North Star Brandon Bodnar Named SIJHL Week 18 Star

The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday February 5th that Thunder Bay North Stars goaltender Brandon Bodnar has been named its Player of the Week for the period ending February 4th.

In four starts last week the 20-year-old Fort Frances, Ontario won all of them helping Thunder Bay extend their current winning streak to 10 consecutive games.

For the week Bodnar registered a 1.75 goals-against average along with a stingy .947 save percentage while also posting his league-leading fourth shutout as he picked up wins vs. Fort Frances and English River at the SIJHL Showcase along with a pair of home ice triumphs over the weekend against Dryden.

Bodnar has now won his past seven starts and presently paces all league netminders in wins with 16.

Also earning consideration for player of the week honours was Michael Johnson, (F) Thief River Falls Norskies; Brody Jennings, (D) English River Miners; Matthew Pitchenese, (F) Dryden GM Ice Dogs; Adam Withers, (F) Fort Frances Lakers and Tyler Thompson, (G) Minnesota Iron Rangers.

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
Week 15: Landon Pavlisin, (G) Dryden GM Ice Dogs
Week 16: Keighan Gerrie, (F) Thunder Bay North Stars
Week 17: Terix Fischer-Kobes, (D) English River Miners
Week 18: Brandon Bodnar, (G) Thunder Bay North Stars

Source: SIJHL