Thief River Falls Norskie’s Goalkeeper Bailey Schmitz Named Play It Again Sports Player of the Week

Superior International Junior Hockey League

Thief River Falls Norskies goalkeeper Bailey Schmitz has been named its Play It Again Sports Player of the Week
Thief River Falls Norskies goalkeeper Bailey Schmitz has been named its Play It Again Sports Player of the Week

THUNDER BAY – SPORTS – The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Thief River Falls Norskies goalkeeper Bailey Schmitz has been named its Play It Again Sports Player of the Week for the period concluding Feb. 17.

In a pair of starts in the time frame, against the two teams closest to Thief River Falls in the league standings, Schmitz won both of them finishing the week with a 1.50 goals-against average and a .955 save percentage.

Thursday night saw the 20-year-old Red Lake Falls, Minn., product handle 37 of the 39 attempts he faced in a 3-2 home triumph over Dryden.

Schmitz then made 27 more stops in a 3-1 road win at Red Lake Sunday evening.

With 57 career appearances in the SIJHL, the Norskies netminder sports a solid 37-12-4-3 overall record with a 2.65 GAA and a .920 save mark, along with seven shutouts.

Also earning consideration for player of the week honours was Jacob Brown, (F) Thunder Bay North Stars; Eric Stout, (F) Dryden GM Ice Dogs; Michael Di Lullo, (F) Red Lake Miners; Garrett Wojcicki, (F) Minnesota Iron Rangers and Jakob Ruck, (F) Fort Frances Lakers.

SIJHL – Play It Again Sports Players of the Week

Week 1: Keighan Gerrie, (F) Thunder Bay North Stars
Week 2: Brock Aiken, (G) Thunder Bay North Stars
Week 3: Bryce Young, (F) Red Lake Miners
Week 4: Kyle Auger, (D) Thunder Bay North Stars
Week 5: Nick Corneliusen, (G) Minnesota Iron Rangers
Week 6: Bryce Young, (F) Red Lake Miners
Week 7: Fletcher Bolda, (G) Thief River Falls Norskies
Week 8: Ben Erwin, (F) Thunder Bay North Stars
Week 9: Connor Bowey, (D) Thief River Falls Norskies
Week 10: Bryce Young, (F) Red Lake Miners
Week 11: Blake Nelson, (F) Thief River Falls Norskies
Week 12: Trey Palermo, (F) Dryden GM Ice Dogs
Week 13: Cameron Coutre, (F) Dryden GM Ice Dogs
Week 14: Jake Eischen, (D) Thief River Falls Norskies
Week 15: Ryan Mignault, (F) Thunder Bay North Stars
Week 16: Joel Willan, (F) Thunder Bay North Stars
Week 17: Bryce Young, (F) Red Lake Miners
Week 18: Kyle Auger, (D) Thunder Bay North Stars
Week 19: Dougie Newhouse, (G) Thunder Bay North Stars
Week 20: Zach Willms, (G) Red Lake Miners
Week 21: Bailey Schmitz, (G) Thief River Falls Norskies

Photo credit: Tim Benton