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Players of the week

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-- Garden City Fighting Gophers goaltender Amanda Schubert is the Winnipeg Women's High School Hockey League's CTV A division player of the week after she made 69 saves in a 2-2 tie with defending champion Oak Park Raiders. The Winnipeg Free Press B division player of the week is St. James Jimmies goalie Nicole Gulay, who made 32 saves in a 3-1 win over Kelvin Clippers.

-- Volleyball players Taylor Pischke and Melanie Edel are the Home Run Sports Winnipeg and Tri-Star Rural athletes of the week.

Pischke, a 6-foot-1 left side for the Fort Richmond Centurions, led her team to victory at the Boston Pizza Big Spike Invitational and Springfield tournaments. Morris Mavericks' Edel, a 5-foot-10 middle, leads her team in kills and blocks. This past weekend she helped her team to victory at the Mavericks tournament.

-- Despite being beaten by the Saskatoon Hilltops 59-25 in the semifinal, Winnipeg Rifles' running back Martin Hovi of Kenora was named the Prairie Football Conference offensive player of the week. He rushed for 237 yards on 21 carries with two touchdowns (six, 75 yards).

-- Dauphin Kings' rookie forward Bryn Chyzyk is the Manitoba Junior Hockey League's player of the week after he scored three goals and had three assists in four games.

-- Soccer players Adam Bromley and Julia Anning are the University of Winnipeg Wesmen male and female Pizza Hotline players of the week.

Bromley scored three goals and was named tournament MVP after helping the Wesmen beat Providence College 6-4 in the Manitoba Colleges' Athletic Conference men's championship. Also a tourney MVP, Anning led the women's team to the MCAC championship through her strong defensive play.

-- Winnipeg High School Football League players of the week are:

Potter Division: offence, Theo Deezar, St. Paul's AAA; defence, Vincent Kawa, Oak Park; special teams, Nic Demski, Oak Park.

Vidruk Division East: offence, Kerry Friesen, Steinbach; defence, Tyller Ilagan, Maples; special teams, Cody Jones, Beaver Brae.

Vidruk Division West: offence, Jamie Dzikowicz, St. Paul's AA; defence, Eddie Kreitz, St. Paul's AA; special teams, Keegan Treloar, Vincent Massey.

Currie Division: offence, Colton Craig, Fort Frances; defence, Christian Lavellee, Sisler A; special teams, AJ Proudette, Dakota.

-- Hockey players are this week's Smitty's Bison Sports athletes of the week.

Nellie Minshull, a 5-foot-7 forward with the women's team, got the nod despite the team losing two road games against the Saskatchewan Huskies over the weekend. Minshull had a goal in the two games and tied for the scoring lead with two points in four conference games. Men's goalie Steve Christie was instrumental in helping the Bisons earn three of four points at Saskatchewan as he recorded a shutout and made 57 saves in more than 120 minutes of action.

-- Allan Besson

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition October 28, 2010 C9

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