South Division Star of the Week: Eriks Zohovs, forward, Shreveport Mudbugs
With an 8-3-0 record, the Shreveport Mudbugs are in 2nd place in the South and the owners of a five-game winning streak. That included three wins at home this weekend, which included a sweep of Odessa on Friday and Saturday and a win over Topeka on Sunday. Forward Eriks Zohovs, 18, had a big weekend, racking up four goals in the three wins. The 6’1/175 lbs. native of Riga, Lativa, began the week with the game-winning goal in a 4-2 win over Odessa on Friday. He finished the week with a hat-trick in Sunday’s 4-1 win over Topeka, which also including the game-winner. In 11 games played this season, Zohovs has 15 points. “Eriks has chipped in with timely plays and timely goals for us. While he’s certainly a talented player, his compete level and play away from the puck has helped him excel offensively,” said Shreveport head coach Karlis Zirnis.
2nd Star: Erik Gordon, G, Lone Star Brahmas
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Justin Addamo, F, Lone Star Brahmas – Brendan VanSweden, F, Shreveport Mudbugs