NAHL announces Bauer Divisional Stars of the Week
JANUARY 2, 2017
Honors this week go to Aberdeen goalie Forbes Ploszaj (Central), Johnstown goalie Drew Hotte (East), Coulee Region goalie Brad Arvanitis (Midwest) and Corpus Christi goalie Tomas Vomacka (South).
The North American Hockey League (NAHL) today announced the Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending January 1, 2017. 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: Forbes Ploszaj, goaltender, Aberdeen Wings
The Wings resurgence and climb up the Central Division standings can be linked to the addition of veteran junior goalie Forbes Ploszaj. The 20-year-old from Gilbert, Arizona, provided another example of that this past weekend as the Wings swept a home-and-home series against the Brookings Blizzard. Ploszaj faced a total of 62 shots and made 57 saves in the two wins, which included 24 saves in a 4-3 overtime win in Brookings on Friday and 33 saves in a 3-2 home win on Saturday. In nine games with the Wings since late October, Ploszaj (6’1/185) has a 6-3-0 record. “Forbes has been a great addition to the Wings. His success comes from his pro like approach and putting in the work needed each and every day,” said Wings head coach Scott Langer.
2nd Star: Tyler Jeanson, F, Minot Minotauros
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): AJ Drobot, F, Austin Bruins – Kevin Fitzgerald, F, Aberdeen Wings – Derek Frentz, F, Minot Minotauros – Cooper Haar, F, Bismarck Bobcats – Dylan Mills, F, Minnesota Wilderness – Jared Resseguie, F, Bismarck Bobcats – Louis Roehl, D, Minnesota Wilderness – Alex Schilling, G, Austin Bruins