Thunder Bay North Star Player Recognized
THUNDER BAY – Sports – The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Thunder Bay North Stars rookie forward Zach Grzelewski has been named Pizza Hut player of the week for the period concluding Feb. 23.
In three outings last week the youngest player in the SIJHL scored eight times and doled out three assists helping Thunder Bay pick up four points and move ever closer to securing the No. 2 seed in the upcoming SIJHL playoffs.
Grzelewski, 16, began by scoring the game-winner and adding a pair of assists in a 5-2 home triumph over Wisconsin this past Tuesday.
Friday night he scored both of the North Stars goals in a 4-2 road setback at Minnesota before notching a season-high five tallies and setting up another, as he figured in all six markers, in Thunder Bay’s 6-3 victory in Wisconsin.
Overall Grzelewski has points in 20 of his past 22 games played and now sits second overall in the SIJHL in goals scored with 41 and fifth in total points with 74.
Also earning consideration for Pizza Hut player of the week was Cody Wickstrom, (D) Fort Frances Lakers; Matt O’Dea, (F) Minnesota Iron Rangers; Dane Feeney, (F) Dryden Ice Dogs; Paul Lamoureux, (F) English River Miners and Garrett Nelson, (F) Wisconsin Wilderness.
At the conclusion of the regular season the SIJHL’s most valuable player will be presented the Pizza Hut player of the year award and will also go on to be the league’s representative for the national Canadian Junior Hockey League player of the year trophy.
PIZZA HUT PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Week 1: Lucas Debenedet, (F) Fort Frances
Week 2: Brandon Wolframe, (F) Thunder Bay
Week 3: Robert Kopytek-MacKenzie, (G) Dryden
Week 4: Matt O’Dea, (F) Minnesota
Week 5: P.D. Melgoza, (G) English River
Week 6: Jordan Cartney, (G) Fort Frances
Week 7: Brendan Wilde, (F) English River
Week 8: Zach Kercz, (F) Dryden
Week 9: Mason Meyer, (F) Fort Frances
Week 10: Mason Meyer, (F) Fort Frances (Co-recipient)
Week 10: Zach Grzelewski, (F) Thunder Bay (Co-recipient)
Week 11: Daniel Del Paggio, (F) Thunder Bay
Week 12: Alex Reichle, (G) Minnesota
Week 13: Lyndon Lipinski, (F) Fort Frances
Week 14: Matt O’Dea, (F) Minnesota
Week 15: Trevor Hynnes, (D) Thunder Bay
Week 16: Daniel Del Paggio, (F) Thunder Bay
Week 17: Lucas Debenedet, (F) Fort Frances
Week 18: Devin Tappenden, (G) Fort Frances
Week 19: Greg Harney, (G) English River
Week 20: Mason Meyer, (F) Fort Frances
Week 21: Zach Grzelewski, (F) Thunder Bay North Stars