FORWARD Jeff Archibald of the Dauphin Kings has been selected as the Manitoba Pork Peak Performer of the Month for October by the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, an award which recognizes community service.
Archibald spends quality time with Jonathan Foster, the special needs trainer for the Kings, two nights per week. He also plays road hockey with local school children and teaches hockey skills with the Timbits minor hockey program. An assistant captain, Archibald has 12 points (5-7) in 12 games.
Bowles, Tetrault named AAA players of week
SHAWN Bowles, 17, of the Yellowhead Chiefs and Alex Tetrault, 16, of the Eastman Selects have been named the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League players of the week.
Bowles, the Chicken Chef West Division player, recorded five points in two games last weekend as the Chiefs earned three of four points against the Norman Northstars.
Tetrault, the DEKALB East Division player, had four goals and an assist in wins over the Central Plains Capitals last Saturday and the Parkland Rangers last Sunday.
Bigourdin, Guttman top high school athletes
Brett Bigourdin of the John Taylor Pipers boys' hockey team is the Home Run Sports Urban High School athlete of the week and Savannah Guttman of the Dauphin Regional Clippers varsity girls' volleyball team is this week's Tri-Star Rural High School athlete of the week.
Bigourdin, a grade 12 goaltender, backstopped his team to the Sturgeon Heights Husky Tournament championship title with a 3-1 win over Oak Park. This season, has a 7-0 record with a 1.71 goals against average and has recorded three shutouts.
Guttman, a grade 12 setter/right side, led Dauphin in kills last weekend during a tournament win in Virden and two weeks ago was named to the all-star team at the Neelin Dig tournament.
Kaplan, McKay lead Wesmen
THE University of Winnipeg Wesmen's Pizza Hotline players of the week are women's basketball player Yael Kaplan and men's volleyball player Josh McKay.
Kaplan, a third-year guard, led the Wesmen in scoring in two games in Lethbridge last weekend. She averaged 21.0 points and recorded six rebounds, five assists, and two steals in the two games. McKay, a second-year setter, helped the Wesmen earn a weekend split against the Mount Royal Cougars. In the two matches, McKay had 102 assists, 17 defensive digs, eight kills and five service aces.
Swan Valley's Favell piles up points
DYLAN Favell, 19, of the Swan Valley Stampeders was named the Manitoba Junior Hockey League's Player of the Week. Favell, a native of Fisher River, recorded seven points in four games last week to help the Stampeders remain in the Sher-Wood division with 11 wins and 23 points.
-- Ashley Prest