Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Players of the Week Jan 23-29th

(Photo Credit to Broad Leaf Media)

SGEU MVP of the Week: Ben Tkachuk, Melfort Mustangs

The Melfort Mustangs swept their week with 3 big wins over playoff teams and leading the charge for them was Captain Ben Tkachuk. The 20-year-old had 8 points this past week, including a 2 goal and 2 assist performance in a 5-4 win for the Mustangs over the Flin Flon Bombers. Despite missing 11 games this season, Tkachuk is 10th in league scoring with 9 goals and 34 assists and will be representing the SJHL in Winnipeg this week at the SJHL/MJHL Showcase.
Weekly Stats (3GP, 3g-5a, 8 PTS)

Sasktel Goalie of the Week: James Venne, Melfort Mustangs

Also representing the SJHL at the Showcase in Winnipeg is goaltender James Venne of the Melfort Mustangs as part of the SJHL’s U18 team. Venne was busy this past week for Melfort as he got into all 3 games for the Mustangs with Joel Favreau out of the line-up. Venne earned 3 wins and had a .924 save percentage as Melfort continues to battle for positioning in the SJHL standings. The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan product now boasts a 13-6-1-1 record on the year with a 2.49 GAA and a .920 save percentage.
Weekly Stats (3GP, 3-0-0-0, 2.65 GAA, .924 SV%)

DirectWest Rookie of the Week: Jacob Cossette, La Ronge Ice Wolves

Air Ronge product Jacob Cossette has been outstanding for the Ice Wolves since being acquired from the Spruce Grove Saints of the AJHL. Cossette played a big part in the Wolves weekend sweep of the Nipawin Hawks, finding the back of the net twice and adding 3 assists. The 18-year-old now has 6 goals and 6 assists in 17 games this season with the Ice Wolves.
Weekly Stats (3GP, 2g-3a, 5PTS)

SuperU Defenceman of the Week: Nicholas Kovacs, Weyburn Red Wings

The Weyburn Red Wings have points in their last 6 games and this past week Nicholas Kovacs had a fantastic couple of games on the blue line. The North Delta, BC product had four points in three contests this week which was highlighted by a two point night Saturday where he found the back of the net and added an assist. The 19-year-old now has 3 goals and 8 assists so far this season.
Weekly Stats (3GP, 1g-3a, 4PTS)