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Tobin picks up SJHL weekly award



With his first career Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) shut-out and back-to-back wins last week Parker Tobin is the goaltender of the week.

Tobin, 18, stopped all 24 shots in a 2-0 Humboldt victory over Estevan last Tuesday. The Stony Plain, Alta. product made 31 saves in a 5-2 win Saturday, also over the high-powered Bruins. Tobin is now 8-4-1 on the season since being acquired from the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s Spruce Grove Saints. Tobin said he’s fit in well with the green and gold.

“I’ve felt comfortable here and that’s allowed me to just go play my game. Everyone has had my back since the day I arrived and once I got settled in our system things have been great for us,” he said.

Tobin, who is essentially splitting starts with Jacob Wassermann, said his teammates deserve credit for his weekly recognition.

“Things like this always go beyond one person; it’s more of how good we can be in the defensive end when everyone is on the same page,” Tobin said.

The Broncos currently sit in fifth spot overall in the standings and are 7-3 in their last ten games. Tobin said the club is peaking at the right time of the season.

“I think our group has the potential to take this all way, we’ve got some kinks that need to be worked out but the foundation is certainly there. For me personally I’m just going to keep doing my best to give us a chance to win when I’m in the net,” he said.

Humboldt is off until Friday, they will host the Weyburn Red Wings. The Broncos will have their annual shot-out auction after the game. The shoot-out will take place Saturday after the team faces the Wings again.