Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Players of the Week: Final Week of Regular Season

In the last game of the season, Saretzky posted a four-point performance to give him 62 points in 58 games this year. Photo Credit: Marla Possberg.

SGEU MVP OF THE WEEK: Alec Saretzky, Humboldt Broncos

Saretzky’s return to Saskatchewan was nothing short of a success.
The Saskatoon native was acquired by the Broncos from the BCHL’s Surrey Eagles prior to the start of the season. He went on to finish 7th in the league scoring race with 62 points and 6th in goals with 29.
This past week the 2002-born forward notched five points in his final two games, ending the season with a four-point night against the Kindersley Klippers.
He was one of 19 players in the SJHL to dress for all 58 games this season.
Weekly Stats: (2gp, 2g-3a-5p)
Runner Up- Nolan Doell, Melfort Mustangs.

RBC FORWARD OF THE WEEK: Dylan Esau, Battlefords North Stars

Talk about one of hottest players in league heading into the playoffs.
It also fitting that it’s the only player remaining in the league who has a championship ring.
Esau has rattled off 18 points in his final 12 games, including a five point outburst in three games this week.
He wraps up his final year of junior hockey leading his team in scoring, and sits 10th in the SJHL.
Weekly Stats: (3gp, 2g-3a-5pts)
Runner Up: Emmet Wurst, Battelfords North Stars


The current hottest team in the SJHL is without question the Melfort Mustangs.
The Stangs’ steamrolled all the way up to third place in the SJHL thanks to an eight-game winning streak to end the year. They also haven’t lost in regulation since February 12th.
Holoien was a key component on the blueline throughout his rookie season, netting 20 points in 45 games.
He saved his best performance for last.
In the final game of the season, Holoien picked up his first multi-goal game and first three-point night in a 5-4 win over the Flin Flon Bombers, which secured the Sherwood Division title for the Mustangs.
Weekly Stats: (2gp, 2g-1a-3pts)
Runner Up: Noah Barlage, Humboldt Broncos

SASKTEL SJHL GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK: Austin Schwab, Battelfords North Stars

There was a little uncertainty surrounding the North Stars’ crease when Michael Harroch went down with an injury in February. Austin Schwab has come in and done everything possible to dismiss the doubters, and what a week it was to wrap it up.
Three straight wins over Nipawin, Flin Flon, and Kindersley in a five-day span, while stopping a combined 94 of 98 shots faced. Battlefords has a tough test in the first round of the playoff, taking on the Flin Flon Bombers. However, if it’s Schwab in the net, he’s proven he has more than what it takes.
Weekly Stats: (3-0-0-0, 4GA, 94/98, 1.33 GAA, .959 SV%)
Runner up: Joel Favreau, Melfort Mustangs

DIRECTWEST SJHL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK: Bradley Blake, Battelfords North Stars

A great site to see is a rookie getting stronger late in the season.
When the grind of a 58-game season can wear down on many, it seems to be having the adverse effect on Blake.
The 2003-born forward led the league in goals this past week with 4. He also built a five-game point streak with seven points in that span, before seeing it snapped against the Notre Dame Hounds in the final game of the season.
He finished his inaugural season with 19 points in 37 games and will get his first taste of the playoffs this weekend.
Weekly Stats: (3gp, 4g-1a-5pts)
Runner up: Matthew Perkins, Humboldt Broncos