SIJHL MVP is off to school

June 10, 2022

Maxime Collette is taking his considerable scoring skills to the Division 3, National Collegiate Athletic Association level.

The 21-year old Collette, who led the Dryden Ice Dogs and the entire Superior International Jr. Hockey League in scoring during the 2021-2022 season, is headed south of the border to play for the Northland College Lumberjacks.

Collette tallied 45 goals, 36 assists, 81 points in 43 regular season games to capture the SIJHL scoring crown en route to being named the league’s most valuable player. He then added four goals, six assists, 10 points in nine games as Dryden made it through two rounds of the SIJHL playoffs.

Hailing from the Manitoba town of St. Malo, Collette won’t have to travel a great distance to play for Northland College, which is located in Ashland, Wisconsin, a town of about 8,000 residents. Ashland is about a seven hour drive from St. Malo.

(photo of Maxime Collette by Leith Dunick)

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