The Selkirk Steelers dominated the Manitoba Junior Hockey League awards on Friday by taking four of a possible six.
Steelers forward Parker Thomas received the highest honour as league MVP. The 20-year-old leads the league in scoring with 32 goals and 93 points in 53 games.
Meanwhile, Selkirk’s Braeden Ostepchuk was named top goalie, Joel Messner was top defenceman and Ryan Smith received coach of the year honours. Adam Iwan of the Virden Oil Capitals was a runner-up for top goalie, as was Souris’s Tanner Butler of the Dauphin Kings for top defenceman. Troy Leslie of the Oil Capitals was a finalist for the top coach award.
Tyler Jeanson of the Portage Terriers was named rookie of the year after posting 21 goals and 40 points in 55 games, while Max Flanagan of the Swan Valley Stampeders rounded out the award winners by taking home the Lorne “Windy” Lyndon Trophy for hockey ability.
» Brandon Sun
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition February 22, 2014