Player of the Week

James Franklin
Interlake Lightning
James Franklin of the Interlake Lightning is the CCM Hockey Player of the Week (more…)

Forward of the Month

The Manitoba U18 AAA Hockey League is happy to announce Tyson Draper of the Southwest Cougars as the CCM Hockey Forward of the Month for the month of January.
Tyson found his scoring touch in the month of January. He had a point in 8 out of 10 games. He had 7 goals, 8 assists, for 15 points, nearly doubling his point total on the year. For playing hard nosed physical game, he only accumulated 2 PIMS throughout the month. Tyson is in his first year with the Cougars after spending last season with the U17 Ice Bandits. He immediately stepped into a top 6 roll, finding early chemistry with his linemates. He currently leads the Cougars in powerplay goals with 7. His strong play this season has got him listed with the WHL Saskatoon Blades. He is also a prospect of his hometown Virden Oil Capitals of the MJHL. He made his MJHL debut in December, scoring his first MJHL goal.

Defenceman of the Month

The Manitoba U18 AAA Hockey League is pleased to announce Lane Apperley of the Pembina Valley Hawks as the CCM Hockey Defenceman of the Month for the month of January.  In the month of January, Lane contributed 7 points in the Hawks 9 games – including two 2-point games this past weekend. In addition, he logged heavy minutes in key defensive situations this month during a heavy and tough schedule for the Hawks. Lane is a 2nd year player with the Hawks in his Grade 12 year, who has seen his game grow immensely over the past two seasons. The WC Miller (Altona) Collegiate student wears a letter for the Hawks, providing leadership for the squad, and is a prospect of the Niverville Nighthawks.

Goaltender of the Month

The Manitoba U18 AAA Hockey League is happy to announce Matthew Michta of the Brandon Wheat Kings as the CCM Hockey Goaltender of the Month for the month of January.  In just his rookie season, Matthew Michta has found himself fighting for the top goalie in the league. The 16-year-old Brandon Wheat Kings goalie appeared in 5 games during the month of January winning all 5 games while posting a .931 Save Percentage and a GAA of just 1.40 which included 2 shutouts. His play in the month of January helped his team to a 11-0 record.  Michta, a prospect of the Swan Valley Stampeders of the MJHL (drafted 81st overall) has earned wins in all of his 17 starts this season which puts him 1st in the league in the wins category. He also leads the league in Save Percentage (.930) and Goals Against Average (1.71).

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