The WCHA cited Kevin's award as MVP of the Fairbanks tournament along with his 2 goals and 2 assists in naming him their Offensive Player of the Week. It is Clark's first such award. Congratulations to Kevin. Here is the text from the WCHA announcement:
University of Alaska Anchorage forward Kevin Clark, who was named Most Valuable Player of the Alaska Goal Rush Tournament in Fairbanks while leading his Seawolves to a pair of victories over Maine and Mercyhurst last weekend, is the Red Baron® WCHA Offensive Player of the Week for Oct. 21-Oct. 27.I think it's funny that the WCHA thought it good to add that UAA "is off to one of it's best starts in years" when they were 3-0-2 through 5 games last year. Even when "being nice" to UAA the folks outside can't quite get it right.
A 5-9, 167-pound junior from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Clark produced four scoring points in the two wins, on two goals and two assists. In Alaska Anchorage's 3-1 victory over Maine last Friday (Oct. 17), Clark scored a game-tying goal and also drew an assist on teammate Craig Parkinson's game-winner.
Then on Saturday (Oct. 18), Clark came back to score another goal and add another assist as the Seawolves overcame a 3-0 deficit to defeat Mercyhust, 6-4, and capture the first Alaska Goal Rush Tournament championship. In addition to his four points, Clark also fired six shots on goal in the two wins.
On the 2008-09 season, Clark ranks second in scoring among his UAA teammates with two goals, four assists and six points in four games. Alaska Anchorage, at 3-1-0, is off to one of it's best starts in years.
Also nominated were: Chad Rau, F, CC; Tyler Bozak, F, DU; Mike Carman, F, UM; Justin Fontaine, F, UMD; Trevor Bruess, F, MSU; and Chris VandeVelde, F, UND.