Jeremy Johnson of the Minnesota Wilderness named Pizza Hut player of the week



Release Date: Monday, Jan. 28, 2013

Jeremy Johnson of the Minnesota Wilderness named Pizza Hut player of the week

THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Minnesota Wilderness forward Jeremy Johnson has been named Pizza Hut player of the week for the period finishing up Jan. 27.

In two games this past week the 20-year-old native of West Fargo, N.D. scored four times and set-up another helping the league-leading Wilderness skate to a pair of victories over the rival Minnesota Iron Rangers.

Johnson began his award-winning effort by tallying twice and adding an assist in a 7-3 triumph over the Iron Rangers this past Wednesday.

He then followed that up by notching two more markers, including the game-winner; in a 4-2 triumph vs. the same side on Friday helping the No. 2 CJHL-ranked Wilderness improve to 24-0-0-1 in their past 25 contests.

On the season Johnson has scored a career-high 21 goals on the campaign to go along with 21 helpers for 42 total points in 36 games, which leaves him eighth overall in SIJHL offensive production.

Pizza Hut player of the week Honourable Mention went to Fort Frances Lakers forward Jordan Christianson.

At the conclusion of the 2012-13 regular season the SIJHL’s top performer will earn the Pizza Hut player of the year award.

2012-13 SIJHL Pizza Hut Player of the Week recipients
Week 1:
Tyler Walsh, (F) Dryden Ice Dogs
Week 2: Gordy Defiel, (G) Minnesota Wilderness
Week 3: Tanner Hamilton, (G) Fort Frances Lakers
Week 4: Merritt Rysavy, (F) Fort Frances Lakers
Week 5: Mike Dietrich, (F) Minnesota Wilderness
Week 6: Mason Meyer, (F) Fort Frances Lakers
Week 7: Eric Szymczyk, (G) Dryden Ice Dogs
Week 8: Jonathon Losurdo, (F) Minnesota Iron Rangers
Week 9: Mike Dietrich, (F) Minnesota Wilderness
Week 10: Luke Karakas, (F) Minnesota Iron Rangers
Week 11: Jordan Shockley, (F) Minnesota Wilderness
Week 12: Conrad Sampair, (F) Minnesota Wilderness
Week 13: Matt Kaarela, (F) Thunder Bay North Stars
Week 14: Jordan Christianson, (F) Fort Frances Lakers
Week 15: Austin Loes, (F) Duluth Clydesdales
Week 16: Cole Sonstebo, (F) Dryden Ice Dogs
Week 17: Gordie Defiel, (G) Minnesota Wilderness
Week 18: Jeremy Johnson, (F) Minnesota Wilderness