Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Oil Capitals’ Nelson named MJHL Manitoba Pork Peak Performer of the Month

Press Release

Cody Nelson of the Virden Oil Capitals  has been Manitoba Pork Peak Performer for the Month of January.

The 20-year-old forward has been recognized for his outstanding leadership skills both on and off the ice.

“Cody volunteered as an instructor at the Southwest Peewee Development Camp, sharing his passion and knowledge of hockey with the young players,” MJHL Commissioner Kim Davis said of Nelson’s selection.

“The Camp included two speaking sessions where Cody addressed the players and their parents about his work ethic and daily routine and what it took to become a Junior ‘A’ hockey player.”

Nelson, who hails from Brandon, has demonstrated strong public speaking skills and a willingness to share his personal experiences with others.

“Recently, Cody spoke in front of the entire Virden Collegiate student body at their WE Day event and is a tremendous ambassador for the Oil Capitals,” said Davis.

Nelson was a Peak Performer on the ice as well, recording six points (3-3) in the month of January.

“Cody is a true ambassador of the Oil Capitals and the MJHL,” said Davis. “He a worthy winner of this award. The MJHL and Manitoba Pork Council congratulate Cody Nelson on his award.”

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