CONWAY, PAWLOSKI LOCK DOWN PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS
April 8, 2014HOOSIER SPORTS 365
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INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana Ice announced today that forward Scott Conway and goaltender Jason Pawloski have been named the USHL Players of the Week for their respective positions.
This marks the third time Pawloski has received weekly honors after being selected in late October and early January while Conway was picked following another seven-point week in early March.
Conway logged yet another career week as the first-year forward exploded for seven points (6G, A) in the final three games of the regular season. The stretch started with Wednesday’s 9-1 drubbing of the Dubuque Fighting Saints where the rookie forward potted the first four-goal game in franchise history while tying a franchise record with five points (4G, A) in a single game. The Penn State commit then extended his goal streak to three games with single markers in Friday’s 4-2 loss to the Green Bay Gamblers and Saturday’s 5-2 win over the Chicago Steel.
Through 57 games this season, Conway finished near the top of the league in several offensive categories with 68 points (4th), 33 goals (T-2nd) and a +40 plus-minus rating (T-1st) while leading the team in all three fields. He further etched his name in the Ice record books after tying Daniil Tarasov’s (Worcester-AHL) mark with a 13-game point streak.
Pawloski notched his 26th and 27th wins of the season last week as the first-year netminder blocked 56 of 59 shots in a pair of contests on Wednesday and Saturday. The Omaha, NE-native limited Dubuque to a single goal on 26 attempts to score a 9-1 victory on Wednesday. He then faced 33 shots in the season finale against Chicago, surrendering two in the 5-2 win.
Following a rough 1-2-2 start in his first five games, Pawloski rebounded to finish the season tied for the league lead in wins (27) and fifth in GAA (2.46). His four shutouts put him at third in the USHL while matching a franchise high set by fellow goaltender Hayden Stewart and Ice alum Brett Bennett, set during the 2008-09 Clark Cup Championship season.
Conway, Pawloski and the Indiana Ice look to continue their hot streak as the team hosts the Green Bay Gamblers in games one and two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals from Pan Am Pavilion on Friday (4/11) and Saturday (4/12) at 7:05 pm.
Tickets for the Clark Cup playoffs, presented by Ivy Tech, remain the same at $15 for reserved seating and $10 for standing room only and can be purchased on Ticketmaster or through the Indiana Ice office at (317) 925-4423.
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The Indiana Ice is a member of the United States Hockey League, America’s only Tier One League.