VITERRA DIVISION NOMINEE FOR RBC PLAYER OF THE YEAR & SGEU MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
Chantz Petruic, Yorkton Terriers
Yorkton’s Chantz Petruic had a healthy lead in the goals and points department from start to finish this season, and is the Viterra Division’s nominee for both MVP and Player of the Year. Petruic moved into some rare company, eclipsing both the 50-goal and 100-point plateaus in his 20-year-old campaign, and through 155 career games, he had 238-points, including 107-goals in the better part of three full seasons. The Moose Jaw product played one year of WHL hockey with his hometown Warriors so isn’t eligible for NCAA hockey, but is sure to have plenty of suitors in the Canadian University and professional ranks for next season.
VITERRA DIVISION NOMINEE FOR MAYFAIR DIAGNOSTICS DEFENCEMAN OF THE YEAR
Devan Harrison, Estavan Bruins
A pair of Estevan Bruins defensemen were neck and neck when it came to points this season, as Devan Harrison and Kade McMillen both had 32-points, including five goals as of February 20th, so while it could have likely gone either way, Harrison took the nod as the nominee for the Viterra Divison’s Top Defenseman for the 2019-2020 season. Harrison and McMillen were tied for 9th in SJHL Defensemen scoring but tied for the lead among Viterra Division blueliners. The 19-year-old Harrison from Dysart, SK is eligible to return to Estevan next season, and is set to lead them into the 2020 Canalta Cup Playoffs.
VITERRA DIVISION NOMINEE FOR SASKTEL GOALTENDER OF THE YEAR
Berk Berkeliev, Melville Millionaires
It’s been a roller coaster of a season for 19-year-old Melville goalie Berk Berkeliev, but he’s capping it off as the Viterra Division’s nomination for SJHL Goaltender Of The Year. Berkeliev was in a collision just two games into the season that left him in hospital for multiple days with a concussion and facial injuries, and out of action for about two months, between September 14th and November 8th. Despite it all, and being on a Melville team at the bottom of the standings this season, Berkeliev has the league’s top save percentage (.928%) among active goalies, and a sub-3.00 (2.83) goals against average. He also has 11-wins, including one shutout this season, and is poised to take another run at the league award next season, eligible to come back as a 20-year-old.
VITERRA DIVISION NOMINEE FOR DIRECTWEST ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Griffin Asham-Moroz, Estevan Bruins
It’s been a heck of a rookie campaign for Manitoba product Griffin Asham-Moroz. The Estevan Bruins forward sits second among SJHL rookies in goals (17) and fourth in rookie scoring (42). 15 of those 17 goals also came at even strength with only two of them on the powerplay. Asham-Moroz has been a key contributor as a rookie and is the Viterra Division’s nominee for Rookie Of The Year. Looking ahead, the 18-year-old will be 20 when it comes time for the Bruins to host the Centennial Cup in 2022, and as such will likely be a player the Bruins build around over the next two seasons.