Truro, N.S. (February 5, 2020) – The Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL) has named Summerside forward Brodie MacArthur, Edmundston forward Brock McLeod, and Summerside forward Carson MacKinnon as the Gongshow Three Stars of the Month for January.
Brodie MacArthur (Summerside Western Capitals)
Summerside forward Brodie MacArthur has been named the Gongshow 1st Star of the Month for January. The 20-year-old from Summerside P.E.I. finished the month leading the league in goals and total points, and sat in second place in assists. He tallied an incredible 28 points in 10 games in January and is closing in on the MHL’s all-time scoring record of 352 points held by former Halifax Lions/DQ Blizzard star Duane Saulnier. To top it off, seven of his 10 games in January were multi-point efforts.
MacArthur kicked off 2020 with one goal and two assists in a 7-3 victory at home over the Valley Wildcats. The following weekend, in the first two games of a stretch of three games in three days for Summerside, MacArthur posted back to back three-assist efforts in a 4-2 win over Grand Falls and a 6-5 road victory against South Shore. MacArthur finished that weekend with the game-winning goal and two assists in a 5-3 win in Yarmouth.
The highlight of the month, without question, came in an 8-2 win over Edmundston at Credit Union Place on the 16thwhere MacArthur had seven points on the evening; a hat trick, including the game-winner, and four assists. Two days later, he had another three-assist game as Summerside downed Fredericton 8-1.
After being held pointless against the Red Wings on the 23rd, MacArthur had two goals and two assists in a 9-3 win in Grand Falls on the 24th. He finished January with an assist in a 4-3 shootout loss to Miramichi and another assist in a 3-2 loss to Campbellton.
Brock McLeod (Edmundston Blizzard)
Edmundston’s Brock McLeod is the Gongshow 2nd Star of the Month for January. The 20-year-old from Dartmouth, N.S. had six goals and 15 assists in nine games for the month, putting him third in league scoring at the end of January. He had the third-most assists in the MHL with 46 as well as the second-most powerplay goals and total powerplay points, with 11 and 25 respectively. Like Brodie MacArthur he was held off the scoresheet just once in January, and also like the Summerside forward he had a seven-point game.
McLeod’s month began with one goal and one assist in a 6-5 shootout loss to Campbellton on January 3rd. At home to Grand Falls on the 5th, McLeod scored once in a 7-5 win. His big night came on the 11th, where his seven points helped propel the Blizzard to a 10-2 win in Miramichi. Two of his three goals on the night were on the powerplay, including the game winner, and McLeod tallied four assists as well. After a powerplay goal in a 6-1 win over the Timberwolves on the 15th, he assisted on both Edmundston goals in an 8-2 loss in Summerside the following night.
McLeod was scoreless on the 17th, but tallied eight assists in the final three games of January, all at Centre Jean Daigle. He had three on the 24th in a 4-1 win over Miramichi, two assists in a 4-2 win over Amherst on the 25th, and another three in a 4-3 win over Campbellton on the 29th.
Carson MacKinnon (Summerside Western Capitals)
It’s hard to make much more of an immediate impact than Carson MacKinnon had for Summerside in January, on his way to being named the Gongshow 3rd Star of the Month. The 20-year-old from Summerside P.E.I. had 10 goals and four assists in just six games for the Western Capitals.
MacKinnon kicked off his MHL season with a five point night on January 16th against Edmundston, posting a hat trick and two assists in an 8-2 win. He tallied another hat trick, including the game winner, to go along with one assist on the 18th as the Western Capitals topped the Red Wings 8-1.
After scoring once in a 4-3 overtime win in Fredericton on the 23rd, MacKinnon had one goal and one assist in a 9-3 victory in Grand Falls on the 24th. The scoring continued with one goal in each of the last two games of January, in a 4-3 shootout loss to Miramichi on the 30th and a 3-2 loss to Campbellton on the 31st.
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