Former Pikes Peak Miners forward Kyle Sharkey, who played in the PHL during the 2009-10 season, was named the NAHL's South Division Star of the week on Monday. In his one season in the PHL, Sharkey had 24 points in 20 regular season games and added another eight points in five playoff games.
Sharkey, 20, had one of the best offensive weekends of the year so far in the NAHL as the native of Moore, OK, registered seven points (4 goals, 3 assists) in a weekend road sweep against the Corpus Christi IceRays. Sharkey’s best performance of the weekend came on Friday when he had a hat-trick (including the game-winning goal) and two assists for a five-point night in an 8-4 win. The next night, Sharkey (5’8/175) had a goal and an assist in a 3-1 win over the IceRays. Sharkley leads the team in scoring with 10 points in seven games played so far this year. “We had been struggling to score, so the burst of offense led by Kyle was great. Kyle put the team on his back and really set the tone the first night. Kyle is all about team and doesn’t care about the individual numbers. As a third year player, he has paid is his dues and has improved to be a very good player,” said Topeka head coach Scott Langer.