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Thunder goalie earns weekly honours


Borderland Thunder goalie Rob Hrabec yesterday was named defensive player-of-the-week by the Superior International Junior Hockey League—his second such award in three weeks.

Hrabec led the Thunder to a 1-0-2 record against the Dryden Ice Dogs and Feathermen Hawks.

The Kenora ‘AAA’ Stars product is unbeaten (3-0-2) since being traded to the Thunder last month, sporting a 2.60 goals-against-average and .899 save percentage.

Hrabec, 20, was acquired from the Waywayseecappo Wolverines (Manitoba Junior Hockey League) for defenceman Marty Hanson on Nov. 28. He has started every league game for the team since.

Thunder defenceman David Lloyd also received consideration for the weekly award.

Meanwhile, Dryden’s Mike English, who tallied five points against Hrabec last week, was named the SIJHL’s offensive player-of-the-week.

Borderland’s Matt Johnson, who racked up six points (five goals/one assist) through the week, also received consideration for the award.

The Thunder next will host the last-place Thunder Bay Wolves tomorrow and Saturday night at the Ice for Kids Arena.

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