Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

SJHL Top Scorer for 2017-18

By Mike Stackhouse


There wasn’t much suspense, but it was still a remarkable season to watch it unfold as Battlefords North Stars forward Layne Young wins the SJHL scoring crown for the 2017-18 year.

As a rookie in 2015-16, Young finished 8th in league scoring.  Last year, he was 5th.  This year, he won in a runaway by compiling 107-points, the best single statistical season of any SJHL player since Tyler Shantz scored 111-points in 2000-01 with the Lebret Eagles.  It marks the first time since 2010-11 that an SJHL player eclipsed the century mark.  That year, Marc-Andre Carre and Travis Eggum (both of La Ronge) had 106-points.

Young started the season with a 14-game point scoring streak and ended it with a 16-game point scoring streak as he was a model of consistency all year long.  In fact, he was held off the scoresheet just seven times over the course of 57 games played (three of those were in a row during mid-November after his first lengthy point scoring streak ended).

His 35-goals led the league, by one over Zach Goberis of Estevan.  His 72-assists ranked first as well, representing nine more than Humboldt’s Logan Schatz.  Schatz was also a very distant second in points with 85.

Included in Young’s banner season were a pair of 4-point games as well as two 5-point games and one 6-point game.

Young is slated to lace up for the Saskatchewan Huskies of Canada’s University Sport in September 2018.

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