By Mike Stackhouse
RBC SJHL PLAYER OF THE MONTH: Jack Flaman, Notre Dame Hounds
1997 F Jack Flaman (Vibank SK) lit up the scoresheet with 4-goals and 11-assists in just 6-games played during the month of March. Flaman, who’s slated to lace them up with Acadia of USports next Fall, had 8-assists in the last 3-games of the regular season and then added another 4-goals and 3-assists in the three game Survivor Series with Flin Flon. In fact, Flaman scored the last four goals of the Hounds’ season. After playing 21-games in the WHL this year, Flaman came back to Notre Dame and played 28-games with the Hounds and finished with 6-goals and 21-assists. Runner-up: Layne Young, Battlefords North Stars.
IBAS SJHL DEFENSEMAN OF THE MONTH: Josh McDougall, Nipawin Hawks
1998 D Josh McDougall (Prince Albert SK) had 2-goals and 12-assists in 10-games played during the month of March, but most of his production came in the second season. He had 3 helpers in the final three games of the regular schedule and then he man handled Flin Flon in the quarter-finals with 2-goals and 6-assists in 5-game series win. He added three more assists in a game two win over Humboldt in the semi-finals. McDougall is headed to Mercyhurst (NCAA) next Fall. Runner-up: Lochlan Morrison, Melfort.
SASKTEL SJHL GOALTENDER OF THE MONTH: Bo Didur, Estevan Bruins
1997 G Bo Didur (West Vancouver BC) has been red hot and showing no signs of cooling off. Didur went 9-and-1 in the month of March and posted a 2.40-GAA, .921-SPCT and 1-shutout. Didur lost to Weyburn on March 2nd and hasn’t looked back as he closed out the regular season with three straight wins and now he’s won six straight in the playoffs, including back to back, on the road, against the Battlefords North Stars (who had been on a 16 game playoff win streak). Didur has a 1.67-GAA and .943-SPCT so far in the playoffs after a 2.46-GAA and .920-SPCT in the regular season. Runner-up: Declan Hobbs, Nipawin.
MYSASK 411 SJHL ROOKIE OF THE MONTH: Cade Kowalski, Weyburn Red Wings
1999 F Cade Kowalski (Morden MB) became a goal scorer in March, after making a name for himself as a set up man during most of the season. Kowalski scored 4-goals and 1-assist in 7-playoff games; but he was a big factor in helping the Wings get past Melville in the Survivor Series scoring twice in the series clincher. Overall, he had 5-goals and 6-assists in 10-games played. For the regular season, he had 11-goals and 49-assists in 58-games. Runner-up: Donavan Houle, Flin Flon.