Former Aberdeen Wing and current Concordia freshman forward Jon Grebosky was named MIAC Player of the Week for his five-point performance against No.14-ranked St. John's last weekend. Grebosky had a hand in five of the team's seven goals as the Cobbers swept the Johnnies for the first time since 2000.
Grebosky earns MIAC Player of the Week honors for the first time in his career and he becomes the second Concordia freshman to earn the weekly award this season. First-year goalie Alex Reichle was named the MIAC Player of the Week on Dec. 1 for his outstanding performance in the PrimeLink Tournament in Middlebury, Vt.
Grebosky had a pair of goals, including the game winner in overtime in the Cobbers' 3-2 win on Friday. He also had an assist on the only other goal in the series opener. Grebosky added a goal and an assist in Saturday's 4-0 victory. In addition to his five points in the two games, he was on the ice for six of the team's seven goals in the series.
All three of Grebosky's goals on the weekend were "highlight reel" material. His first one on Friday was a laser shot that found the upper corner. His overtime game winner came after he beat the SJU defense on the wing and then cut hard to the goal before firing a backhand into the short side of the net. On Saturday he was able to steal the puck from the Johnnie defenseman at the blue line, beat the other defender with speed around the corner and then snap home another top-shelf beauty that knocked the water bottle from top of the net.
Perhaps Grebosky's best play of the entire weekend came on Saturday in the second period. With Concordia clinging to a 1-0 lead and struggling to kill off a penalty, Grebosky beat a St. John's defenseman to the puck just inside the Cobber blue line. He then tipped the puck past the SJU player, sped down the wing and drove to the net. Grebosky then lifted a backhand saucer pass that eluded two Johnnie back-checkers and landed on the tape of senior captain Andrew Deters who tapped home the "bunny". The shorthanded goal sparked the Cobbers for the rest of the game.
Grebosky entered the weekend with nine points on the season and his three goals and two assists pushes him to 14 points on the year which is fourth highest on the team. He now has nine goals which are the most by any first-year player in the MIAC and tied for sixth best in all of Division III.
Grebosky played in 107 games for the Aberdeen Wings from 2012-2014 scoring 25 goals and 48 assists.
The Cobbers will look to continue their winning ways when they play at Augsburg in a two-game series on Friday, Jan. 23 and Saturday, Jan. 24.
Story courtesy of GoCobbers.com.