Latvian Hockey News Report

By Didzis Rudmanis

Freibergs named NAHL Player of the Week

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19-year-old Latvian defenseman Ralfs Freibergs, who is currently playing his second season with the Texas Tornado, has been announced the NAHL South Division Player of the Week.

On Saturday, in a game against Amarillo Bulls, Freibergs posted a NAHL season-high five assists and, with a total of 16 (2+14) points in 11 games Freibergs currently is the leading league’s defenseman in scoring.

Tornado head coach Tony Curtale commented: “I am happy to see Ralfs get this recognition because he has overcome a lot of barriers since arriving late last season from Latvia. He has great vision and has the ability to create offense for his teammates. I believe he is one of the most skilled defensemen in the NAHL and will play at a very high level one day.”

Also Latvian forward Nils Semjonovs is playing in the league and, after six played games with Springfield Jr. Blues, has moved to Aberdeen Wings, in a total of nine played games posting four goals.

Written by Didzis Rudmanis

October 12, 2010 at 16:01

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