The SHL selected Anchorage Igloos LW Jerry Koons as its Player of the Week. Koons had one of the highest-scoring weeks in SHL history, scoring 14 points (5 goals, 9 assists). Powered by Koons and the rest of the potent top line, the Igloos went 3-1-1 on the week, allowing them to keep pace with Michigan in the ever-competitive Western race. For the season, Koons has recorded 38 points, second in the league behind linemate Nicklas Ericsson; His 19 goals place him in the league’s top five.
Koons turned in his most impressive performance on Saturday, during a 10-2 demolition of Quebec. The winger set a new league record for points scored in a game with 8 (3 goals, 5 assists). In the same game, C Jake Frost became the first SHL player ever to score four goals in a game; Koons assisted on three of them.
“Jerry’s really starting to step into the spotlight,” said Anchorage coach Sam Castor. “We’ve known all along what an incredible two-way player he is and how much he contributes to our success, but now the rest of the league is starting to figure it out as well. That’s what makes us so dangerous; if teams key on Jake and try to shut him down, Jerry will make them pay. We’ve got a lot of weapons.”