AUSTIN, MN – The North American Hockey League (NAHL) today announced the Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending November 27, 2022. The Divisional Stars of the Week is a weekly feature during the 2022-23 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.
Austin Bruins veteran forward Gavin Morrissey, 19, had a big week as the 1st place Bruins won two of three games. The 5’11/180 lbs. native of Rochester Hills, MI, had six points (2 goals, 4 assists) in the three games and was a +4. On Wednesday, Morrissey had a goal in a 3-0 road win in St. Cloud. On Friday, he had an assist in a 3-2 home loss against the North Iowa Bulls. On Saturday, he recorded a goal and three assists in a 5-4 road win in North Iowa. For the season, Morrissey is currently 3rd in team scoring with 17 points in 22 games played to date. “Gavin has been great for us all year and it’s nice to see him get rewarded with this weekly league honor. He’s one of the smartest players that we’ve had here in Austin, and we are excited for the opportunities that he has in front of him,” said Bruins head coach Steve Howard.
Princeton, Minnesota native and Bruins Forward Dylan Cook was named an honorable mention for his performance last week. Cook scored a goal in the 3-0 win over St. Cloud on Wednesday, had an assist, and scored the game-winner for the Bruins in their 5-4 win over North Iowa on Saturday.