Two NAHL alums earn NCAA weekly honors
October 16, 2013
Two NAHL alumni eared NCAA Division I hockey conference honors this past weekend as former Port Huron Fighting Falcons forward Alex Globke was named WCHA Rookie of the Week and former Marquette Rangers defenseman Kevin Gravel was named as the NCHC Defenseman of the Week.
Current Lake Superior State University freshman forward and former Port Huron Fighting Falcons forward Alex Globke, who helped his team to a season-opening, two-game sweep of Robert Morris last weekend, has been named the WCHA Men's Rookie of the Week for October 15, 2013.
From Waterford, Michigan, the 6-3, 206-pound left winger tallied his first collegiate points as a Laker in his first regular season game last Friday (Oct. 11) night. Globke scored the game-opening goal on a power-play at 16:01 of the first period and then set teammate Matt Bruneteau's game-winner at 1:03 of period two, generating two scoring points in a 3-1 victory.
Globke played in the NAHL for the Fighting Falcons during the 2011-12 season, where he led the team in scoring with 42 points (15 goals, 27 assists) in 59 games played. Globke also led Port Huron to the North Division regular season and playoff titles that season and an appearance in the NAHL Robertson Cup National Championship Tournament.
Prior to playing for the Fighting Falcons, Globke developed and played in the NAPHL during the 2009-10 season for the Detroit Falcons. During that season, Globke led the Falcons in scoring with 26 points in 20 NAPHL games and an additional five points in five playoff games.
Current St. Could State and former NAHL defenseman Kevin Gravel played a key role at both ends of the ice for the Huskies over the weekend, scoring a goal while blocking five shots and posting a +2 rating in two games.
On Friday, he blocked three shots and had a +1 rating, helping SCSU score a short-handed, game-winning tally for a 3-2 victory. On Saturday, he jump-started the Huskies offense, scoring a third-period goal to help SCSU rally from a 2-0 deficit to earn a tie.
Gravel was also +1 Saturday and blocked two more shots. He helped St. Cloud State finish the weekend 6-for-6 on the penalty kill while firing nine shots on goal.
Gravel played in the NAHL during the 2008-09 season for the Marquette Rangers. During that season as a 16-year-old rookie defenseman, the native of Kingsford, Michigan, registered 14 points (3 goals, 11 assists) in 58 games played.
A year later, he was drafted in the 5th round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Los Angeles Kings.