Karen’s Print Rite brings you regular updates on former Waterloo Black Hawks players. This week’s top performers include:
#3 – Jacob MacDonald
Springfield Thunderbirds (AHL) • Defenseman
On the day after Thanksgiving, MacDonald lit the lamp in overtime to push the Thunderbirds to a 4-3 victory against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. It was his sixth goal and third power play goal of the season at the AHL level. Two nights later, he had a power play assist in the third period, but Springfield’s comeback versus the Bridgeport Sound Tigers fell short in a game which also finished 4-3. MacDonald has 13 points in 15 AHL games, most among Thunderbirds defensemen and tied for 12th in the league for blue liners.
#2 – Cal Petersen
L.A. Kings (NHL) • Goalie
Petersen started four NHL games in net during a seven-day span and got better as the week went by. Sunday, he stopped 32 of 34 Edmonton Oilers shots during a 5-2 victory. On the road Tuesday, Petersen denied the Vancouver Canucks on 32 of 33 to help the Kings prevail 2-1 in overtime. Since being called up in early November, the Waterloo native has played in eight games, starting seven. He has four wins, including a shutout. Two of the victories have come in games settled in overtime.
#1 – Tyler Sheehy
Minnesota Golden Gophers (NCAA) • Forward
As the Gophers’ Big Ten schedule began on Friday, Sheehy was the #1 star of the game, producing a pair of goals to help Minnesota to a 7-2 victory on home ice against Michigan State. The next night, he produced two more scores, both on the power play. They were the only home goals during a 4-2 loss. It was a breakout weekend for the senior, who had been limited to one goal over the first nine games of the year. During 122 career NCAA games, Sheehy has 115 points.
Tony Cameranesi, Utica Comets (AHL): 3 GP, 0 G, 2 A, 2 Pts
Ryan Lohin, Massachusetts-Lowel River Hawks (NCAA): 2 GP, 1 G, 2 A, 3 Pts, +3
Brandon Montour, Anaheim Ducks (NHL): 4 GP, 0 G, 3A, 3 Pts
Joe Pavelski, San Jose Sharks (NHL): 3 GP, 2 G, 0 A, 2 Pts, 1 PPG
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