Athlete of the Week
The Tire Recycle Rural High School Athlete of the Week is Nial Mills of the Deloraine/Hartney hockey team.
This 5’11” centre was selected as the Westman High School Hockey League’s Most Valuable Player this season. In 18 games he had 13 goals, 29 assists for 42 points. He led the league in assists and was second in total points. He also helped lead his team to the championship at the Killarney and Boissevain tournaments. Coach Matt Palmer states, “Nial has been our undisputed leader both on and off the ice this season. His intelligence and work ethic have set the tone for our success throughout the year. Nial is an incredibly intelligent and hard-working player, a kid who consistently puts the puck in the best position for his linemates to score. Nial plays a very subtle and effective game, he isn't always the fastest or strongest player on the ice but he consistently impacts the game as both an offensive and defensive force via his work ethic and tremendous hockey sense”.
This Grade 12 student maintains an 82% average, while also participating in volleyball, baseball, and badminton.