Former Minnesota Duluth goalie Alex Stalock, in his first professional season, begins play in the American Hockey League Atlantic Division title series at home Sunday in Worcester, Mass. The Worcester Sharks face Manchester (N.H.) in the best-of-seven series.
Stalock, who would’ve been a UMD senior in 2009-10, led the AHL with 39 regular-season victoriess and was named Worcester’s most valuable player. He’s 5-2 in the playoffs with a .916 save percentage and 2.29 goals-against average. Worcester enters the Division championship series on a four-game win streak.
Also, UMD recruit J.T. Brown, a forward with the Waterloo (Iowa) Black Hawks, was named a second team All-U.S. Hockey League pick this week. Brown led Waterloo’s regular-season scoring with 77 points. Waterloo was swept by Green Bay in the first round of the USHL playoffs, ending play April 10.
Brown was in his second season as a Black Hawk and was the USHL’s third-ranking scorer, producing 77 points from 34 goals and 43 assists. The Burnsville, Minn., native was one of four Black Hawks to appear in all 60 games, earning recognition as USHL Offensive Player of the Week on March 23rd. Brown put his name into the Black Hawks record book with 113 career points (tied for 14th), 48 goals (tied for 18th), and 65 assists (tied for 11th).