After a week that saw Reto Berra allow one goal on 52 shots in two starts, the American Hockey League named the 28-year old netminder the AHL/CCM Player of the Week for the week ending Nov. 13. During the week Berra posted a 0.50 goals against average and .981 save percentage for the Springfield Thunderbirds as he earned his league-leading (tied) third shutout with a 31-save performance against the Binghamton Senators on Nov. 12.
The Bulach, Switzerland native ranks third in the AHL for GAA (1.72) and fourth for SV% (.934).
SHUTTING OUT THE B-SENS
Berra's shutout performance propelled the T-Birds to a 4-0 victory over Binghamton on Nov. 12. Jakub Kindl recorded three assists as Tim Bozon, Paul Thompson, MacKenzie Weegar and Ryan Horvat all found the back of the net in the game. Thompson's goal was his fourth of the season, tying Logan Shaw for the team-lead in goals.
MELTING THE ICECAPS
The T-Birds topped the St. John's IceCaps on Nov.11 with a final score of 3-1. Springfield scored three unanswered goals to take the contest as Sena Acolatse and Stephen MacAulay each scored their first goals of the season. Logan Shaw iced the game with an empty netter late in the third period. Berra made 20 saves on 21 shots in the contest, with St. John's scoring their lone goal at 18:39 of the third frame (PPG).
ANG NAMED PLAYER OF THE WEEK
In four games last week, 2016 Panthers fourth rounder Jonathan Ang recorded seven points (4-3-7) to be named the Pioneer Energy Ontario Hockey League Player of the Week for the week ending Nov. 13. Ang netted his second hat trick of the season on Nov. 11 against the Flint Firebirds, only eight days after recording his first hat trick on Nov. 3 against the Kingston Frontenacs. All three of Peterborough's goals on Nov. 11 were scored by Ang and all three were recorded in the game's third period.
Ang leads the Peterborough Petes with 20 points (10-10-20) in 19 games played. Take a look at his hat trick vs. Flint here.
• 2016 first round pick Henrik Borgstrom leads the No.1 ranked Denver University with 11 points (6-5-11) in 10 games this season. The 19-year old is currently on a three-game point streak (3-2-5).
• 2016 seventh rounder Benjamin Finkelstein has recorded six points (1-5-6) in 12 games with St. Lawrence University.
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