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Steinbach Pistons’ Smith named RBC Player of Month

Stienbach Pistons forward Cole Smith and goaltender Roman Bengert were recognized by the MJHL for their play in the month of November. 

The RBC Player of the Month for November is 20 year-old forward Cole Smith.

Smith, who hails from Brainerd, Mn., recorded 19 points  (7-12) in 13 games last month. His offensive showing in November topped all MJHL scorers.

The runners up are 20 year old forward Cam Whyte of the Winkler Flyers and 19 year old forward Mack Hardy of the Virden Oil Capitals.

MGEU Goaltender of the Month

A runner-up for this award in October, Sean Kuehn of the Virden Oil Caps was not to be denied this month ─ winning MGEU Goaltender of the Month honours for November.

Kuehn, 20, put together an outstanding 8-2 record last month, highlited by one shutout and a sparking save percentgage of .941. The native of Flower Mound, TX also posted a 1.60 GAA.

The runners up are 19 year old Roman Bengert of the Steinbach Pistons and 20 year old Zach Degraves of the Swan Valley Stampeders.

 Sher-Wood Hockey Defenseman of the Month

The Sher-wood Defenseman of the Month for November is Brett Orr of the defending RBC Cup champion Portage Terriers.

Orr, who is not related to Hall of Famer Bobby Orr, not only excelled along the blueline, but also chipped in offensively: 14 points (3-11) in 13 games.

The runners up are 19 year old Zach Whitecloud of the Virden Oil Capitals and 18 year old Lawson McDonald of the Winkler Flyers.

IBAM Rookie of the Month

The IBAM Rookie of the Month for November is Ben Dalke of the Virden Oil Capitals.

The 17-year-old forward, who hails from La Salle, produced 18 points (6-12) in 12 games ─ topping all MJHL rookies in October.

The runners up are 17 year old forward Josh Tripp of the Swan Valley Stampeders and 16 year old forward Nick Henry of the Portage Terriers.