AUSTIN, MN – The North American Hockey League (NAHL) today announced the Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending January 15, 2023. 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 forward Gavin Morrisey, 19, had a big weekend as the Bruins widened their lead atop the Central Division with a weekend home-and-home sweep of the St. Cloud Norsemen. The 5’11/180 lbs. native of Rochester Hills, MI, recorded five points (1 goal, 4 assists) in the two wins. On Friday, he had the game-winning goal and three assists in a 6-3 win. On Saturday, he had an assist in a 2-1 road win. For the season, the Minnesota State recruit is 2nd in team scoring with 32 points in 35 games played. “Gavin has been consistently making plays for us and he played great this weekend. He is a 200-foot player with skill, and we are looking for him to continue playing well down the stretch,” said Bruins head coach Steve Howard.
Defensemen Jimmy Goffredo was named an Honorable mention for his performance last weekend against the Norsemen. The Bruins’ leading rookie added to his point total by picking up 3 assists on Friday night’s 6-3 at Riverside Arena.