Original 16 Stars of the Week | Week 9

Week 9, November 13 – 19, 2023  |  The Manitoba Junior Hockey League Stars of the Week are proudly presented by Original 16.

Cody Gudnason (FWD/’03) – Neepawa – 3GP | 2G | 5A | 7PTS

The veteran forward from Killarney, MB, played a key role in the Titans three-game win streak last week. In a 5-3 road win over the Nighthawks, Gudnason scored 1 goal and added 3 assists in his first, four-point outing of the season. He added a lone assist in their 6-0 win over the Steelers before he added another assist and scored the game winner on home ice in the rematch against the Nighthawks. The Titans are now just one point back of the 4th and final playoff spot in the MGEU West Division.

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Slade Stanick (FWD/’03) – Portage Terriers – 3GP | 2G | 3A | 5PTS

Stanick helped guide the Terriers to pick up 5 of a possible 6 points last week to lift the Terriers to a 2nd place tie in the MGEU East Division heading into week 10 of the regular season. The Rapid City, MB, native added a pair of assists in the Terriers 4-1 win over the Steelers before scoring a lone marker against the Kings in a big road win in Dauphin. The following night, Stanick would assist on the opener before breaking the tie with a shorthanded goal in what would end as a 4-3 overtime loss to the Freeze.

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Jayce Legaarden (FWD/’04) – Winkler Flyers – 1GP | 4G | 4PTS

Second-year Flyers forward, Jayce Legaarden put on a big performance in the teams lone game of the week. Legaarden opened the scoring and closed it for the Flyers in a 7-2  win, scoring four goals in the process, including three on the powerplay. The native of Grandview, MB, is now up to a point-per-game pace and has the Flyers four points out of a 1st place tie in the MGEU East Division with two games in hand on the leading Pistons.

Photo: Jonathan Kozub