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The Manitoba Junior Hockey League is proud to salute a player each week for an outstanding performance from the past seven days. The MJHL also thanks Old Dutch for supporting the player of the week throughout the season.


Week 1 – Mikael Bedard – Dauphin Kings

Bedard, 18, scored three goals and three assists for six points in Dauphin’s opening two wins over the Swan Valley Stampeders. He hails from Saint-Prosper, Que.


Week 2 – Brant Hilton – Winnipeg South Blues

Hilton, 20, has led the Blues to an unbeaten record through their first five games of the season. Last week, the former Western Hockey League netminder had a 1.50 goals against average and a 2-0 record, helping Winnipeg South wins over the Neepawa Natives and Waywayseecappo Wolverines.


Week 3 – Kyle Howarth – Selkirk Steelers

Howarth, 20, had a remarkable eight points in just two games for Selkirk last week. The St. Andrews, Man. native scored twice and added three assists in the Steelers 9-6 win over Neepawa on Tuesday. He also tallied three assists in Selkirk’s 6-2 victory at home over the Portage Terriers on Friday.


Week 4 – Adam Sergerie – Selkirk Steelers

Sergerie, 20, tallied five goals and four assists for nine points in three games last week, as the Steelers went 2-0-1 at the 2006 MJHL Showcase Weekend. He also scored the overtime winner in Selkirk’s 4-3 win over the Dauphin Kings on Saturday.


Week 5 – Brent Davison – Neepawa Natives

Davidson, 20, potted six goals and two assists for eight points in three games last week to lead the MJHL in scoring. His biggest game came Friday in OCN when he tallied an amazing five goals against the Blizzard. Neepawa finished the week with a 1-2, beating OCN and losing to the Selkirk Steelers and Swan Valley Stampeders.


Week 6 – Ian Lowe – Swan Valley Stampeders

Lowe, 20, led MJHL scorers last week with two goals and seven assists for nine points, as the Stampeders went 2-2. The Bradwardine, Manitoba product helped Swan break the Winnipeg South Blues 15-game unbeaten streak Saturday night, with the Stampeders 4-3 overtime win over the Blues.


Week 7 – Andrew Leslie – Selkirk Steelers

Leslie, 20, went 2-0-1 last week in starting all three of Selkirk’s games. He also had a 2.59 goals against average and .930 save percentage. The Steelers earned wins over the Winnipeg Saints and Winnipeg South Blues. They also tied the Blues on Sunday.


Week 8 – Jason Frykas – Selkirk Steelers

Frykas, 19, potted four goals and eight assists in three games, as the Steelers earned wins over the Winkler Flyers (10-2), Neepawa Natives (8-4) and Swan Valley Stampeders (7-0). In all, Selkirk scored 25 goals last week and Frykas was a part of 12 of them.


Week 9 – Brayden Kolisniak – Neepawa Natives

Kolisniak, 19, scored the overtime-winner in Neepawa’s 5-4 win over the OCN Blizzard Sunday night in Brandon. In addition to his goal and two assists against OCN, Kolisniak helped Neepawa to a 7-4 win over the Winkler Flyers on Saturday night with four assists. In total, the Edmonton product had a goal and seven assists in the Natives two wins.


Week 10 – Kyle Howarth – Selkirk Steelers

Howarth, 20, scored two goals and added seven assists in just two games for the Steelers last week. Selkirk won both their games over the Southeast Blades during weekend and are now unbeaten in their last 11 games (10-0-1).


Week 11 – Adam Rivard – Waywayseecappo Wolverines

Rivard, 19, went 2-0-1 last week and had a 2.27 goals against average in helping the Wolverines gain five out of a possible six points last week. The Wolverines earned wins over their division rivals Portage Terriers and Swan Valley Stampeders and tied the Winkler Flyers during the week.


Week 12 – Wade Poplawski – Winnipeg South Blues

Poplawski, 20, scored a hat-trick in the Blues 10-0 win over the Southeast Blades Wednesday night. He also added four assists for seven points in three games last week. In addition to their Wednesday win over Southeast, Winnipeg South beat the Blades in overtime Thursday and defeated the Waywayseecappo Wolverines 5-1 Sunday night.


Week 13 – Cody Pollon – Neepawa Natives

Pollon, 18, is in his rookie season with Neepawa. Last week he posted a 2-0 record and a 2.00 goals against average in wins over the Waywayseecappo Wolverines and Portage Terriers.


Week 14 – Matt Korchmar – Portage Terriers

Korchmar, 19, led Portage to road wins over divisional rivals Neepawa Natives, OCN Blizzard and Swan Valley Stampeders, as the Terriers gained six of a possible six points heading into the Christmas Break. The product of Calgary had an impressive 1.62 goals against average last week and stopped 92 of the 97 shots he faced over the three games for a .948 save percentage.


Week 15 – Jason Yuel – Winnipeg Saints

Yuel, 20, scored five goals and an assist in just two games last week, as the Saints split a home-and-home series with the Southeast Blades. Yuel had four goals and five points, including a natural hat-trick in the second period, in Winnipeg’s 6-4 win over Southeast on Tuesday, December 22


Week 16 – Matt Korchmar – Portage Terriers

Korchmar, 19, shutout the Natives 2-0 on Dec. 28 and helped the Terriers to a 5-4 win over the Winkler Flyers on New Year’s Eve. The Calgary product posted a 2.00 goals against average last week and a .942 save percentage. Korchmar, who has now won player of the week honours in two of the past three weeks, has won his last five starts to improve his season record to 8-2.


Week 17 – Brent Howarth – Selkirk Steelers

Howarth, 20, notched six goals and six assists for 12 points in four games last week. He was also named the December Player of the Month yesterday. On the season, the former WHLer is second in MJHL scoring – behind only his twin brother Kyle – with 37 goals and 86 points in 40 games.


Week 18 – Matt Summers – OCN Blizzard

Summers, 20, tallied five goals and five assists in three games last week as OCN earned a 5-4 overtime win at home over Swan Valley on Tuesday, defeated the Winkler Flyers by that same 5-4 score Saturday on the road and tied the Winnipeg South Blues 5-5 in Winnipeg on Sunday. Summers has helped the Blizzard earned points in four of their five games since the Christmas Break. His club is now just five points back of the Waywayseecappo Wolverines for the fourth and final playoff spot in the Sher-Wood Division.


Week 19 – Aaron Lewadniuk – Winkler Flyers

Lewadniuk, 17, led MJHL scorers last week with an even four goals and four assists for eight points in four games, as Winkler earned a 3-2 win over the Winnipeg South Blues on Tuesday, beat the Southeast Blades 6-2 on Thursday, tied the Blues 3-3 on Saturday and lost 7-6 to the Blades on Sunday. In all, Winkler earned five out of a possible eight points on the week to help push them closer to securing a playoff spot in the Addison Division.


Week 20 – Mike Nichol – Waywayseecappo Wolverines

Nichol, 20, turned in a 2-1-0 record last week and a 2.67 goals against average, as the Wolverines continue to close in on clinching their first playoff spot in franchise history. The wins came over the OCN Blizzard on Tuesday - a 3-0 shutout - and the Swan Valley Stampeders on Friday. The only blemish was a 4-1 loss in OCN on Saturday. Wayway has a five-point lead on Swan Valley and a six-point cushion on OCN for the fourth playoff position in the Sher-Wood Division.


Week 21 – Shawn Monette – Dauphin Kings

Monette, 20, led Dauphin to a pair of road wins on the weekend and posted a 1.50 goals against average and .955 save percentage in the process. The Kings snuck past the Winkler Flyers 2-1 on Friday and the Winnipeg South Blues 3-2 on Sunday in the games that Monette played. With back-up tender Adrian Rubeniuk in net, the Kings beat the Winnipeg Saints 2-1 on Saturday.


Week 22 – Adam Sergerie – Selkirk Steelers

Sergerie, 20, netted four goals and six assists for 10 points in just two games last week to lead all MJHL scorers. He helped the Steelers blow out the Southeast Blades 10-3 Tuesday night and beat the Portage Terriers 6-4 on Friday. On the season, he leads the MJHL in goals with 61 in 53 games and is second in Steeler scoring 118 points.


Week 23 – Shawn Monette – Dauphin Kings

Monette, 20, turned in a solid week of three wins and a 2.00 goals against average. He also posted .919 save percentage, as the Kings beat the Neepawa Natives 3-2 on Tuesday, the Swan Valley Stampeders 6-2 on Saturday and the Winkler Flyers 7-2 on Sunday. With Neepawa losing on Sunday 7-3 to the Winnipeg South Blues, Monette’s stellar performance has helped Dauphin climb back into first place in the Sher-Wood Division with just two days left in the regular season.


Week 24 – Riley Riddell – Waywayseecappo Wolverines

Riddell, 20, scored three goals and nine points as Wayway finished the regular season with a 9-6 win over the OCN Blizzard on Tuesday and are tied at one win apiece with the Dauphin Kings in their Sher-Wood Division best-of-seven semifinal series. He assisted Drew Bertone’s overtime game-winning goal in Game 2 of the series Sunday night.


Week 25 – Jason Frkas – Selkirk Steelers

Frykas, 19, led MJHL scorers last week with six goals and 10 points in just three games, as the Steelers won their opening round best-of-seven Addison Division series four-games-to-one over the Winkler Flyers.


Week 26 – Shawn Monette – Dauphin Kings

Monette, 20, went 3-1 last week, as he helped the Kings take a seven-game series win over the Waywayseecappo Wolverines in their Sher-Wood Division semifinal and Dauphin now holds a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven Sher-Wood Division final with the Neepawa Natives after a 2-1 overtime win last night. Monette led the MJHL with a 2.00 goals against average during the week and posted a .935 save percentage.


Week 27 – Shane Jury – Neepawa Natives

Jury, 18, scored four goals and nine points in four games last week, as the Natives met the Kings in the Sher-Wood Division final. Jury had two goals – including the game-winner – and two helpers in Neepawa’s 5-4 Game 5 win in Dauphin on Saturday. Unfortunately for Jury and his teammates, the Kings got past Neepawa with a 4-2 win in Game 6 Sunday night to win the series four-games-to-two.


Week 28 – Russ Payne – Selkirk Steelers

Payne, 18, had eight goals and four assists in five games, as the Steelers beat the Dauphin Kings four-games-to-one in the MJHL final last week. Payne was also named the playoff MVP following Selkirk’s series clinching 6-5 double-overtime win.