Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League


By Mike Stackhouse

1998 F Chaz Smedsrud (Luverne MN USA) single handedly defeated the Flin Flon Bombers in game one of the Survivor Series on Sunday night as he notched three goals and three assists in a 6-4 decision at the Whitney Forum.  The win, on the road, gives the Hounds a 1-0 lead in the best of three as they head home with two chances to close it out. Smedsrud also had a goal in the regular season finale last week to finish with 4-goals and 7-points in 2-games played.  He had 29-goals and 32-assists in 58-games leading into the playoffs. Runner-up: Jack Flaman, Notre Dame.

IBAS SJHL DEFENSEMAN OF THE WEEK:  Clayton Eisler, Melville Millionaires
1997 D Clayton Eisler (Edmonton AB) had a had in all three Millionaire goals on Sunday as Melville picked up a 3-2 overtime win over Weyburn to take a 1-0 series lead in the best of three Survivor Series.  The Mils can wrap up the series with a home ice win on Tuesday night. Eisler also had three assists in a regular season game last week against Estevan. He finished up with an impressive 20-goals and 25-assists in 58-games.  Runner-up: Thomas Lenchyshyn, Nipawin.

SASKTEL SJHL GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK:  Arik Weersink, Weyburn Red Wings
1997 G Arik Weersink (Lethbridge AB) boosted his team to a much needed victory on the final night of the regular season and gave his club a chance to win game one of the Survivor Series as he held the Millionaires to 3 goals on 43 shots Sunday night.  Weersink also turned away 25 of 26 against Yorkton on Friday to sew up 7th position in the standings. For the year, Weersink was 21-18-and-1 with a 2.97 GAA and .912 SPCT. He also had 2 shutouts. Runner-up: Bo Didur, Estevan.

MYSASK 411 SJHL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK:  Jordan Simoneau, Nipawin Hawks
1999 F Jordan Simoneau (Tisdale SK) finished strong in the regular season as he compiled two goals and three assists in two games.  Simoneau had both of his markers and a three point game against La Ronge on Tuesday. He ended the year on Friday with two helpers against the North Stars.  Overall, he had 12-goals and 12-assists in 42-games and projects to be a player to watch next year as he continues to fill out his 6’5” 218 lbs. Runner-up: Ethan Daniels, Flin Flon.