Former Norman Northstars standout Brady Keeper has been named MVP of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.
The 20 year old defender from Cross Lake, Manitoba spent three full seasons with the Blizzard, putting up 85 points in his first two seasons. He currently has 45 points heading into tonight’s affair against the Virden Oil Capitals.
Before joining the OCN Blizzard, Keeper spent a year in Thompson playing for the Norman Northstars. In 42 games with the Midget “AAA” side, Brady Keeper scored seven goals and added 18 assists for 25 points. He also served 99 minutes in the penalty box.
In addition to league MVP honours, the OCN Blizzard captain was also named MJHL defenceman of the year and named to the leagues’ first all-star team.
Keeper currently sits three points back of Dale Warkentine for the all-time Blizzard defenceman scoring record. Warkentine scored 133 points in 215 games over four seasons in OCN. Keeper scored his 130 in only 158 games.
Brady Keeper is set to continue his hockey career next season in Maine, where he’ll suit up for the NCAA Div-I Univeristy of Maine Black Bears hockey team.
The OCN Blizzard have three games left in the regular season, with their final home game coming tonight against the Virden Oil Capitals. The game can be heard on 102.9 CJAR in The Pas or streamed online at www.thepasonline.com. Jaret Schneider will have the call with puck drop coming at 7:00.