PGLL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
PGLL PLAYER OF THE WEEK 6
Todd Doepker - MOOSE JAW CHIEFS
Doepker is Mr. Consistent always finding his way onto the score sheet but this past Wednesday's game against the Heat he had a very impressive game posting 6 goals and 2 assists. Doepker will be a very pivotal player when it comes to the game this Saturday against their Trans-Canada rivals the Heat.
PGLL PLAYER OF THE WEEK 5
LIAM DIEBEL - RIOT
DIEBEL Is one of the top offensive players in the PGLL with his league-leading 27 goals in only 8 games. DIEBEL had a strong performance against the Predators and the Swat which ultimately pushed the Riot to first place in the league.
SAM MURPHY - BREWERS
MURPHY had a strong performances against the Heat. Murphy managed to find the back of the net 9 times and chipped in with 3 assists.
JUNIOR: Mason Belanger -RIFLES
Getting off to a quick start to the 2016 season, M.Belanger has posted 10 goals and 6 assist in 3 games this season helping the Rifles to an undefeated record in 2016.
A.Saunders is at the top of the PGLL scoring leaders with 23 points in just 4 games. Nine more points and he will tie his 2015 points total. He was a very pivotal player in tight games against the Chiefs this past weekend.
2015 SR. PGLL AWARDS
TANNER KITTLER -MOOSE JAW CHIEFS
Regular season MVP
LOUDEN CHOPTUIK and PAT MALLOUGH - BREWERS
Sr. All-star Team
KYLE BELLEGAY - HEAT
TODD DOEPKER - CHIEFS
MATT SAUNDERS - BREWERS
ADAM SAUNDERS - BREWERS
STEVE MICHALUK - CHIEFS
LOUDEN CHOPTUIK and PAT MALLOUGH - BREWERS
2nd Team All-star
TRAVIS WILLIAMS - HEAT
TANNER KITTLE - CHIEFS
JEFF DAVIES – IMPACT
BRENDAN TUBERFIELD - BREWERS
DALLAN LARSON - HEAT
TAYLOR ROACH - CHIEFS
REGULA SEASON AND PLAYOFF MVP
Currie, Kallen Saskatoon Swat
1ST TEAM ALL-STAR
Duncan, Jesse Regina Rifles
McCloy, Arliss Prince Albert Predators
Steier, Jared Regina Riot
Linklater, Mitch Saskatoon Swat
Schindel, Blake Regina Rifles
Yuzacappi, Teddy Regina Rifles
2nd TEAM ALL-STAR
Aullie, Devon Saskatoon Swat
Belanger, Mason Regina Rifles
Belanger, Windsor Regina Rifles
Currie, Brendin Prince Albert Predators
Griffiths, Brandon Regina Riot
Derksen, Erik Saskatoon Swat
2015 PGLL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JUNIOR - Blake Schindel - Regina Rifles - Mr. Play-maker is 1st in the PGLL in assists and was a huge piece to the puzzle for the Rifles late-season surge to get to the championship finals. Consistent with his play throughout the season, Schindel recorded 3 goals and 3 assists against the Riot and 1 goal and 4 assists in an overtime victory against the Predators to advance to the finals.
SENIOR - Louden Choptuik and Pat Mallough Saskatoon Brewers goaltenders - both of these goaltenders are having impressive season and are 1 and 2 in GAA In the Senior division. Brewers had two critical wins this past weekend over the Heat, only allowing 11 goals in 2 games. First place is on the line this weekend, as it is the Chiefs versus the Brewers.
Junior - Mason Belanger - Regina Rifles- Mason had two very impressive games in Prince Albert this past weekend to lift the Rifles closer to 2nd in the standing hoping to host a semi-final game. Mason registered 3 goals in a 9-4 victory and also 2 goals and 4 assists in at a 18-9 win over the Predators.
Senior- Rob Caleval and the Regina Heat Defense. The Regina Heat went into MJ and pulled off a huge victory to lift the Heat closer to 2nd in the Senior Standings. Caleval provided some critical saves in key times throughout the game. Heat defense limited the Chiefs offense to just 8 goals in the game and only 3 goals scored five on five. The rematch is to take place on June 10 in Regina at 8 o'clock at the Wickenheiser.
Junior: Lucas Wells and the Prince Albert Predators Defense - On May 30, the Predators played extremely well defensively holding the top two PGLL Point Leaders- Linklater and Currie from the Swat just to five points in a 9-8 victory. The Victory has moved the Predators into a tie for 1st place with the Swat. Wells is 2nd in PGLL Junior Goalies with an 8.30 GAA.
Senior: Steve Toporofsky Saskatoon Brewers-In his first two games as a Brewer this season, he chipped in with 3 goals and 6 assists this past weekend against the Chiefs. The Brewers and Chiefs split the weekend series and are tied for 1st place in the Senior Division.
Junior: Mitch Linklater Saskatoon Swat - In just 5 games this year, Linklater is tied for 1st overall in scoring lead in the PGLL with 21 goals and 16 assist and is 1st in overall goal scored in the PGLL. Linklater had a very impressive Week 3 in the PGLL with 11G and 5A in two victories against the Riot this past weekend.
Senior: Jeff Davies Estevan Impact - Davies played his first two games of the season this past weekend in Estevan against the Heat. Estevan could not find their 1st victory of the year but Davies played extremely well with 5G and 4A out of the total 13G scored for the Impact combined in the two games.
Senior: Moose Jaw Chiefs - Taylor Dobrescu and Steve Michaluk. They both chipped in with three goals and two assists against Heat on Saturday in a critical win 13-10 Chiefs. These two teams will meet again this Thursday in Regina-should be a good one!
Junior: Regina Rifles - Jesse Duncan - The Rifles wanted revenge over last year's Championship loss in Saskatoon. Duncan had an impressive two games over the new Saskatoon Swat team this past weekend in Regina. Duncan combined for 4G and 6A to lift the Rifles in critical much-needed 4 early points in the standings against the Swat.
Senior: Saskatoon Brewers - Matt and Adam Saunders - This dynamic dual combined for 28 points ( Matt 5G, 10A & Adam 5G & 8A) this past weekend against the Regina Heat. The Brewers managed back-to-back victories in spoiling the Regina Heat home opener weekend.
2014 PGLL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
PGLL WEEK 8 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JUNIOR – Liam Diebel Regina Riot – Diebel helped the Riot last week finalize fifth-place in a huge victory over the Estevan Big Dogs adding 6 goals and 6 assists. Diebel finds himself in sixth place in the scoring leaders in the Junior standings and forth amongst goal scorers. Diebel will look to have his hot streak continue into the playoffs as they face the Prince Albert Predators this upcoming week.
SENIOR - Sheldon Paul Moose Jaw Chiefs – Paul along with the Chiefs defense had a remarkable game against the Regina Heat in a 10-4 victory to guarantee themselves second place. Paul will have to be solid between the pipes once again as they take on the Heat this Friday at 8 PM at the Cooperators Centre in Regina. The winner will move on to play for the senior championship Sunday at 330 at the Cooperators Centre.
PGLL WEEK 7 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JUNIOR – Ryan Potie Saskatoon Steelers - Ever since coming back from his ankle injury Potie is consistently adding offense to the Steelers lineup. Potie had 5 goals and 2 assists in a critical game against the Riot. This victory almost moves the Steelers closer to 4th place and a home quarterfinal playoff game.
SENIOR-Adam Saunders Saskatoon Brewers- Saunders had a tremendous weekend when the Brewers played the Heat twice and received two victories. Saunders has 26 goals in only 8 games this year and has allowed the Saskatoon Brewers a chance at finishing 1st in the Senior standings.
PGLL WEEK 6 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JUNIOR –Mackenzie Shore Yorkton Bulldogs - Shore played a very inspirational role in the Bulldogs victory over the Big Dogs 12-10. Shore added 5 goals and 1 assist in the victory. The Bulldogs are looking to make a strong push into the playoffs and are looking to lock up a quarterfinal home game.
SENIOR – Kyle Bazansky Moose Jaw Chiefs – Bazansky played his first two games of the regular season against the Saskatoon Brewers. The Chiefs and the Brewers managed to split the weekend games and Bazansky added nine goals. Bazansky’s talents might allow the Chiefs to hold onto first place.
PGLL WEEK 5 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JUNIOR – Sam Murphy Saskatoon Smash – Sam finds himself at the top of the PGLL scoring leaders after having a very impressive three games at the Festival this past weekend. Sam as an incredible 57 goals in 9 games and is looking to break 100 points this season.
SENIOR - Dallan Larson Regina Heat - Larson was a very critical piece to the Heat’s offense against the Moose Jaw Chiefs to hand them their first loss of their franchise. Larson finds himself third in the PGLL senior scoring race.
PGLL WEEK 4 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JUNIOR - Tristan Frei Regina Rifles- Tristan Frei received back-to-back player of the week awards. This is the first time in a long time that this has happened in the PGLL. Frei posted 12G and 2A against the Estevan Big Dogs in a 25 to 10 victory. Trei continued his impressive play the next day against the Saskatoon Steelers and managed 6G and 2A in a 16 to 5 victory.
SENIOR - Carter Davis Moose Jaw Chiefs - Davis helped the Chiefs knock off the Regina Heat 13 to 9 victory. Davis playmaking skills were too much for the Heat defense as Davis posted 6A and chipped in with 2G. The Chiefs continue their undefeated season and will have a rematch on May 28th with the Heat.
PGLL WEEK 3 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JUNIOR -Tristan Frei Regina Rifles - Starting where he left off last year, Tristan is at the top of the PGLL Scoring Leaders (20G,4A IN 3GP). Tristan is always match up against the competition best defensive players but yet always puts up the points. Tristan success has led to success for the Rifles.
SENIOR- Adam Saunders Saskatoon Brewers - The Brewers had a close match up against the Chiefs but the Chiefs came out ahead 15-13. Adam Saunders was a huge part of the Brewers success in this game. Saunders scored the first 4 Brewers goals and finished with 6 goals and 3 assists.
PGLL WEEK 2 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JUNIOR - Murphy Brothers Saskatoon Smash- Consisting of Sam (9G,8A), Spencer (5G,4A)and Reid(3G,4A). This trio of brothers will bring numerous teams troubles in the offensive zone. The Smash managed to split a home and home games against the Predators this past weekend.
SENIOR - Steve Michaluk Moose Jaw Chiefs-For over two decades, Steve is known as ‘Mr. Consistency’ as his level of competitiveness is always high on game days. One of the best players to ever play lacrosse in the province of Saskatchewan the PGLL is honored to have him in the league. In four games this season, Steve has 14 goals and 15 assists making him the PGLL points leader.
PGLL WEEK 1 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JUNIOR- Rhett Handley Estevan Big Dogs- Starting the season where he left off in 2013. Rhett Managed 8 goals and 5 assists totaling 13 points in two games on the weekend against the Prince Albert Predators and the Saskatoon Steelers. Big Dogs managed to go 1-1 on the weekend.
SENIOR- Moose Chiefs Team - Chiefs first two games as a franchise in the PGLL and they managed to put up 47 goals for and only 1 goal against. This was secondary compared to the c;lass act that they showed as a team honoring two individuals - Kenny Stewart and Chris Saunders. WELL DONE CHIEFS!
2013 PGLL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
WEEK 8 - PGLL PLAYER OF THE WEEK is Chris Ptolemy the goalie from the Saskatoon Steelers. Ptolemy Had a outstanding game against the league-leading Saskatoon Smash. Ptolemy Only allowed six goals against the high-powered offensive Smash in a big 9-6 victory. The Steelers are very strong in between the pipes in 2013 and are hoping to advance to the final four with a victory over Predators on Monday.
Honorable mentions : Rhett Handley and Dylan Smith From the Estevan Big Dogs. Handley (6G,8A) and Smith (8G,2A) Had a very explosive game against the Yorkton Bulldogs in a 18-9 victory. These two individuals will play a huge role on Monday for the BIG DOGS to surpass the RIFLES to make it to the final four in Saskatoon next weekend.
WEEK 6 – PGLL PLAYER OF THE WEEK is Louden Choptuik of the Yorkton Bulldogs and Dylan Smith of the Estevan Big Dogs.
Choptuik remains the backbone to the Yorkton Bulldogs and continues to shut down high offensive teams each and every week. Choptuik had a very impressive game against the Saskatoon Steelers in a 5-3 victory. This was critical for the Bulldogs as they are moving up the North standings. There is a very high possibility of the Bulldogs playing the Steelers in the first round of playoffs.
Smith (29G,20A) is second in the PGLL scoring race behind teammate Handley (15G,39A). These two Big Dog players are always amongst the highest point totals every year in the PGLL. Smith is currently leading the Junior PGLL in goals scored after Week 6. Smith (9G,4A) had an amazing night against the Regina Riot giving the Big Dogs back to back wins over the Riot – 12-7 W and 21-8 W. The Big Dogs are hoping to move past the Mustangs to clinched third place so they can meet the Regina Riot again in the first round of playoffs.
Honorable Mentions: There were numerous players this week that had a very impressive weekend - Rhett Handley Estevan Big Dogs (4G,12G), Dylan Larson Regina Heat (7G,4A), Logan McMurtry with the Regina Rifles (4G,3A)and Regina Heat (4G,2A), and Jim Magnaye Regina Heat (1 GAA).
*Congratulations to all the participants that took part in the 2013 All-Star Game in Estevan - your commitment is greatly appreciated.
WEEK 5 – PGLL PLAYER OF THE WEEK Rhett Handley continues to climb up the PGLL scoring leaders. Handley is a strong consistent player that is heavily relied on at both ends of the floor. Handley and the Big Dogs rolled into the Queen city to play the Riot on June 7 and managed to receive their first W of the season in a 12-7 victory. Handley (3G,3A) provides great leadership on and off floor. On June 9, the Mustangs hosted the Big Dogs and Handley (2G,3A) but Big dogs would fall 8-13 to the Mustangs
Honorable mentions : Konner Siemens (5G,2A) from the Saskatoon Steelers and Tristan Frei (7G) from the Regina Rifles. The top two teams in the PGLL got together on June 9 in Saskatoon and the Steelers came out on top 13-12 over the Rifles. These two individuals are amongst the most talented players in the league. Watch for Handley, Frei, Siemens and many other talented players this weekend during the All-Star Game and Competition in Estevan.
WEEK 4 – PGLL PLAYER OF THE WEEK Tyler Dobrescu from the Moose Jaw Mustangs and Erik Kratz from the Regina Riot share this week honors of PGLL Week 4 Player of the Week. Dobrescu and the Mustangs traveled to Saskatoon on June 1 to take on the Saskatoon Smash ( 9-17 L) and again two days later to take on the Steelers (15-7 W). They provided the Steelers their first loss of the season and Dobrescu was unstoppable (8G 1A). Dobrescu weekend performance moved him up into the top 10 in PGLL Goal Scorers.
Erik Kratz from the Regina Riot played unbelievable against hometown rivals the Rifles (9 - 8 W). Kratz not only is solid at stopping the ball but he can also hurt you with his passing ability. Kratz is in the top percentile of goaltenders for goals against and wins and probably would be in save percentage if the PGLL had the statistics for this.
Honorable Mentions: Dylan Smith of the Estevan Big Dogs. The Big Dogs are struggling to find their first W of the season but Smith continues on put up impressive numbers. Smith (14A 14A) finds himself tied for fifth in the PGLL scoring race.
WEEK 3 – PGLL PLAYER OF THE WEEK Jack Oakanee from the Saskatoon Smash and Ryan Potie from the Saskatoon Steelers. Oakanee has emerged as one of the PGLL natural goal scorers. Oakanee (5G,2A) in a 10-10 tie against the Smash. In the same game, Potie (4G,1A) scored with just seconds left to allow the Steelers to remain undefeated. Oakanee (4G) added firepower to the offense in a 16-10 victory over the Regina Riot. Potie (1G,1A) helped the Steelers to a 8-6 victory over the Yorkton Bulldogs. Potie not only is reliable on the offense side of the floor but is a tremendous physical help to the Steelers on defense.
Honorable Mentions : Louden Choptuik of the Yorkton Bulldogs. The Bulldogs did not receive a victory on the weekend but Choptuik faced a lot rubber which provided the Bulldogs an opportunity to win.
Kyle Bellegay (4G,9A) and Dallan Larson (8G,6A) from the Regina Heat. Out of a possible 34 goals these two individuals were in on 27 points. They helped the Heat to win twice over Estevan Impact.
WEEK 2 – PGLL PLAYER OF THE WEEKKonnor Siemens from the Saskatoon Steelers. In three games so far Konnor has 10 goals and 3 assists. In 10 games in 2012 Konnor posted 10 goals. Konnor is not only a leader on offense but is critical for the teams defense and provides a huge leadership role to the team success in 2013.
Honorable mentions - Spencer Murphy from the Saskatoon Smash. Spencer posted 4 goals in a 10 - 9 victory over Prince Albert Predators. Very clean and hard-fought battle with only six penalty minutes altogether combined between the two teams.
WEEK 1 – PGLL PLAYER OF THE WEEK Taylor and Tristan Frei from Regina Rifles. This dynamic brother combination is going to create a lot of headaches for numerous teams this year in the PGLL. The brothers combined for 13 goals and 9 assists in a 33 to 7 victory over the Estevan Big Dogs.
Honorable mentions -Curtis Ptolemly from the Saskatoon Brewers posted 4 goals and 5 assists in the Brewers home opener against Estevan Impact.
WEEK 9 – PGLL PLAYER OF THE WEEK goes to Dylan Lefebvre of the Regina Riot. Lefebvre helped the Riot with 3 goals and 3 assists in a 16-9 victory against home town rivals Rifles, to lock up 1st place in the PGLL. Lefebvre is at the top of the PGLL scoring leaders with only 7 games played this season and has 22 goals and 21 assists. Lefebvre is 2ND in the PGLL in points per game, just in front of him is Tristian Frei from the Regina Rifles.
WEEK 8 - PLAYER OF THE WEEK is Sean Peberdy from Regina Heat and also Rhett Handley from the Estevan Big Dogs. Peberdy had a very impressive game against Saskatoon Minotaurs in a 19-14 win. Peberdy managed to put 6 by the goalie and adding 4 assists. Peberdy climbed fast up the Senior Scoring Leaders to 5th . Handley managed a point in all of the goals scored - 3g and 3a - against Regina Rifles in a 6-23 lose but also had a tremendous game against the Saskatoon Steelers with 7g and 2a in a 15-15 tie. Handley is currently tied for 1st in the PGLL in goals scored and 3rd overall in points. Handley will be looked upon heavily this weekend in order to wrap up 5th with a victory over the Smash.
WEEK 7 - PGLL Player of the Week goes to goaltender Louden Choptuik of the Yorkton Bulldogs. Choptuik posted a 4.6 goals against average this weekend in five periods of play to receive four critical points in the standings against. The Bulldogs were victorious over the Big Dogs 11-5 and the Riot 8-2. This is back to back weeks that a PGLL goaltender has received this award.
Honorable mentions - Taylor Dobrescu of the Moose Jaw Mustangs. Dobrescu had 7 goals and 3 assists against the Smash 17-14 victory and also had 2 goals and 3 assists against the Steelers in a 12-7 win. Tyson Hass of the Yorkton Bulldogs managed 3 goals and 1 assist in a 8-2 victory in two periods of play against the Regina Riot until the game was called due to slippery floors.
WEEK 6 - PGLL Player of the Week goes to the goaltenders of the Prince Albert Predators - Aaron Jenson and Lucas Wells. This past weekend these two goaltenders displayed a combined 7 goals against average in 3 games accumulating into three hard-fought victories and get a 6 critical points in the standings to move them to the top in the PGLL. They have been the backbone to the Prince Albert Predators all season long and will continue to do so into the playoffs.
Honorable mentions - Dylan Smith of the Estevan Big Dogs. Smith posted 4 goals and chipped in with 6 assists to help them receive a point in a tie against the Regina Rifles. Smith along with teammate Rhett Handley, are climbing up the PGLL scoring leaders.
WEEK 5 - PGLL player of the week is Taylor Dobrescu of the Moose Jaw Mustangs. Dobrescu finds himself 2nd in the PGLL scoring with 28 points. This past weekend Dobrescu helped the Mustangs receive 3 points in the standings this weekend, in a tie against the Predators 11-11 and a victory over the Bulldogs 11-5. With only two games left the Mustangs are hoping to hold on to the 4th place in the standings.
Honorable mention- Louden Choptuik of the Yorkton Bulldogs. The Bulldogs lost to the Rifles 9-4 and to the Mustangs 11-5. Choptuik saw a lot of rubber and has been a solid force for the Bulldogs all season in goal.
WEEK 4 – PGLL Player of the Week is Tristan Frei of the Regina Rifles. Frei had 4 goals and 3 assists against the Mustangs in a 12-9 victory and also 5 goals and 3 assists in another big W against the Saskatoon Smash 14-9. Frei combined with teammate McMurtry MAYBE probably one of the best 1-2 combinations in the PGLL.
Honorable mentions- Regina Rifles McMurtry impressive 7 goals and 9 assists in two victories this past week. Estevan Big Dogs Handley picked up 5 goals and 1 assist in a much-needed win 15-13 against the Mustangs.
WEEK 3 - PGLL Player of the Week is Brandan Whitehouse (6g n 2a) from the Regina Riot. Whitehouse was a offensive spark plug against the Estevan Big Dogs in 26-3 victory. Combined with teammate Tyler Lupanko (5g n 1a), they caused many problems for the Estevan's defense.
Honorable mention - Steve Casewell (2g n 1a) from the Saskatoon Steelers helped the Steelers to a much-needed W over their hometown rivals the Smash.
WEEK 2 - PGLL Player of the Week is shared between two very deserving players- Kyle Bellgay of the Regina Heat and also Mike Kaminski of the Saskatoon Smash. Bellgay (6g and 1a) had a very impressive game in a 12-12 battle against Minotaurs. Kaminski (1g and 5a) helped the Smash to their first victory of the season over the Yorkton Bulldogs. Kaminski not only contributed offensively, but spends most of his time defending the oppositions best players as well.
Deserving nominees - Rhett Hedley (4g and 2) from the Estevan Big Dogs in a win 9-8 over Yorkton and also Zac Stokes (3g and 1a) of the Yorkton Bulldogs in the same match.
WEEK 1 – PGLL player of the week is Logan McMurtry (6g 1a)had a very successful season opener against the Regina Riot scoring six times and adding one helper. McMurtry along with teammates Tristian Frei (3g 3a) and Spencer Watson (1g 5a) will continue to provide many teams with headaches because of their dynamic offensive talents.