Central Division Star of the Week: Stepan Pokorny, forward, Aberdeen Wings
The Aberdeen Wings cruised to a weekend home-and-home sweep of the Brookings Blizzard over the weekend, which kept the Wings with the NAHL’s best record at 11-2-2 overall. Forward and NAPHL grad Stepan Pokorny, 18, had his best weekend of his young NAHL career as the 5’11/185 lbs. native of Kolin, Czech Republic, chimed in with four goals during the sweep to go along with a +5 rating. On Friday, Pokorny, who played in the NAPHL the past two seasons, had two goals, including the game-winner, in a 6-1 road win in Brookings. On Saturday, he had two more goals in a 5-2 home win over the Blizzard. For the season, Pokorny has nine points in 15 games played. “Stepan has been a player we have relied on to play in multitude of roles since the start of the season. He embraces the hard work it takes to play in the NAHL and this weekend was a byproduct of the work he has put in,” said Wings head coach Scott Langer.