Brandonite Mitch Van Teeling has received the Insurance Brokers Association of Manitoba and Manitoba Junior Hockey League scholarship worth $2,000 for outstanding hockey skills, good sportsmanship and commitment to the community.
The 20-year-old captain of the Dauphin Kings had 23 goals and 23 assists while guiding the team to the top of the Sher-Wood Division standings with a 40-17-3 record.
He added two goals and eight points in 13 MJHL playoff games. Dauphin is hosting the Western Canada Cup and has qualified for today’s final against the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League champion Yorkton Terriers.
Van Teeling was an honour- roll student at Vincent Massey high school and plans to enrol in a CIS university in the fall to study kinesiology. This winter, the 6-foot-1, 202-pound forward volunteered as an assistant minor hockey coach in Dauphin and participated in local school events like ‘I Love Reading Month.’ He also works with a Dauphin man who is mentally challenged.
“Mitch epitomizes what the MJHL is all about. He is a committed student-athlete and community volunteer,” MJHL commissioner Kim Davis said in a press release.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition May 3, 2014