Majkowski picks up PoW in SJHL

A former Beaver Valley Nitehawk and Fruitvale native won player of the week honours in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League last week.

A former Beaver Valley Nitehawk and Fruitvale native won player of the week honours in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League last week.

Zak Majkowski scored three goals and added four assists in three games for the Yorkton Terriers as he led his team to three straight wins, to take the PoW honours.

The 19-year-old forward has seven goals and 19 assists for 26 points and leads the Terriers in scoring.

Majkowski played two years with Beaver Valley, and after an unsuccessful tryout with the Smokies he followed fellow former Hawk Keon Vick to the prairie team.

The Terriers are fourth in the Sherwood division but have eight wins and a tie in their last 10 games while Majkowski sits in 20th in league scoring.

Last season the Beaver Valley minor hockey product was runner up for rookie of the year as Yorkton lost in the SJHL finals to La Ronge.

Joining Majkowski on this year’s team is Jamie Vlanich of Trail who has scored seven goals and nine assists for 16 points in 20 games and another former Hawk and last year’s KIJHL Most Sportsmanlike Player award winner, Ryon Sookro from the Slocan Valley. Sookro has 12 goals and eight assists in 25 games.

Go to the SJHL website to keep track at sjhl.ca.

The Selkirk Saints dropped a game to the Okanagan College Coyotes on the weekend.

The teams were tied at three in the second period when Okanagan broke it open with three unanswered goals to skate to a 6-3 victory.

Aaron Buat opened the scoring 33 seconds into the first, in what would be his first of a four-point night.

Castlegar’s Andrew Green replied with a short handed marker on a pass from Saint leading scorer Jordan Wood.

But the Coyotes would go up 3-1 before Wood and Garrett Kucher tallied to tie it early in the second. Okanagan put it away and the Saints could not respond in a third period that was marred by 89 minutes in penalties.

Buat finished with two goals and two assists good enough for player of the week honours in the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League.

Spenser Wong stopped 21 of 27 shots for the Saints while Kelson Willms made 29 saves for the Coyotes.

The Trail Smoke Eaters take on the Merritt Centennials tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Cominco Arena. The team is coming off a big 3-1 win over the Westside Warriors on Saturday.