(FRISCO, TX)- The North American Hockey League (NAHL) today announced the Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Easton for the week ending November 10, 2013. The Divisional Stars of the Week is a weekly feature during the 2013-14 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: Austin Priebe, goaltender, Brookings Blizzard
The Brookings Blizzard took three of four points in a weekend series in Minot and 20-year-old goaltender Austin Priebe was very solid in both games. The native of Wausau, Wisconsin and Air Force recruit started the weekend with a 4-2 win on Friday against the Minotauros, making 24 saves. A night later, Priebe (6’4/210) was even better in a 2-1 shootout loss, where he made 25 saves through regulation and overtime and allowed just a single goal in the shootout. For the weekend, Priebe stopped 49 of 52 shots and helped the Blizzard come away with three valuable points. “Austin has found his groove, which is really helping us be a better team. I think he just needed to loosen up and play his game,” said Brookings head coach Cory Laylin. “He moves the puck well and with his size, it that lends itself well to his overall athleticism.”
2nd Star: Justin Quale, goaltender, Austin Bruins
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Conor Andrle, forward, Brookings Blizzard – Trey Dodd, forward, Austin Bruins – Jake Howie, forward, Minot Minotauros – Merrick Madsen, goaltender, Minot Minotauros