Steinbach Pistons’ Eddie Eades has been named the Manitoba Pork-MJHL Peak Performer for the month of March.
The 20-year-old Pistons’ defenceman generously volunteered his time assisting students and teachers at Elmdale Elementary School in Steinbach.
“Eddie was part of the Steinbach Pistons’ community outreach program visiting schools in the morning to speak to students about making positive choices,” MJHL Commissioner Kim Davis said.
“Eddie also spoke about the importance of protecting the environment through recycling.”
In total, Eades volunteered more than 30 hours in the classroom last month. Standing 6-foot-5, Eades became known as the “friendly giant” to the hundreds of much smaller pre-school and elementary students.
“Eddie is a positive role model for Steinbach and area youth,” Davis said of the native of East Grand Forks, ND.