THUNDER BAY – SPORTS – The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Tuesday that Stratton Pickett of the Red Lake Miners has been named the SIJHL’s Scholastic Player of the Year for the 2018-19 season.
With the honour, Pickett also becomes the SIJHL’s nominee for the Hockey Canada/Canadian Junior Hockey League Scholastic Player of the Year Award, which will be announced at the Canadian National Jr. A Championship this May in Brooks, Alta.
An Honour Roll student in high school, Pickett has been accepted to attend the University of Victoria where he will be enrolled in the Engineering Program at the school, in B.C.’s provincial capital.
The 20-year-old Gem, Alberta product also had a solid campaign on the ice for Red Lake registering a career single-season-high 49 points on 24 goals and 25 assists.
Pickett was earlier selected as the SIJHL’s Top Defensive Award recipient for the 2018-19 season.
The following is the list of all-time SIJHL Scholastic Player of the Year recipients
2018-19: Stratton Pickett, Red Lake Miners
2017-18: Joe Newhouse, Thunder Bay North Stars
2016-17: Jesse Talakoski, Thunder Bay North Stars
2015-16: Kyle Pouncy, Dryden GM Ice Dogs
2014-15: No recipient
2013-14: Daniel Del Paggio, Thunder Bay North Stars
2012-13: Joel Bogacki, Fort Frances Lakers
2011-12: Mason Prout, Thunder Bay North Stars
2010-11: Morgan McNeill, Fort Frances Lakers
2009-10: Andrew Childs, K&A Wolverines
2008-09: Michael Thibert, Thunder Bay Bearcats
2007-08: Graeme Harrington, Dryden Ice Dogs
2006-07: Jacob Cahoon, Thunder Bay Bulldogs
2005-06: Jeff Herringer, K&A Golden Hawks
2004-05: Andrew Fernandez, Fort William North Stars
2003-04: No recipient
2002-03: Rylan Vesa, Thunder Bay Bulldogs
2001-02: Tony Sikich, Northwest Wisconsin Knights