SGEU MVP OF THE MONTH: Logan Kurki, Humboldt Broncos
Logan Kurki led the SJHL in points in the shortened 2020/21 campaign as a 19-year-old. Now in his final year of Junior hockey, the Broncos star has picked up right where he left off.
The third year Bronco amassed 24 points (10g, 14a) in just 13 games played throughout the months of September and October, leading the team and the league in the scoring race.
Kurki has been held off the scoresheet in just two of the 13 games he’s played and has collected 11pts in his last 6 games.
The Maple Ridge, BC native will continue to be a driving force of offence for the Broncos, who now sit tied in first place in the SJHL.
Monthly Stats: (13gp, 10g-14a-24pts 28 PIMS)
Runner up: Kael DePape, Yorkton Terriers
RBC FORWARD OF THE MONTH: Mark Rumsey, Estevan Bruins
Mark Rumsey has been everything as advertised for the Estevan Bruins. One of their key offseason acquisitions, bolstering the roster with the hosting of the Centennial Cup, Rumsey has not disappointed.
The Newfoundland product has been consistent all year for the Bruins, but has jumped up to a whole different level over this past week. After netting 11 points in his first 11 games, Rumsey tormented his opposition en route to 12 points in his next 4 games.
The 20-year-old sniper is third in the SJHL scoring race with 23 points (11g,12a) in 15 games.
Monthly Stats: (15gp, 11g-12a-23pts, 40 PIMS)
Runner Up: Alec Saretzky, Humboldt Broncos
MAYFAIR DIAGNOSTICS SJHL DEFENCEMAN OF THE MONTH: Cole Vardy, Flin Flon Bombers
The Flin Flon Bombers have the two top-scoring defensemen in the SJHL in Vardy and Xavier Lapointe, but the slight edge in player voting went to Vardy.
The 3rd year Bomber logs a massive number of minutes, while leading all defensemen in points on a Bombers team that is tied for first place in the SJHL.
His 5 goals, 8 assists, and 3 powerplay goals are all first place among d-men in the league. The Bombers +20 goal differential is third in the SJHL, meaning they keep the puck out of their net, just as well as filling their oppositions. Vardy has definitively played a key role in both aspects.
Monthly Stats (15gp, 5g-8a-13pts, 22 PIMS)
Runner Up: Xavier Lapointe, Flin Flon Bombers
SASKTEL SJHL GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK: Rayce Ramsay, Humboldt Broncos
One of the tougher categories to choose with the exceptional goaltending across the league, this one came down to usage and effectiveness.
No other goaltender has played more minutes, stopped more pucks, or picked up more wins than Broncos’ netminder Rayce Ramsay.
The 20-year-old Saskatoon native has secured all of the Broncos 12 wins this season and has played 165 more minutes than the second most active goalie in the SJHL.
Ramsay finished the month of October 12-2-0-0, with a 2.21 GAA, and .922 SV%. He is currently riding a six-game winning streak and has held opponents to 2 goals or less in 12 of 15 appearances.
Monthly Stats: (15GP, 12-2-0-0, 33GA, 2.21 GAA, .922 SV%)
Runner up: Cal Shell, Flin Flon Bombers
DIRECTWEST SJHL ROOKIE OF THE MONTH: Austin Elliot, Notre Dame Hounds
It’s been an absolute perfect start to his SJHL career for the 2004 born netminder Austin Elliot.
The Hounds’ struggles keeping the puck out of their net in the early going of the season were evident, losing their first three games of the year.
Since brining in Elliot, they have been one of the hottest teams in the league, winning 8 of the last 10 games.
Elliot has gone undefeated, amassing a 7-0-0-0 record, while holding on to a 1.71 GAA and a .942 SV%.
The Hounds are a difficult team to beat on any given night that Elliot is between the pipes.
Monthly Stats: (7gp, 7-0-0-0, 12GA, 1.71GAA, .942SV%)
Runner up: Connor McGrath, Humboldt Broncos