By Mike Stackhouse
CANALTA HOTELS SJHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Quintin Loon-Stewardson, Battlefords North Stars
2000 F Quintin Loon-Stewardson (Sioux Lookout ON) paced all players with 3-goals and 3-assists in 3-games played last week. He picked up a goal and two assists as part of a 4-1 win against Flin Flon to clinch the quarter-final series last Tuesday. He had a goal and an assist in game one against Yorkton on Friday and also scored the game’s lone goal – the overtime winner – on Saturday against the Terriers. He leads all playoff scorers with 5-goals and 8-assists in 9-games played. Runner-up: Carson Albrecht, Melfort.
SJHL DEFENSEMAN OF THE WEEK: Nolan Kadachuk, Melfort Mustangs
1999 D Nolan Kadachuk (Melfort SK) helped the Mustangs take a 2-0 series lead in their semi-final series with Estevan this past week by contributing a pair of assists in a game two win over the Bruins. Kadachuk provides a steady presence on the blueline for his hometown team and is part of a unit that holds opponents to a minimum in the shots on goal department. He’s up to 4-assists in 7-games overall in the playoffs this year. Runner-up: Seth Summers, Battlefords.
SASKTEL SJHL GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK: Joel Grzybowski, Battlefords North Stars
1999 G Joel Grzybowski (Hafford SK) wins the award for the second week in a row after posting a 3-and-0 record to go with a miniscule 0.94-GAA and .973-SPCT. Gryzbowski backstopped the North Stars to a game seven win over the Flin Flon Bombers last Tuesday and then turned in a pair of home ice victories over Yorkton, including a 40-save 1-0 overtime win in game two. He’s now 6-and-3 overall in the postseason with a 1.67-GAA and .952-SPCT. Runner-up: Noah Giesbrecht, Melfort.
DIRECTWEST SJHL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK: Ryan Ouellette, Yorkton Terriers
2000 G Ryan Ouellette (Colorado CO USA) continues to impress as he has backstopped the Terriers into the semi-finals. Ouellette stopped 37-of-40 in game seven, on the road, in Nipawin; and held the fort despite a 6-on-3 advantage for the Hawks in the dying moments of the game. After a tough game one in North Battleford, Ouellette rebounded for 41-saves in an overtime loss in game two against the Stars as he’s faced 40 shots or more in three straight games. He leads the league in minutes played in the playoffs and has a 3.05-GAA and .916-SPCT. Runner-up: Isaiah Thomas, Estevan.