Happy Monday & happy Ground Round Player of the Week! This week’s spotlight is over defenseman, #3 Joe Nathe! Joe, the son of Dave and Amy Nathe, has been a member of the Brookings Blizzard since last year, playing 53 games for the team last season. This season, Joe has 8 points in 17 games. Joe’s billeted by Mike and Joy Jensen and their daughter Jensi. Joe also lives with Blizzard teammate, Joey Lindberg.

19 year old Joe is from Fergus Falls, MN,  and has been playing hockey since the age of 3. He loves the movie Miracle, and his favorite NHL team is the Minnesota Wild. When Joe isn’t at practice, he enjoys hanging out with his billet sister Jensi, golfing, playing tennis, or going out fishing. Joe’s favorite food is fish, which only fuels his enjoyment of fishing. 

This season, Joe would like for he and his team to win the Robertson Cup. After playing hockey for 17 years, Joe’s dream job is to reach the ultimate goal of playing in the NHL. When asked about the most interesting fact about himself, Joe shared that every year over the Christmas holiday season, Joe and his family have a hockey game.  Joe is one of very few Blizzard players on this year's roster who also finished the last season as a Blizzard.  

Friday, November 14th, the Blizzard host the Aberdeen Wings and fans will receive a FREE Joe Nathe Ground Round Trading Card!