CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has named Corpus Christi IceRays forward Andrew McGlynn the Easton Hockey South Division Star of the Week on Monday afternoon. McGlynn is the first player in IceRays junior history to earn top league recognition in the team’s opening weekend and the sixth overall in junior franchise history.
“I’m very excited,” said McGlynn. “I’ve always wanted to be player of the week since I came into the league last year. It was one of my goals this season, and I’m really happy to get it so early in the year. I just hope now to keep up the hard work and not let my play slip moving forward.”
McGlynn, 18, became the sixth player in IceRays junior history to score the team’s first goal in a season with his first period strike on Friday evening as part of their 3-1 victory against Topeka on opening night. On Sunday, the St. Louis, Mizz., native notched the team’s lone goal and the squad’s first power play goal of the year as part of their 2-1 loss to the RoadRunners in their split weekend. McGlynn is the first player in IceRays junior franchise history to score the opening goals in the team’s first two games of the season.
“I’m really happy for Andy,” said IceRays head coach John Becanic. “He’s started this season off the same way he finished at our main camp this summer. He is very determined to be an impact player this year and had a great opening weekend.”
McGlynn leads the IceRays in goals and shares the team lead in points through two games this season.
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