North Stars forward Keighan Gerrie hoists the Bill Salonen Cup after Thunder Bay dispatched of the Red Lake Miners in Game 5 of the SIJHL championshp on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Fort Wiliam Gardens. (Leith Dunick, tbnewswatch.com)

North Stars’ Keighan Gerrie named SIJHL Playoff MVP

THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Saturday that forward Keighan Gerrie of the Thunder Bay North Stars has been named its Most Valuable Player for the 2019 playoffs.

In 10 playoff contests, the 18-year-old Thunder Bay product led all SIJHL skaters in postseason production with 16 points on eight goals and eight assists helping lead the North Stars to the Bill Salonen Cup league championship.

Gerrie was only held pointless once in the playoffs and boasted four multi-point affairs.

The highly-touted prospect is committed to attend Bowling Green State University (WCHA) on NCAA Division I scholarship in 2020.

He was also tabbed 129th overall, among North American skaters, by NHL Central Scouting, in their final rankings heading into the 2019 Draft this June in Vancouver.

Thunder Bay’s season continues April 30 – May 4 in Cochrane, Ont., at the Dudley-Hewitt Cup Central Canadian Jr. A Championship.

Photo credit: Leith Dunick, tbnewswatch.com