Shane Luke’s dream season continues after being named the MJHL’s selection for the Canadian Junior Hockey League/RBC player of the year award. It’s the latest of many awards which have been bestowed upon the veteran Dauphin Kings’ forward.
Luke, 20, won’t have much time to enjoy his latest honour as the Kings will take on OCN Blizzard in the first round of their Sher-Wood Division semi-finals.
The Kings’ captain was recently awarded the MJHL’s MVP (Steve "Boomer" Hawrysh Award), in addition to winning the Hockey Ability and Sportsmanship (Lorne "Windy" Lyndon Trophy) award.
Luke’s hockey future is also bright. He’s committed to Providence Friars where he’ll join former King captain Steve Shamanski, who was last year’s MJHL Player of the Year nominee.
The CJHL Player of the Year Award is awarded annually to a Junior A hockey player for both his on-ice achievements and off-ice contributions to his community. Portage Terriers’ star Eric DeLong won the national award in 2009.
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