The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday January 8th that Minnesota Iron Rangers forward Eli Kinsman has been named its initial Player of the Week for 2018.
In two appearances to commence the second half of the SIJHL’s regular season schedule, the 20-year-old Cocoa Beach, Florida product amassed six points for Minnesota, including a personal single-game high five points in a shootout victory at Fort Frances this past Wednesday.
Averaging a point-per-game for the Iron Rangers so far during the campaign, Kinsman has collected 28 in as many outings on eight goals and 20 assists.
His tally, assist and point totals to date are all personal highs in a season for the Minnesota forward, who earlier this season was named a SIJHL All-Star where he helped lead his U.S. side to a victory over his Canadian counterparts in the league match-up held in Eveleth, Minn.
Also earning consideration for SIJHL Player of the Week honours – Tristan Simm, (F) Dryden GM Ice Dogs; Brody Jennings, (F) English River Miners; Keighan Gerrie, (F) Thunder Bay North Stars & Ian Jarvis, (F) Fort Frances Lakers.
NOTE: The Thief River Falls Norskies did not play last week thus did not have a nominee.
SIJHL – Players of the Week
Week 1: Jacen Bracko, (F) Dryden GM Ice Dogs
Week 2: Parker Simonson, (F) Thief River Falls Norskies
Week 3: Brock Lefebvre, (G) Thief River Falls Norskies
Week 4: Parker Simsonson, (F) Thief River Falls Norskies
Week 5: Jared Janke, (F) English River Miners
Week 6: Jared Janke, (F) English River Miners
Week 7: Ryan Mignault, (F) Thunder Bay North Stars
Week 8: Parker Simonson, (F) Thief River Falls Norskies
Week 9: Michael Di Lullo, (F) English River Miners
Week 10: Dougie Newhouse, (G) Thunder Bay North Stars
Week 11: Eric Stout, (F) Dryden GM Ice Dogs
Week 12: Jared Pedersen, (F) Thief River Falls Norskies
Week 13: Michael Di Lullo, (F) English River Miners
Week 14: Eli Kinsman, (F) Minnesota Iron Rangers