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Seth Eisele – South Division Player Of The Week

Photo courtesy of Rebekah Bing Photography: Seth Eisele logged his first shutout of the season in Topeka stopping all 21 shots he faced to help the Lone Star Brahmas to pull three of a possible four points out of the weekend series and earning NAHL Bauer South Division Player of the Week.

 

The Lone Star Brahmas went into the Topeka Pilots barn this past weekend and came away with three of a possible four points. Two of the three points they earned came thanks to a Seth Eisele shutout on Saturday night.

Photo courtesy of Rebekah Bing: Seth Eisele logged his first shutout of the season in a 2-0 win over Topeka

Eisele in only his third start of the season stopped all 21 shots he faced. The 6’ 5” – 180 pound native of Stillwater, MN notched his second win and first shutout of the season against the team setting second in the NAHL South Division. For his efforts he was named the NAHL South Division Bauer Hockey Star of the Week.

The Pilots pulled their goalie with 1:25 to go for the extra attacker in an attempt to score the equalizer. With a couple of faceoffs in the Brahmas’ defensive zone Topeka was putting pressure on in the closing moments, but Eisele was up to the task. Topeka peppered Eisele with 11 shots in the third many coming in the final two minutes of play. Lone Star would eventually score an empty netter to provide some breathing room.

On the season Eisele has a 2-1-0-0 record with a 1.86 GAA and a 0.919 SV% in 165 minutes played. His two wins have come against the two top teams in the division including a 2-1 OT win against the Amarillo Bull’s who lead the league in scoring. In fact all three games he has played have come against the Bulls and Pilots.

“I thought Seth was very solid in our win on Saturday. When we gave up good chances, he was there to respond. He has been patient in our time with and made the most of his opportunities when called upon. I’ve been very happy with his play this year and hope to see it continue,” Brahmas head coach Dan Wildfong told NAHL.com.

Eisele’s award marked the second time in three weeks and 8th time overall that a Brahma has been recognized in the Player of the Week awards.

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