SIJHL – Minnesota Wilderness player Conrad Sampair Pizza Hut player of the week

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THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The Superior International Junior Hockey League (SIJHL) announced Monday that Minnesota Wilderness forward Conrad Sampair has been named the Pizza Hut player of the week for the time frame concluding Dec. 9.

In SIJHL action in two games over the past seven days, the 19-year-old native of White Bear Lake, Minn., registered six points helping the league-leading Wilderness complete a two-game road sweep of the second place Dryden Ice Dogs.

Sampair scored a goal in a 3-2 shootout triumph on Friday and followed that up by tallying twice and dishing out three assists in picking up a season-high five points Saturday. In 14 games since joining the Wilderness he has scored 12 times and set-up 13 others helping his club post a 13-1 record in that span.

Sampair is also currently riding a seven-game point streak accumulating eight goals and as many assists during his run.

Honourable mention for the Pizza Hut player of the week award went to Joey Haydock, (F) Minnesota Iron Rangers; Davis Smith, (F) Fort Frances Lakers; Austin Lewis, (F) Dryden Ice Dogs; Matt Kaarela, (F) Thunder Bay North Stars and Colton Dow (F) Duluth Clydesdales.
At the conclusion of the 2012-13 regular season, the SIJHL’s top performer will be presented the league’s Pizza Hut player of the year award.

2012-13 Pizza Hut player of the week recipients
Week 1: Tyler Walsh, (F) Dryden Ice Dogs
Week 2: Gordy Defiel, (G) Minnesota Wilderness
Week 3: Tanner Hamilton, (G) Fort Frances Lakers
Week 4: Merritt Rysavy, (F) Fort Frances Lakers
Week 5: Mike Dietrich, (F) Minnesota Wilderness
Week 6: Mason Meyer, (F) Fort Frances Lakers
Week 7: Eric Szymczyk, (G) Dryden Ice Dogs
Week 8: Jonathon Losurdo, (F) Minnesota Iron Rangers
Week 9: Mike Dietrich, (F) Minnesota Wilderness
Week 10: Luke Karakas, (F) Minnesota Iron Rangers
Week 11: Jordan Shockley, (F) Minnesota Wilderness
Week 12: Conrad Sampair, (F) Minnesota Wilderness

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