A solid weekend of puck-stopping led to Isak Posch earning the Minnesota Wilderness’ first NAHL award for the 2022-23 season. The league has named Posch the Midwest Division’s star of the week, for his performance in Saturday’s 2-0 victory over the Springfield Jr. Blues, and his effort Friday night, when he gave up only one goal in a 1-0 loss to Springfield. The Umea, Sweden, native turned aside 26 shots in both games over the weekend. His Saturday shutout was his 2nd of the season—his first coming Oct. 7 vs. Wisconsin when the Windigo were held scoreless on 27 shots. Over his last three games, Posch has faced 80 shots and made 79 saves.
“Isak has been good for us all season and it’s nice that he gets recognized for his hard work with the Player of the Week honor,” said Minnesota head coach Brett Skinner. “His work ethic and character drive his performance, and, on top of our defensive team play, he was able to display his skill and talent this weekend and have two stellar performances,”
Posch, a 6-foot-3/210-pound Jr. hockey veteran, has a season record of 5-3-1, with a 1.85 goals-against average and .935 save percentage. At the collegiate level, he is committed to play at St. Cloud State.
The Wilderness return to action this weekend for a home-and-home series vs. the St. Cloud Norsemen. Friday night’s game will be at Cloquet’s Northwoods Credit Union Arena at 7:15. The two will hold a rematch Saturday night at 7:00 at the Municipal Athletic Complex in St. Cloud.