SGEU MVP OF THE WEEK: Aaron Greyeyes, La Ronge Ice Wolves
What a run the La Ronge Ice Wolves have been on.
The team that no one wants to face in the first round of the playoffs have shot up the leaderboard, going from 10th to 7th over the course of a five-game winning streak and are closing in on the Yorkton Terriers for 6th place in the SJHL. The Ice Wolves won all three games the past week, all against divisional rivals, defeating the Melfort Mustangs 5-4, before two straight wins over the Flin Flon Bombers.
Greyeyes had at least one point in every game, including the overtime winner against the Bombers on Friday night.
Weekly Stats: (3gp, 3g-2a-5pts)
Runner Up- Dawson Smith, La Ronge Ice Wolves
RBC FORWARD OF THE WEEK: Curtis Hammond, Melfort Mustangs.
One game was enough for Hammond to lead the league in goals this past week.
Hammond lit the lamp five times in a 7-6 overtime victory against the Notre Dame Hounds this week. He added the game winner in OT for emphasis.
Hammond jumped from 16 goals on the season to 21, and after that 60-minute performance, is now tied for 7th in the SJHL goal scoring race.
*This was the first five-goal game in the SJHL since Landon Gross of the Kindersley Klippers in 2015 (*via @SJStatsGuy on Twitter)
Weekly Stats: (3gp, 5g-0a-5pts)
Runner Up: Kishaun Gervais, Yorkton Terriers
MAYFAIR DIAGNOSTICS SJHL DEFENCEMAN OF THE WEEK: Nolan Jones, Estevan Bruins
Jones led all D-men with four points across his two games this past week.
The minute-munching veteran blueliner picked up an assist in a shootout loss to the Yorkton Terriers on Friday, before exploding for a three-point night in a 8-2 win over the Melville Millionaires on Saturday night. Jones is now up to 21 points in 30 games with the Bruins.
Weekly Stats (2gp, 1g-3a-4pts)
Runner Up: Parker Jasper, Yorkton Terriers
SASKTEL SJHL GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK: Matthew Pesenti, Kindersley Klippers
Speaking of another team that is on the path of controlling their own playoff destiny, the Kindersley Klippers are getting hot at the right time. Pesenti is a huge reason why. He shut the door on 32 of 34 shots in a 3-2 win over the Hounds last Sunday, faced 52 shots in a loss to Flin Flon, then stopped 30 of 31 in a 5-1 win over Nipawin the following day. Pesenti has won four of his last five starts, and the Klippers are holding on the 8th and final playoff spot.
Weekly Stats: (3GP, 2-1-0-0, 7GA, 110/117, .940 SV%,)
Runner up: Cam Hrdlicka, Estevan Bruins
DIRECTWEST SJHL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK: Ty Mason, Weyburn Red Wings
The youngest player in the SJHL will be a name to watch for years to come in Weyburn. Mason picked up a point in all three games for the Red Wings this past week.
The road will be tough for the rebuilding Red Wings for the remainder of the season, but there’s plenty of room for optimism moving forward, and it may start with Mason atop that list of reasons. The 2005-born forward plays with heart and confidence well above his age, every shift for Cody Mapes and the Wings.
Weekly Stats: (3gp, 1g-2a-3p)
Runner up: Tylin Hilbig, Kindersley Klippers