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Player of the Week candidates for Jan. 9-14

01/17/2017, 10:45am CST
By Kassondra Burtis, SportsEngine

Click here to see who won this week.

This week's winner

Seth Cushing, Red Wing. The senior forward had two goals and two assists in a 5-4 win over Albert Lea. He leads his team with 18 goals, 15 assists and 33 points.

player of the week candidates

Nick Anderson, Orono. The senior recorded four assists, including one on the game-winning goal in overtime, in a 5-4 win over Mound Westonka. Anderson leads the No. 15-1A Spartans with 13 assists.

Keelan Golat, Duluth Marshall. The sophomore forward contributed two goals and two assists in Duluth Marshall’s 5-4 overtime victory over Champlin Park.

Sam Hentges, Totino-Grace. In a 5-4 victory over Irondale, Hentges scored two goals and added two assists. The senior forward leads the No. 20-1A Eagles in goals (21) and points (32).

Bailey Huber, Mahtomedi. The sophomore goaltender stopped 38 of 39 shots for a .974 save percentage in No. 7-1A Mahtomedi’s 2-1 win over No. 6-2A St. Thomas Academy. Huber ranks sixth in the state with a .930 save percentage and is eighth with a 1.69 goals-against average.

Alex Jordan, Minnehaha Academy. Jordan tallied two goals and two assists in a 4-2 win over South St. Paul. The senior forward is second on the No. 12-1A Redhawks in assists with 22.

Brett Kelly, Faribault. The senior forward recorded a hat trick in a 4-3 win over Winona. Kelly’s final goal was the game-winner and came just 48 seconds into overtime.

Ben Kleineschay, Osseo. The junior goaltender made 26 saves to shut out Coon Rapids 3-0.

Nick Leivermann, Eden Prairie. The senior defensemen scored two goals, including the overtime game-winner, to send No. 8-2A Eden Prairie past No. 13-2A Duluth East 3-2.

Jonathan Sorenson, St. Louis Park. The junior forward scored three goals and added an assist in a 4-2 win over Chaska. Sorenson is second on the team in goals (16) and points (28).

*Stats and records as of Jan. 15

Players are considered for the Player of the Week poll only if their stats are entered on the MN Hockey Hub. If any coaches or members of their coaching staff would like to be set up to enter stats, please email john.kelsey@sportsengine.com.

Voting ended saturday at noon.

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* Osseo goalie Ben Kleineschay was mistakenly identified below as Blake Kleinseschay. We are unable to correct his name in the poll without losing all of the votes already cast.


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