Each week the MN Hockey Hub will recognize one of the hundreds of standout former state high school players who are continuing their careers at the junior, college or professional level.
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Nate Flynn (Augsburg/MIAC), F, 5-10, 165, Hastings, Minn. (Hastings High School)
Augsburg snapped a seven-game losing streak to St. Thomas behind a hat trick from Flynn, which included the game-winning goal in the third period, which earned the Auggies' rookie the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference men's hockey Athlete-of-the-Week award.
After dropping a 5-0 decision on the Tommies' home ice, Friday, Flynn and company had a strong answer the next night in Minneapolis.
He scored his first goal late in the second period to tie it up at 2-2, they put Augsburg up 35 seconds into the third and cemented his hat trick - and the 4-3 win - when he scored again at the 11:24 mark. It was the rookie's first career hat trick and his fifth, sixth and seventh goals of the season.
A three-year varsity player at Hastings, Flynn earned honorable mention all-conference honors as a sophomore and served as a team captain as a junior and senior, earning all-conference honors both seasons and the Suburban East Conference Player of the Year Award in 2012.
Following his high school career, Flynn spent two seasons in the North American Hockey League before matriculating to Augsburg this season, where he is fourth among MIAC freshmen in goal-scoring.
Nate Flynn's first career hat trick led Augsburg to a 4-3 win over MIAC leader St. Thomas.
|DATE||NAME||HIGH SCHOOL||CURRENT TEAM|
|Sept. 22||Adam Lovick||Centennial||Coulee Region/NAHL|
|Sept. 29||Mason Bergh||Eden Prairie||Chicago/USHL|
|Oct. 6||Dylan Steman||Maple Grove||Michigan Tech/WCHA|
|Oct. 13||Spencer Naas||Benilde-St. Margaret's||Connecticut/HEA|
|Oct. 20||Sam Becker||Hill-Murray||Minnesota Magicians/NAHL|
|Oct. 27||Mitch McLain||Brainerd||Bowling Green/WCHA|
|Nov. 3||Justin Kloos||Lakeville South||Minnesota/Big Ten|
|Nov. 10||Travis Morin||Osseo||Texas/AHL|
|Nov. 17||Alex Lyons||Lake of the Woods||Yale/ECACHL|
|Nov. 24||Charlie Adams||Mahtomedi||Hamline/MIAC|
|Dec. 1||Jim Kruger||Minnetonka||Dartmouth/ECACHL|
|Dec. 8||None Selected|
|Dec. 15||None Selected|
|Dec. 22||None Selected|
|Dec. 29||None Selected|
|Jan. 5||Kyle Rau||Eden Prairie||Minnesota/Big Ten|
|Jan. 12||David Backes||Spring Lake Park||St. Louis/NHL|
|Jan. 19||Avery Peterson||Grand Rapids||Nebraska-Omaha/NCHC|
|Jan. 26||Michael Bitzer||Moorhead||Bemidji State/WCHA|
|Feb. 2||Nate Flynn||Hastings||Augsburg/MIAC|