Young named SJHL player of the week

By battlefordsNOW Staff
December 11, 2017 - 1:00pm

When Friday's game was in doubt against the La Ronge Ice Wolves, it was the Battlefords North Stars captain that quickly led the third period comeback.

Layne Young first netted a shorthanded goal, then assisted on three more as the North Stars came from behind to win the contest 5-2.

Young totalled nine points in just three games this past week, and was subsequently named the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League player of the week on Monday.

In addition to his five-point night on Friday, Young had two-point games on both Tuesday and Saturday.

Young also hit an impressive milestone on Friday, notching his 200th career regular season SJHL point with his shorthanded goal. He now has 205 career points in just 140 games.

The last SJHL player to reach that milestone was former Melfort forward Travis Mayan, who finished his three-year career in 2016 with 219 points in 166 regular season games.

Young is also on pace to be the first player since 2010-11 to hit the century-mark for points in one season. His 59 points in 28 games put him on pace for 122 points this year.

The North Stars won all three games last week and are now just one point off the first-placed Nipawin Hawks in the overall SJHL standings. The two clubs will meet at the Civic Centre on Tuesday.


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