The playoffs are inching closer as the Melfort Mustangs battle for home ice advantage in the first round! In February, the Mustangs earned a 4-2-2-2 record and currently sit in a tie for fourth with the Flin Flon Bombers with 67 points, just one point back of third place Battlefords.
Here are your Catz N’ Jammers 3 Stars of the Month for February.
1st Star: Curtis Hammond (9gp, 7G, 6A, 13Pts)
Since scoring five goals against the Notre Dame Hounds on Jan. 28, Curtis Hammond has been red hot, as it seems like every puck he touches finds it’s way to the back of the net. The 20-year-old scored seven goals in February, and added six assists for 13 points, the most on the Mustangs.
Hammond had three, two-goal games in Februrary, and four multi-point games, including a four point night on Feb. 12 against La Ronge.
Hammond has 28 goals, 20 assists, and 48 points in 51 games for the Mustangs this season, good for a tie for second on the team.
2nd Star: Dawson Leroux (9gp, 5G, 5A, 10Pts)
Consistency was the key for Dawson Leroux in the month of February. The 2002-born forward scored five goals, and added five assists, for 10 points, good for second most on the team in February. Had points in the first eight games on the month before being held pointless on Feb. 26 against La Ronge.
Leroux had two multi-point games and had a stretch where he scored five goals over a six game stretch.
On the season, Leroux is the only Mustang to have played in all 53 games this season. He’s go 15 goals, 24 assists, and 39 points.
3rd Star: Mark Snarr (9gp, 1G, 4A, 5A)
Mark Snarr has been a workhorse on the Melfort Mustang blueline since coming to the team in November, and February was no different for the 20-year-old. Snarr scored once in February and added four assists for five points in nine games.
He had a three game point streak to begin the month and has played heavy minutes for the Mustangs in all situations.
On the season, Snarr has two goals, and seven assists in 25 games in a Mustang uniform.