Selkirk Steelers’ veteran Colan Jackson has been named the RBC Player of the Month for November. His selection was aided in large part to his effectiveness on the powerplay, reflected in eight points (2-6) in 11 games last month.
The Winnipeg native, who leads the MJHL points race, collected 21 points (9-12) during the month of November. After 30 games the 20-year-old sits atop the points race with 24 goals and 46 points.
Jackson and his Steeler teammates sit atop the Addison Division with 19 wins and 42 points after 30 games.
Runners-up for the award were Paul Van de Velde, 19, of the Waywayseecappo Wolverines and Shane Luke, 20 of the Dauphin Kings.
Sher-wood Hockey Defenseman of the Month
Winnipeg Blues’ Paul Bonar is arguably one of the best defenceman in the league. In addition to his outstanding play in the defensive zone, the 6-foot-1, 190-pound native of Brandon enjoyed an outstanding November in the points department: 12 points (4-8).
Runners-up were Brennan Ritchie, 18, of the Steinbach Pistons and Chris Delalande, 20, of the Selkirk Steelers.
Husky Energy Rookie of the Month
The future of the Waywayseecappo Wolverines is a bright one thanks in large part to the play of rookie forward Brett Pinkerton. The 18-year-old from Pilot Mound recorded 17 points (5-12) for the Wolverines last month.
A strong skater, Pinkerton also brings a big physical presence on the ice, standing 6-foot-2, 195 pounds. He currently sits second in the rookie scoring race with nine goals and 31 points after 30 games.
The runners up are forward Bryn Chyzyk, 18 of the Dauphin Kings and forward Brendan Harms, 16, of the Portage Terriers.
Chyzyk, who hails from Virden, leads the rookie scoring race with 12 goals and 36 points after 32 games.
MJHL Goaltender of the Month
One of the biggest reasons the Selkirk Steelers sit atop the Addison Division has beenthe outstanding play of veteran goaltender Joey Rewucki.
Only 19, and with another year of Junior A eligibility, Rewucki has established himself as arguably the best goaltender in the league. Last month the East St. Paul native posted a perfect 6-0 record and allowed only 15 goals on 313 shots. His outstanding play resulted in a sparkling 2.09 GAA and .952 save percentage.
The runners up are Kirk Coswell, 20, of the Portage Terriers and Peter Alexander, 20, of the Winkler Flyers.
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