RBC SJHL PLAYER OF THE MONTH: Travis Mayan, Melfort Mustangs
1995 F Travis Mayan (Rimbey AB) had a dominating December, compiling 8-goals and 9-assists in 10-games played, which included a six game stretch in which Mayan recorded multiple point games. His best showing was December 11th at Estevan when he set up four goals. He had a pair of two goal games, one December 17th against Yorkton and another December 20th against La Ronge. He also won back to back Player Of The Week Awards at the end of the month and leads the SJHL in scoring on the season with 25-goals and 26-assists in 37-games.
IBAS SJHL DEFENSEMAN OF THE MONTH: Stefan Wood, Nipawin Hawks
1996 D Stefan Wood (St. Albert AB) has enjoyed a coming out party, of sorts, as the season passes the midway mark. Wood, a rookie, scored twice and assisted on seven others in nine games played. He finished December with points in three of his last four and also enjoyed three multi-point games as the Hawks mount a challenge for first place in the Sherwood Division. On the season, he has 2-goals and 11-assists in 32-games.
SASKTEL SJHL GOALTENDER OF THE MONTH: Joe O'Brien, Nipawin Hawks
1995 G Joe O'Brien (Clayton MO) won six of his seven starts in December and was a model of consistency as he won four straight at one point and also allowed two goals or fewer in five of his seven games and never more than four. It all added up to a 6-and-1 month and a 2.25-GAA and .932-SPCT; which pushes his season numbers to 16-6-and-1, 1SO, 2.38, .931
SJHL ROOKIE OF THE MONTH: Dakota Boutin, Melfort Mustangs
1997 F Dakota Boutin (Moosomin SK) is finding his stride as the Mustangs were red hot during the month of December. Boutin had five points in his first three games of the month and then five more in his last three to finish with 4-goals and 6-assists in 9-games played. He had a two goal game against Humboldt on December 6th and has 7-goals and 11-assists in 36-games overall.
RBC SJHL PLAYER OF THE MONTH: Jared Martin, Notre Dame Hounds
1994 F Jared Martin (Fort Qu’Appelle SK) posted four multi-point games during the month of November, including a stellar five point game on November 7th when he picked up two goals and three assists in an 8-3 decision over Melville. Martin also had a three point night November 20th in Humboldt and then feasted on the Broncos again on the 29th with one goal and one assist on his way to 7-goals and 9-assists in 11-games played. Martin, who’s career high is 20 points, now has 8-goals and 10-assists in 22-games overall this season.
SASKTEL SJHL GOALTENDER OF THE MONTH: Evan Weninger, Kindersley Klippers
1996 G Evan Weninger (Saskatoon SK) gave up three goals or less in nine of his ten starts during the month of November, going 7-and-3 with a 1.84-GAA and .948-SPCT. He also posted a pair of shutouts, November 12th against Melville and then again exactly two weeks later against Humboldt and he made 33-saves in each game. Weninger, recently, received an invite to the Canada West Selection Camp for the upcoming World Junior ‘A’ Challenge. On the season, he’s 17-5-and-1, 2.04, .942, 2-shutouts.
IBAS SJHL DEFENSEMAN OF THE MONTH: Jake Erickson, Battlefords North Stars
1994 D Jake Erickson (Grant MN) picked up 2-goals and 5-assists in 12-games during the month of November and also showed that he’s, nicely, settling in as a top blueliner for the North Stars as well as being regarded as one of the SJHL’s best. Erickson posted single point games seven times and closes out November with points in four of his last six and has 2-goals and 10-assists in 24-games on the year.
SJHL ROOKIE OF THE MONTH: Garrett Dunlop, Nipawin Hawks
1995 F Garrett Dunlop (Nanaimo BC) has found a Junior ‘A’ home with the Hawks after a couple of abbreviated stops with his hometown team as well as Powell River in the BCHL. Dunlop posted 1-goal and 11-assists in 10-games during the month of November. That includes four games in which he registered more than one point as Dunlop had a four game stretch from November 15th-25th in which he had 6-assists. For the season, Dunlop is second on the Hawks in scoring with 9-goals and 16-assists in 21-games.
RBC PLAYER OF THE MONTH: Chris Rauckman, Flin Flon Bombers
1994 F Chris Rauckman (Red Deer AB) started his SJHL career with points in ten of his first eleven games and finished the time frame with 14-goals and 7-assists in 15-games. Rauckman had goals in his first seven games and was held off the scoresheet entirely only three times. Rauckman enters November with the league lead in goals and is second in points.
SASKTEL GOALTENDER OF THE MONTH: Alexi Thibaudeau, Notre Dame Hounds
1995 G Alexi Thibaudeau (Regina SK) got off to a sizzling start by allowing two goals or less in nine of his twelve starts. He also had shutouts in back-to-back starts in mid-October and also began the season with a seven game win streak. Thibaudeau goes into November with a 7-4-1 record to go along with a 1.97-GAA and .931-SPCT as well as his two shutouts.
IBAS DEFENSEMAN OF THE MONTH: Shaun MacPherson, Kindersley Klippers
1994 D Shaun MacPherson (Edmonton AB) was a driving force behind Kindersley jumping out to a league best 11-2-1-and-2 record through their first sixteen games. MacPherson started the season with four assists in his first two games and he ends the month with two goals and two assists in two games played to give him overall numbers of 3-goals and 8-assists in 13-games.
SJHL ROOKIE OF THE MONTH: Mike Eskra, Weyburn Red Wings
1997 D Mike Eskra (Regina SK) is shouldering a big load despite still being midget eligible. Eskra has emerged as a top SJHL defenseman and is a major component to Weyburn’s blueline. Eskra scored his first SJHL goal on opening night and also enjoyed a four game point scoring streak on his way to 2-goals and 8-assists in 14-games played.