Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Curtis Leinweber Named Defensive POTW




Curtis Leinweber's stellar play over the weekend has been honored by the WCHA who named him the co-Defensive Player of the Week today.  Curtis recorded a 3 point weekend from the blueline this past weekend versus MTU and was an overall +5. 

On Friday night he scored two goals including his first shorthanded goal, first game winning goal and first multi-goal game.  On Saturday he assisted on Sean Wiles goal.  Curtis' play all weekend was both crucial to the Seawolves two wins and overall worthy of praise.  His point production wasn't the only indication of that excellent all-around play, but instead just the most easily quantifiable.

Over and over on the weekend, Curtis contributed to positive situations during a shift that either changed the momentum of the game to UAA or kept it in the Seawolves hands.  His on-ice leadership was a big part of the series sweep. He was stellar on the offensive end of the ice, excellent along the boards and owned MTU players in his zone.  It was an all around great performance.

Congratulations to Curtis for receiving this accolade. It's fully deserved.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congrats Liney!! Well deserved. Keep up the excellent play.

On Wolves said...

Third week in a row that a Seawolf has been a POTW. (Kamal was also nominated for Rookie POTW)

Anonymous said...

Nice to see individual Seawolves and the team getting some positive press south of the 49th. I just might have to make the trip to North Dakota this weekend and add some support. Will I be safe wearing a Seawolves toque? Still not sure why the whole country likes to shit on that poor state. I understand, for example, that Bismarck has a swell indoor water slide. -30-

Alaskana said...

Congrats Curtis! Nice to see you making waves in the hockey world. Keep up the good work! :)

Oh, and -30-, the Ralph is indeed a pretty inhospitable place towards opponent fans, Donald doesn't lie. I witnessed it myself when I attended games there (albeit that was 2004 but I doubt much has changed). If you do go 'wolf', bring some friends to watch your back.

Anonymous said...

http://www.mndaily.com/2009/10/19/man-seriously-hurt-hockey-fan-fight

sometimes they get whats comming to them...

Anonymous said...

Read that article, that is sickening. I can't believe any hockey fan would do that. I guess Minnesota should have cops patrolling the arena, inside and out.

Anonymous said...

Don't know if you all have seen it, but there is an interview with recruit Sam Mellor, posted a week and a half ago.

http://mckeenshockey.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1184099

Mellor sounds like a kid that has his head on straight! Can't wait to see him skate in Green & Gold.

Dirty said...

That fight was the fault of two or three drunken morons, at least one Gopher and one Sioux fan. It's unfortunate that these twits can't manage to handle their alcohol and instead need to start fights with one another. Though blaming the alcohol just gives people the excuse to act like jackasses so it's unfortunate that opposing fans can't have good natured ribbing and instead need to fight one another.

Luckily that guy ended up being all right.

Anonymous said...

I have a feeling dirty was the other Sioux fan. That guy is a dick!

Donald Dunlop said...

Dirty,
Is there some Fargo envy in Grand Forks? Tell us about that would ya? Is Fargo to Grand Forks like Anchorage is to Fairbanks?

Dirty said...

Yes. Grand Forks has a much better hockey team than Fargo so in that way it is very similar to Fairbanks.

Donald Dunlop said...

Well at least for now you're correct on the Grand Fork/Fargo comparison ... until Moorhead St. starts it's hockey program. As for the other end ... not so much.

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