Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Kramer Division Award winners

Press Release

Rookie Of The Year & Top Goalie:
Ryland Pashovitz, Humboldt Broncos
1995 G Ryland Pashovitz (Saskatoon SK) took the SJHL by storm and in what was the Year Of The Goalie, he put up some all-time best numbers.  He finished with a 1.60-GAA (believed to be a single season record) and a sky high SPCT of .947 to go along with an 18-6-and-3 won-loss record.  He also recorded 5 shutouts.

Player Of The Year:
Sam Aulie, Notre Dame Hounds
1994 F Sam Aulie (Lumsden SK) is one of the SJHL’s top goal scorers and he fired 26 this past season to rank fifth in the league in that category.  He also sparked the Hounds with 17-assists and a team leading 43-points.  Showing his ability as a well-rounded player, Aulie only had 11-powerplay points and he also tied for the team lead with 3-game winning goals.  He really started to heat up after December 1st, recording 26-points in his final 33-games.

Michael Gudmandson, Battlefords North Stars
1993 G Michael Gudmandson (Sherwood Park AB) may epitomize the word ‘valuable’ better than any dictionary description.  Gudmandson helped the Stars turn around a 4-and-12 start by arriving on the scene from Neepawa of the MJHL and going 20-3-and-1 with a miniscule 1.74-GAA and .944-SPCT.  He also posted 4 shutouts.  The Stars rallied from the Kramer Division cellar to capture the pennant on the last night of the regular season, all on the back of Gudmandson.

Top Defenseman:
Logan Sproule, Humboldt Broncos
1993 D Logan Sproule (Saskatoon SK) led all SJHL defensemen in goals with 12 and finished tied with teammate David Stumborg for second in blueliner scoring with 36-points.  Sproule also led his team in scoring after December 1st, putting up 22-points in his final 28-games played.  Sproule was the anchor of the Humboldt powerplay, leading the Broncos with 6 powerplay goals.  Sproule is a key two-way performer, logging upwards of 30-minutes of ice time on a regular basis.

 (Nathan can be reached at nathanfournier@mainehockeyjournal.com)

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