By Mike Stackhouse
CANALTA HOTELS SJHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Drew Warkentine, Humboldt Broncos
1998 F Drew Warkentine (Prince Albert SK) paced the Broncos with 5-goals in 3-games played this past week and is off to a hot start with his new team, scoring 7-goals in his first 5-games overall. The much travelled Warkentine was dealt by Melfort in the offseason to the AJHL, but brought back to his home province earlier this month by Humboldt. He scored two goals at Estevan on Thursday and then followed it up with a goal at Weyburn on Friday and two more in Yorkton on Saturday, accounting for two of his team’s three goals. Runner-up: Branden Klatt, Yorkton.
SASKTEL SJHL GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK: Declan Hobbs, Nipawin Hawks
1998 G Declan Hobbs (Saskatoon SK) backstopped the Hawks to a pair of wins over a couple of tough teams this past week, with the first coming on Tuesday night when he made 44-saves an allowed just two goals in a win at Flin Flon. On Friday night, he came up with 34-stops and just one goal against as the Hawks downed the Battlefords North Stars. Hobbs leads the league with a 1.91-GAA and is 11-7-0-and-1 overall and has 4 shutouts to go with a .940-SPCT. Runner-up: Shawn Parkinson, Melfort.
SJHL DEFENSEMAN OF THE WEEK: Tim Gould, Notre Dame Hounds
2000 D Tim Gould (Riverview NB) is one of three mobile defensemen racking up points on the Hounds this season and he made his presence felt in a special way this past week as he led all players with 1-goal and 4-assists in 3-games. Gould’s biggest game was on Friday in Flin Flon, when he picked up a goal and three helpers as the Hounds put up an 8-spot against the Bombers. He also had an assist on Thursday in La Ronge and now has 5-goals and 15-assists in 31-games to lead all Notre Dame blueliners (Charles Martin has 18 points, Kyle Robinson has 15 points). He’s off to University of Maine next year. Runner-up: Charles Martin, Notre Dame.
DIRECTWEST SJHL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK: Aiden Bulych, Yorkton Terriers
2001 F Aiden Bulych (Yorkton SK) had another solid week with 3-goals and 1-assist in 3-games played. Bulych is pacing all first year SJHLers despite still being a midget eligible player with 31-points in 25-games on the year. He’s thirteenth overall in league scoring with his 8-goals and 23-assists. Bulych led Yorkton with 2-goals and 1-assist in a win over Humboldt on Saturday and he also had a goal in a win over Estevan on Tuesday. Runner-up: Jarrett Penner, Notre Dame.