NAHL announces Bauer Divisional Stars of the Week
The North American Hockey League (NAHL) today announced the Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending November 27, 2016. The Bauer Hockey Divisional Stars of the Week is a weekly feature during the 2016-17 regular season that honors the top performing players in each of the four NAHL divisions. Only players that are nominated by their respective teams are considered for the Divisional Players of the Week award.
South Division Star of the Week: Kieran Durgan, forward, Shreveport Mudbugs
Shreveport Mudbugs forward Kieran Durgan, 19, had a big weekend as the Mudbugs split their home-and-home series with the division-leading Lone Star Brahmas. The native of St. John’s, Michigan, recorded six points (3 goals, 3 assists) in the two games and was a +4. On Friday, Durgan (6’1/190) had a goal and two assists in a 4-3 road loss at Lone Star. The next night, Durgan scored two goals, including the game-winner, and added an assist in a 5-2 home win over the Brahmas. In 21 games played this season, the former NAPHL player has 16 points. “Kieran is a very competitive, hard-skating forward who sees the ice well and goes to the hard areas of the rink. Most importantly, he is a diligent person whose leadership on and off the ice has helped lay the foundation of our culture here in Shreveport,” said Mudbugs head coach Karlis Zirnis.
2nd Star: Ryan Burnett, F, Wichita Falls Wildcats
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Croix Evingson, D, Shreveport Mudbugs – Cole Filler, F, Corpus Christi IceRays – Alex Frye, F, Topeka RoadRunners – Cole Gammer, F, Corpus Christi IceRays – Steven Ipri, F, Amarillo Bulls – Kosta Likourezos, F, Amarillo Bulls – Marcus Russell, F, Topeka RoadRunners – CJ Walker, F, Wichita Falls Wildcats