Game On Magazine September 2015 - Page 69

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE -- Back in April, Tyler Jeanson and his Portage Terriers teammates raised the Turnbull Trophy to the rafters of the Smith Centre in Steinbach. They had just won the Manitoba Junior Hockey League championship by taking 12 straight playoff games. They finished the job with a 4-3 win over the Steinbach Pistons in Game 4 of the championship round. Then in early May in front of a national TV audience, the Terriers beat the Carleton Place Canadians 5-2 in the championship game of the National Jr. Hockey Championship and raised the RBC Cup to the rafters of the PCU Centre in Portage. To win the provincial championship and the national championship in one season is quite even more special than it already was.” Jeanson is an understated guy, although that might have something to do with his small-town upbringing. He grew up in tiny Graysville, Man., about 1 H