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Wildcats' Burnett earns NAHL South 1st star

Wildcats forward Ryan Burnett (17) celebrates after scoring Saturday vs Corpus Christi / Source: KAUZ Wildcats forward Ryan Burnett (17) celebrates after scoring Saturday vs Corpus Christi / Source: KAUZ
WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) -

Wichita Falls Wildcats forward Ryan Burnett, 19, had a big weekend as the Wildcats took five of a possible six points in a home series against the Corpus Christi IceRays.

The 5’10/175 lbs. native of Brighton, MI, had seven points in the three games, which included four goals and three assists. His seven points and four goals currently leads all NAHL scorers as Wichita Falls is off to a 2-0-2 start in their first four games.

“Ryan has a lot of speed and he gets in the dirty areas and has been rewarded for it," said Wildcats head coach Tony Curtale. "He has done a good job of getting himself into scoring position and understanding little things it is going to take to try and get to the NCAA Division I level. He is providing us with important leadership on a very young team."

The Wildcats are in Minnesota this week for the NAHL Showcase Tournament in Blaine.

They will face their three fellow defending Robertson Cup semifinalists, the Aston (PA) Rebels, Fairbanks (AK) Ice Dogs and Bismarck (ND) Bobcats, as well as Curtale's former team the Springfield (IL) Jr. Blues this weekend.

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