For the first time this season, one of the Kindersley Klippers has earned one of the weekly honours in the SJHL while another was named runner up. Kindersley local and second generation Klipper Tylin Hilbig was named rookie of the week in the SJHL after two solid performances against the Nipawin Hawks.

Part of the reason he was nominated dates back to the game played against the La Ronge Ice Wolves where the Klippers won 7-6. In that game, Hilbig earned a goal with an assist from his brother Ethan, and in his next game Tylin carried the team on his back with two goals on tip ins and an assist on the game tying goal in the final minute of the game for four points in two nights. In the third game considered in him winning the rookie of the week title, Hilbig spent a lot of time on the ice with a powerplay that created a lot of chances despite not being able to score.

Hilbig leads the team in every offensive category 11 games into the season. He's part of a three way tie with Noah Lindsay and Logan Linklater at five goals, his six assists lead the team with his brother Ethan right behind him at five, and his 11 points give him a three point lead over the rest of the players on the team.

A lot of the offence Hilbig has created comes from the size and strength the 2003 born forward has. He's often posted up in front of the net when his team has the puck, but when they need to fight to turn the puck over he is usually leading the charge.

Also of note, Klippers goaltender Matt Pesenti was named a runner up for goaltender of the week. Pesenti has rebounded from a tough loss against the Notre Dame Hounds where he gave up five goals on 32 shots. Since then, Pesenti has went on to win in overtime, earn his first shutout in the SJHL, and has stopped 51 of a total of 54 shots in two games against the Nipawin Hawks.

Pesenti finished second in voting to Yorkton Terriers goaltender Kael DePape, who allowed one goal through two games this week and posted a 0.979% save percentage.