By Carter Brooks
Photo courtesy of the Virden Oil Caps
On Monday, Beausejour's Kolten Kanaski was awarded the Manitoba Junior Hockey League's Player of the Week honour.
This recognition comes just after the 19-year-old forward put together three goals and nine points in three games in a highly productive week for the Virden Oil Capitals. On the season, the former Eastman Select has 32 goals, 29 assists and 61 points - good enough for fourth place in the league.
Following a one-goal, three-assist night against the Neepawa Natives on Wednesday, the 5-foot-11, 190-pound Kanaski put up another two points on Thursday, before scoring a goal and three points against the same Natives Saturday evening.
The third-year MJHL player also boasts an incredible 174 penalty minutes this season, placing him third in the league - trailing just Sequoia Swan (185) and Preston Seymour (204). In 151 MJHL games with the Virden Oil Capitals, Kanaski has 57 goals, 103 points and 309 penalty minutes.