The Virden Oil Capitals have awarded Jordan Greig and Sean Kuehn as the first ever recipients of the Cole Hamblin Memorial Playoff MVP award. Both players were instrumental in the team’s success throughout the Oil Caps’ post-season.
Jordan Greig continued his elite play from the regular season into the playoffs with 10 points (0 G, 10 A) in 10 playoff games to lead the team in playoff scoring. Greig played valuable minutes against the Flyers’ and Terriers’ top lines throughout the playoffs, doing so while not taking a penalty. He was recently named the MJHL’s Sher-wood Hockey Defenseman of the Month and was also named runner up for the MJHL’s RBC Player of the Month.
Sean Kuehn had an equally as important role in the Oil Caps post-season success. The 19-year-old net minder from Flower Mound, TX gave his team a chance to win every night. Kuehn played every minute of the playoffs for Virden while posting an impressive .913 save percentage and 2.51 goals against average – These numbers coming against two of the top offensive teams in the league. Kuehn helped backstop the team to three straight wins in the first round to help lead Virden to a 4-2 series win over the Winkler Flyers.
“We had several discussions over this award and ultimately we felt that we wouldn’t have had the success we had without these guys in our lineup,” stated Troy Leslie, Head Coach and General Manager. “They’re both great people and deserve this recognition for their impressive playoff efforts.”