IBAS SJHL DEFENSEMAN OF THE MONTH: Nick Rein, Notre Dame Hounds
1996 D Nick Rein (Calgary AB) has blossomed in the second half of the season and he took off in the month of February by contributing 4-goals and 9-assists in 11-games as the Hounds stormed back from 10th overall to force their way into the conversation for the coveted sixth spot for the playoffs. Rein started the month with two goals and four points in a game against Estevan and he’s compiled 17-points in his last 13-games overall, which is all the more impressive when you consider he has 19-points (7-goals, 12-assists in 34-games) all season. Runner up: Eric Sinclair, Flin Flon.
IBAS SJHL DEFENSEMAN OF THE WEEK: Nick Rein, Notre Dame Hounds
1996 D Nick Rein (Calgary AB) followed up his February Defenseman Of The Month nod by claiming the first Defenseman Of The Week selection after he picked up two goals and three assists in the first three games of this month. Rein has seen his game blast off over the last five weeks with 6-goals and 12-assists in 15-games; which is fifth in the entire league over the time period in question. Previously known as a conservative stay-at-home type of defender, Rein has shattered his career best offensive stats with 8-goals and 15-assists in 36-games this year (he had 14-assists and 0-goals in 110-junior games prior to this year). Runner up: Connor Sych, Battlefords.