA Division 1) commit currently sits with 48GP, 15G-32A, 47PTS this season. Earlier this season Loney competed in the World Junior A Challenge with Team Canada West and also participated in the CJHL Prospects Game where he was the top on-ice skills testing performer.
Playing Ability and Sportsmanship Award – Ty Naaykens (Steinbach Pistons)
Consistently displaying good character while maintaining a competitive nature and a high standard of playing ability earns Naaykens this deserving award. In his second MJHL season, and first with the Steinbach Pistons, Naaykens has totalled 54GP, 22G-29A, 51PTS. While still using his size to his advantage, Naaykens’ conduct within the rules has only had him accumulate 12PIM.