The Power Dodge Estevan Bruins have been utterly dominant since the new year, and that has resulted in more individual weekly honours for a couple of players.
Michael McChesney has been named as the SJHL’s ‘Player of the Week’ and Kadin Kilpatrick has been named as the SJHL’s ‘Goalie of the Week’ for February 10 – 17th. It’s the first weekly award for McChesney, and the second weekly award for Kilpatrick.
McCHESNEY NEARING CAREER HIGH MARKS AS BRUINS KEEP ON WINNING
McChesney tallied up six points (3G, 3A) in three games this past week, all Bruins wins. The highlight coming on Saturday night, when McChesney scored a natural hat-trick and added an assist in a 7-2 victory over the Weyburn Red Wings.
McChesney’s 29 goals lead the Bruins and place him 5th overall among SJHL snipers. He is now one goal shy, and two points shy, of matching his career high of 30 goals and 58 points from the 2017/18 season.
The 20-year-old forward from Dickinson, North Dakota has nine points (3G, 6A) during his current 5-game point streak. McChesney and his linemates (Will Koop – 4G, 5A in 5-game point streak, Jayden Davis – 2G, 4A in last five games) are enjoying offensive success helping lead the Bruins to wins in their last five games and 12 of their last 13 overall.
KILPATRICK WINS ‘GOALIE-OF-THE-WEEK FOR 2nd TIME THIS MONTH
Kadin Kilpatrick has been named as the SJHL ‘Goalie of the Week’ for the second time in three weeks after also earning the honour for January 28 – February 3rd.
Kilpatrick started two of the three Bruins wins this week, making 20 saves on the road in Notre Dame (3-1 win) and stopping 27 shots on Saturday night at home against Weyburn (7-2 win).
Grant Boldt started the Friday night game against Flin Flon, making 23 saves against Flin Flon (4-3 win).
With Boldt missing most of the last month recovering from injury, the Bruins have not missed a beat in their quest for a division title thanks to Kilpatrick’s solid play in net. The 18-year-old from Winnipeg has started 9 of the Bruins last 12 games going (8-1) during that stretch.
For the season, Kilpatrick is now sporting a (10-3) record with a 2.67 G.A.A. and a .887 Sv%.
It’s the fourth ‘Goalie-of-the-Week’ award for the Bruins this season, with both Kilpatrick and Boldt being recognized twice with the honour.
Michael McChesney Was All Smiles After His Hat-Trick In Saturday Night’s 7-2 Win Over Weyburn. (Photo: Durr Photography)