Thunder Bay North Star Kenny Turner Named Most Improved Player

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SIJHL North Stars Home Stand Feb 8,9,10

SIJHL North Stars Home Stand Feb 8,9,10THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Wednesday that Kenny Turner of the Thunder Bay North Stars has been named the SIJHL’s most improved player for the 2015-16 campaign.

Turner edged out fellow MIP finalists Roshen Jaswal of the Fort Frances Lakers and Tristyn Sabina of the Minnesota Iron Rangers for the accolades, in balloting completed by each of the SIJHL’s member clubs.

In 46 regular season contests, the 20-year-old Thunder Bay native produced nearly a point-per-game with 42 on 10 goals and 32 assists.

That was double the total the North Stars captain amassed last season where he picked up 21 points, including eight tallies, in 52 outings.

Turner becomes just the second North Stars player in the 15-year history of the SIJHL to garner league most improved player laurels.

He joins Sam Dubinsky who captured the award back in 2010-11.

The following is the list of the SIJHL’s all-time most improved player award recipients:

2015-16: Kenny Turner, Thunder Bay North Stars
2014-15: Miles Nolan, Fort Frances Lakers
2013-14: Mason Meyer, Fort Frances Lakers
2012-13: Colton Spicer, Fort Frances Lakers
2011-12: Matt Morsette, Duluth Clydesdales
2010-11: Sam Dubinsky, Thunder Bay North Stars
2009-10: Matt Hunter, K&A Wolverines
2008-09: Kevin Burton, Dryden Ice Dogs
2007-08: Jared Saunders, Schreiber Diesels
2006-07: Dominic Jean, Schreiber Diesels
2005-06: Jordan Chong, Dryden Ice Dogs
2004-05: J.J. Francis, K&A Golden Hawks
2003-04: Brent Irwin, K&A Golden Hawks
2002-03: Mike MacIntyre, Dryden Ice Dogs
2001-02: Steve Atkins, Feathermen Hawks

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