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Zach Bennett Collects MJHL Player of the Week

By Carter Brooks

Photo courtesy of the Selkirk Steelers

Goaltender Zach Bennett has been awarded the Manitoba Junior Hockey League’s most recent Player of the Week award. 

Zach Bennett Collects MJHL Player of the Week

Bennett – an 18-year-old product of Winnipeg – had a very productive week for the Steelers, going 3-0-0 in his three games played, while putting up 1.65 goals against average and a .943 save percentage during that timespan. 

After beginning the week on Monday with a 6-1 drubbing over Wayway, the second-year MJHL player then edged out Swan Valley 5-4 in overtime Wednesday evening, before picking up a shutout against Neepawa back home in Selkirk on Saturday. Although the week of his ‘stardom’ does not include anything past December 17th, Bennett also collected a 4-3 overtime victory on Tuesday the 18th over the Virden Oil Capitals.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound netminder has stopped 103 of the last 111 shots he has faced, while recording two overtime wins and one shutout. Bennett is currently 11-5-0 in 17 games this season, while sporting a 3.12 goals against average and .911 save percentage in 2018-19.

The Steelers have now won five-straight contests (four of which were won by Bennett) and currently sit comfortably in fourth place, with a number of games in hand on their opposition. Selkirk hosts the OCN Blizzard at the Rec Centre Thursday evening. Puck drop is set for 7:30 P.M. central. 

Carter Brooks - Associate Editor of Game On Magazine - is a news writer and sports columnist situated in Winnipeg, MB. On top of reading and writing, coaching hockey is his favourite pastime. Carter can be reached at carterbrooks1994@gmail.com

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