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Matt Osadick Highlights MJHL Players of the Month

By Carter Brooks

Photo by Laurie Anderson

The Manitoba Junior Hockey League has announced its Players of the Month for the month of February.

Matt Osadick Highlights MJHL Players of the Month

The surprising Swan Valley Stampeders’ third leading scorer Matthew Osadick led the way in league scoring this past month, putting up 10 goals and 16 points in 11 games during the second month of 2019, en route to the MJHL Player of the Month honour. Included in the Winnipeg product’s hot stretch were five multi-point games, and two multi-goal games for the Stamps. 

The 18-year-old forward finished the season fifth in league scoring with 29 goals and 63 points in 45 games, sitting behind teammates Josh Tripp and Brady Goethals, who also produced at an unprecedented rate for Swan Valley this season. The 5-foot-11, 175-pound University of Maine commit had 15 goals and 41 points in 54 games last season. 

Tristen Cross of the Virden Oil Capitals was awarded the Defenceman of the Month, following a three-goal, 13-point month of February. Within the month, the 20-year-old had a one-goal, seven-assist set of four games. Cross was also presented with this distinction in January. 

Saskatoon, SK. product Isaac LaBelle went 8-2-0 in February for the Waywayseecappo Wolverines, picking up the Goaltender of the Month award in the process. His .945 save percentage and 1.90 goals against average were among the league leaders during that timespan. LaBelle picked up two of his three season shutouts in February. 

Eric Fawkes of the Winkler Flyers was chosen as the February Rookie of the Month as his eight goals and 18 points in 14 games was tops in the league. The RPI commit finished the year with 15 goals and 37 points in 59 regular season games. 

Finally, the MJHL also announced its Peak Performer of the Month, highlighting community service and volunteer work with local children. February’s recipient was 20-year-old Connor Beebe, also of the Winkler Flyers. Beebe went to an event on behalf of the Flyers focusing on the well-being of those suffering from intellectual difficulties, as well as his regular Winkler Breakfast Club shift. Beebe also popped by a few local schools, dropping in to surprise children during I Love To Read Month. 

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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