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Texas Tornado Defenseman Nick Neville Named Player Of The Week


 

Texas Tornado veteran defenseman Nick Neville was named the Combat Hockey – NAHL South Division Star of the Week, the second consecutive Tornado player to be so honored.

Neville was instrumental in Texas’ sweep of the Wichita Falls Wildcats over the weekend. A sweep that extended the Tornado win streak to 10 games and vaulted them into first place in the NAHL South Division. On Friday night Neville factored into all three goals in Texas’ 3 – 2 win. After falling behind the Wildcats, Neville assisted on Jackson Leef’s goal that pulled the Tornado even in the second period. Neville scored a power play goal early in the third to give the Tornado their first lead. Then after Wichita Falls had tied the game again, Neville came through with the game winning power play goal with under five minutes left in regulation.

On Saturday night Neville again assisted on a game tying goal by Jason Eddy after Texas fell behind early. The contest would eventually go to overtime then to a shootout where Neville came through in the fourth round to give the Tornado the 4 – 3 win.

Neville who stands 6’ 0” tall and weighs in at 177 pounds hails from Bloomfield Hills, MI and is in his second season with the Tornado. Neville was drafted by the Tornado in the 2011 NAHL Entry Draft.

In a seasons and a half with the Texas Tornado Neville has 52 points and is a +26. His 23 points this season leads all Tornado defensemen and ties him for eighth in the league. Earlier this month Neville was named to represent the South Division in the upcoming 2013 NAHL Top Prospect Tournament.

Tornado head coach Tony Curtale told NAHL.com that Neville has been a big part of the Tornado this season and is drawing a lot of NCAA Division I interest. “Nick has been one of our best defenseman and he is really playing at a high level,” said Curtale. “The bigger the game, the bigger he plays. He has 7-8 Division I colleges interested in him right now, so it is an exciting time for him and he is playing well.”

NAHL   Career Totals
Regular   Season Playoffs

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

+/-

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

102

10

42

52

26

+26

8

0

1

1

2

Tags: NAHL Nick Neville Texas Tornado

  • Pete Famess

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  • HKEstes

    Pete, guess I don’t understand your comment. There has been Dallas Stars content every day, yes we also cover other local hockey in the form of the Texas Tornado and the Allen American but the Stars content is absolutely here.
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