For the third straight season Red River Mudbugs (21-2-0-1) have captured a league title. Red River were the dominant team in the Hanover Tache Junior Hockey League this season winning 21 of their 24 games. They will have a bye in the opening round of the HTJHL playoffs which begin February 14.
The Manitoba Junior circuit handed out its annual awards at the conclusion of the regular season.
2018-19 HTJHL Awards
Coach: Mike Funk, Red River Mudbugs
GM: Connor Forrester – St Adolphe Hawks
Most Gentlemanly: Kade Kliever- Grunthal Red Wings
Top Rookie: Spencer Kaminsky – St Adolphe Hawks
Top Forward: Miguel Chatier – Steinbach Huskies
Top Defencemen: Alex Joyal – St Adolphe Hawks
Top Goaltender: Noah Fornier – Lorette Comets
MVP – Skyler Klassen – Red River Mudbugs (20 goals, 32 assists)
— Red River Mudbugs (@RedRiverMudbugs) February 10, 2019