Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League


CANALTA SJHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK:  Chantz Petruic, Yorkton Terriers
1999 F Chantz Petruic (Moose Jaw SK) continued his assault on opposing teams this past week by scoring 4-goals and 3-assists in 3-games played.  Petruic factored in on six straight Terrier goals, including all four on Thursday in a 5-4 loss to the La Ronge Ice Wolves as Petruic picked up a goal and three helpers.  He set up his team’s only goal on Friday in a loss to Nipawin and then he found the back of the net twice in a 5-3 win over the Melfort Mustangs on Saturday as the Terriers finished a three game in three night road trip.  Petruic has an eye popping 35-goals and 33-assists in 34-games played. He’d still be in the top ten in overall scoring if you only applied his goals to his point totals. Runner-up: Kaeden Taphorn, Yorkton.

1999 D Dane Hirst (Lac du Bonnet MB) has enjoyed his short tenure in Flin Flon thus far, scoring 2-goals and 5-assists in 9-games played.  He was exceptional this past week contributing a pair of goals and one assist in 2-games. Hirst got the opening game’s goal in boht contests, including Friday at La Ronge in an overtime loss to the Ice Wolves and then again on Saturday as the Bombers edged the Nipawin Hawks.  Overall for the season, Hirst has 6-goals and 8-assists in 22-games in what will be his first and only SJHL campaign. Runner-up: Bronson Adams, Nipawin.

SASKTEL SJHL GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK:  Matt Sankner, Kindersley Klippers
2000 G Matt Sankner (Pennington NJ USA) made a statement this past week as he led the Klippers to a weekend home and home sweep of the league leading Battlefords North Stars.  Sankner blocked 40-of-42 shots on Friday night as the Klippers emerged 3-2 overtime winners and then on Saturday, he turned away all 32-shots he faced in a 2-0 win as Kindersley won both games despite being outshot.  Sankner has brought stability in the crease for the Klippers as he is now 5-2-and-3 with a 2.34-GAA and .935-SPCT since coming over in a trade from Flin Flon. Overall, he’s 8-3-and-4 with a 2.35-GAA and .936-SPCT. Runner-up:  Berk Berkeliev, Melville.

DIRECTWEST SJHL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK:  Aaron Greyeyes, La Ronge Ice Wolves
2001 F Aaron Greyeyes (Muskeg First Nation SK) has been a streaky performer in his rookie season and he was an integral part of a come from behind win over Yorkton on Thursday as he scored in the first period and then set up two in the third period as the Ice Wolves counted four in the final twenty minutes.  Greyeyes also scored in the third period of Friday’s overtime victory over Flin Flon to end the week with 2-goals and 2-assists in 2-games. He now has 11-goals and 8-assists in 29-games on the year. Runner-up: Quinton Hill, Weyburn.