December is always a short month on the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MMJHL) schedule. Despite that, a pair of Jr. Canucks players found a way to make their mark in a big way.
Forward Kurtis Luke and defencemen Rory Neill took home Player and Defencemen of the Month honours respectively.
Luke had a whopping 15 points in 5 games, lighting the lamp six times and adding nine assists. He has 19 goals and 23 assists for 43 points in just 23 games this season.
Neill has been a force from the blue line since joining the Jr. Canucks earlier this season. In December he had three goals and four assists in 5 games. On the season, Neill leads all MMJHL defencemen in scoring with 11 goals and 32 points in 25 games.
This is not the first time Jr. Canucks players have brought home monthly awards. In November Tyrone Willan was awarded Rookie of the Month honours after scoring 5 goals and 15 points in 9 games. That same month, Brady Whitely put up 12 points in nine games to win Defencemen of the Month.