Monday, December 12, 2011

Jared Hanson named USHL Offensive Player of the Week

More good news for the Lincoln Stars!

Lincoln Stars forward Jared Hanson was named "CCM Offensive Player of the Week" by the USHL today due to his efforts this past weekend.  Click here to view the official press release from the league.

Here's an excerpt from the article linked above:

Hanson scored five points (3g, 2a) and earned a plus-five rating as the Stars won three games in three nights.  He dished out two assists in the 5-2 win vs. Sioux Falls on Friday.  The 18-year-old from Palmer, Alaska then scored three goals, including the winner in overtime, during the 4-3 victory over Waterloo on Saturday.  It was the first hat trick of his USHL career as he fired a game high seven shots on goal.  Hanson is playing in his second USHL season and has collected 16 points (9g, 7a) through 18 games, already equaling his goal total from 53 games last season.

Congrats to Jared!  Very well deserved.  Hanson is one of those players who has a motor that doesn't quit, and is the type of teammate who would sacrifice just about anything to win a game.  What he lacks in size he makes up with the size of his heart.  Nice to see Jared get the recognition he deserves.  Well done!