16-year-old joins Braun and Georgiev in Top 3

There’s less than a month left in the regular season and as we hit Monday, February 14, it’s time for another edition of the Parkland Source for Sports Three Stars of the Week.

First Star:

It’s never easy winning a game in the Gordon Lathlin Memorial Centre. It’s one of the most hostile arenas in the league but at the end of the day, the Kings were 2-0 playing there against the OCN Blizzard.

In a battle last Thursday, Nick Braun scored his biggest goal as a King as he picked up a rebound and potted it past Nick Pineo as Dauphin secured a 4-3 overtime win.

In his rookie season with the Kings, Braun has been excellent scoring 18 times and adding 12 assists. What doesn’t show up on the scoresheet is how strong Nick is on the penalty kill and he also sees plenty of time on the man advantage.

Second Star:

He’s one of the youngest players in the league but he’s producing at a great pace. From Roblin, Brayden Dube has 16 goals this season and 17 assists.

Brayden’s lone goal in his last 10 games came last week against OCN in the overtime win. Don’t let the statistics fool you, if you’re a Kings follower, you’ll know how many chances Brayden has had over the last several games, he’s hit several posts and just hasn’t gotten the bounces to go his way.

He’s still near the top of rookie scoring league-wide. The sniper is a legitimate threat when he gets the puck on his stick and will be a force for years to come.

Third Star:

Patience. The word that can be used to describe Klim Georgiev’s play in overtime last Thursday.

He waited for the right moment in the offensive zone and when it was his time to make a move, he cut hard to the net and Braun as noted above, did the rest in a thrilling win.

The 20-year-old from Toronto has fit in nicely playing on the back end alongside Roblin’s Aidan Brook. Georgiev has three goals and 14 assists this season.

What’s next?

The series most people have been waiting for. A battle between the top two teams in the West Division, two in Dauphin and two in Waywayseecappo.