THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The Superior International
Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Duluth Clydesdales forward
Austin Loes has been named the Pizza Hut player of the week for the
period concluding Jan. 6
Loes made the most of his club’s lone game of the week by scoring
twice, including the game-winner, while also dishing out three assists
in helping lead the Clydesdales to a 9-3 romp over visiting Thunder Bay
on Sunday afternoon as Duluth put an end to an 18-game winless drought.
The 18-year-old native of Mitchell, S.D., has nine points in his
first seven games in a Clydesdales’ uniform. Loes also has a modest
three-game point streak on the go.
Honourable mention for the Pizza Hut player of the week award went to
Jeremy Johnson, (F) Minnesota Wilderness; Patrick Sofer, (F) Fort
Frances Lakers; Trevor Hoth, (F) Minnesota Iron Rangers; Chris
Belhumeur, (F) Dryden Ice Dogs and Bryce Maggrah, (F) Thunder Bay North
At the conclusion of the 2012-13 regular season, the SIJHL’s top performer will earn the Pizza Hut player of the year award.
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