He played house league midget at 17, Junior 'B' at 18, and now, at the age of 19, Jeremy Johnson has become just the 5th Yorkton Terrier in the last 5 years to score 20 goals in a season.
Johnson scored goals 20 & 21, and added an assist on Sunday night, helping the Terriers come from behind and beat the La Ronge Ice Wolves 4-3 in overtime.
In 2007-2008, my first year at GX, Kyle Block led the Terriers with 19 goals. Rookie Torey Stott topped the team with 18 the following year.
Terriers With 20+ Goals Since 2007-2008
Jordan Menke: 20 (2009-2010)
Clarke Breitkreuz: 31 (2010-2011)
Robbie Ciolfi: 22 (2010-2011)
Zak Majkowski: 21 (2010-2011)
Jeremy Johnson: 21 (2011-2012)
There's a good chance Johnson won't be the only Terrier to hit the 20-goal plateau this season, although they are down to just 2 games remaining. Here's who at least has a shot at it:
Zak Majkowski: 19
Ryon Sookro: 18
Tyler Giebel: 18
Riley Paterson: 16
Brent Struble scored the overtime winner on Sunday, his 14th of the season.
The win puts Yorkton back to 3 points ahead of Melville for 2nd place, and home ice advantage in their playoff series.
The Terriers host La Ronge again on Wednesday, and finish the regular season Saturday in Notre Dame. Melville's home to La Ronge Tuesday, welcomes Humboldt on Friday, and finishes up next Tuesday at home against Notre Dame.