Ahrens Named Player of the Week

Magicians goaltender Vaughan Ahrens was honored as Easton Hockey Player of the Week for his performance against the Aberdeen Wings last weekend.

From NAHL.com:

Thanks to a weekend road sweep in Aberdeen against the Wings, the Minnesota Magicians were able to keep their winning streak going and clinch the Midwest Division’s final playoff spot in the process. 18-year-old netminder Vaughan Ahrens was stellar between the pipes as the native of Plymouth, Minnesota faced 83 shots in the two games and made 78 saves. On Friday, Ahrens (6’2/195) tied a season-high with 42 saves in a 4-3 win. On Saturday, he made 36 saves in a 5-2 win. Ahrens has now won his last four starts and also played well for the Midwest team at the NAHL Top Prospects Tournament. “Vaughan was great this weekend and since his return from injury, you can see him getting better by the week.  He is an elite goalie and that is why he continues to be someone we will rely on for team success moving forward,” said Magicians head coach Tom Upton.

Magicians forward Nikita Milekhin received honorable mention for the weekly award as a result of his 3 goals on the weekend.