The SJHL announced today that Flin Flon Bombers defenceman Xavier Lapointe has won the SJHL 2021-2022 SJHL Defenceman of the Year award.
The Directwest Commit to NCAA Division I Rochester Institute of Technology dominated the SJHL from the start this year, ending up with 19 goals and 50 points – both the best in the league among defencemen – while playing in all 58 games on the Bombers’ back end. A 2002-born native of Quebec City, QC, Lapointe joined the Bombers from Janesville Jets of the North American Hockey League ahead of the season and was a key reason why Flin Flon held the best goal differential in the Sherwood in 21-22 at plus-48.
Before his time with the Bombers and Jets, Lapointe played prep school hockey in Nova Scotia with Newbridge Academy in Dartmouth. The fleet-footed two-way defender plans to attend R.I.T. next year.
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