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Blizzard marksman Grove MJHL's player of the month

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OCN Blizzard forward Tyler Grove is the Manitoba Junior Hockey League RBC player of the month for November.

Grove, a Selkirk native, had eight goals and 17 points in nine games during the month, helping his team into first place in the Sher-Wood Division.

The league's Sher-Wood defenceman of the month and IBAM rookie of the month is Garrett Johnston of the Swan Valley Stampeders. The MGEU goalie of the month is Jeremy Pominville of the Dauphin Kings.

Also in the MJHL, Portage Terriers Bryce Lipinski has been named the Manitoba Pork Producers Peak Performer for November, an award for community involvement as well as Lipinski's 14 points in 23 games so far for the Terriers.

Driedger, Leipsic honoured

WINNIPEGGER Cam Driedger of the Calgary Hitmen has been chosen the WHL's Vaughn goalie of the month for November.

Driedger, 18, backed the Hitmen to a 10-2 month. He was a fourth-round choice by the Tri-City Americans in the 2009 bantam draft. The NHL's Ottawa Senators chose him in the 2012 draft in the third round.

Another Winnipegger, forward Brendan Leipsic, is the WHL's Husky player of the month for November.

Leipsic, 18, had a league-best 30 points through the month, including nine goals. He was also plus-16 in those 12 games.

Leipsic has authored the WHL's best scoring streak so far this season, firing eight goals over a seven-game span from Oct. 28 to Nov. 10.

His Winterhawks went 11-1 in November and are first in the U.S. Division and the Western Conference.

Leipsic is a sixth-round NHL draft pick of the Nashville Predators.

Leif, Peters top coaches

ASHTON LEIF of Joseph H. Kerr and Jamie Peters of Steinbach Regional are the Manitoba High Schools Athletic Association Subway coaches of the month.

Leif, the Snow Lake Tigers girls' volleyball coach, guided her team to the Zone 11 A title and a berth in the provincial championships. Leif has directed the team for five seasons.

On the urban side, Peters coached the Steinbach Regional football team to a 10-1 record this season after two winless building years and recently won the Andy Currie Division championship game.

-- staff

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition December 6, 2012 D2

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