The NA3HL is please to announce that former St. Louis Jr. Blues forward Andy McGlynn and former Pittsburgh Vengeance goalie Brian Baker earned NAHL stars of the week honors this past week.
The Corpus Christi IceRays opened their season with a series in Topeka and ended up with a weekend road split. Forward Andy McGlynn, 18, scored in each of the games and had four shots on goal. On Friday, the native of St. Louis, MO, had the IceRays first goal in a 3-1 win. On Sunday, McGlynn (5’10/188) had the lone goal in a 2-1 loss. Last season, McGlynn spent time with both Corpus Christi and Springfield in the NAHL and the St. Louis Jr. Blues in the NA3HL. He has also played in the last two NA3HL Top Prospects Tournaments. “I am really happy for Andy. He's started this season off the same way he finished at our main camp this summer. He is very determined to be an impact player this year and had a great opening weekend,” said IceRays head coach John Becanic.
The Kenai River Brown Bears picked up their first win of the season in a very tough place to win, Janesville, Wisconsin. Goalie Brian Baker, 20, was outstanding in both games as he faced a total of 77 shots and stopped 73 of them. On Friday night, the naitve of McMurray, PA, made 37 saves in a 4-3 overtime win. On Saturday, Baker (5’10/152) made 36 saves and allowed just a single goal in a 2-0 loss (empty-net). For the season, Baker has a save percentage of 92.5%. He is both an NAPHL (Esmark Stars) alum and an NA3HL (Pittsburgh Vengeance) alum. “Brian has done an outstanding job throughout our training camp process and into the start of the regular season. He is playing with confidence and it showed this past weekend in Janesville as he gave us an opportunity to win each game. That is what we expect from our #1 goalie,” said Kenai River head coach Geoff Beauparlant.