By Mike Stackhouse
photo courtesy – Doug Klassen
CANALTA HOTELS SJHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Kyle Bosch, Kindersley Klippers
1999 F Kyle Bosch (Kindersley SK) ripped off 4-goals and 2-assists in a pair of games played this weekend as the Klippers managed to earn three of a possible four points against La Ronge. Bosch had a hat trick on Friday in helping the Klippers overcome a 3-1 deficit and salvage the game with a 6-5 overtime defeat. Bosch then scored again and set up two more in Saturday’s rematch as the Klippers were 5-0 winners. Bosh is heating up with 12-points in his last 6-games overall and now has 13-goals and 20-assists in 37-games this season. Runner-up: Zach Bannister, La Ronge.
SJHL DEFENSEMAN OF THE WEEK: Brendan Mark, Yorkton Terriers
1998 D Brendan Mark (Grand Rapids MN USA) fired three goals and one assist in three games played this past week, including two key goals against Flin Flon on Friday night. One was an end to end rush to open the scoring and the other was a well placed wrister off a drop feed. Mark also scored a goal on New Year’s Day against Melville and set up one of the two goals the Terriers scored against Weyburn on Saturday. Overall, Mark has points in five of his last six games and 5-goals and 24-assists in 37-games played. Runner-up: Eric Soar, Weyburn.
SASKTEL SJHL GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK: Jacob Delorme, Flin Flon Bombers
2000 G Jacob Delorme (Drummondville PQ) made two starts last week and made good on both of them, picking up two wins and allowing just two goals in the process. On New Year’s Day, Delorme made 20-saves to help the Bombers earn a split of their home and home series with La Ronge and then he got the call again on Saturday, January 5th in Melville and he was fantastic, with a 36-save performance in a 2-1 shootout victory. Delorme improves to 7-and-3 overall with a 3.04-GAA and .907-SPCT. Runner-up: Ben Laidlaw, Weyburn.
DIRECTWEST SJHL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK: Daunte Fortner, La Ronge Ice Wolves
2000 F Daunte Fortner (Kingsford MI USA) scored one goal and added four assists in four games played as the Ice Wolves earned a pair of victories to get off on the right foot to kick off the post-Christmas schedule. Fortner scored a goal and two assists in a New Year’s Eve victory over the Bombers and he also had an assist this past Friday in an overtime decision over Kindersley. He also set up the lone La Ronge goal on New Year’s Day at Flin Flon. For the season, Fortner has 3-goals and 5-assists in 15-games since joining the team from Humboldt, where he had 2-goals and 6-assists in 14-games. Runner-up: Vincent Nardone, Flin Flon.