CANALTA HOTELS SJHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Logan Foster, Humboldt Broncos
1999 F Logan Foster (Kamsack SK) capped a week in which he picked up points in all three games played with a hat trick performance and five points in a win over the Kindersley Klippers on Saturday. Two nights earlier, Foster scored twice against the Klippers and on Tuesday, he set up the game winning goal to help the Broncos defeat the Notre Dame Hounds. Foster is riding a five game point scoring streak and has been on the scoresheet in eight of his last nine overall. He’s sixth in the SJHL scoring race with 24-goals and 31-assists in 41-games played. Runner-up: Jake Tremblay, Nipawin Hawks.
MAYFAIR DIAGNOSTICS SJHL DEFENSEMAN OF THE WEEK: Max Johnson, Nipawin Hawks
2000 D Max Johnson (Grand Forks ND USA) had a big game on Saturday as the Hawks took a home and home set from the La Ronge Ice Wolves as he scored a goal and chipped in with three assists. Overall for the week, he had five points in four games, all of which were Nipawin victories. Johnson had only three assists in 23-games last year while a member of the Humboldt Broncos, but he’s found a home in Nipawin and been a key producer on their powerplay and is up to 7-goals and 20-assists in 40-games on the year. Runner-up: Nick Dobson, Weyburn Red Wings.
SASKTEL SJHL GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK: Ross Hawryluk, Nipawin Hawks
2001 G Ross Hawryluk (Lloydminster AB) won all three of his starts this past week, allowing one goal in every game as he defeated the Kindersley Klippers on Tuesday, the Battlefords North Stars on Wednesday, and then the La Ronge Ice Wolves on a province wide television broadcast on Friday. Hawryluk made 37-saves in the win Tuesday, 36 one night later, and 32 on Friday. He also got word he will play in the CJHL Top Prospects Game today (January 14) as a replacement for Ryan Ouellette (ex-Yorkton). For the season, he’s now 12-5-and-2 with a 2.18-GAA and .931-SPCT. He has three shutouts. Runner-up: Keenan Rancier, Estevan Bruins.
DIRECTWEST SJHL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK: Joseph Young, Weyburn Red Wings
2001 G Joseph Young (Regina SK) backstopped the Wings to a pair of victories this past week, shutting out the Melville Millionaires on Tuesday night with a 23-save effort and then two nights later he defeated the Yorkton Terriers with 39-saves through regulation and overtime before his teammates were able to pull out the decision in the shootout. Young has been extremely consistent in his first SJHL season, allowing more than three goals only once in a game all year. He’s 6-and-9 with a 2.05-GAA and .939-SPCT with 3-shutouts. Runner-up: Burke Simpson, Nipawin Hawks.