Karen’s Print Rite presents an update on top performances by former Black Hawks each week with the Alumni Three Stars of the Week feature.

#3 – Derek Arnold
Manchester Monarchs (ECHL) • Forward

Arnold took the ice four times for the Monarchs, contributing a pair of multipoint games.  During a visit to Norfolk, he notched a pair of second period assists during a 6-5 shootout loss to the Admirals.  In a rematch the following evening, Norfolk prevailed again in another shootout, but Arnold scored twice during the decision.  Wednesday he added one more assist, and the Monarchs came out on top of the South Carolina Stingrays, 5-2.  Arnold now has ten goals and 24 assists in 43 appearances this year.

#2 – Jon Puskar
Utah Grizzlies (NCAA) • Forward

In breaking a 1-1 tie in the mid second period on January 25th, Puskar was just getting started.  He scored again during the final minute before intermission and completed his hat trick in the third.  It is the first time Puskar has recorded a three-goal game as a professional; the Grizzlies won, 6-2.  During a couple of subsequent Utah wins, he added two assists, including one on a game-winning goal.  With 31 points, Puskar is tied for fifth in team scoring.

#1 – Joe Pavelski
San Jose Sharks (NHL) • Forward

During the NHL All-Star festivities, Pavelski provided a strong performance while the entire professional hockey world was watching.  In the first of two mini-games, he recorded a goal and an assist during a 10-3 triumph over the Central Division All-Stars.  Although Team Metropolitan prevailed in the finale, Pavelski struck again for the Pacific squad.  Back to regularly scheduled action with the Sharks, the San Jose captain notched a goal and two assists during a 3-1 win against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Honorable Mention

Eamon McAdam, Missouri Mavericks (ECHL): 2 GP, 2-0-0, 6 GA, 55 SV
Craig Smith, Nashville Predators (NHL): 2 GP, 2 G, 2 Pts, EV +/-
Nick Sorkin, Wheeling Nailers (ECHL): 4 GP, 1 G, 7 A, 8 Pts

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