The North American Hockey League (NAHL) today announced the Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Combat Hockey for the week ending November 18, 2012. The Divisional Stars of the Week is a weekly feature during the 2012-13 regular season that honors the top performing players in each of the four NAHL divisions as nominated by their respective teams.
Central Division Star of the Week: Brandon Wahlin, forward, Austin Bruins
Austin Bruins forward Brandon Wahlin, 20, is on pace for a record-breaking month. The native of White Bear Lake, Minnesota, got his 1st place Bruins back on track with three wins in three games this past week. In those three games, Wahlin (5’9/175) recorded eight points (2 goals, 6 assists) and was a +3. In the process, he increased his current point streak to six straight games. On Monday, Wahlin scored the first and last goal and assisted on the game-winner as the Bruins beat the Coulee Region Chill, 6-3. On Friday, Wahlin had an assist in a 4-1 home win over visiting Brookings. On Saturday, Wahlin saved his best game for last as he racked up four assists in a 7-5 win over the Blizzard, completing the weekend sweep. For the season, Wahlin has 32 points, which ties him for the NAHL lead and his 23 assists leads the NAHL. “Brandon was instrumental in getting the team back on track this past week,” said Bruins head coach Chris Tok. “He is working hard on playing a good two-way game, which will be instrumental at getting him to the next level. You can’t coach or teach speed and Brandon has a ton of it along with great vision and hard work.”
2nd Star: Blake Cates, goaltender, Coulee Region Chill
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Hunter Anderson, forward, Coulee Region Chill – Eric Brenk, forward, Brookings Blizzard – Drew Brevig, defenseman, Brookings Blizzard – Mike Dockry, forward, Bismarck Bobcats – Jadin Martin, forward, Minot Minotauros – Tyler Parks, goaltender, Minot Minotauros – CJ Smith, forward, Austin Bruins.