When he’s not stopping pucks for the Steinbach Pistons, Roman Bengert is busy helping out in the community ─ earning him the Manitoba Pork-MJHL Peak Performer of the Month of December.
Bengert, 19, is involved in a number of community activities including spending time each week assisting and tutoring students at Steinbach Christian School. Recently, he was active with the Southeast Helping Hands organization packing community Christmas food hampers.
“In addition to his school visits, Roman works with young goalies from various levels of amateur hockey on skill development while being a positive role-model,” said MJHL Commissioner Kim Davis. “Roman personifies the type of community involvement we encourage within our league.”
Off the ice, Bengert is having an excellent season, reflected in 17 wins in 23 games. The native of Cole Harbour, N.S., also has two shutouts this season.
The Steinbach Pistons would also like to recognize Bengert for being the runner-up for the third consecutive month as the MJHL’s Goaltender of the Month, Ryan Carlson for being the running up for the MJHL Defenseman of the Month and Mackenzie Graham for being the runner up for the Rookie of the Month.