RBK Offensive Player of the Week
Nick Oddo Cedar Rapids RoughRiders
NHL: Undrafted (#203 in mid-term rankings)
Oddo had a good week for the RoughRiders, and helped them keep pace with Green Bay in the race for the East Division title. On Friday, Oddo scored a pair of goals in a 6-1 win at home over Chicago. On Saturday, he added a pair of assists as the RoughRiders snuck past Des Moines 5-4 in overtime. Oddo had seven shots on goal and finished the week +3.
Honorable Mention – William Rapuzzi (GB), Anthony DeCenzo (TC), Josh Balch (DM)
CCM Defensive Player of the Week
Cory Hibbeler Lincoln Stars
Hibbeler had a good week at both ends of the rink and helped the Stars sweep a pair of games from Tri-City. The wins also helped Lincoln keep the lead in the West Division. On Friday, Hibbeler scored a goal and set up a shorthanded tally in a 6-2 win over the Storm. The next night, he scored again in a 4-3 win. Hibbeler had five shots on goal and was +4.
Honorable Mention – Mike Keenan (SC), George Hughes (WAT), David Makowski (GB)
Stauber’s Goaltender of the Week
Steve Thompson Sioux City Musketeers
Thompson backstopped the Musketeers to two big one-goal wins, and they stayed in the hunt for a playoff spot in the west. On Friday, he made 25 saves as Sioux City defeated Des Moines 3-2. The next night, he made 24 saves in a 3-2 win over Interstate rival Sioux Falls. For the week, Thompson was 2-0-0 with a 2.00 goals against average and a .925 save percentage.
Honorable Mention – Mike Lee (FAR), Mike Johnson (CR), Anthony Borelli (LIN)