Tuesday, March 22, 2011

K-Zoo tender Mayhew named Mr. Hockey

The Kalamazoo Jr. K-Wings have announced that forward Gerald Mayhew, one of its first NAHL tender signings for next season, has been selected as Michigan's Mr. Hockey.

Guiding the Wyandotte Roosevelt Bears to the their first state championship in school history on March 12, Mayhew capped off a senior season, where he dazzled the competition scoring 44 goals in leading the Bears to a 27-3 record.

“This is a tremendous honor for Gerald,” said Marc Fakler, general manager and head coach. “This is a result of his consistency and hard work throughout the season and demonstrated sportsmanship and leadership.”

Mayhew, who captained the Bears this season, is the first Wyandotte player to receive the title given annually to the top high school hockey player in the state by the High School Coaches Association. He was also selected to the Michigan High School Dream Team.

“He is a very skilled player and possesses a strong desire to win,” said Fakler. “His character and state championship experience will be an asset as we build our program.”

The 5-foot-10, 160 pound forward was also the leading scorer in the Michigan Developmental Hockey League, a pre-season high school all-star league. He scored 15 goals and 24 points in 11 MDHL contests.

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