An eight point week for Sauk Rapids Rice forward Travis Kothenbeutel, began with a half dozen assists in a blow out and ended with two key goals in a close win. For his efforts Kothenbeutel is this week's Metro Sports Commission Player of the Week.
Headed into the final two games of the regular season the Storm were just 6-15-1 looking for a boost headed into the sectional tournament. Kothenbeutel and his teammates got that host with a 16-3 shellacking of Pine City/Rush City. Kotheneutel, a sophomore, dished out 6 assists in the victory to open the week.
In the much closer regular season finale, Kothenbeutel turned from distributor to scorer, notching a pair of goals in a 4-3 victory over River Lakes.
The two victories sent the Sauk Rapids Rice boys into the section play-offs with a record of 8-15-1. The Storm have since advanced to the second round of sectional play this week.
Congratulations Travis Kothenbeutel on being the All Star Trophy and Awards Player of the Week!