RBC PLAYER OF THE MONTH: Austin Daae, Estevan
1993 F Austin Daae (Estevan SK) used the last month to get himself back into contention for the SJHL scoring crown as he compiled 9-goals and 6-assists in 12-games played. He had a hat trick on November 29th against La Ronge and then put up a three point game again on December 7th in Flin Flon. He ended the month with a two-goal game against Notre Dame on December 20th. For the season, Daae has 21-goals and 18-assists in 33-games, placing him one point behind scoring leader Tad Kozun.
SASKTEL GOALIE OF THE MONTH: Ryland Pashovitz, Humboldt
1995 G Ryland Pashovitz (Saskatoon SK) has had a dream rookie season and this past month may have been his best yet as he won four starts and suffered a pair of shootout losses, all the while keeping his goals against average under 1 (0.97). His save percentage ended up being .968 and he also had a shutout. Pashovitz has yet to lose in regulation this season (11-0-3) and leads the league in goals against average (1.18) and SPCT (.961). The first year player is on track to break SJHL season records in both goals against average and save percentage.
SJHL ROOKIE OF THE MONTH: Landon Farrell, Melville
1994 F Landon Farrell (Rochester MN) has made the necessary adjustments this season to emerge as one of the top first year players as the league hits the second half of the season. Farrell, who has assumed a spot on Melville's top line, scored 3-goals and 10-assists in 10-games played during the latest monthly period. He was a model of consistentcy, recording points in nine of the ten games he played and he ended the month with 7-assists in his final 4-games. Farrell now has 9-goals and 16-assists in 28-games overall.
SJHL DEFENSEMAN OF THE MONTH: Dillon Forbes, Battlefords
1993 D Dillon Forbes (Battleford SK) got his month off like a house on fire as he collected points in four straight games (4-1-5-6) and finished the period with 2-goals and 8-assists in 10-games played. For the season, Forbes has 3-goals and 14-assists in 33-games; but more importantly, he is utilizing his big physical frame to shield away opposing forwards and using his strength to wear down players who like to go to the net.
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