The Amarillo Bulls received some good news on Monday when it was announced that goaltender Anton Martinsson was named South Division Player of The Week.
The North American Hockey League (NAHL) today announced the Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Easton Hockey for the week ending March 8, 2015.
The Easton Hockey Divisional Stars of the Week is a weekly feature during the 2014-15 regular season that honors the top performing players in each of the four NAHL divisions. Only players that are nominated by their respective teams are considered for the Divisional Players of the Week award.
The Amarillo Bulls kept their playoff hopes alive with two big home wins over the Topeka RoadRunners last weekend. Between the pipes, Amarillo goalie Anton Martinsson, 19, was one of the big reasons behind the wins. The native of Klippan, Sweden, faced 82 shots in the two games and stopped 78 of them. On Friday, Martinsson (6’0/183) made a season-high 46 saves in a 4-3 overtime win.
On Saturday, he made 32 saves in a 3-1 win. Martinsson has now won four of his last five starts and has a 14-11-1 record for the season. “The two wins this weekend were four points we really needed and anytime you face a situation like that, your goalie has to be one of your best players and that’s what Anton was. He has really stepped his game up lately and it has allowed us to try and make a good run for the playoffs,” said Amarillo head coach Jon Rogger.