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Player of the Week 2018-2019

 

Week 27 – Josh Tripp – Swan Valley Stampeders

Josh Tripp personifies the popular adage that big-time players step up in big games. The veteran Swan Valley Stampeder forward scored five goals in three playoff games last week, earning him the Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week honour.

Tripp, who hails from Swan River, has had an outstanding season, culminating in winning the Mike Ridley Trophy (capturing the MJHL scoring race) and was also voted the MJHL Most Valuable Player title.

The runners up are 17 year old forward Kolton Shindle of the Portage Terriers and 20 year old forward Riley Vautour of the Steinbach Pistons.

Week 26 – Scott Mickoski – Portage Terriers

Thanks to three points in two games, Scott Mickoski of the Portage Terriers has been named the Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

Mickoski, 20, picked up three assists in helping the Terriers go up 2-0 in their best-of-seven semi-final series against Virden Oil Capitals. The native of Winnipeg was a runner-up for this award the week previous.

Mickoski, a four-year MJHL veteran, has a total of eight points (2-6) in four playoff games.

The runners up are 20 year old forward Bradly Goethals of the Swan Valley Stampeders and 19 year old goaltender Matthew Radomsky of the Steinbach Pistons.

Week 25 – Kelton Sutherland – Winnipeg Blues

Kelton Sutherland of the Winnipeg Blues has been named the Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

Sutherland, 20, tallied five points (2-3) in three playoff games last week for the Blues. A native of Winnipeg, Sutherland currently leads his team in playoff scoring with eight points (3-5) in five games.

The runners up are 18 year old goaltender Riley Wallace of the Virden Oil Capitals and 20 year old forward Scott Mickoski of the Portage Terriers.

Week 24 – Kyle Bettens – Steinbach Pistons

With six points in two playoff games, Steinbach Pistons’ Kyle Bettens has been named the Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

Bettens, 17, recorded a goal and five assists in helping the Pistons go ahead 2-0 in their best-of-seven playoff series against Winnipeg Blues. Off the ice, the native of Winnipeg is also focused on education, having committed to Bemidji State University (NCAA Div I).

The runners up are 19 year old forward Kolten Kanaski of the Virden Oil Capitals and 19 year old goaltender Ethan Peterson of the Portage Terriers.

Week 23 – Josh Belcher – Virden Oil Capitals

Thanks to a scoring outburst of seven points in two games, Josh Belcher of the Virden Oil Capitals has been named the Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

Belcher, who hails from Rapid City, scored a hat trick in one game, in addition to chipping in with four assists. Overall, the 6-foot-2, 185-pound forward finished the season with 43 points (14-29) in 56 games. Oil Caps now prepare for the playoffs, facing the Selkirk Steelers.

The runners up are 17 year old defenceman Michael Ladyman of the Winnipeg Blues and 19 year old goaltender Michael Davis of the Swan Valley Stampeders.

Week 22 – Zachary Bennett – Selkirk Steelers

Thanks to three wins last week, Selkirk Steelers’ goaltender Zachary Bennett has been named the Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

Bennett, 18, posted a stingy GAA of 1.20, with a save percentage of .963. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Bennett also recorded a shutout, giving him three for the season.

Bennett, who hails from Winnipeg, currently has an overall record of 20-10 for the Steelers, who are now preparing for the playoffs.

The runners up are 17 year old forward Eric Fawkes of the Winkler Flyers and 17 year old forward Kolton Shindle of the Portage Terriers.

Week 21 – Kolten Kanaski – Virden Oil Capitals 

Thanks to a scoring outburst of nine points in three games, Kolten Kanaski of the Virden Oil Capitals has been named the Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

Kanaski, 19, scored three goals, while picking up six assists last week in helping the Oil Capitals to three wins.

Kanaski, who hails from Beausejour, currently sits fourth in the MJHL scoring race with 31 goals and 60 points in 56 games played

The runners up are 20 year old goaltender Isaac Labelle of the Waywayseecappo Wolverines and 19 year old goaltender Ethan Slobodzian of the Dauphin Kings.

Week 20 – Cole DeKoninck – Dauphin Kings 

The Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week for the week ending February 10 is 18 year old defenceman Cole DeKoninck of the Dauphin Kings.

The 6’1” DeKoninck, netted 3 goals and 3 assists in 3 games played.

The runners up are 17 year old forward Jayson Szun of the Winnipeg Blues and 20 year old goaltender Isaac Labelle of the Waywayseecappo Wolverines.

Week 19- Kyle Bettens – Steinbach Pistons 

Thanks to a scoring outburst of five points in two games, Steinbach Pistons’ Kyle Bettens has been named the Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

Bettens, 17, is in his rookie season with the Pistons. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound forward has been drawing the attention of NHL scouts, playing for Team West at the CJHL Prospects Game last month. Bettens is one of many MJHL players who have committed to college hockey ─ having chosen Bemidji State University.

A product of the Winnipeg minor hockey system, Bettens currently has eight goals and 22 points in 29 games.

The runners up are 19 year old forward Kolten Kanaski of the Virden Oil Capitals and 20 year old goaltender Merek Pipes of the Swan Valley Stampeders.

Week 18 – Tristen Cross – Virden Oil Capitals

Tristen Cross of the Virden Oil Capitals has been named the Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

Cross, 20, recorded six points (3-3) in three games for the Caps, who are riding a four-game winning streak.

Cross, who hails from Virden, is excellent at both ends of the ice, reflected in 11 goals and 30 points in 47 games for the defenceman. He’s also dangerous on the power play with eight assists with the man advantage.

The runners up are 20 year old forward Braeden Binda of the Winnipeg Blues and 19 year old goaltender Ethan Peterson of the Portage Terriers.

Week 17- Brendan Martin – Steinbach Pistons 

Steinbach Pistons’ forward Brendan Martin has been named the Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

Martin, 20, registered five points (1-4) in three games for the Pistons, whose record is 5-2 for the month of January.

Martin, who hails from Thunder Bay, currently sits fourth in the MJHL scoring race with 26 goals and 51 points in 44 games. He’s proven potent on the powerplay, reflected in seven goals via the man advantage.

The runners up are 19 year old forward Carter Barley of the Selkirk Steelers and 20 year old forward Ben Dalke of the Virden Oil Capitals.

Week 16 – Ethan Peterson – Portage Terriers

For the second consecutive week, a goaltender has been named the Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week. Thanks to two wins last week, Ethan Peterson of the Portage Terriers has been given the award.

Peterson, 19, posted a .500 GAA and .978 save percentage enroute to his two wins ─ one being a shutout effort. A native of Park River, ND, Peterson currently has three shutouts in 14 games. His overall record is 9-2-1.

The runners up are 20 year old forward Josh Tripp of the Swan Valley Stampeders and 20 year old forward Blake Sidoni of the Virden Oil Capitals.

Week 15 – Matt Radomsky – Steinbach Pistons

Thanks to two wins in as many starts last week, Steinbach Pistons’ goaltender Matthew Radomsky has been named this week’s Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week winner.

Radomsky, 19, continues to show he’s one of the top goaltenders in the MJHL, reflected in his 2-0 record last week, highlighted by a shutout win. His stats were equally impressive with a 0.50 goals against average and .979 save percentage.

Radomsky, who hails from Winnipeg, currently tops all MJHL goaltenders in GAA (2.06) and shutouts (four).

The runners up are 17 year old defenceman Colby Jaquet of the Selkirk Steelers and 20 year old forward Braden Billaney of the Portage Terriers.

Week 14 – Nathan Moore – Portage Terriers

Portage Terriers’ goaltender Nathan Moore has been named this week’s Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

Moore, 18, recorded a pair of wins last week, improving his overall record to 18-3, including two shutouts.

A native of Regina, Moore has been a key member of the first-place Portage Terriers who have 28 wins in 36 games.

The runners up are 20 year old forward Will Middleton of the Selkirk Steelers and 19 year old forward Tanner Mole of the Steinbach Pistons.

Week 13 – Zach Bennett – Selkirk Steelers

Undefeated in three starts last week, Selkirk Steelers’ goaltender Zach Bennett has been named this week’s Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

Bennett, 18, was outstanding in the Steelers’ net, reflected in a stingy 1.65 GAA and .943 save percentage. Of note, one of his wins was a shutout effort for the Steelers who have 19 wins and 41 points after 32 games.

Bennett, who hails from Winnipeg, has an overall record of 10-5 in 16 games.

The runners up are 19 year old goaltender Dalton Dosch of the Virden Oil Capitals and 20 year old forward Tony Apetagon of the OCN Blizzard.

Week 12 – Josh Tripp – Swan Valley Stampeders

This week’s Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week winner, Swan Valley Stampeders’ Josh Tripp, generated scoring numbers in two games what might have taken some players four or five games.

Tripp, 20, tallied seven points (2-5) over a two game span for the Stampeders who are having one of their best seasons in years. Stampeders sit in second place with 23 wins and 48 points after 30 games.

Tripp, who hails from Swan River, currently leads the MJHL scoring race with 50 points (21-29) in 32 games.

The runners up are 18 year old forward Jack Einarson of the Virden Oil Capitals and 20 year old defenceman Troy Williams of the Steinbach Pistons.

Week 11 – Joey Moffatt – Portage Terriers

Thanks to an explosive four-game stretch, Joey Moffatt of the Portage Terriers has been named the Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

Moffatt, 17, recorded eight points (3-5) in four games for the league-leading Terriers.

Moffatt, who hails from Portage, is having an outstanding season, reflected in 12 goals and 30 points in 23 games. His offensive skills are on full display while the Terriers are on the powerplay, reflected in 11 points (5-6) coming with the man advantage.

Moffatt comes by his hockey skills honestly as his father Shane is a Terrier alumni and former MJHL scoring champion. He’s also a member of the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame and Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame.

The runners up for the Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week are 20 year old goaltender Jeremy Link of the Winnipeg Blues and 18 year old defenceman Cole DeKoninck of the Dauphin Kings.

Week 10 – Bradly Goethals – Swan Valley Stampeders

Exploding for 11 points in four games, Bradly Goethals of the Swan Valley Stampeders has been named the Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

Goethals, who hails from Ile des Chenes, scored four goals while adding seven assists in helping the Stamps win three of four games.

Overall, the 20-year-old Stamps’ forward has 28 points (13-15) in 18 games.

The runners up are 20 year old forward Tony Apetagon of the OCN Blizzard and 20 year old defenceman Riley Shamray of the Dauphin Kings.

Week 9 – Kolten Kanaski – Virden Oil Capitals

Virden Oil Capitals are winners of their last five games, thanks in large part to Kolten Kanaski, who has been named the Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

Kanaski, 19, exploded for seven points (2-5) in three games last week for the Oil Capitals who now sport a .500 record at 9-9-5. The native of Beausejour currently leads the Oil Caps scoring race with 13 goals and 25 points in 19 games.

The runners up are 19 year old goaltender Matthew Radomsky of the Steinbach Pistons and 20 year old goaltender Merek Pipes of the Swan Valley Stampeders

Week 8 – Dalton Dosch – Virden Oil Capitals

Stingy goaltending has earned Dalton Dosch of the Virden Oil Capitals the Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

Dosch, 19, recorded a pair of wins last week, highlighted by a very stingy 1.00 GAA and impressive save percentage of .965. The native of Willow Bunch, Sk., has an overall 5-8 win-loss record. He also sits third overall among MJHL goaltenders for GAA with a 2.57.

Thanks to the play of Dosch and teammates, Oil Capitals have earned six of a possible eight points over their last four games.

The runners up are 19 year old forward Jesse Gibbons of the Neepawa Natives and 15 year old defenceman Owen Murray of the Portage Terriers.

Week 7 – Riley Morgan – Winkler Flyers

Undefeated in two starts last week, goaltender Riley Morgan of the Winkler Flyers has been named the Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

Morgan, 18, is a rookie goaltender who comes to the Flyers via Scottsdale, AZ. In recording his pair of wins last week, he turned aside 55 of 58 shots. His overall record is 6-3-1, while the Flyers sit with a record of 11-6-2.

The runners up are 19 year old goaltender Matthew Radomsky of the Steinbach Pistons and 20 year old forward Connor Barley of the Selkirk Steelers.

Week 6 – Noah Giesbrecht – OCN Blizzard

After recording three consecutive wins in net, OCN Blizzard goaltender Noah Giesbrecht has been named the Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

Giesbrecht, 19, registered some stingy numbers during his hot streak, reflected in a 1.67 GAA and .959 save percentage. A native of Langley, B.C., Giesbrecht was acquired recently from the Comox Valley Glacier Kings.

The runners up are 20 year old forward Josh Tripp of the Swan Valley Stampeders and 17 year old forward Sheldin Howard of the Portage Terriers.

Week 5 – Reilly Funk – Portage Terriers

With six points in three games, Reilly Funk of the Portage Terriers has been named the Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

Funk, who hails from Portage, scored four goals over the three-game span. With two wins in its last three games, Terriers were recently ranked 12th in Canada by the Canadian Junior Hockey League.

Funk, 18, is in the Top 10 of MJHL scorers with 16 points (7-9).

The runners up are 19 year old forward Brett Namaka of the Selkirk Steelers and 20 year old goaltender Brennan Kitchen of the Dauphin Kings.

Week 4 – Jeremy Link – Winnipeg Blues

Thanks to three consecutive wins in net, goaltender Jeremy Link of the Winnipeg Blues has been named the Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

Link, 20, was outstanding last week, reflected in a stingy 1.33 GAA and .956 save percentage. One of Link’s wins was a shutout effort.

Link, who hails from Winnipeg, sports an overall 6-2 record this season for the Blues who own a 7-3 record this season.

The runners up are 20 year old goaltender Isaac Labelle of the Waywayseecappo Wolverines and 17 year old forward Kolton Shindle of the Portage Terriers.

Week 3 – Nathan Halvorsen – Selkirk Steelers

Selkirk Steelers’ Nathan Halvorsen has been named the Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

Halvorsen, 20, recorded eight points (6-2) in 4 games played. The Winnipeg native is currently tied for first in points for the Steelers.

The runners up are 18 year old forward Matt Osadick of the Swan Valley Stampeders and 18 year old forward Carter Sawchuk of the Dauphin Kings.

Week 2 – Codey Behun, Winnipeg Blues

Winnipeg Blues’ Codey Behun has been named the Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

The 18-year-old Winnipegger recorded four points (2-2) in two games last week for the Blues, who are 2-2 after four games. He currently sits tied for second in league scoring with seven points.

The runners up are 19 year old forward Josh Maucieri of the Swan Valley Stampeders and 20 year old goaltender Isaac Labelle of the Waywayseecappo Wolverines.

Week 1 – Drew Anderson, Waywayseecappo Wolverines

Waywayseecappo Wolverines’ have enjoyed a strong start (2-0) to the new season, thanks in large part to the outstanding play of forward Drew Anderson, who has been named the Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.

Anderson, 20, recorded six points (2-4) in the pair of Wolverine wins. Last year he finished second in team scoring after being acquired from Steinbach.

Anderson, who hails from Portage, aims to play college hockey after he graduates from junior A.

The runners up are 19 year old goaltender Brennan Kitchen of the Dauphin Kings and 17 year old forward Colton Friesen of the Winkler Flyers.