Waywayseecappo Wolverines prospect, Colby Joseph was recently named Player of the Month in October for his hot start to the 2019-20 season in the Manitoba U18 AAA Hockey League.
The Elkhorn, Manitoba native notched 8 goals and 12 assists in 11 games for the Yellowhead Chiefs in October and was a big part of the team’s early-season success.
“It’s an awesome feeling and an honor,” Joseph said of being named Player of the Month. “This wouldn’t have happened without the team and the way we’re playing. We take these kinds of awards as a team award.”
Off to a 10-0-0-1-1 start this season with the Chiefs, Colby sits second in the Manitoba U18 AAA scoring race and first on the team with 8 goals and 13 assists in 13 games.
“Going into my third year of midget I definitely know what the league is like and that you have to show up every single night and play well. I had a huge offseason and my confidence is up and it’s leading to success on the ice.”
Joseph was selected 12th overall in the 2nd round of the 2017 MJHL Draft by the Wolverines and certainly made a good impression on the organization at this year’s training camp with his work ethic and attitude.
“It was a strong camp and you can see by their team this year it was a very elite group of guys at camp. To be able to compete against them in camp and play alongside them in some preseason games definitely got my confidence up going into this season.”
As for Joseph and his Chiefs teammates, he has his sites set on something bigger and better than Player of the Month.
“I just want to keep working hard and be there for my team. We have a great group of guys this year and I want to do everything I can to help bring a championship to the Chiefs program,” Joseph concluded.