The SHL selected Michigan Gray Wolves D Fritz Kronstein as its Player of the Week. Kronstein is one of the league’s rising stars, and his two-way skill was on full display this week as he helped his team to a 4-0-1 record. The 25-year-old blueliner had a 10-point week, including 9 assists, while providing his usual lock-down defense. With Kronstein leading the way, Michigan outscored opponents 24-3 on the week.
On Saturday, Kronstein had a goal and five assists in the Wolves’ 13-0 mauling of Seattle. On Tuesday, he had a pair of assists to key a 5-1 win over Kansas City. On Friday, Kronstein set up the game-tying Hunter Bailes tally as Michigan came from behind to beat Saskatchewan 2-1.
“Strong team defense is the engine that drives this team,” said Wolves coach Ron Wright, “and Fritz is one of the cylinders in that engine. He’s such a hard-working, unselfish player. Whatever he can do to help this team win, he does it.”