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Kanaski Collects MJHL Player of the Week Award

By Carter Brooks

Photo courtesy of the Virden Oil Caps

On Monday, Beausejour’s Kolten Kanaski was awarded the Manitoba Junior Hockey League’s Player of the Week honour.

Kanaski Collects MJHL Player of the Week Award

This recognition comes just after the 19-year-old forward put together three goals and nine points in three games in a highly productive week for the Virden Oil Capitals. On the season, the former Eastman Select has 32 goals, 29 assists and 61 points – good enough for fourth place in the league. 

Following a one-goal, three-assist night against the Neepawa Natives on Wednesday, the 5-foot-11, 190-pound Kanaski put up another two points on Thursday, before scoring a goal and three points against the same Natives Saturday evening. 

The third-year MJHL player also boasts an incredible 174 penalty minutes this season, placing him third in the league – trailing just Sequoia Swan (185) and Preston Seymour (204). In 151 MJHL games with the Virden Oil Capitals, Kanaski has 57 goals, 103 points and 309 penalty minutes. 

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

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