Neepawa Natives have made the MJHL playoffs for the first time in seven seasons, thanks in large part to the outstanding play of Justin Metcalf, who has been named this week’s Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.
Metcalf, 19, recorded eight points (4-4) in the final four games of the regular season. Three of those four games were Neepawa wins, helping the club secure the eighth and final playoff berth. Natives will now face Steinbach Pistons in their best-of-seven, quarter final series.
Metcalf, who hails from Winnipeg, had three, multi-point games and was twice named a game star. He also finished first in the Natives’ scoring race with 38 goals and 67 points in 59 games.
The runners up are 20 year old forward Cole McCartan of the Selkirk Steelers and 20 year old goaltender Roman Bengert of the Steinbach Pistons.