Hockey is back and Colby Jaquet is the first star in this week’s Parkland Source for Sports Three Stars of the Week.
The 20-year-old from Winnipeg was solid over the weekend, scoring twice, including one in Dauphin’s 4-3 overtime defeat on Sunday afternoon. Jaquet is enjoying a career season as he’s tallied 36 points — the second-most on the team — and his eight goals are already a career-high during his junior career.
An assistant captain, Colby leads on and off the ice and is highly motivated to help this year’s team make a deep run.
His first goal of the weekend may not have been a highlight reel marker but it counts all the same and his second goal of the weekend was certainly one for the highlight reel.
With four points in two games over the weekend, Nick Braun continued his solid season and he’s this week’s second star.
Braun had two goals, Sunday’s was a top cheddar marker as he beat Dylan Meilun over his glove. Braun now has 16 goals this season to go along with 11 assists for a 27 point total in 31 games. Coming into the season relatively unknown, Braun continues to prove that he’s an elite player at the Junior A level.
He was credited with the loss on Sunday; however, Keaton Woolsey made some huge saves to keep the Kings in the contest and as a result, he’s this week’s third star.
Playing in his ninth game with the team, the rookie turned away 32 shots. Woolsey is 5-2-1 this season with a solid .925 save percentage to go along with a 2.17 goals-against average.
In the role of backup to Carson Cherepak, Keaton has continued to prove that when his name is called, he can make big saves and give the team a chance to win. On Friday when he entered the game in relief of Carson, Keaton turned away all seven shots he faced to give the team a chance to come back.