By Mike Stackhouse
CANALTA HOTELS SJHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Alec Zawatsky, Notre Dame Hounds
1999 F Alec Zawatsky (Winfield BC) fired two goals and four assists in two games played last week as the Hounds split their pair of contests. Zawatsky, acquired in a trade late last month from Cowichan Valley of the BCHL, has provided a major spark offensively by totalling 5-goals and 5-assists through his first 5-games in the SJHL. Runner-up: Brandan Arnold, Nipawin.
IBAS SJHL DEFENSEMAN OF THE WEEK: Josh McDougall, Nipawin
1998 D Josh McDougall (Prince Albert SK) has been a contender for this award every week this season so far. Last week, he netted his first goal of the year and picked up five assists to give him 14-points through 8-games on the year. He had a goal and three helpers Friday at Humboldt and then set up two one night later, on home ice, against the Broncos. Runner-up: Mike Eskra, Weyburn.
SASKTEL SJHL GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK: Brenden Newton, Flin Flon Bombers
1997 G Brenden Newton (Medicine Hat AB) wins the award for the second straight week as he backstopped the Bombers to earning three points of a possible four on the weekend against Kindersley. Newton turned away 74 of 76 shots for a 0.96 GAA. Newton has a miniscule 1.14-GAA in his last six games and has played every minute of Flin Flon’s nine games this year. Runner-up: Arik Weersink, Weyburn.
SJHL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK: Tim Gould, Notre Dame Hounds
2000 D Tim Gould (Moncton NB) picked up an assist in a loss to Weyburn last Tuesday and then set up two more to help his team beat Estevan on Wednesday. He’s up to a goal and five assists in eight games on the year, providing valuable minutes on the back end despite still being a midget aged player. Runner-up: Jacob Wasserman, Humboldt.