Kenai River Brown Bears goaltender Kris Oldham was given the Midwest Division Star of the Week by the North American Hockey League on Monday.
Saturday, Oldham, a 16-year-old from Anchorage, shut out the Minnesota Wilderness in a 3-0 win. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound netminder made 33 saves in the game. Oldham is now 5-3-2 with a 2.95 goals-against average and 91.1 save percentage.
“We needed a lift this weekend and Kris came through with a great performance on Saturday night,” Brown Bears head coach Geoff Beauparlant said in a released statement. “He was confident and focused all game long and saved his best hockey for the last period when we were shorthanded for a long period of time.”
Bears forward Matt Rudin was given honorable mention. Rudin had two assists Saturday and now has 10 points in his last 10 games.