Max Flanagan’s league-leading 24th goal, with 5:23 remaining in the third period, gave the Swan Valley Stampeders a 4-3 victory over the host Waywayseecappo Wolverines on Tuesday night in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.
In other action, it was: Selkirk Steelers 4, Steinbach Pistons 2.
In Wayway, Nic Erb, Dylan Favell and Colton Brasen also scored for the Stampeders (15-16-1). Nicholas Schreiner replied with a pair of goals while Drake Bodie notched the other for the Wolverines (8-18-1), with Brandonite Andrew Clark notching an assist.
Steelers 4 Pistons 2
In Selkirk, former Neepawa Native Derrick Brooks fired a pair of goals, while Parker Thomas had a trio of assists for the Steelers (19-5-2). Brett Dudar and Erik Pushka also scored for Selkirk, while Ryan Pruden and Jordan Bochinski replied for league-leading Steinbach (21-6-0).
Rookie of the month:
Elkhorn’s Shawn Bowles of the Portage Terriers picked up MJHL rookie of the month honours.
The 18-year-old forward fired eight goals and notched 14 points in 13 games for the Terriers, who are second in the Addison Division at 18-6-5.
Two Virden Oil Capitals were runners-up for November awards, with 19-year-old Kyler Beckett a finalist for the goaltender of the month honour that went to Selkirk’s Braeden Ostepchuk, while 18-year-old Kevin Pochuk was runner-up to Channing Bresciani of the Winnipeg Blues for top defenceman. The player of the month was Swan Valley’s Flanagan, who has 42 points in 32 games.
One day after acquiring 20-year-old forward Michael Sofillas in the deal for Brandonite Brayden Cuthbert, the Neepawa Natives shipped him to the Winkler Flyers in exchange for 20-year-old forward Luke Karakas and future considerations.
Meanwhile, Waywayseecappo picked up the rights to 18-year-old forward Johl Swedlo from Portage in exchange for the MJHL rights to 16-year-old defenceman Tyler Anderson.
» Brandon Sun
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition December 4, 2013