The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League has announced their yearly award winners from the 2019/20 regular season.
Yorkton Terriers' captain Chantz Petruic (pictured above left) captured both the SJHL Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player awards.
Petruic, a Moose Jaw SK product is having an incredible season leading the SJHL with 55 goals, 51 assists for 106 points in 50 games.
Petruic told SJHL.ca
"“In the summer I knew I’d have to work hard and take care of my body. I set goals before the season. I knew I could dominate and I really put a lot of pressure on myself to do that. It felt pretty amazing to get it done.”
Meanwhile Melville Millionaires' G Berk Berkeliev (pictured above right) was named the league's Top Goaltender.
Despite the disappointing season for the Moneymen, the 19 year old Calgary, AB product has a 11-17-0-3 record with the 6th best goals against average at 2.78 and the best save percentage at 0.929.
Berkeliev told SJHL.ca
" This isn’t an easy league to play in, and there is a lot of really talented players and goalies, so winning this award is really exciting and a huge honour"
Churchbridge product and La Ronge Ice Wolves Head Coach Kevin Kaminski was named co-winner of SJHL Coach of the Year with Battlefords' bench boss Brayden Klimosko.
Kaminski led the resurgence of the Ice Wolves in 2019/20 leading them to a 31-19-3-3 record for 68 points which is an improvement to date of 19 victories from a season ago.
Other SJHL award winners include Battlefords North Stars' Matthew Fletcher (Defenceman of the Year) and Tristin Lemyre of the Flin Flon Bombers (Rookie of the Year)
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