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By Mike Stackhouse

CANALTA HOTELS SJHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK:  Coby Downs, Battlefords North Stars
1996 F Coby Downs (Montclair CA USA) picked up a goal and six helpers in four games played last week as he increased his overall point scoring streak to seven games.  He started with three assists in two games against a tough Flin Flon Bomber squad and then had the game’s only goal against Yorkton on Saturday.  He set up three against Melville on Sunday and now has 15-goals and 26-assists in 26-games.  Runner up:  Layne Young, Battlefords.

IBAS SJHL DEFENSEMAN OF THE WEEK:  Andrew McCann, Kindersley Klippers
1997 D Andrew McCann (Calgary AB) has become a minutes eating machine on the Klipper back end as the team rolls into the Christmas break.  McCann, this past week, had a goal and an assist in both games he played.  That includes Wednesday’s game against his former club, Humboldt, and Saturday’s affair against the North Stars.  He has 7-goals and 11-assists in 34-games on the year.  Runner up:  Eric Sinclair, Flin Flon.

SASKTEL SJHL GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK:  Taryn Kotchorek, Battlefords North Stars
1997 G Taryn Kotchorek (North Battleford SK) won both of his starts this past week, including 23-saves on 25-shots against Flin Flon on Wednesday night.  He blocked 34-of-35 at Melville on Sunday to finish the week with a 1.39-GAA and .954-SPCT.  His regular season numbers are 16-and-2, 1.85, .929.  Runner up:  Nathan Hargrave, Yorkton.

SJHL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK:  Damian Bentz, Melville Millionaires
1998 F Damian Bentz (Punnichy SK) earns the nod for the second week in a row after he scored three goals and two assists in three games played.  Bentz had a big four point game in a win over Weyburn on Saturday.  He also had his team’s only goal on Tuesday in a loss to Melfort.  Quickly becoming Melville’s most dangerous offensive player, he has 9-goals and 10-assists in 22-games.  Runner up:  Adam Dawe, Notre Dame.

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