It was an eventful month of February for the Melfort Mustangs as they went 5-3-0-1, but also clinched their spot in the SJHL Playoffs. With just a handful of games remaining, it’s crunch time as the Mustangs jostle for home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs. Here are your Catz n’ Jammers 3 Stars of the Month for February.
1st Star: Clarke Huxley (9gp, 7G, 3A, 10pts)
After being named the third star of the month in January, Clarke Huxley turned it up another notch in February as he was held pointless in just one of nine games in the month. The 20-year-old Assistant Captain also scored goals in 6 of nine games, including a two goal performance on Feb. 17 against Melville. The Calgary, Alta. product is now up to 16 goals and 38 points on the year, good for third in goals.
2nd Star: Zac Somers (9gp, 5G, 7A, 12pts)
No Mustang put up more points in the month of February than Zac Somers as he earned 12 points including five goals, the second most on the team in that span. Somers also accrued four multi-point games, including a four point night, and a three point night. The 18-year-old University of Maine Commit is currently second on the team in scoring, and leads the Mustangs with 25 goals on the year.
3rd Star: Aidyn Hutchinson (9gp, 2G, 8A, 10pts)
After battling some injuries earlier in the year, Aidyn Hutchinson has caught fire over the last month. The St. Alberta, Alta. product was held pointless in the first two games on February, but has not been held off the scoresheet since as Hutchinson is currently on a seven-game point streak, tallying 10 points, including eight assists. His excellent stretch has been highlighted by a four assist night on Feb. 17 against Melville. The 19-year-old’s 0.88 points-per-game, is currently sixth best on the team.
There’s just five games left in the regular season as the Mustangs push for home ice advantage in the first round. They’ll be on home ice Wednesday, hosting the Kindersley Klippers in the final game of the Fouillards Cup.