Monday, March 08, 2010

Wieser wins monthly NAHL honors

The North American Hockey League has announced that Alpena IceDiggers goaltender Marco Wieser has been named the Sherbrook Hockey Goaltender of the Month for February.

Wieser, a 19-year-old from Villach, Austria, fashioned an 8-2-1 record in February, including shutouts over the Motor City Metal Jackets on Feb. 19 (42 saves) and the Marquette Rangers on Feb. 26 (34), to compliment a 2.14 goals-against average and a .930 save percentage.

“Marco has given us a chance to win every night all season long and his recent play has fueled our team with confidence,” said IceDiggers head coach Jack Fritsche. “He’s made some tremendous momentum-swinging saves, which is what you need down the stretch.”

In 36 appearances this season, Wieser, who played for Villach’s Under-20 Team in Austria last season and also represented Austria at this year’s World Junior Championships, holds an 18-17-1 mark to go along with a 2.76 goals-against average and a .905 save percentage.

“It’s a tremendous honor to receive this award,” said Wieser. “My teammates have been really good in front of me, which has made my job easier.”

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