The North American Hockey League announced their divisional Stars of the Week on Monday, December 30th. At the top of the list was Aberdeen Wings forward #21 Bjorn Sigurdarson (F-Reykjavik, Iceland) and receiving an honorable mention was Wings goaltender #1 Chad Catt (G-Williamstown, MI) making his first return since falling to injury earlier this month.
Icelandic-born forward Bjorn Sigurdarson, 19, will represent his home country at the Division II Group B IIHF World Junior Championships in Spain in a few weeks and he warmed up nicely as he helped the Aberdeen Wings to a weekend home and home sweep of the Minot Minotauros. Sigurdarson (5’11/175) had two goals and two assists in the two games and was +2. Both of his goals each night were the game-winners. On Friday, he had the game-winning goal and an assist in a 3-2 win. On Saturday, he added another game-winning goal and an assist in a 4-1 road win. For the season, Sigurdarson is second on the Wings in scoring with 23 points in 29 games. “Bjorn was great for us this past weekend. He’s a player that is really improving and has been one of our best players the last month or so,” said Wings head coach Travis Winter. “He has the ability to be a difference maker for us and we look forward to his continued growth.”
Wings goaltender Chad Catt made his first return to the ice since being injured prior to a home game earlier this month. Catt was between the pipes on Saturday in Minot taking on the Minotauros, a team he shutout twice in October, getting the win 4-1 and stopping 41 of 42 shots on goal. The Wings medical staff and team physician released Catt for play prior to the final practices in preparation for the weekend.
The Aberdeen Wings are in action tomorrow night for the New Year’s Eve game in Bismarck. You can hear the game live by clicking the “Listen Live” tab on the homepage, on the Wings Radio Network (107.7-FM), or watch/listen on FASTHockey.com.
The Wings return to the Odde Ice Center this weekend taking on the Austin Bruins both Friday and Saturday night. For ticket information, click the “Tickets” tab.