FORWARD Brett Chartier, 20, of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League's Winnipeg Saints, has been named the Manitoba Pork Peak Performer of the Month for October in recognition of his service to the community and his team.
"Brett is responsible for two individuals with special needs and brings them to practice regularly to be around the team and hang out in the dressing room with the players," said MJHL commissioner Kim Davis.
"These two individuals love being with Brett and around the Saints players. Brett manages to play an important role with the Saints as team captain, attend university courses and make a difference in the lives of individuals with special needs throughout the season."
Chartier, who hails from Winnipeg, leads the Saints in scoring with 16 goals and 27 points: six goals coming via the power play.
Olinyk outstanding again
FORWARD Jeremy Olinyk, 19, of the Winnipeg Blues has been named the MJHL's RBC player of the month for October. It is the second straight month the Winnipeg native has earned the honour for his outstanding play.
The Blues, who had missed the playoffs last year, are first in the Addison Division with a 16-4 record.
Lane Werbowski of the Selkirk Steelers is the Sherwood Hockey defenceman of the month after the Winnipeg native recorded 15 points (six goals and nine assists) in 18 games.
Tyler Oswald of the Winkler Flyers is the MGEU goaltender of the month. The Sanford native has been recognized for his overall record of 6-2, GAA of 2.40 and save percentage of .919.
The Husky Energy rookie of the month is Thompson native Justin Valentino of the Swan Valley Stampeders, who has scored 20 points (six goals and 14 assists) in 18 games.
Manitoba hits win column
TEAM MANITOBA recorded its first win on Friday at the National Under-18 Women's Hockey Championship in Saguenay, Que. with a 2-1 win over B.C.
Manitoba lost 8-2 to Ontario Red on Wednesday and 2-1 in overtime to Alberta on Thursday.
In the win over B.C. Manitoba's goals were scored by Danielle Krzyszczyk and Karissa Kirkup. Kirkup was also named player of the game. In goal, Manitoba's Rachel Dyck made 14 saves.