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Peterson Takes MJHL Player of the Week Award

By Carter Brooks

Photo courtesy of Park River

The first-place Portage Terriers are cruising, thanks in large part to their stellar goaltending.

Peterson Takes MJHL Player of the Week Award

On Monday, Terriers’ netminder Ethan Peterson was named the Manitoba Junior Hockey League’s Player of the Week. The 19-year-old goaltender started two games for Portage last week, first beating the Winnipeg Blues 2-1 on the road, before shutting out the Kings in Dauphin.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound puckstop gave up just one goal on 46 total shots, boosting his save percentage to .915 and dropping his goals against average to 2.37 in the process. Peterson is currently ranked third in goals against average, and sits in the top-10 in save percentage.

Although fellow netminder Nathan Moore is seeing the bulk of the work in Portage, Peterson has put together a very respectable 9-2-1 record in 14 games. His three shutouts on the season also place him second in the MJHL, ahead of teammate Moore. 

The Terriers are back in action on Friday, as Portage makes a trip out to Virden to face off against the Oil Capitals in a 7:30 showdown from Tundra Oil & Gas Place.

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, his favourite pastimes include camping, car-modification projects and coaching hockey. Carter can be reached at carterbrooks1994@gmail.com.

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