Naurato Named IHL Rookie Of The Week
PORT HURON, MI - Port Huron Icehawks forward Brandon Naurato was named International Hockey League Rookie of the Week for the week ending Sunday, February 21, the league announced on Monday.
Naurato finished Week 19 with three points on two goals and one assist with a plus-three rating in three games played. He dished out an assist in the Icehawks 4-1 win over Fort Wayne on Friday and recorded a pair of goals on Saturday to lead his team to a 4-1 victory over Bloomington. He had his four game point streak snapped on Sunday when he was held scoreless in Quad City. He scored two goals and two assists during the streak.
The 25-year old Livonia, Michigan native is ranked fifth among all IHL rookies in scoring with 15 goals and 15 assists this season and is ranked fourth among rookies in goals (15), despite playing in 15 fewer games than most of his competitors. He also leads the entire league in shootout goals with five.
Naurato takes home honors for the second time this season. He was also named Rookie of the Week in Week Nine.
After winning three games on the road last weekend, the Icehawks return home riding a four game winning streak. They host the first place Muskegon Lumberjacks on Tuesday at 7 p.m. and will take on the Quad City Mallards on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Former Detroit Red Wing Joe Kocur will sign autographs at Tuesday's game as part of the Red Wings Legend Series.
Single game tickets for all Icehawks home games are on sale now at McMorran Arena Box Office, any Ticket Master location or by phone. For more information, call 810-966-3800.
Port Huron Icehawks IHL Awards, 2009-10 Season:
Week One: Mike Kinnie, Player of the Week
Week Two: Cory Stillman, Player of the Week
Week Five: Mickael Bedard, Rookie of the Week
Week Six: Adam Russo, Goaltender of the Week
Week Nine: Nick Lindberg, Player of the Week, Brandon Naurato, Rookie of the Week, Larry Sterling, Goaltender of the Week
Week Ten: Mickael Bedard, Player of the Week, Mike Gershon, Rookie of the Week
Week Eleven: Mickael Bedard, Player of the Week
Week Twelve: Mike Gershon, Rookie of the Week
Week Fifteen: Larry Sterling, Goaltender of the Week
Week Sixteen: Mickael Bedard, Rookie of the Week
Week Nineteen: Brandon Naurato, Rookie of the Week
October: Mike Kinnie, Player of the Month and Larry Sterling, Goaltender of the Month
December: Mickael Bedard, Rookie of the Month and Larry Sterling, Goaltender of the Month
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