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Stealth's Duch earns NLL offensive honours for Week 8

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2/27/2013 2:48:40 PM
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Washington Stealth forward Rhys Duch headlines this week's honours for Week 8 in the National Lacrosse League.

Duch earned offensive honours, Philadelphia Wings goaltender Brandon Miller was the defensive standout while Jordan MacIntosh and Kiel Matisz picked weekly honours as well.

Duch, who is tied for the league lead with 25 goals this season, won the Offensive Player of the Week award after a 10-point performance in their 16-14 home win over the Calgary Roughnecks that put the Stealth atop the West Division standings.

Miller won his second Defensive Player of the Week award this season after helping his team get back above .500 with back-to-back wins in Week 8.

MacIntosh won Transition Player of the Week after recording six points and eight loose balls in Minnesota's 13-8 win at Edmonton on Friday and one assist, 18 loose balls and went 16-for-26 (62%) on faceoffs in Minnesota's 14-9 loss vs. Edmonton on Sunday.

Matisz recorded three goals and seven loose balls in Minnesota's 13-8 win at Edmonton on Friday and five points and six loose balls in Minnesota's 14-9 loss vs. Edmonton on Sunday.

Rhys Duch (Photo: Richard Olson)

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(Photo: Richard Olson)
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