Three members of the Summerside D. Alex MacDonald Ford Western Capitals have been named recipients of Maritime Junior Hockey League awards for October.
Fourth-year forward and team captain Brodie MacArthur has been selected the Gongshow first star of the month, goaltender Dominik Tmej earned third-star honours and Bennett MacArthur was announced as the Pro Design Cresting rookie of the month.
The Miramichi Timberwolves’ Jason Imbeault, who had 11 goals and six assists and recorded at least a point in all eight games in October, was chosen as the second star of the month.
The league announced the award winners in a media release issued Saturday.
The Caps enter Saturday’s home game against the Fredericton Red Wings in first-place overall in the 12-team league at 12-3-0 (won-lost-overtime losses). The opening faceoff at Eastlink Arena is set for 7 p.m.
The reigning MHL player of the year, MacArthur notched an incredible 13 goals and five assists in nine games last month, including eight goals on the power play and five game-winning tallies.
The 20-year-old son of Kim and Rodney MacArthur of Summerside native enters November tied with South Shore's Logan O'Neil with the most points in the league at 26 and leads the goal-scoring race with 16.
MacArthur has been held off the scoresheet only once all season and that was on Oct. 4.
A 20-year-old from Bradenton, Florida, Tmej followed up his second-star honours in September with a 5-1-0 record in October that included a 2.18 goals-against average and a .930 save percentage.
Tmej ended the month leading the MHL with a 1.79 goals-against average, .941 save percentage and was tied for the most wins with eight and most shutouts with two.
Tmej allowed one goal in back-to-back starts early in the month and faced a season-high 39 shots in a 7-3 win over Edmundston.
His lone blemish for the month came in a 4-3 loss in Campbellton. Tmej stopped 27 of 31 shots in that game.
MacArthur finished October with a seven-game point streak, tallying five goals and nine assists in nine games.
The 18-year-old son of Lindsay and Adam MacArthur of Summerside was held pointless in Summerside’s first two games of October, but then picked up three assists in a 7-1 win at home over South Shore on Oct. 10 and never looked back.
His best statistical night in the MHL was on Oct. 19 when he scored three power-play goals, including the game-winner, and added an assist in a 6-2 win over Campbellton.