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NAHL Alumni Update

February 13, 2015

Mercyhurst goalie Brandon Wildung, who played last season for the Minot Minotauros, was named the Atlantic Hockey Goalie of the Week.

Big 10 Hockey Second Star: Zach Nagelvoort, University of Michigan
Nagelvoort posted a .969 save percentage to guide Michigan to an outdoor victory over Michigan State on Saturday in the Hockey City Classic at Soldier Field in Chicago. He stopped 31 shots, including all 20 he faced in the first two periods. He leads all Big Ten goalies with a .938 save percentage and 1.74 goals-against average in conference contests. This is his sixth career Big Ten weekly award and second of the season. Nagelvoort most recently played in the NAHL with the Aberdeen Wings and Soo Eagles during the 2012-13 season. He also played with Kalamazoo and Traverse City during the 2011-12 season.
Big 10 Hockey Third Star: PJ Musico, Penn State
Musico registered a save percentage of .954 to lead Penn State to a weekend series sweep of Wisconsin. He recorded 35 saves in Friday’s 5-2 win, stopping Wisconsin’s final 28 shots, including 17 in the third period. He also turned aside 27 shots on Saturday as the Nittany Lions completed the sweep with a 4-1 victory. Musico improved his record to 4-0-1 in the last five appearances, with a .947 save percentage and 1.68 goals-against average in that stretch. Musico played in the NAHL for the Wichita Falls Wildcats during the 2009-10 season.
Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week: Cal Petersen, Notre Dame
Petersen stopped all 10 shots he faced in relief Friday night to preserve a 4-4 tie for the Irish at Maine. The next night, the rookie netminder kicked out 33 of 34 shots to backstop Notre Dame to a 5-1 victory over the Black Bears to end the weekend with a .977 save percentage. Petersen played in the NAHL for the Topeka RoadRunners during the 2011-12 season.
Atlantic Hockey Goaltender of the Week: Brandon Wildung, Mercyhurst
Wildung stopped 27 of 28 AIC shots in Friday’s 3-1 win and relieved senior starter Jimmy Sarjeant midway in Saturday’s 5-2 victory and turned aside all 17 shots he faced to record his second win of the weekend…collectively, he stopped 44 of 45 shots in the two games. Wildung most recently played in the NAHL for the Minot Minotauros during the 2013-14 season. He also played in 2011-12 for Bismarck.
Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Week: Andrew McDonald, Bentley
McDonald had three goals to help Bentley sweep Holy Cross over the weekend. He had two goals in Friday’s come from behind 4-3 victory, as the Falcons rallied from deficits of 2-0 and 3-1. He scored the team’s first two goals of the night in the second period. One night later he netted a shorthanded goal, giving Bentley a 2-1 lead at the end of the first period that they would not relinquish. McDonald played in the NAHL during the 2012-13 season for Johnstown and Fresno.
Alumni Notes
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Former NAHL teammates face-off when Minnesota-Duluth plays St. Cloud State (story)
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