The Melfort Mustangs continue to be in the thick of things in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League Standings as the calendar turns to December. After falling in their first game of the month, the Mustangs rattled off five-straight wins before an overtime loss to cap off the month. That gave Melfort a 5-1-1-0 record on the season which has put them just four points back of the Sherwood Division lead, and just one point back of a top-five spot in the SJHL. There were a number of players that shined for Melfort in November, here are your Catz n’ Jammers 3 Stars of the Month.
1st Star: Zac Somers (6gp, 8G, 6A, 14Pts)
At just 18-years-old, Zac Somers is showing that he is one of the premier players in the SJHL. After being named the 1st Star of the Month for October, the Melfort product does it again with an even more impressive month. After being held pointless in the first game of the month, Somers would go on to score a goal in the final five games he played, scoring eight total in the month, and earning multiple points in all five games. He’s currently on a stretch of three straight games with two goals. Somers is 10th in league scoring with 27, and tied for fourth in goals with 14.
2nd Star: David Rioux (7gp, 2G, 4A, 6Pts)
David Rioux is really starting to find his groove in the SJHL. After notching just two assists in September and October, the Lorraine, QC product burst onto the scene in November notching a point in all but one game in the month. Rioux scored his first goal on Nov. 16 against Weyburn before scoring the overtime winner just days later against the Humboldt Broncos. Rioux is currently the second highest rookie scorer on the Mustangs.
3rd Star: Dawson Leroux (7gp, 3G, 2A, 5Pts)
In a month that saw a number of injuries to the Melfort Mustangs, especially some key 20-year-olds, Dawson Leroux was a consistent piece in the Mustangs lineup every night. The Assistant Captain played in all seven games in November, scoring three times, including a two-goal game on Nov. 25, and adding two assists. Leroux is up to 17 points in 23 games this season.
The Mustangs are back in action on Friday, Dec. 2 for Teddy Bear Toss night and Parent-Billet Weekend as they host Yorkton.