Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Sherwood Division Award winners

Press Release

Rookie of the Year
Travis Mayan (Melfort Mustangs)
The Rimby, Alberta product took the SJHL by storm this season emerging from AA midget.
The first year player leads all rookies in scoring and has helped carry the Mustangs offense since opening night.
Mayan had 13 points in the month of October including a 4 goal game against La Ronge. The youngster also has 8 multi point games this season
Point totals: 52 GP – 19 G – 21 A – 40 PTS

Player of the Year
Tad Kozun (Nipawin Hawks)
From the first puck drop Tad Kozun has been the Sher-Wood Division’s top scorer. The Nipawin product had points in 7 of his first 8 games including 5 multi-point games.
The 20-year-old had 24 points before November 1st.
Kozun has always been the Hawks trigger man but has suffered some injuries in his career that have kept him out of the lineup.
This year, Kozun has made a statement. A commitment to Alaska-Fairbanks, a race for the SJHL scoring title and a 60+ point season has been one to remember for Hawks fans.
Point Totals: 56 GP – 38 G – 27 A – 65 PTS 

Best Defenseman
Danys Chartrand (Flin Flon Bombers)
What a year for Winnipeg product Danys Chartrand.
The 19-year-old committed to the University of North Dakota for the 2016 season and has solidified himself as one of the best defenders in the league.
Ask any forward in the Sher-Wood who they is the toughest guy to get around and their answer will be Chartrand.
The 6’2 defender has played in all 56 games for the Bombers this season and even chipped in with 21 points along the why. As well, Chartrand stayed disciplined, earning just 24 minutes in penalties.
Point Totals: 55 GP – 8G – 14 A – 22 PTS – 26 PIM

Top Goalie
Jack Romanuik (Melfort Mustangs)
In a storybook tale, Melfort product Jack Romanuik finally got a shot to start for his hometown team.
After a solid season in Alberta Junior B, Romanuik took control of the crease in the first half of the season.
The month of November saw Romanuik start 7 games, face 233 shots and put up a .918 save percentage and a shutout in the process.
Since then, Romanuik has gone on to post solid consistent numbers, including a shutout and a .914 SVP..
Statistics: 26 GP – 1393 MIN – 2.67 GAA - .911 SVP  (9-10-5-2)

​Tad Kozun (Nipawin Hawks)
No player is more valuable to his team than Tad Kozun.
When Kozun is on his game the Hawks appear unstoppable.
The Nipawin product has had a dream season and has given the fans plenty of highlights to talk about.
Its hard to imagine the Hawks without Tad leading the way but an NCAA Division 1 scholarship will soon bring a happy, successful end to the career of one of the flashiest players the SJHL has seen in years. 

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

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