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IHL Announces Weekly Honors For Week Nineteen

February 22, 2010 - International Hockey League 2 (IHL 2) News Release

ROCHESTER, MI--- The International Hockey League (IHL) announced Monday that Flint forward John Mori has been named the IHL Player of the Week, Port Huron forward Brandon Naurato has been named the IHL Rookie of the Week and Quad City goaltender Kyle Jones has been named the IHL Goaltender of the Week for the period ending Sunday, February 22nd, 2010.

Mori had a stellar week for the Generals, scoring four goals and dishing out three assists for a total of seven points over three games played. The rookie forward had his highest scoring night of the season Saturday in Flint's 5-4 win over Muskegon. He netted his first pro hat trick, scoring one even- strength, one power play and one shorthanded tally. During that game, he scored the game-winner with 1:08 left in the game to propel the Generals to the win over the first-place Lumberjacks. The 23- year-old Westport, Connecticut native is currently second on the Generals roster in scoring with 38 points (19 goals, 19 assists). He also leads the IHL in shorthanded goals with five.

Other players nominated for the IHL Player of the Week include: Bloomington forward Zach Pearson, Dayton forward Tim Hartung, Fort Wayne center Colin Chaulk, Muskegon right wing Michel Beausoliel, Port Huron left wing Tab Lardner and Quad City left wing Juris Stals.

Naurato completed the week scoring two goals and one assist for three points and a plus-three rating in three games played. He scored both goals Saturday in the Icehawks 4-1 win in Bloomington, including the first and third goals for Port Huron. He recently had his three-game point streak snapped after he was held scoreless Sunday in the Icehawks 3-2 shootout win over Quad City. He had scored two goals and two assists during the streak. The 25-year-old Livonia, Michigan native currently is tied for fifth among IHL rookies in scoring with 30 points (15 goals, 15 assists). His 15 goals also rank him fourth among rookies in goals scored.

Other players nominated for the IHL Rookie of the Week include: Bloomington defenseman Nick Elligsen, Dayton forward Tim Hartung, Flint forward John Mori, Fort Wayne right wing Sean O'Connor, Muskegon defenseman Nick Schneider and Quad City Brandon Marino.

Jones had another great week between the pipes for the Mallards, earning his team four points with a 1-0-0-2 record. He turned aside all 34 shots he faced from the first-place Lumberjacks Friday to earn his first shutout of his professional career. He finished the week with a 1.59 goals against average and a.949 save percentage. He made a total of 97 saves, only allowing five goals against in three games played. The 26-year-old North Delta, British Columbia native is currently tied for fifth among IHL goaltenders in minutes played (1630:45) and saves (769). He also leads in shootout wins with five.

Other goaltenders nominated for the IHL Goaltender of the Week include: Bloomington's Sebastian Dahm, Dayton Derek MacIntyre, Flint's Rob Nolan, Fort Wayne Tim Haun, Muskegon Matt Lundin and Port Huron's Adam Russo.

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