By Mike Stackhouse
BRANDON WELLS, MELVILLE MILLIONAIRES
1997 G Brandon Wells (Spirit River AB) is in his second season with the Millionaires and is one of seven goalies that received an invite. He’s 8-and-8 with a 2.31-GAA and .937-SPCT.
MIKE ESKRA, WEYBURN RED WINGS
1997 D Mike Eskra (Regina SK) is in his third full season with the Red Wings and has scored 2-goals and 9-assists in 24-games.
LEVI KLEIBOER, BATTLEFORDS NORTH STARS
1998 D Levi Kleiboer (Martensville SK) is in the midst of his second year with the North Stars and has set a career high already with 3-goals. He has 19-points, which is two shy of what he accomplished last year. Players born in 1998 or later have an advantage when it comes to making the team.
REGAN SEIFERLING, YORKTON TERRIERS
1997 D Regan Seiferling (Moose Jaw SK) is one of the top offensive rearguards in the blueline rich SJHL. He has 5-goals and 11-assists in 15-games. This is his third SJHL season with Yorkton.
CODY SPAGRUD, BATTLEFORDS NORTH STARS
1998 D Cody Spagrud (Gull Lake SK) has 3-goals and 7-assists in 28-games with the North Stars, his second SJHL season with them.
CORY THOMAS, FLIN FLON BOMBERS
1998 D Cory Thomas (St. Brieux SK) brings size to the selection camp at 6’5”. He has a goal and four assists in 24-games, his second full season with Flin Flon.
DAKOTA BOUTIN, MELFORT MUSTANGS
1997 F Dakota Boutin (Moosomin SK) has stepped up as a leader on the Mustangs in his third season with them, compiling 11-goals and 14-assists in 20-games. He’s a veteran of 120 games in the SJHL.
ADAM DAWE, NOTRE DAME HOUNDS
1999 F Adam Dawe (Gander NL) has been, arguably, the SJHL’s top rookie this season and is still midget eligible. He may have the best shot of any SJHLer at making this club. He’s fired 13-goals and 21-assists in just 24-games after putting up 2-points in 3-games last year as a 16-year-old AP.
KAELAN HOLT, ESTEVAN BRUINS
1997 F Kaelan Holt (Estevan SK) has been a fun player to watch for the hometown crowd, erupting for 16-goals in 25-games after seven in fifty last year as a rookie.
BRANDON LESKO, FLIN FLON BOMBERS
1998 F Brandon Lesko (Hafford SK) has set a career high with 11-goals in 22-games, his second SJHL season in Flin Flon. Lesko has 18-points, which puts him on pace to shatter his 26-points in 57-games as a rookie.
LAYNE YOUNG, BATTLEFORDS NORTH STARS
1997 F Layne Young (Frenchman Butte SK) is one of the most dangerous offensive players in Junior ‘A’ hockey. Young puts up numbers no matter where he plays. He has 15-goals and 17-assists in 26-games. The SJHL Rookie Of The Year in 2015-16, had 75-points in 56-games as a first year player.
OFF-ICE OFFICIALS with SJHL TIES:
MIKE REAGAN, FLIN FLON BOMBERS
GEOFF GRIMWOOD, KINDERSLEY KLIPPERS
NATHAN HOLLINGER, YORKTON TERRIERS
(Equipment Manager & Athletic Therapist)