Soo Firehawks lead awards
It was a good week for two Soo Firehawks, a Berkley goaltender and a budding rookie talent in Traverse City, as the Midwest Junior Hockey League players of the week were named for the week ending Jan. 12.
Soo teammates Andrew Holder and Kevin Killips were named forward and defenseman of the week, respectively, upon the votes tallied from the league staff, coaches and general managers.
Holder recorded nine points in the Firehawks’ three-game road sweep of the Bloomington Jr. Blaze.
The 20-year-old from Grosse Pointe scored twice and added five assists in the 10-5 Friday night win and then scored twice, including the game-winner, in Sunday’s 6-4 victory.
Holder is third in Soo team scoring with 36 points on 20 goals and 16 assists.
Killips, the 2012-13 MWJHL defenseman of the year, started the second half of this season where his first half left off in terms of consistency.
In Bloomington, the 20-year-old Sault Ste. Marie native picked up three assists while playing 30-plus minutes each game. Overall, Killips has six goals and 32 assists for 38 points, good for seventh in overall league scoring and tops in the defensemen scoring race.
Meanwhile, 18-year-old Hunter Myers, of Farmington Hills, made 35 saves Jan. 11 as the Berkley Bruins defeated the Michigan Ice Dogs 6-5 in overtime. Myers was acquired by Berkley from the Traverse City Hounds earlier in the week and now on the season sports stats of 2-0-0 with a 2.56 goals-against average and a .904 save percentage.
And the final winner of the weekly star awards went to Traverse City Hounds rookie Kevin Miloser.
Miloser, a 17-year-old forward from Brighton, has averaged better than a point per game since joining the Hounds in mid-November with 18 points in 14 games.
Last weekend in the Hounds’ two-game sweep over the Alpena Street Cats, Miloser tallied a goal and an assist each night.
Miloser has also recorded 12 points covering his last six games.