Owen Parker, 19, was named the NAHL’s South Division Star of the Week. Parker helped the Ice Wolves to a huge three-game home sweep of the division-leading Shreveport Mudbugs, playing in two of the three games this weekend. The Buffalo-native stopped a total of 67 of 71 shots.
On Friday, Parker made 26 saves and then stopped five of six Mudbugs shooters in the shootout to pick up a 4-3 shootout win. On Sunday, Parker made 41 saves in the 4-1 win. For the season, Parker has an 8-7-0 record with a 2.91 goals against average and a .914 save percentage. “I’m very happy for Owen to get this honor. He’s worked hard since day one and it’s showing. It’s nice to see him have success in his first year of junior hockey,” said New Mexico head coach Phil Fox.
Cole Hanson, who currently leads the Ice Wolves in points with 44 points(19g,25a), was named the South Division’s 2nd Star of the Week. Hanson had 1 goal and 4 assists during the 3 game series.