While he may be a rookie, Jeremey Leipsic of the Portage Terriers has played a like a veteran in the Turnbull Trophy final, earning him this week’s MJHL Recycle Everywhere Player of the Week.
Leipsic, 18, registered five points (3-2) in two games for the Terriers, who hold a 3-1 lead over Steinbach Pistons in their best-of-seven series. Game 5 goes Tuesday in Portage.
Leipsic, who hails from Winnipeg, is hoping to follow in the footsteps of his older brother Brendan, who suited up late in the season with Toronto Maple Leafs.
The runners up are 19 year old goaltender Roman Bengert of the Steinbach Pistons and 18 year old forward Chase Brakel of the Portage Terriers.