Stay tuned for this seasons Players of the Week - Season starts October 17, 2023
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Division 1: Eva Manhard, Churchill Bulldogs, Forward #18
The Churchill Bulldogs were hungry, none more than their star forward Eva Manhard, who earned 5 points in their commanding 7-1 win over the VMC Trojans on Tuesday this week. Eva was relentless in her pursuit of a win, with tons of effort fore checking, back checking, working the corners, and winning the draws that netted her a hattrick and 2 assists. She skated hard from the drop of the puck to start the game till the final whistle. Eva is the Bulldogs leading scorer with 14 points so far this season. Congratulations Eva!
Division 2: Ryane Rollwagen, Miles Mac Buckeyes, Forward #4
Ryane Rollwagen led the way for the Miles Mac Buckeyes this week with her tenacity in both the offensive and defensive zones. On Tuesday she scored 1 goal and added 2 assists in a hard fought 5-3 win over the Sturgeon Heights Huskies. The next day she was back at it against the undefeated Garden City Gophers where again she scored a goal and added 2 assists in a 4-1 victory for the Bucks. Ryane showed up big this week with her skill, determination and fight ultimately leading her team to two wins. Congratulations Ryane!
Division 3: Lily Hurley, Springfield Sabres, Forward #16
Lily Hurley skated with passion and determination on Wednesday as she netted 2 goals and added an assist in her team's 7-5 win against Murdoch McKay. She worked hard and made some great plays in addition to being a great support for her teammates at both ends of the ice whenever she was needed. Congratulations Lily!
Division 1: Addilyn Nohlgren, CJS Olympiens, Forward #19
The CJS Olympiens were flying this past week as they won all 3 of their games and Addilyn Nohlgren played a pivotal role in all 3. The first game was Tuesday against the VMC Trojans where Addilyn scored a goal and added an assist in a 7-2 win. The next day against the mighty SMA Flames she scored 2 goals in a very hard fought 3-1 win. Friday’s game led to an 8-1 win over the River East Kodiaks where she added another goal. Addilyn was always in the right position to forecheck or make and receive a pass. She was a true leader. Congratulations Addilyn!
Division 2: Justine Russell, SJR Eagles, Defence #9
Justine Russell was all over the ice against the CSLR Renards in an exciting and well played 4-2 win on Thursday. Although she only added an assist, she played an integral role in the game. She set up many other close goals, rushed the puck, got on the puck first and had possession of the puck for a large portion of the time. She controlled the game with her speed, work ethic and determination. Congratulations Justine!
Division 3: Grace Kotzer, CPET Canadiennes, Forward #7
Grace Kotzer was ready to play at 100% this past week. She scored a goal and added an assist in the CPET Canadiennes 7-2 win over the Kelvin Clippers on Monday. On Wednesday she scored 2 goals and added 2 assists giving her a hand in all of their goals in the 4-0 win over Mudoch McKay. Grace was very skilled on the ice as can be seen by the big impact she had on the game. She set up her team mates for many scoring chances and was all over the puck. Congratulations Grace!
Division 1: Vayda Rigaux, Glenlawn Lions, Defence #17
Vayda Rigaux was instrumental in helping the Glenlawn Lions squeak by the VMC Trojans by a score of 2-1 on Tuesday as she was rock solid on defence and also added an assist. Two days later Vayda was unbelievable to watch, her offensive instincts are unrivalled. She has the ability to make a good first pass as she scored a goal and popped in an assist in their 4-0 win over the River East Kodiaks on Friday. Congratulations Vayda!
Division 2: Teagan Bragg, West Kildonan Wolverines, Defence #18
In a hard fought battle against the Lorette Scorpions, the West Kildonan Wolverines prevailed, winning in a shootout on Wednesday with help from a solid defence Teagan Bragg who also had several key rushes. At the offensive blue line she showed her excellent hands and good deception to get herself into position for a shot on net or giving herself space to drive to the net. Teagan also scored the winning goal in the shootout. Congratulations Teagan!
Division 3: Adrianna Almeida, Dakota Lancers, Goalie #35
Adrianna Aimeida performed at a very high level for the Dakota Lancers this week. In a hard fought battle against the CPET Canadiennes on Tuesday, she stopped 34 of 35 shots in regular time and shut the door in the shootout thus winning by a score of 2-1. Later in the week she stymied the Kelvin Clippers as she again showed her outstanding abilities by stopping 29 shots of 30 directed her way and earned another win by a score of 3-1. Congratulations Adrianna!
Division 1: Cherine Nichols, River East Kodiaks, Forward #7
Cherine Nichols was an inspiration to her team this week. Although she only added an assist in their 4-1 win over the fierce Churchill Bulldogs on Tuesday, she made several plays to aid her team in both zones. On Friday they had a barn burner against the Selkirk Royals. Cherine scored a late goal with 39 seconds left in the third to take her team to OT where once again she came up big scoring in the shootout to help her team comeback and win the game. Congratulations Cherine!
Division 2: Abby Reichert, PCI Saints, Goalie #1
The PCI Saints goaltending has been nothing short of amazing this week. In the Saints Wednesday game against the Miles Mac Buckeyes, Abby Reichert stopped 58 out of 59 shots to lead her team to a well deserved win. Abby was outstanding as many of the shots were quality shots. Congratulations Abby!
Division 3: Madison Wurich-Coombs, JH Bruns Broncos, Forward #21
Madison Wurich-Coombs continued to be in the right place at the right time against the Beausejour Barons as she led her team and controlled the game from start to finish. She was able to score on the Barons sensational goalie and added an assist in her teams 3-0 win on Wednesday. Congratulations Madison!
Division 1: Seanna Price, Shaftesbury Titans, Forward #12
Seanna was a huge Titan in their first game of the season this week against the Selkirk Royals. Seanna worked the whole ice, skating hard, smart and with determination end to end. She dominated when she carried the puck resulting in 2 goals and a helper. A true top player. Congratulations Seanna!
Division 2: Halia Jonker, Lorette Scorpions, Goalie #1
The backbone of any team is its goal tender, and in their game Thursday against the Oak Park Raiders, Halia showed us why! Halia stole a 1-0 victory on the road behind a rock-solid performance. She made a sparkling 29 saves for the shutout win, with 14 shots in the third period. She is truly worthy of this week’s recognition. Congratulations Halia!
Division 3: Emily Kay, Beausejour Barons, Goalie #1
In the second game of their rookie season, the Beausejour Barons were under fire with the Beliveau Barracudas controlling the puck for 75% of the game. Emily was a phenomenal goalie under pressure; a stone wall who stopped 15 shots in period 1, 18 shots in period 2 and 20 in period 3 for a total of 53 shots in regulation. She then stopped an additional 10 shots in over time and 14 shots in the shootout, allowing only 2 goals in 77 shots for a tie game. Impressive. Congratulations Emily!
Division 1: Emma Roch, SMA Flames, Forward #6
The Flames glowed bright during Opening Week with Emma helping her team claim two thrilling victories. In an intense first game vs the CJS Olympiens on Opening Day, Emma set the tone early with a goal, and continued to skate goal line to goal line fending off the competition for a 3-2 Flames win. The next day against her team’s 4-3 win over the Churchill Bulldogs, Emma earned another goal and 2 assists. During one remarkable play, she teamed up with her line mate, forcing the goalie into a “pick one” situation that netted a goal after a beautiful pass. Congratulations Emma!
Division 2: Ainslie Zubec, Sturgeon Heights Huskies, Forward #17
The Sturgeon Heights Huskies came out to play, hoping to earn their first win opening day on home ice. Down by two goals nearing the end of the first period, Ainslie dug deep, and found the motivation she needed to start her team’s comeback. She stepped back on the ice, turned his skills up to a higher level, and dominated the ice for the rest of the game. She scored her first goal at the end of period one, and another to take the lead in the third period, concluding with an insurance goal for a hat-trick and a 5-3 win for the Huskies. Congratulations Ainslie!
Division 3: Chloe McKay, Murdoch Mackay, Defence #44
Chloe McKay had a commanding performance during both of her team’s games during opening week. In game 1 Thursday, Murdoch claimed their first win vs the Beliveau Barracudas 4-0 with Chole contributing 1 goal and adding 2 assists. On Friday vs the Beausejour Barons, Chole scored another goal and 2 assists for another 4-0 victory, and a 7-point week! An amazing start to the season. Congratulations Chloe!