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MN Hockey Hub fans: Vote now for the top performer from Feb. 4-9

By Kassondra Burtis, SportsEngine, 02/12/19, 10:00AM CST


We select the athletes with some of last week's most impressive performances. You decide which player had the best outing.

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Athletes are considered for the weekly top performer poll only if their stats are entered on the MN Hockey Hub by 10 a.m. on Sundays. If coaches or members of their staffs need access to enter stats, please email mnhubs@sportngin.com.

Top performer candidates

Jake Braccini, Buffalo. The junior forward scored a season-high six goals in an 8-1 win over St. Michael-Albertville on Feb. 9 — extending his points streak and the Bison's unbeaten streak to 10 games. Braccini scored two goals within 25 seconds during the first period and added another pair of goals within just over a minute in the second.

Colby Crabtree, Luverne. The junior forward recorded a season-high four goals in a 6-2 win over Windom on Feb. 4. Crabtree scored the first two goals of the game — his second came on a power play — before netting the eventual game-winner late in the second period. His final goal, on a power play in the third period, wrapped up the game's scoring 

Eric Delorme, Crookston. In a 6-3 win over International Falls on Feb. 9, the senior forward had a hand in all but one of the Pirates' goals. Delorme recorded his first hat trick of the season and tallied a season-high five total points (three goals, two assists).

Jaxon Heilman, Albert Lea. The senior goaltender stopped all 41 shots he faced in a 0-0 tie against Hastings on Feb. 9 — tying his season-high saves total. The shutout was his second of the season, following a 4-0 win a week earlier against Gentry Academy. Heilman ranks fifth in the state with a 1.46 goals-against average and second with a .951 save percentage.

Sam LeMieur, Northern Lakes. The Lightning earned a 4-1 win over Proctor on Feb. 9 behind the junior goaltender's 41 saves. His only goal against came on a penalty kill, and his .976 save percentage in the win was his highest of the season.

Brody Lucas, Mankato West. Lucas set a new season high in goals (3) and tied his season high in points (4), as he led the Scarlets to a 5-3 win over Sartell-St. Stephen on Feb. 9. The junior forward tallied his first short-handed points of the season, one a goal and one an assist.

Derek Manzella, Eagan. The junior goaltender made 39 saves in a 3-2 overtime victory against Lakeville South on Feb. 5. Manzella posted a .951 save percentage and made six crucial saves in the overtime period. 

Cade Moreland, Virginia/Mountain Iron-Buhl. Moreland scored half of the Blue Devils' goals in an 8-0 win over Proctor on Feb. 5. The four goals set a new season high for the senior forward. Moreland scored once short-handed and once on the power play in the first before adding one even-strength goal in each of the final two periods.

Gavin Orr, Mora/Milaca. Orr led the offense in a 7-0 win over Moose Lake on Feb. 5, as he recorded a season high in goals (4) and tied his season-high six points. The senior forward, who is ranked third in the state in goals (36) and second in points (65), is averaging 2.95 points per game. Of Orr's six points, one was a short-handed goal, one a power-play goal and two were power-play assists.

Noah Roitman, Simley. The senior defenseman led the Spartans' offense in a 5-4 overtime win over Red Wing on Feb. 5, as he recorded his first multi-goal game of the season. Roitman scored the team's first goal on a power play early in the second, and with the Spartans trailing by two goals after two periods, Roitman tallied a power-play assist, a power-play goal and another assist at even strength within the first three minutes of the third period.

*Stats and records as of Feb. 10.

Voting ends Sunday, Feb. 17 at noon


MN Hockey Hub polls are for entertainment purposes only. 

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