St. Cloud Norsemen forward Ryan O’Neill was named North American Hockey League Central Division Star of the Week for the week ending March 13.
O’Neill helped the Norsemen extend their lead atop the Central Division with a weekend home sweep of the Minot Minotauros.
The native of Roseville, MN recorded five points in the two wins and was a plus-6. On Friday, the University of St. Thomas recruit had a pair of assists in a 4-0 win. On Saturday, O’Neill had two goals, including the game-winner, and an assist in a 5-2 win. For the season, O’Neill is 5th among all NAHL players in scoring with 61 points (27 goals, 34 assists) in 45 games played to date.
“Ryan had a nice weekend and gave us an offensive boost,” said Norsemen head coach Corey Millen.
The St. Cloud Norsemen are now 31-14-2-1 overall and are first place in the Central Division with 65 points. Aberdeen is in second place with 56, Austin is in third with 55 and Minot currently sits in the final playoff spot with 54 points. All teams are currently alive for a playoff spot, while the Norsemen have the opportunity to clinch next weekend, pending results in St. Cloud’s games and games around the division.
First place St. Cloud is on the road on Friday, March 18 at Austin, and hosts the Bruins at the St. Cloud Municipal Athletic Complex on Saturday, March 19 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale at tickets.stcloudnorsemen.com
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