March 6, 2014, Brandon, Manitoba (ISN) – Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries, in association with the Brandon Wheat Kings have announced that rookie goalkeeper Jordan Papirny has been chosen the Western Hockey League club’s IMPACT Player of the Month for February.
A former first round bantam draft choice (22nd overall) of the Wheat Kings, Papirny appeared in eight of the club’s 14 games last month, compiling an impressive 2.86 goals against average, a .920 save percentage and a 2-3-2 record.
In 39 games for the Wheat Kings this season, the 6′ 170 lb netminder has posted a 3.22 goals against average, an .899 save percentage and a record of 19-12-6 between the pipes.
Papirny, who appeared in three games for the Wheat Kings as an affiliate in 2012-13, was chosen the Most Valuable Player in last year’s Alberta AAA Midget League Playoffs as a member of the SSAC Edmonton Athletics.
The 17-year old Edmonton product joins Ryan Pulock, Peter Quenneville, Jayce Hawryluk and Richard Nejezchleb as winners of this year’s monthly honour.
This award is presented to the Wheat Kings who contributes to the team and exemplifies the characteristics of what IMPACT stands for…Inspire, Motivate, Participate, Achieve, Champion and Team.