Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Pierson earns weekly NAHL honors

Alpena forward Drew Pierson rang up four goals and three assists last weekend and was named the North Division player of the week as the IceDiggers split a pair of games with Mahoning Valley.

On Friday, the 20-year-old Army recruit recorded a hat trick in a 4-3 loss. The next night, the Pleasant Prairie, Wis., native scored the game-winning goal and three assists as Alpena doubled up the North Division champion Phantoms, 6-3.

"Drew was very good this weekend," Alpena head coach Kenny Miler said. "He has been playing hard every shift and this weekend he was rewarded for his efforts. He was a big part of the reason we played so well this weekend."

Pierson is eighth in the NAHL scoring race with 29 goals and 36 assist for 65 points. The second-year player also leads the league in power-play goals with 16.

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