Bruins’ Wahlin named star of the weekPublished 8:07pm Monday, November 19, 2012
Austin Bruins forward Brandon Wahlin was named Central Division Star of the Week Monday.
Wahlin, 20, is on pace for a record-breaking month. The native of White Bear Lake, Minn., got his first place Bruins back on track with three wins in three games this past week. In those three games, Wahlin recorded eight points (2 goals, 6 assists) and was a +3.
In the process, he increased his current point streak to six straight games. On Monday, Wahlin scored the first and last goal and assisted on the game-winner as the Bruins beat the Coulee Region Chill, 6-3. On Friday, Wahlin had an assist in a 4-1 home win over visiting Brookings. On Saturday, Wahlin saved his best game for last as he racked up four assists in a 7-5 win over the Blizzard, completing the weekend sweep. For the season, Wahlin has 32 points, which ties him for the NAHL lead and his 23 assists leads the NAHL.
“Brandon was instrumental in getting the team back on track this past week,” said Bruins head coach Chris Tok. “He is working hard on playing a good two-way game, which will be instrumental at getting him to the next level. You can’t coach or teach speed and Brandon has a ton of it along with great vision and hard work.”