Week of Dec 7 to 12, 2010
OCN Blizzard goaltender Matt Krahn was unbeatable last week, posting three straight wins, earning him MJHL Player of the Week honours for the week of Dec. 7-12.
The Winnipeg native allowed only five goals on 88 shots, posting an impressive 1.62 GAA and .943 save per centage. The 19-year-old, who came to the Blizzard, via the WHL, recently played for Team West at the World Junior A Challenge in Penticton, B.C. His overall GAA of 2.34 has him sitting second among MJHL goaltenders.
Runners-up for the MJHL Player of the Week were Shane Luke of the Dauphin Kings and Ryan Marshall of the Swan Valley Stampeders.
Week of Nov. 29 to Dec. 5, 2010
Anthony Nobili of Neepawa Natives recorded six assists last week, earning him MJHL Player of the Week honours.
The Montreal native also scored four goals in as many games for the Natives, who sit fourth in the Sher-Wood Division with 17 wins and 36 points. Nobili’s scoring exploits are reminiscent of his hockey hero, Pittsburgh superstar Sidney Crosby.
Nobili’s big week maintained his lofty status in the Natives’ scoring race, where he currently sits second with 25 points (10-15) after 28 games.
Runners-up for the Player of the Week award were forward Jon Gaudet of the Winnipeg Saints and forward Ryan Marshall, 19, of the Swan Valley Stampeders.
Gaudet, 18, also showcased his playing abilities reflected in six assists in three games. The Winnipegger also chipped in two assists for the Saints who sit third in the tight Addision Division with 19 wins and 39 points after 34 games.
Marshall excelled offensively last week, reflected in six points (2-4) in just two games for the Stamps who sit tied for first in the Sher-Wood Division with Portage Terriers. Stamps have 20 wins and 42 points after 34 games.
Week of Nov. 22 to Nov. 28
Dauphin King forward Kyle Johnson scored four powerplay goals last week, earning him MJHL Player of the Week honours.
Johnson, 20, had a week all hockey players dream of: seven goals and nine points in three games for the Kings who sit fourth in the tight Sher-Wood Division with 16 wins and 34 points.
Johnson, who hails from Buena Vista, Sk., is a typical power forward, using his 6-foot-3, 190-pound frame to his advantage as he helped the Kings post a 3-0 record last week.
Runners-up for the MJHL Player of the Week Award were Riley Feser of Waywayseecappo Wolverines and Shane Luke of Dauphin.
Feser, 18, was all but unbeatable in the Wolverines’ net, as he turned asked 37 of 38 shots on goal in posting a 2-0 record. His near-flawless play was reflected in a sizzling 0.50 GAA and .974 save percentage.
Luke, 20, is last year’s MJHL scoring champion. Last week he didn’t score a single goal: but he racked up nine assists! Four of those assists came while the Kings held the man advantage. Luke sits atop the Kings’ scoring race with 40 points (14-26).
Week of Nov. 14 to Nov. 21
Steinbach Piston Tanner Harms recorded two hattricks in three games, earning him MJHL Player of the Week honours.
Harms, who hails from Steinbach, was a one-man scoring machine while on the powerplay, scoring four goals with the man advantage. In total the 20-year-old forward recorded nine points (3-6) in helping the Pistons put together a four-game winning streak.
Harms has been a consistent contributor to the Pistons’ offensive attack, reflected in his 26 points (14-12) in 25 games this season.
Runners-up for the MJHL Player of the Week honours were 19 year old forward Paul Van de Velde of the Waywayseecappo Wolverines and goaltender Joey Rewucki, 19, of the Selkirk Steelers.
Van de Velde, who hails from Mariapolis (west of Morden), recorded nine points (4-5) in three games for the Wolverines.
Rewucki was nearly unbeatable in the Steelers’ net, allowing only five goals on 140 shots. Over a three-game span, the East St. Paul native went undefeated, while recording a sizzling 1.62 GAA and .964 save percentage for the Steelers who sit atop the Addison Division with 18 wins and 40 points.
Week of Nov. 7 to Nov. 13, 2010
Winkler Flyers’ netminder Peter Alexander has received a great birthday present by being named the MJHL’s Player of the Week.
Alexander, who turned 20 last week, was outstanding in the Flyers’ net, reflected in a 2-0 record and 1.92 GAA. In allowing only four goals on 77 shots his save percentage is a sizzling .948.
Alexander, who calls West Vancouver home, is an unabashed Vancouver Canuck fan, but admits his favourite player is Winnipeg’s own Jonathan Toews of Chicago Blackhawks. Alexander’s steady play is a big reason why the Flyers sit second in the Addison Division with 14 wins and 32 points, just two back of division leading Selkirk Steelers.
Runners-up for Player of the Week award are Cole Brunet, 19, of the Steinbach Pistons and Evan Gravenor of the Winnipeg Blues.
Brunet, who hails from Morris, showed off his playmaking abilities while on the powerplay, reflected in three assists with the man advantage. In four games he recorded five points (2-3).
Gravenor, 20, registered six points (2-4) in three games last week for the Blues who sit fourth in the Addison Division with six wins and 18 points.