MJHL and Manitoba Midget AAA Players of the Week
MIDGET AAA – OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
The Manitoba AAA Midget League is pleased to announce that Jared Morris of the Pembina Valley Hawks is this week recipient of the Chicken Chef Offensive Player of the Week in the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League.
Morris a 6’1" second year player form LaSalle is currently listed by the Dauphin Kings and Calgary Hitmen. Over the past week Jared recorded 9 points in three Pembina Valley games. He currently leads the team with 9 goals. Morris was also doing the job defensively as he was a +7 over the three game span, to improve his team leading plus/minus to +12.
MIDGET AAA – DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
The Manitoba AAA Midget League is pleased to announce that Troy Chandler, of the Southwest Cougars, is this weeks recipient of the DEKALB Defensive Player of the Week in the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League.
Troy earned his first shutout victory of the year in a 2-0 Cougars win over Eastman Selects on Saturday, stopping all 17 shots he faced. On Sunday he stopped 21 of 22 shots in a 1-0 loss to Interlake. The 17 year old Souris product made several outstanding saves giving his team the opportunity to win.
MJHL – PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Winnipeg Saints sit atop the MJHL’s Addison Division thanks to solid play from veterans such as Craig Simchuk, who has been named the Player of the Week. Simchuk, 20, enjoyed a consistent week offensively, reflected in eight points (2-6) over four games for the Saints, who have 10 wins and 22 points in the Addison Division.
Simchuk is one of a few remaining vets on a Saints squad, which was hit hard this season by graduation of several key players. A hard-working forward, Simchuk sets the example for the younger Saints in the lineup.
Runners-up for MJHL Player of the Week were Shane Luke of Dauphin Kings and Robbie McCarthy of Steinbach Pistons.
Luke, 19, was a scoring machine last week with six points (3-3) in two games for the Kings who continue to lead the Sher-Wood Division with 29 points. McCarthy, 20, enjoyed thee strong games for the Pistons last week, reflected in two goals and six points.