By Carter Brooks
Photo courtesy of the Minnesota All-Hockey Hair Team
The Manitoba Junior Hockey League has announced its Players of the Month for the month of October.
Along with the Player of the Month, the MJHL also announced its Defenceman of the Month, Goaltender of the Month, Rookie of the Month and the Peak Performer of the Month.
Swan Valley forward Josh Tripp put together a month featuring seven goals and 17 points to collect the Player of the Month honours. The 20-year-old now finds his name atop the MJHL scoring leaderboards with 10 goals and 27 points in just 16 total games played.
Along with Tripp, fellow Stampeders teammate Quintin Sudom picked up the MJHL's Defenceman of the Month accolade. In collecting nine goals and 16 points in 11 games, the big 6-foot-2, 200-pound blueliner from Fort McMurray, AB. proved that his 'runner up' tag in September was no fluke. He now has nine goals and 22 points in 16 games played.
Sticking with Swan Valley is Tanner Glasrud, who is October's recipient of the Peak Performer Award. The 6-foot-7 18-year-old rookie from Minnesota spent the past month volunteering within the Swan Valley Minor Hockey Association, while helping the local school with reading and writing programs. He also volunteered his time for the local halloween bash, while putting in hours at the community store and curling rink.
Steinbach's Matthew Radomsky picked up the Goaltender of the Month honour, going 7-3-0 in the month with a shutout. His goals against average and save percentage were off the charts, putting up a 1.97 GAA and a .921 SP over the course of the month. Steinbach is now currently right in the thick of things, sitting in fifth place through 16 games.
Reece Henry of Portage picked up the Rookie of the Month award, collecting one goal and 12 assists for 13 points over a span of 11 October games for the Terriers. The Regina, SK. product now sits comfortably in second place in the MJHL's rookie scoring race, holding a three-point lead over third place Peyton Gorski.