Neepawa Natives 20-year-old goaltender Corey Koop has been named a MJHL Player of the Week runner up for the week running Oct. 1-7. Koop, who has been outstanding for the Natives thus far this season, led Neepawa as they won two of three games that week. He started in all three games and combined to make 131 saves – an average of about 44 saves per game – over that span while only allowing seven goals against. The Natives were outshot 138 to 69 on the week and Koop was a big reason the team was able to stay competitive. “Our goaltending has been oustanding so far this year,” assistant coach Cam Tibbett commented. As of last Tuesday when the award was announced, Koop had started all seven games this season for Neepawa and had amassed a three-win, four-loss record, a 0.925 save per centage, 3.43 goals against average, and saved 294 of 318 shots faced on the season. The next-closest total saves by a goaltender as of Monday was 171. The Virden Oil Capitals' 20-year-old Richard Olson - who is a former Natives player - was named the MJHL Player of the Week while Waywayseecappo's David Haaf also received runner up honours.