February 3, 2015
Portage Terriers continue to dominate the MJHL, bolstered by an outstanding collection of players. Shawn Bowles of the Terriers was outstanding last month, earning him the RBC Player of the Month award.
Bowles, 19, exploded for 19 points (6-13) in 10 games for the league-leading Terriers, who remain No. 1 in the CJHL’s weekly rankings.
Bowles, who hails from Elkhorn, sits second in team scoring with 66 points (23-43) in 48 games. A 6-foot-2, power forward, Bowles and his teammates look forward to hosting this year’s RBC Cup (May 9-17).
The runners up are 19 year old forward Daniel Taillefer of the Steinbach Pistons and 19 year old forward Kamerin Nault of the Winnipeg Blues.
Sher-Wood Hockey Defenseman of the Month
Winnipeg Blues continue to sit near the top of the MJHL standings, due to the outstanding performance of players such as Mack Heisinger, who has been named top defenceman for February.
The 20-year-old from Winnipeg was not only solid on the blueline, but also contributed offensively with 13 points (1-12) in 11 games last month.
The runners up are 20 year old Tanner Jago of the Portage Terriers and 20 year old Jordan Greig of the Virden Oil Capitals.
MGEU Goaltender of the Month
Justin Laforest of the Portage Terriers has emerged as the top goaltender for February. A runner-up for the award in January, the native of Carlton Place, Ont., continued his outstanding play, reflected in a perfect 7-0 record, which included three shutouts.
Laforest, 19, sported a nifty save percentage of .941 and 1.57 GAA.
The runners up are 20 year old Nick Deery of the Steinbach Pistons and 20 year old Mitch Wiebe of the Waywayseecappo Wolverines.
IBAM Rookie of the Month
Devin Muir, 18, of the OCN Blizzard topped all freshmen last month. The product of Oak Bluff produced 14 points in 12 games. He also sits atop team scoring for the Blizzard with 14 goals and 38 points in 43 games played.
The runners up are 17 year old defenseman James Shearer of the Steinbach Pistons and 16 year old forward Dylan Thiessen of the Virden Oil Capitals.