By Mike Stackhouse
CANALTA HOTELS SJHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Kaelan Holt, Estevan Bruins
1997 F Kaelan Holt (Estevan SK) scored the series clinching goal on Wednesday night against Kindersley as the Bruins emerged 3-2 winners to sweep their best of seven set with the Klippers. Holt had two points in that game and also had 3-assists in game three’s 5-0 victory. He finished the first round with 2-goals and 4-assists overall after a regular season in which he fired a career best 31-goals and 38-assists in 57-games.
SASKTEL SJHL GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK: Parker Tobin, Humboldt Broncos
1999 G Parker Tobin (Stony Plain AB) didn’t get the start in game one of his team’s quarter-final series against Melfort, but he did get the call in game three and he hasn’t given the net back yet as he was a driving force in eliminating the Mustangs from the playoffs, posting a 3-0 record to go with an 0.99-GAA and .968-SPCT. Tobin capped his week with a series clinching shutout on Sunday night, making 37-saves. He also had 27-stops in a 3-2 overtime win in game four as well as a 27-stop game in game three in which he yielded just the one goal. Runner-up: Bo Didur, Estevan.
IBAS SJHL DEFENSEMAN OF THE WEEK: Josh McDougall, Nipawin Hawks
1998 D Josh McDougall (Prince Albert SK) put an end to the season of the Flin Flon Bombers on Friday night as he scored at 19:59 of the first overtime period for the game’s only goal. McDougall had 2-goals and 2-assists in 3-games played this past week and he ends the first round with 2-goals and 6-assists in 5-games. McDougall had a goal and an assist on Tuesday in a 3-2 loss at the Whitney Forum. He set up a goal one night later as the Hawks took a 3-1 lead back home to set up the decisive game five. Runner-up: Jake Heerspink, Estevan.
MYSASK 411 SJHL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK: Caleb Moretz, Flin Flon Bombers
1998 F Caleb Moretz (Fairbanks AK USA) had two assists this past week, setting up a goal in each of the two games at the Whitney Forum to help the Bombers earn a split and force a game five in their series with Nipawin. Moretz ended up with 4-assists in 8-games during the postseason and projects to be a top player in the league in 2018-19. Runner-up: Cade Kowalski, Weyburn.