THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Thief River Falls Norskies goaltender Fletcher Bolda has been named its Play It Again Sports Player of the Week for the period ending Nov. 4.
In two road starts over the weekend, the 19-year-old from Alpena, Mich., won both of them in backstopping the Norskies to a pair of victories.
Friday in Dryden he made a career-high 36 saves and kept his side in it long enough to help Thief River Falls rally for a come from behind triumph over the GM Ice Dogs.
One night later he made another 27 stops, while allowing just one goal against, in a victory vs. the Lakers.
Bolda has also won each of his past four appearances in net for the Norskies.
Also earning consideration for player of the week honours was Brendan Gillis, (F) Thunder Bay North Stars; Jaedin Ness, (F) Fort Frances Lakers; Shaye Sommerfeld, (F) Red Lake Miners; Braden Shea, (F) Dryden GM Ice Dogs; and Nick Corneliusen, (G) Minnesota Iron Rangers.
SIJHL – Play It Again Sports players of the week
Week 1: Keighan Gerrie, (F) Thunder Bay North Stars
Week 2: Brock Aiken, (G) Thunder Bay North Stars
Week 3: Bryce Young, (F) Red Lake Miners
Week 4: Kyle Auger, (D) Thunder Bay North Stars
Week 5: Nick Corneliusen, (G) Minnesota Iron Rangers
Week 6: Bryce Young, (F) Red Lake Miners
Week 7: Fletcher Bolda, (G) Thief River Falls Norskies