Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Players of the Week Apr 3-9th

(Martin Martinson/battlefordsNOW Staff)

SGEU MVP of the Week: Kian Bell, Battlefords North Stars

The Battlefords North Stars punched their ticket to the SJHL Final Wednesday night as they completed the sweep of the Melfort Mustangs, and scoring a pair in the clinching contest was SJHL League MVP Kian Bell. With his pair of games in Game 4, Bell now has 13 goals in just 9 playoff games, helping the Stars to an impressive 8-1 record.
Weekly Stats (2GP, 3g-1a, 4PTS)

Sasktel Goalie of the Week: Josh Kotai, Battlefords North Stars

A big reason why the Stars swept the Melfort Mustangs was the play of goaltender Josh Kotai. The 19-year-old allowed just 5 goals in 4 games, which included a 44 save performance in a 1-0 double overtime win in Game Three. Kotai now owns a 1.6 GAA and a .945 SV% through 9 games of the SJHL post-season.
Weekly Stats (2GP, 2-0-0-0, 0.83 GAA, .971 SV%, 1 SO)

DirectWest Rookie of the Week: Alexi Sylvestre, Flin Flon Bombers

Despite being in his rookie season with the Flin Flon Bombers, Alexi Sylvestre continues to find ways to produce for the Bombers in the post-season. He added another goal and a pair of assists this past week as the BombersĀ  are heading back to the SJHL Final. Sylvestre heads into the SJHL Final with 5 goals and 6 assists in 12 games and leads the Bombers in points.
Weekly Stats (3GP, 1g-2a, 3PTS)

SuperU Defenseman of the Week: Tanner Gold, Battlefords North Stars

Similar to teammate Kian Bell, Defenseman Tanner Gold had an impressive performance in the Stars 5-2 win in Game 4 over the Melfort Mustangs. Not only did Gold play well in his own end, he also found the stat sheet twice, earning a pair of assists in the win. Gold now has a goal and three assists in nine playoff games.
Weekly Stats (2GP, 0g-2a, 2PTS)