Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Jarboe earns weekly NAHL honor

For the second straight week, an Alpena IceDiggers' player has claimed the North American Hockey League's North Division player of the week honors.

Netminder Mike Jarboe takes the honors for the week of March 12-March 18. Jarboe picked up three wins last week, allowing just two goals in nine periods of hockey. The Grosse Pointe Park native recorded two shutouts making a total of 85 saves in 180 minutes.

"Mike has been good for us all year, but he is in a groove right now and playing his best hockey," said Alpena head coach Kenny Miller. "This is what I expected of him when we got him earlier in the year in a trade. He has the ability to be one of the best goalies in the league and he is showing everyone that right now."

Jarboe is the first IceDigger in franchise history to earn player of the week honors twice in one season. IceDiggers have earned the award a total of eight times this season. Other players wining the award have been Drew Pierson, Erik Peterson, Todd Rudasill, Justin Stadler, Nolan Craner and Shawn Hunwick.

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