IBAS SJHL DEFENSEMAN OF THE MONTH:
LJ Naccarato, Yorkton Terriers
1997 D LJ Naccarato (Sturgeon County AB) came into his own during the month of December as the Terriers dealt with some injuries and absences from their line-up and it was Naccarato who stepped up to fill the void. Naccarato scored 2-goals and 7-assists in 8-games during the month of December, which included a three-point effort on December 11th against Humboldt. For the season, he has 2-goals and 13-assists in 37-games. Runner-up: Andrew McCann, Kindersley Klippers.
SJHL ROOKIE OF THE MONTH:
Damian Bentz, Melville Millionaires
1998 F Damian Bentz (Punnichy SK) ended the month of December with a flurry, getting two Rookie Of The Week selections and riding that wave to the monthly honors as well. Bentz had a four-point game against Weyburn before Christmas and finished with 4-goals and 6-assists in 8-games and has season totals of 9-goals and 11-assists in 25-games. Runner-up: Tucker Scantlebury, Melville.
Also of note: SJHL Player of the Month for December was Russell MB product Rylee Zimmer of the Flin Flon Bombers.
Zimmer led all players in the month of December with 7-goals and 11-assists in 10-games played.