The North American Hockey League (NAHL) today announced the Three Stars of the Week presented by Combat Hockey for the week ending March 4, 2012. The Three Stars of the Week is a weekly feature during the 2011-12 regular season that honors the top performing players each week of the regular season as nominated by their respective teams.
1st Star: Cory Ward, forward, Aberdeen Wings
The Aberdeen Wings got back to their winning ways this past weekend, thanks in large part to their leading scorer, Cory Ward. Ward, 18, a Bemidji State recruit, helped the Wings defeat both the division-leading Bismarck Bobcats and Minot Minotauros on the road this weekend. In the process, the Las Vegas, Nevada native scored the game-winning goal in both wins and recorded three goals and an assist in both weekend wins. On Friday, Ward had two goals, including the overtime-winner, and an assist in a 5-4 OT win at Bismarck. On Saturday, Ward scored the first goal as Aberdeen shutout Minot, 6-0. “Both nights Cory not only played strong offensively, but defensively as well. He has really come a long way to improve his overall game,” said Wings head coach Pete Sauer. “The win in Bismarck was a big confidence builder for Cory and the team, and it reaffirmed that we can compete with anyone.”
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