Former Los Angeles Jr. King Mattias Sholl was named the North American Hockey League’s Midwest Division Star of the Week for the week ending Feb. 10.
A goaltender with the Fairbanks Ice Dogs, Sholl backstopped his club to a pair of victories over the Topeka Pilots allowing just one goal in the process.
On Friday, he stopped all 17 shots he faced to earn his second shutout of the season in a 4-0 win. The next night, Sholl stopped 35 of 36 shots in a 4-1 triumph.
On the season, the 2000-born Sholl holds a 7-1-3-1 record to compliment a 2.21 goals-against average and .918 save percentage.
“Mattias was solid in both games,” said Ice Dogs head coach Trevor Stewart. “I think he really stood out on Saturday and he was there when the team needed him.
“He’s progressively gotten better as the season has gone along, so we’re confident his best hockey is ahead of him.”
With the victories, the Ice Dogs ran their winning streak to three straight games and moved just five points behind the Minnesota Magicians for first place in the Midwest Division.