courtesy of bombers.ca
The SJHL has released their rosters for the 2021/22 SJHL/MJHL Showcase.
The annual cross-league showcase was originally supposed to take place in Winnipeg, MB. However, it had been recently cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions and complications.
The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League still believes the great players in our league deserve to experience the spotlight that the showcase brings to schools and scouts every year.
Therefore, coaches around the league have assembled the three SJHL rosters that would be representing Saskatchewan.
The Flin Flon Bombers are proud to announce that Cal Schell, Xavier Lapointe, Cole Vardy, Cole Duperreault, Jaxon Martens, Jaeden Mercier, Cole Tanchuk, Kylynn Olafson, Jeremi Tremblay and Jacob Vockler have been named to the SJHL/MJHL Rosters.
Schell, 20, is currently tied for the SJHL lead in shutouts with 6 and sits 3rd among all SJHL goaltenders in wins with 23. The Burlington, Ontario, product is slated to suit up with the Oswego State Lakers (NCAA, DIII) in the fall of 2022.
Xavier Lapointe and Cole Vardy have arguably been the SJHL’s top pair this season. Lapointe lead’s all SJHL defencemen in scoring with 44 points (17g, 27a) in 51 games. Xavier is currently 2nd in team scoring, trailing Zak Smith by 1 point. Vardy has been hampered by injuries but has still had a very productive season producing 21 points (8g, 13a) in 34 games. Despite missing 17 games this season, Vardy is tied for 2nd among all SJHL defencemen in goals. Cole sits in the top 5 among all Bombers in +/- and blocked shots.
The trio of Duperreault, Martens and Mercier sit 3rd, 4th and 5th in team scoring with 37, 42 and 37 points each. Mercier’s 1.16 points-per-game-average is 7th among all SJHL players.
The Bombers youngest players in Cole Tanchuk and Kylynn Olafson have been named to the SJHL/MJHL Rookie Showcase Roster. Tanchuk currently has 7 points (2g, 5a) in 38 games this season. Cole has been a steady force on the blueline this season and has a +/- rating of +6. Olafson, the Bombers former 1st round draft pick from the 2019 SJHL Draft, has put up 15 points (4g, 11a) in 45 games. The last 17 year old forward to suit up in a full season for the Bombers was Jaeden Mercier during the 2019-20 season. Mercier produced 16 points in 44 games that season.
Rounding out the Rookie Showcase Roster are forwards Jeremi Tremblay and Jacob Vockler. Despite being sidelined for 14 games this season, Tremblay leads the Bombers in rookie scoring with 35 points (16g, 19a) in 37 games. Vockler currently sits in 2nd in team rookie scoring with 31 points (13g, 18a) in 45 games.