SUPERIOR INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
Release Date: Monday, Feb. 25, 2013
MacKinnon of Wilderness named Pizza Hut player of the week
THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Michael MacKinnon of the Minnesota Wilderness has been named the Pizza Hut player of the week for the period wrapping up Feb. 24.
In two games this past week the 20-year-old native of Troy, Mich., registered six points helping the league-leading Wilderness skate to a pair of victories, while also aiding his club extend a consecutive game win streak to 16 in succession.
MacKinnon opened up his award-winning effort Friday by dishing out four assists in a 9-3 romp over the visiting Thunder Bay North Stars.
He followed that up the next night by scoring once and setting up another in a 7-0 shutout win vs. the Dryden Ice Dogs.
On the season the Wilderness forward sits 10th in SIJHL scoring with 48 points in 40 games, including 17 tallies.
MacKinnon also shares the league lead in game-winning goals with five, along with teammates Mike Dietrich and Jordan Shockley.
Honourable Mention for Pizza Hut player of the week went to forward Merritt Rysavy, the captain of the Fort Frances Lakers.
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: Gordy Defiel, (G) Minnesota Wilderness
Week 18: Jeremy Johnson, (F) Minnesota Wilderness
Week 19: Talor Joseph, (G) Fort Frances Lakers
Week 20: Gordy Defiel, (G) Minnesota Wilderness
Week 21: Tyler Broderson, (F) Fort Frances Lakers
Week 22: Michael MacKinnon, (F) Minnesota Wilderness