NAHL announces Bauer Hockey Divisional Stars of the Week
The North American Hockey League (NAHL) today announced the Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending February 23, 2020. The Divisional Stars of the Week is a weekly feature during the 2019-20 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: Mack Byers, Forward, Aberdeen Wings
Aberdeen Wings forward Mack Byers, 21, helped his team hold their 1st place lead with a weekend home split against the Austin Bruins. The 6’1/175 lbs. native of Long Lake, Minnesota, and Northern Michigan recruit had three points in the two games. On Friday, Byers had an assist and the game-winning shootout goal in a 3-2 shootout win. On Saturday, he scored both of his team’s goals, which also were both shorthanded, in a 5-2 loss. In 31 games played his season, Byers has 39 points. “Mack’s work ethic is top notch. This in addition to his speed, skill and ability to score has been a big addition to our team. Mack is a player that conducts himself like a pro everyday, and leads by example. He’s a strong piece to the Aberdeen Wings,” said Wings head coach Scott Langer.
2nd Star: Garrett Worth, F, Minnesota Wilderness
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jack Conroy, F, Bismarck Bobcats – Will Hillman, F, Bismarck Bobcats – Brett Miller, G, Austin Bruins – Josef Mysak, D, Austin Bruins – Tyler Watkins, F, Minnesota Wilderness – Henry Welsch, G, Aberdeen Wings