Kevin Clark received the Western Collegiate Hockey Association's Offensive Player of the Week award (January 11th - 18th, 2010) for his series performance versus Michigan Tech University the past weekend. It's well deserved recognition for perhaps the most tenacious player in the WCHA.
Kevin is typically a difference maker for the Seawolves regardless of his offensive output. When he isn't scoring goals, he makes his linemates better by providing assists. In addition, Kevin always plays bigger than his 5ft 9in frame and wears his heart on his sleeve. He is tremendously adept at the mental side of the game (i.e... giving 'em the business). His speed and stick-handling skills are top-notch, he has great vision as well. Quite simply, he's got all the skills.
Kevin notched 4 goals and added 2 assists over the weekend. On Friday night, he assisted on the first goal making it so easy for Tommy Grant ... that I could have scored it. He added an empty net goal as well. On Saturday night he notched his first hat-trick and sandwiched another beautiful assist to Tommy Grant. On the 1st goal Kevin broke in off the wall, gave a little hitch-step deke before finishing. His 2nd goal came on the power play then he opened the 2nd period with the pretty assist to Grant before adding his 3rd goal a minute and seventeen seconds later to put UAA up 4-1.
Kevin's performance led the Seawolves to their first sweep of the season. Here is a link to the WCHA's announcement of the award. Congratulations to Kevin. Here's to hoping that he finishes the season in the same style that he's begun the 2nd half.