Reebok Offensive Player of the Week
Craig Smith Waterloo Black Hawks
Smith led the way as the surging Black Hawks extended their winning streak to seven games with three victories. On Tuesday, he scored a goal and had an assist in a 6-1 win at Sioux Falls. On Friday, he had another assist in a 6-0 win at Sioux City. Then on Saturday, he scored a hat trick in the second period and added an assist in a 7-4 win over Chicago. He had 11 shots on goal and was +6.
Honorable Mention – Danny Kristo (OMA), Andy Taranto (FAR), Kirt Hill (LIN)
CCM Defensive Player of the Week
Dan Sova Waterloo Black Hawks
College: Michigan Tech
Sova was instrumental in three Black Hawks victories last week, helping them keep their winning streak alive and clinching a berth in the Clark Cup Playoffs. He had a pair of assists in a 6-1 win at Sioux Falls on Tuesday. He picked up three more assists in a 6-0 win at Sioux City on Friday. He was held off the score sheet in Saturday’s 7-4 win over Chicago. Sova finished the week +6.
Honorable Mention – Eamonn McDermott (FAR), Torey Krug (IND)
Stauber’s Goaltender of the Week
Parker Milner Waterloo Black Hawks
Milner wins the league’s goaltender award for the second straight week after backstopping all three of Waterloo’s wins last week. On Tuesday he made 29 saves in a 6-1 win at Sioux Falls. Friday he picked up his third shutout of the season in a 6-0 win at Sioux City. Saturday night he made 32 saves in a 7-4 win over Chicago. For the week, Milner was 3-0-0 with a 1.67 goals against average and a .952 save percentage.
Honorable Mention – Kevin Murdock (LIN), Mike Lee (FAR), Mike Johnson (CR)