Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Kevin Clark: WCHA Offensive Player of the Week

Kevin Clark's 4 goal and 2 assist weekend versus Minnesota-Duluth earned him the Western Collegiate Hockey Associations Offensive Player of the Week for the final weekend of the regular season. Here's the text of the announcment:
A 5-9, 167-pound right winger from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Clark scored four goals in the series and added two assists for six points as the visiting Seawolves swept on the road for the first time since Nov. 10-11, 2000 (@ Wisconsin) and extended their winning streak to four games - a feat that hasn't been accomplished in over a decade (Dec. 4, 1998-Jan. 8, 1999). Last Friday (March 6) at the Duluth Entertainment & Convention Center, Clark led the UAA attack with a two-goal, two-assist night in a 5-4 victory over the host Bulldogs. He scored the game-opening goal in the first period, tied the score at 3-3 with a goal in the second, and then set up both of his team's goals in the third period - including teammate Josh Lunden's winner. Last Saturday (March 7) evening, Clark came back with a two-goal night to lead Alaska Anchorage to a 4-3 win over UMD. In addition to his six points in the series, he also fired 10 shots on goal and earned a +3 plus/minus rating. On the 2008-09 season, Clark ranks second on the UAA team in scoring with 29 points in 32 games (11g,18a).
Congratulations to Kevin for receiving this award. His scoring keyed both wins against UMD but his numbers don't tell the whole story for the weekend. Kevin was a pest; he got into more than one UMD player's head and his play created opportunities for others. Great weekend all around for Mr. Clark. It was the sixth POTW award for a Seawolf player this season.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Mr. Clark it was nice to see you play your style of game. All the best to the team in Denver, the goalies are playing well, the penalty killing is on, and he power play is 25%.
Anchorage should be proud of this team.

Fan

Anonymous said...

I just got off the phone with Erich Bacher, the Director of Media Relations at DU and he said "there is no TV broadcast this weekend. The only way to watch it is on Pioneer Vision." Bummer.

Runninwiththedogs said...

Stalock should have slashed him in the face... it might have improved it.

Donald Dunlop said...

You mean Stalock should learn how to use his stick because he was aiming for Clarkie's face and badly missed.

Poor Al.

Maybe he can watch some Bryce Christianson tapes and get some pointers on using the stick effectively.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Johnny Two Dogs, great comment, eh. Like you're funny and stuff like slashing peoples faces and stuff. Like your team tried to do its best. Like goaltending always wins. We had it. You, with much on the line, did not. So sad, and so disappointing. But not to worry, there's always next year, even in Duluth, Minnesota, where they tell everybody they know hockey. (Okay, swear at me. That's a good dog.) -30-

Anonymous said...

Stalock attempt to injure clark shoud have been reviewed by the wcha and stalock should have been suspended. He was only let off because the playoffs start this week. Stalock had better learn to control his temper at the next level because there will be players who wil toss him off his game. Stalock was more concerned about his goal average than his team winning the game. His stupidity cost them a home series.

Fan

Anonymous said...

Runningwiththedogs aka Iditarod Bitch…….
Clark did you a big favor. Your squad sucked all weekend, everybody bummed in that notorious barge stop…… Duluth. So you in all probability got to jump on that Puck Bunny Treasure (Player Jersey) at the auction pretty cheap huh?

Anonymous said...

Kevin Way to Go


Seawolves…… Denver is ready to go down......splatter a few early on in the game and the rest will crinkle.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Clarkie.....keep it up! The Seawolves are on a roll. It's just the beginning of good times ahead.

Runninwiththedogs said...

Anonymous @ 4:31:
It's Joanie Two Dogs!!! Anonymous @ 4:52 figured it out, why couldn't you?

Anonymous said...

Clarkie,
You're always exciting to watch. I love watching you CARRY the puck in, not dump & chase.
Thanks for a great weekend!!!!
See you in Denver.

Anonymous said...

I thought that Kevin Clark played really amazing against UMD. He was always a threat, and handled the puck like an all star. He reminds me a lot of UAA great Derek Donald. Both smaller skaters with really great natural talent, and a nose for the net. GO SEAWOLVES!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Kevin Clark. It's good to see that a few players have stepped it up to get this season going back on a high note, playing like they were at the start of the season....Clark, Lunden, Crowder, Jonnny, Lafranchise, Backstrom and Robinson. Good Job Seawolves!

Suze said...

All of the players are playing better, even if it doesn't show up on the scoreboard. Parkinson and Portwood have been tenacious and great on the penalty kill.

Haddad has really stepped up lately as well, he's going to be a force next season.

It takes a team effort, and that's what we've seen over the last 4 games. Please, give the goalie even more support this weekend, no more 50 shot games!!

Anonymous said...

Having watched clarkie play junior a in Manitoba the third year he helped The Winnipeg Blues to the mjhl championship. He is playing with that edge not intimated by the oppostion and the team is playing strong in their own end, great goaltending from bryce and johnny and all the players are contributing. Win in denver and off to Minni for the Finals.
Best of luck from all your canadian fans.
Fan

Anonymous said...

All players have been playing better, but there are some that have stepped up their game. The difference is the goal scorers are scoring, the special teams are clicking, goaltending is great. To help stop the shots against all players on the ice need to stop shots, block shots, maintain posession of the puck and back check..... Go Seawolves!

Anonymous said...

Clarkie could have 40 to 50 pts and more wins for the seawolves if he played with grant and crowder all year. What are we saving him for, he only has one more year left here. If he was on und he would be playing top line and heading to the wcha fnals.
Tonite is our last shot at the final five, pull out all the stops and go for the win.

Fan

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