Jeremey Leipsic has been named a 2nd Star in the CJHL Gongshow Gear 3 Stars for December, the CJHL announced.
Taking to the ice nine times in December for the Terriers, the 19-year-old Leipsic was an offensive force with the defending MJHL champions totalling 19 points on five goals and 14 assists in that span.
The Winnipeg product had seven multi-point games during the time frame and was named a game star twice. His efforts also earned him MJHL RBC player of the month honours. Leipsic currently leads all skaters in the MJHL in scoring with 67 points (21-46) in 38 games. He also tops the MJHL in power play points with 18 and point-per-game average at 1.88.
Rounding out the Top 3 are:
1ST STAR: CHRIS JANZEN, (G) TRENTON GOLDEN HAWKS (OJHL) — *A stellar final month of 2016 saw Janzen post a perfect 8-0-0-0 record for the Golden Hawks. The 20-year-old from Fonthill, Ont., leads all netminders in the OJHL in wins, goals-against average and shutouts at 27, 1.88 and four respectively. Janzen also sits second overall in his 22-team league in save percentage at .929. He has been named the OJHL’s player and goaltender of the month on three separate occasions already this season for the 2017 Dudley-Hewitt Cup hosts from Trenton.
3RD STAR: JARED VIRTANEN, (F) FORT FRANCES LAKERS (SIJHL) –* In seven contests played for the three-time defending SIJHL Bill Salonen Cup champion Lakers last month, the 20-year-old from Abbotsford, B.C., recorded points in each of them, amassing 20 in total on three goals and 17 assists. Virtanen currently paces Fort Frances in offensive production with 45 points as he has scored 10 times and dished out a league-best 35 assists through 24 games played. The Lakers’ assistant captain is currently tied for second in SIJHL scoring and leads the league in point-per-game average at 1.88.