Elkhorn’s Shawn Bowles, Killarney’s Brian Archibald and Souris native Tanner Butler are runners-up for the first Manitoba Junior Hockey League player of the month awards of the season.
Bowles, an 18-year-old forward with the Portage Terriers, was runner-up to Swan Valley Stampeders forward Carter Johnson as rookie of the month. Butler, a 20-year-old blue-liner with the Dauphin Kings, was runner-up to Justin Baudry of the Steinbach Pistons for defenceman of the month. Meanwhile, Archibald, a 19-year-old netminder with the Dauphin, was named runner-up to Nicholas Deery of Steinbach as goaltender of the month. Virden Oil Capitals goaltender Adam Iwan, 20, was the other runner-up.