Even though the SIJHL’s season didn’t end as fans and players had hoped, a number of local players still turned in strong seasons with the Dryden GM Ice Dogs.
Three Ice Dogs have been named to the SIJHL’s All-Star teams and honourable mentions for the award. They include standouts Xavier Halterman, Jacob Anthony and Amraj Gill.
Forward Xavier Halterman was named to the SIJHL’s second All-Star team. He led the GM Ice Dogs in scoring this season with 49 points in 52 games. The 19-year-old was a powerplay stud, assisting or scoring on 34 per cent of Dryden’s power play goals this year.
Halterman twice captured the league’s Play It Again Sports player of the week laurels, and had five points while his club was down a man, helping Dryden lead the league in shorthanded goals with 14. He also provided 14 more points when his club was on the man advantage.
Defenceman Amraj Gill received an honourable mention after his rookie campaign. Gill had 35 points in 52 games from the blueline. The now 19-year-old tied for third in assists among all defenceman with 34, lead all rookie defenceman in assists, and was tied for fourth in total numbers with 35.
Goaltender Jacob Anthony also received an honourable mention. In his final Junior A hockey season, Anthony finished second among league netminders in wins with 18. He made the second-most saves in league play this season with 1,249.
Anthony concludes his time in the SIJHL and the GM Ice Dogs with 31 victories and 1,847 stops.
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