Central Division Star of the Week: Jack Johnson, forward, Minnesota Wilderness
Minnesota Wilderness forward Jack Johnson, 20, stepped his game up this past weekend as the 6’0/185 lbs. native of Bemidji, Minnesota, led the Wilderness to two wins in a weekend road sweep in Bismarck against the Bobcats. Johnson had thee goals in the series, which included two goals, including the overtime-winner in Friday’s 5-4 win, and then on Saturday he scored the game-tying goal with :02 seconds remaining in regulation in a 2-1 shootout win. For the season, Johnson leads the Wilderness in scoring with 40 points in 45 games played. “Since coming over from Shreveport, Jack has been a great fit. He had a great weekend and scored some big goals for us in big moments. We desperately needed the points and he stepped up his game in a big way,” said Wilderness head coach Dave Boitz.