The SHL selected Seattle Sailors C Napoleon Beasley as its Player of the Week. Beasley, who signed with the Sailors as a free agent in the offseason, got off to a tremendous start, leading the league with 6 goals and tying for the league lead with 10 points. With Beasley leading the way, Seattle got off to its first-ever 4-0 start, tied with Michigan for the league’s best record.
On Tuesday, Beasley scored twice and added an assist to lead the Sailors to a 4-1 victory over Dakota. On Thursday, the center recorded a hat trick in a wild win over Kansas City, 9-5. Then on Saturday, Beasley scored the game-winning goal against his former team, Saskatchewan, to go with a pair of assists in a 3-2 Sailors triumph.
“Napoleon’s had a hard time getting respect in this league,” said Seattle coach Harold Engellund. “But he’s ready to show that he’s an elite center, and he’s doing it now. His speed and passing touch are the missing ingredient that makes our top line click.”