Thursday, March 25, 2010

Klipper all stars // year end awards

Jordan Braid and Andrew Dommett were both named first team all-stars by the SJHL on Wednesday but no Klippers took home any year other end awards. Earlier, Josh Thorimbert was name SJHL rookie of the year.


I don't question the abilities of Broncos goaltender Andrew Bodnarchuk as he is a tremendous tender with a bright future but I'm a little confused by the SJHL MVP winner. I am having a hard time understanding how the goaltender of a team that finished 9th overall in a 12 team league can be the most valuable player to any team in the league. Your thoughts?


Here is the list of year end award winners and league all-stars:


SJHL Player Of The Year
Dustin Stevenson, La Ronge Ice Wolves

1989 D Dustin Stevenson (Gull Lake SK) is the SJHL nominee for the CJHL Player Of The Year after a season in which he delivered 11-goals and 36-assists in 56-games while anchoring the Ice Wolves defense corps. Stevenson uses his 6’5” 220 lbs frame to play a Chris Pronger style of game and can dominate with his incredible gifted mix of size, strength, speed, and offensive instincts. The La Ronge captain is headed to St. Lawrence (NCAA Div I) this September.

Honorable Mention: Andrew Bodnarchuk, Humboldt Broncos

SJHL Most Valuable Player
Andrew Bodnarchuk, Humboldt Broncos
1990 G Andrew Bodnarchuk (Saskatoon SK) has been chosen as the most valuable player to his team as he backstopped the Broncos to an 18-14-and-6 record to go along with a 2.82-GAA and .916-SPCT. The Broncos were an offensively challenged team and relied on Bodnarchuk to keep them in games on many nights as he had eight starts in which he faced 39 or more shots in a game.

Honorable Mention: Kyle Ireland, Notre Dame Hounds

SJHL Top Defenseman
Mike Alexander, La Ronge Ice Wolves

1989 D Mike Alexander (Campbell River BC) led all SJHL blueliners in scoring with 12-goals and 42-assists in 56-games in being selected as the top player in the league at his position. Alexander, despite being best known for his offensive skills, is an extremely underrated defensive defenseman as he’s often employed in as many key situations defensively as he is offensively.
Honorable Mention: Andrew Perrault, Weyburn Red Wings

SJHL All 1st Tteam
Goal: Andrew Bodnarchuk, Humboldt
Defense: Dustin Stevenson, La Ronge
Defense: Mike Alexander, La Ronge
Centre: Travis Janke, Notre Dame
Right Wing: Jordan Braid, Kindersley

Left Wing: Andrew Dommett, Kindersley

SJHL All 2nd Team
Goal: AJ Whiffen, Weyburn
Defense: Andrew Perrault, Weyburn
Defense: Michael Young, Flin Flon
Centre: Chad Filteau, Battlefords
Right Wing: Brett Miller, Battlefords
Left Wing: Kyle Ireland, Notre Dame


Josh Lewis said...

I agree with you on Bodnarchuk. I was shocked by that pick. Humboldt barely make the playoffs, and maybe I've just caught him on bad nights, but I have NEVER been impressed with Bodnarchuk in the handful of times I've seen him over the last year and a half. Hell, you could argue Kirk Croswell was the better goalie after they acquired him from the BCHL.

There wasn't really one clear pick out of the MVP field, but I would be choosing between Weninger, Chinova and Ireland.

Darren Dupont said...

I agree. Weninger led his team to a top seed in the playoffs. It's gotta be just about anyone else but Bodnarchuk.