The North American Hockey League (NAHL) today announced the Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Easton for the week ending December 22, 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: Luke Dietsch, forward, Austin Bruins
The Austin Bruins got back to the winning side of the things this past weekend as they captured two wins and moved back into sole possession of 1st place in the Central Division. Forward Luke Dietsch, 19, paced the offense during the weekend as he recorded six points (2 goals, 4 assists) in the two wins. On Friday, the native of St. Paul, Minnesota, had a goal and three assists, including an assist on the game-winning goal, in a 5-1 road win against the Minnesota Magicians. The next night in Austin, Dietsch (6’1/200) had a goal and an assist in a 4-3 shootout win over the Minnesota Wilderness. For the season, Dietsch has 16 points in 29 games played this year. “Luke got back to playing the game the way he is capable of,” said Bruins head coach Chris Tok. “Luke plays with a lot of speed and did a great job of possessing the puck and driving to the net. We are playing him more on special teams and he has made an impact there as well.”
2nd Star: Brandon Parker, defenseman, Brookings Blizzard
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Dillon Eichstadt, defenseman, Aberdeen Wings – Evan Giesler, forward, Bismarck Bobcats – Russ Jordan, forward, Brookings Blizzard – TJ Roo, forward, Aberdeen Wings.