FRISCO, TEXAS – The North American Hockey League (NAHL) today announced the Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Combat Hockey for the week ending December 9, 2012. The Divisional Stars of the Week is a weekly feature during the 2012-13 regular season that honors the top performing players in each of the four NAHL divisions as nominated by their respective teams.
Central Division Star of the Week: Drew Weigman, goaltender, Brookings Blizzard
The Brookings Blizzard took three of a possible four points over the weekend to get back on track, thanks in large part to the goaltending of Drew Weigman. The 19-year-old from Arnold, Maryland, who was the NAHL Goaltender of the Month for September, got back to his early season form as he posted a 1-0-1 record over the weekend, which included a shutout as he stopped 61 of a possible 63 shots for a 96.8% save percentage. On Friday, Weigman (6’1/185) stopped all 30 shots he saw in a 2-0 shutout win at home over the Aberdeen Wings. On Saturday, Weigman and the Blizzard pushed the 1stplace Austin Bruins to the brink in the shootout, but came up short in a 3-2 shootout loss. Weigman stopped 31 of 33 shots through regulation and overtime. “Drew is right back to where he was at the beginning of the year when we was playing some excellent hockey,” said Blizzard head coach Cory Laylin. “We needed to get back on track and he came up with some huge saves over the weekend to earn us some valuable points.”
2ndStar: Adam Knochenmus, forward, Bismarck Bobcats
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Zach Doerring, forward, Coulee Region Chill – Nick Lehr, goaltender, Austin Bruins – Aaron Nelson, goaltender, Bismarck Bobcats – Justin Parizek, forward, Aberdeen Wings – Tyler Parks, goaltender, Minot Minotauros – Spencer Peratalo, defenseman, Brookings Blizzard – Derek Smith, defenseman, Coulee Region Chill.