THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday Thief River Falls Norskies forward Parker Simonson has been named its Play It Again Sports player of the week, for the period ending Nov. 12.
In a pair of road contests over the weekend, Simonson scored three times to help the No. 1 Canadian Junior Hockey League-ranked Norskies sweep a two-game set against the Thunder Bay North Stars.
The 20-year-old from Bismarck, N.D., began by notching the tying tally in the third period Friday setting the stage for an eventual 4-3 overtime triumph for Thief River Falls over Thunder Bay.
Simonson then tacked on two more markers, including the game-winner, Saturday as the Norskies won 6-4 vs. the North Stars to improve to a franchise-record 17-0 on the season.
On the season he leads the SIJHL in goals scored with 17 and is tied for the league-lead in overall offensive production with 26 points.
This marks Simonson’s third player of the week nod so far this season.
Also earning consideration for SIJHL Play It Again Sports player of the week honours were the following:
Eric Stout, (F) Dryden GM Ice Dogs; Spencer Milne, (F) English River Miners; Jack Bernie, (F) Fort Frances Lakers; Joe Newhouse, (D) Thunder Bay North Stars & Eli Kinsman, (F) Minnesota Iron Rangers.
SIJHL – Play It Again Sports players of the week
Week 1: Jacen Bracko, (F) Dryden GM Ice Dogs
Week 2: Parker Simonson, (F) Thief River Falls Norskies
Week 3: Brock Lefebvre, (G) Thief River Falls Norskies
Week 4: Parker Simsonson, (F) Thief River Falls Norskies
Week 5: Jared Janke, (F) English River Miners
Week 6: Jared Janke, (F) English River Miners
Week 7: Ryan Mignault, (F) Thunder Bay North Stars
Week 8: Parker Simonson, (F) Thief River Falls Norskies