Bears' Karlsson gets Star of Week

Forward Albin Karlsson of the Kenai River Brown Bears was given the Easton Midwest Division Star of the Week on Monday by the North American Hockey League.

Karlsson, who will be enrolling at Division I Niagara University next season on a hockey scholarship, had four points in the Bears’ weekend split at the Wichita Falls (Texas) Wildcats. The native of Uppsala, Sweden, also was a plus-2. He had an assist Friday in a 3-1 loss, and a goal and two assists in Saturday’s 5-3 win.

Karlsson’s linemate Alec Butcher, a Division I Sacred Heart University recruit, was given honorable mention. Butcher had a goal Friday and two assists Saturday. He leads the league with 63 points.

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