NAHL announces Bauer Divisional Stars of the Week
DECEMBER 12, 2016
Honors this week go to Aberdeen forward Gage Mackie (Central), New Jersey forward Danny Eruzione (East), Kenai River goalie Robbie Goor (Midwest) and Amarillo forward George Mika (South).
The North American Hockey League (NAHL) today announced the Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending December 11, 2016. The Bauer Hockey Divisional Stars of the Week is a weekly feature during the 2016-17 regular season that honors the top performing players in each of the four NAHL divisions. Only players that are nominated by their respective teams are considered for the Divisional Players of the Week award.
Central Division Star of the Week: Gage Mackie, forward, Aberdeen Wings
Arizona State recruit Gage Mackie, 19, had a good week for the Wings as they went 1-1 during the week. The native of Anchorage, Alaska, totaled a goal and three assists in the two games to go along with a +3 rating. On Wednesday, Mackie (6’3/205) had a goal and an assist in a 6-4 loss in Brookings. On Saturday, he assisted on both goals in regulation in a 3-2 overtime home win over the division-leading Minot Minotauros. In 22 games this season, Mackie has 15 points. “Gage has brought leadership since the day he arrived in Aberdeen and he brings a solid work ethic day in and day out. This week’s performance is a direct result of the work he puts in,” said Wings head coach Scott Langer.
2nd Star: Travis Kothenbeutel, F, Austin Bruins
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Nick Alexander, F, Bismarck Bobcats – Tristan Ashbrook, F, Bismarck Bobcats – Andy Carroll, D, Aberdeen Wings – Tyler Jeanson, F, Minot Minotauros – Lucas Murray, G, Minot Minotauros – Alex Schilling, G, Austin Bruins