THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The Superior International
Junior Hockey League announced Friday that Jake Larson of the Minnesota
Wilderness has been named the SIJHL rookie of the year for the 2012-13
Larson earned the accolades over fellow rookie of the year finalists
Mathias Gardiman of the Thunder Bay North Stars and Nick Le Sage of the
Minnesota Iron Rangers.
The St. Michael’s, Minn., native, who turned 19 last month, led all
SIJHL skaters in goals this season with 44 and also finished second
overall in league offensive production with 72 points.
Larson ended the regular season riding an impressive 19-game point streak, which included 17 tallies.
The Wilderness forward also only accumulated 10 minutes in penalties
in season play, which was the lowest total of any player among the top
15 point producers in the league.
(Nathan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)