Tyler Anderson and Julien Koga were both recognized by the league this afternoon for their efforts in the month of December. Anderson for his play on the ice and Koga for his work in the community. The Steinbach Pistons want to congratulate both players for being great representatives of our team and community.
RBC Player of the Month
Jeremy Leipsic, 19, was selected after he recorded 19 points (5-14) in nine games. Aligning to RBC’s #Someday platform, Leipsic’s #Someday is “to help the Terriers make another championship run and earn a college scholarship”.
Leipsic, who hails from Winnipeg, had seven multiple-point games, highlighted by being named a game star on two occasions. He also leads all MJHL scorers with 64 points (18-46) in 35 games.
The runners up are 19 year old forward Dexter Kuczek of the Winnipeg Blues and 19 year old forward Kirklan Lycar of the Virden Oil Capitals.
Sher-Wood-MJHL Defenceman of the Month
Tyler Anderson of the Steinbach Pistons was solid on the blueline in December, earning him Sher-Wood-MJHL Defenceman of the Month honours.
Anderson, 19, recorded 10 points (3-7) in seven games played; two of those games he was named a game star. Anderson hails from Winnipeg.
The runners up are 19 year old Lawson McDonald of the Winkler Flyers and 20 year old Taylor Fisher of the Selkirk Steelers.
MGEU-MJHL Goaltender of the Month
Selkirk Steelers have been consistently strong this year, thanks in large part to the play of their veteran goaltender, Hayden Dola, 19.
The MGEU Goaltender of the Month for December posted a 7-1 record, highlighted by one shutout and a sparkling save percentage of .926. A native of Winnipeg Beach, Dola has 17 wins this season. Twice he was named a game star in December.
The runners up are 20 year old Roman Bengert of the Steinbach Pistons and 18 year old Cole Weaver of the Winkler Flyers.
IBAM-MJHL Rookie of the Month
Brendan Martin, 19, of the Waywayseecappo Wolverines has been outstanding this season. His December was exceptionally strong, reflected in 12 points (6-6) in nine games.
The native of Sioux Lookout, ON., has four, multiple-point games in December. A power forward (6-foot 2, 200 pounds) Martin leads his club in scoring with 14 goals and 38 points in 30 games.
The runners up are 18 year old goaltender Cole Weaver of the Winkler Flyers and 18 year old defenseman Tristen Cross of the Virden Oil Capitals.
Manitoba Pork Peak Performer of the Month
Julien Koga of the Steinbach Pistons has been named December’s Pork Peak Performer of the Month.
Koga, 19, is in his third season with the Pistons and is enrolled at the University of Manitoba. Julien aspires to be a doctor and is always looking to give back to the community. He is dedicated to helping children and is making a positive impact with a local cancer patient, four-year-old Isaiah Peters.
Isaiah has battled cancer for three years and in October, he was the special guest of the Pistons at their ‘Pink in the Rink’ game where he met Julien. Julien and Isaiah spend time reading, talking and playing mini sticks each week. Julien was also involved packing and delivering food hampers to needy families prior to Christmas and is a recent recipient of the RBC ‘Make 150 Count’ program to promote volunteering.