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Player of the Week revealed

By Trevor Squire, SportsEngine, 01/02/18, 2:15PM CST

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See who was voted as the top performer for Dec. 26-30.

Player of the Week winner

Weston Schug, Becker/Big Lake: The senior forward didn’t stop after recording a natural hat trick in the first period, adding a goal on a power play and another on a penalty kill in the third period of a 13-2 win over the WSFLG Blizzard (Wis.). He also had an assist in the game.

Player of the Week candidates

Zach Zemlicka, Spring Lake Park: The junior forward was an offensive catalyst in Spring Lake Park’s 9-5 victory over Bloomington Kennedy, scoring once and tallying five primary assists -- including four in the first period.

Cody Moline, North Branch: The senior forward matched a season-high with six points (4 goals, 2 assists) in an 11-0 win versus Willmar.

Reese Kaehler, St. Francis: The senior forward went on a scoring tear and notched a natural hat trick in the final 1 minute, 6 seconds of the opening period, helping the Fighting Saints claim an 8-0 win over River Lakes. He also had three assists in the game to finish with six points.

Carter Ponto, Worthington: The senior goalie stopped 48 of 51 shots in a 3-2 overtime loss to Wadena-Deer Creek. He made 17 saves in the third period to hold the Wolverines scoreless and help send the game to an extra session.

Joe Daninger, Blaine: The junior goalie stopped 64 of 66 shots, helping the Bengals finish with a 2-2 tie against Duluth East. Daninger held the Greyhounds scoreless in the first and third periods with 27 and 16 saves, respectively.

Nathan Adrian, Roseau: The senior forward had three goals and three assists to notch a season-high six points in a 9-2 win over Minot (N.D.).

Weston Schug, Becker/Big Lake: The senior forward didn’t stop after recording a natural hat trick in the first period, adding a goal on a power play and another on a penalty kill in the third period of a 13-2 win over the WSFLG Blizzard (Wis.). He also had an assist in the game.

Nick Mattila, Ely: The junior forward scored three goals and tallied three assists in Ely’s 11-5 win over Moose Lake Area.

Cole Komarek, North Shore: The sophomore forward assisted on five of North Shore’s first six goals in a 13-3 victory over Legacy Christian. He finished the game with six assists.

Cam Kluender, South St. Paul: The sophomore forward netted his first varsity hat trick in a 7-1 win over Hastings.

Matthew Gellerman, South St. Paul: The senior forward tallied two goals and two assists in the Packers' 5-1 win over New Prague. 

*Stats and records as of Jan. 1

Players are considered for the Player of the Week poll only if their stats are entered on the MN Hockey Hub by 10 a.m. on Sundays. If any coaches or members of their coaching staff would like to be set up to enter stats, please email eric.oslund@sportsengine.com.

MN Hockey Hub poll is based on opinion and only for entertainment.

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