For Period Ending November 3
CANALTA HOTELS SJHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Tayler Balog, Nipawin Hawks
1994 F Tayler Balog (Weyburn SK) rides shotgun with Tad Kozun and, sometimes, out performs him. Last week, Balog notched two goals and four assists in three games played. He started the week with a goal and an assist in a victory over Flin Flon. He scored a goal in a road win up in La Ronge on Friday and then capped the week with three assists in a shootout win over Yorkton on Saturday. For the season, Balog ranks third in the SJHL with 7-goals and 14-assists in 16-games.
SJHL DEFENSEMAN OF THE WEEK: Spencer Trapp, Notre Dame Hounds
1995 D Spencer Trapp (Regina SK) has improved, seemingly, each week of the season and his best offensive showing came in the last seven days, when he contributed five assists in three games. He had three first assists in a game against Weyburn on Wednesday night and then added helpers again Saturday against Battlefords and Sunday in a home win over Kindersley. Trapp is yet to score this year, but he does have 7-assists in 13-games during his rookie year.
SJHL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK: Travis Mayan, Melfort Mustangs
You can't penalize a guy for playing just one game. Travis Mayan (Rimbey AB) had his second game of the week postponed due to snow, but his first game was a big one as he fired four goals in a big 7-1 win at La Ronge. The Ice Wolves may have been more than happy to take a flyer on Mayan coming into their building again. Mayan is up to 7-goals and 7-assists in 11-games played and he's definitely a player to watch. Last year, the Midget AA scoring star played two games for Red Deer in the Heritage Junior Hockey League and rattled off four goals and six assists.
SJHL GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK: Isaiah Plett, Melville Millionaires
1993 G Isaiah Plett (Steinbach MB) backstopped his team to five of a possible six points (2-0-0-1) last week and sole possession of first place in the Viterra Division. Plett blocked 35-of-37 at Battlefords and then lost in a shootout one night later when he made 33-saves on 35-shots. He turned away 34-of-35 Friday night at home against Humboldt and is now 8-3-and-2, 2.50, .924 on the season.