The North American Hockey League (NAHL) today announced the Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Combat Hockey for the week ending November 25, 2012. The Divisional Stars of the Week is a weekly feature during the 2012-13 regular season that honors the top performing players in each of the four NAHL divisions as nominated by their respective teams.
North Division Star of the Week: Casey Nelson, defenseman, Johnstown Tomahawks
The Johnstown Tomahawks picked up two of their biggest wins of the year in a road sweep against the 1st place Jamestown Ironmen. Leading the way was defenseman Casey Nelson. The 20-year-old from Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, chimed in with a five-point weekend in the two wins. On Friday, Nelson (6’1/174) scored a power play goal and added two assists in a 5-3 win against the Ironmen. On Saturday, Nelson had two more assists (including on the game-winning goal) and a team-high seven shots on goal in a 3-2 win. For the season, Nelson has 18 points in 23 games played. Half of his points has come in the month of November and he is currently tied for 2nd in scoring for all NAHL defensemen. “Casey has been an impact player all year and does a little bit of everything for us,” said Tomahawks head coach Jason Spence. “He is a tremendous skater and knows how to keep the puck alive in the offensive zone. He has a quick release and really likes to shoot the puck, which is one of main reasons he is able to generate offense.”