Congratulations to our Hardware Hank “Nuts & Bolts” Athletes of the Week: Blake McLaughlin, junior, Grand Rapids boys' hockey and Alex Lindstrom, senior, Eastview wrestling.
Name: Blake McLaughlin
Sport: Boys' hockey
School: Grand Rapids
Information: The future Gopher is off to a furious start. Blake has tallied 23 points (11G, 12A) in the first eight games of the season. He helped Grand Rapids to a 2-1 record last week with a goal in each game against some of the state's top teams. He also notched six points vs Warroad and five vs Roseau earlier in the year.
Name: Alex Lindstrom
Information: Alex is leaving his mark in the Eastview record books. On Saturday, while taking home first place in the Trinity Tournament, Lindstrom tied the school career record for near falls (166) and is just 19 shy of the school record for victories with 139.