SIJHL MEDIA UPDATE
Release Date: Monday, Feb. 1, 2016
Miners’ Kilburn named Amyotte’s Awards & Promotions player of the week
THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that English River Miners goaltender Reid Kilburn has been named the Amyotte’s Awards & Promotions Corp. player of the week for the period ending Jan. 31.
In two appearances last week at the SIJHL Showcase, the 20-year-old Kelowna, B.C. product was the busiest of all league netminders facing on average of 43 shots against in his two starts.
Kilburn began by making 38 stops in regulation and overtime, plus two more in the shootout, guiding English River to a 4-3 triumph over the Minnesota Iron Rangers on Wednesday.
The following day he faced his second-highest shot total of the season, seeing 45 pucks fired his way keeping his side in it in a 4-3 setback against the league-leading Fort Frances Lakers.
Overall finished the week with a solid .919 save percentage while also lowering his overall average and raising his save mark with his efforts.
Also earning consideration for Amyotte’s player of the week honours was Dylan Robertson, (F) Fort Frances Lakers; Jake Ellingson, (F) Minnesota Iron Rangers; Nic Noseworthy (F) Dryden GM Ice Dogs and Eric Mann, (G) Thunder Bay North Stars.
SIJHL Amyotte’s Awards & Promotions Corp. player of the week recipients
Week 1: Derek McPhail, (F) Dryden GM Ice Dogs
Week 2: Dylan Kooner, (F) Fort Frances Lakers
Week 3: Alex Maticic, (F) English River Miners
Week 4: Bradley Thrower, (F) Thunder Bay North Stars/Dylan Robertson, (F) Fort Frances Lakers
Week 5: Kris Hamlin, (F) Thunder Bay North Stars
Week 6: Pierce Dushenko, (G) Fort Frances Lakers
Week 7: Robbie Bonthron, (D) Fort Frances Lakers
Week 8: Taylor Unruh, (G) Dryden GM Ice Dogs
Week 9: Landen Matechuk, (F) English River Miners
Week 10: Kyle Pouncy, D, Dryden GM Ice Dogs
Week 11: Riley Corbin, (G) Thunder Bay North Stars
Week 12: Nick Minerva, (D) Fort Frances Lakers
Week 13: Pierce Dushenko, (G) Fort Frances Lakers/Paul Leferriere, (G) Dryden GM Ice Dogs
Week 14: Dalton Johnson, (D) Minnesota Iron Rangers
Week 15: Roshen Jaswal, (D) Fort Frances Lakers
Week 16: Nicholas Nigro, (F) Thunder Bay North Stars
Week 17: Kenny Turner, Thunder Bay North Stars
Week 18: Anthony Pupplo, (G) Minnesota Iron Rangers
Week 19: Reid Kilburn, (G) English River Miners