Kelly Regnier’s quick start has led to a prestigious honour in the Saskatchewan Female Midget AAA Hockey League.
The Prince Albert A & W Bears forward was named the first star for the month of October after racking up 14 points in eight games.
The league hands out first, second and third stars each month based on nominations from the eight teams.
The 17-year-old Regnier, in her third season with the Bears, has eight goals and six assists.
Among her eight goals are three shorthanded goals, two game-winning goals and one scored with four seconds left in regulation to send a game into overtime.
Regnier is in her final year of midget eligibility and is on pace to become the Bears all-time points leader. She is currently at 73, just 18 points off the team record of 91.
Other notable Bears performances in the first month include 15-year-old forward, Tylor Lindsay. Lindsay is tied for the league lead in points (eight) among rookies. Lindsay has also one game-winning goal and two shootout winners.
The Bears have six players in the top 20 in league scoring, including Regnier, Lindsay, Kaitlin Willoughby (seventh), Lexi Van Camp (18th), Amy Weightman and Megan Sloboshan (tied for 20th). Meanwhile, goaltender Jessica Vance is second in the league in save percentage (.951) and third in goals against average (1.36) while logging the most minutes (353).
The league takes a break now for the U-18 national championship.
The Bears are represented on Team Saskatchewan by Kaitlin Willoughby. Her first game at the U-18 event is next Wednesday versus Team B.C.