For the second consecutive month, Parker Thomas of the Selkirk
Steelers has been named the RBC Player of the Month. The 20-year-old
forward recorded 23 points (5-18) over a 13-game span in January ─ all
wins for the Steelers.
Thomas, who hails from Winnipeg, also leads the MJHL points race with 28 goals and 84 points in 48 games.
The runners up are 20 year old forward Tyler Grove of the OCN
Blizzard and 19 year old forward Tanner Lomsnes of the Dauphin Kings.
Sher-Wood Hockey Defenseman of the Month
Another Selkirk Steeler has been recognized for an outstanding
January ─ Joel Messner. Messner, a 19-year-old from Lorette, was
outstanding on the blueline, in addition to contributing offensively
with 11 points (3-8) in 13 games.
The runners up are 17 year old Justin Baudry of the Steinbach Pistons and 18 year old Kevin Pochuk of the Virden Oil Capitals.
MGEU Goaltender of the Month
Zach Rakochy of the Steinbach Pistons was outstanding in January. The
20-year-old from Canora, Sk, recorded four wins last month ─ three of
those shutout efforts. Overall, he posted a 4-5 record, with a save
percentage of .925 and GAA of 2.00.
The runners up are 19 year old Michael Stiliadis of the Dauphin Kings and 20 year old Braeden Ostepchuk of the Selkirk Steelers.
IBAM Rookie of the Month
Despite his youth ─ 16 years old ─ Tyler Jeanson of the Portage
Terriers has clearly shown he can play Junior A hockey. The freshman
forward scored five goals in 10 games last month.
Jeanson, who hails from Graysville, was a runner-up for this award
last month. Overall, he sits second in team scoring with 20 goals and 35
points in 50 games.
The runners up are 18 year old forward Carter Johnson of the Swan
Valley Stampeders and 18 year old goaltender Scott Parsons of the
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