Norskie Pedersen Named SIJHL Week Twelve Star

The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday December 11th that Thief River Falls Norskies forward Jared Pedersen has been named its Player of the Week, for the period ending December 10th.

In four outings last week, which were all Thief River Falls victories, the 20-year-old Darwin, Minn., native had points in each of them, accumulating eight in total, helping his side extend a consecutive game winning streak to eight and improve to a SIJHL-best 26-1 overall.

Pedersen began by tallying twice and setting up another in a home win over Minnesota Wednesday.

Friday saw him score once in a road triumph at Fort Frances before doling out two assists Saturday as the Norskies completed a home-and-home sweep of the Lakers.

He then wrapped up his run with two more helpers, including one on the game-winner in overtime, as Thief River Falls rallied to edge second place Dryden at Ralph Engelstad Arena.

Currently sporting a five-game point streak, Pedersen is tied for fifth in league offensive production with 34 points in 27 games on 12 goals and 22 assists.

Earning consideration for SIJHL Player of the Week honours were the following: Alex Maticic, (F) Thunder Bay North Stars; Jacen Bracko, (F) Dryden GM Ice Dogs; Zac Horn, (F) Minnesota Iron Rangers; Brody Jennings, (D) English River Miners & Noah Loveday, (F) Fort Frances Lakers.

SIJHL – Players of the Weeks
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

Source: SIJHL