Vidmar had a fantastic month tallying points in seven of the eight games the Brahmas played in October. He got the month started with three goals and two assists as Lone Star traveled to Wichita Falls and picked up three of a possible four points. They lost game one 3 – 2 in overtime then rebounded for a 5 – 1 win on Saturday. The performance earned him the first Player of the Week award.
The following weekend as the Brahmas opened their home schedule against the Corpus Christi Icerays, Vidmar was once again on top of his game. As in the Wichita Falls series he came out with three goals and two assists to help Lone Star to a series sweep. Vidmar put up a goal and assist in Friday’s 3 – 2 win then contributed two goals and an assist as the Brahmas won 5 – 2 on Saturday. He had the game winning goal both nights on his way to the second of his Player of the Week awards.
Game one in Amarillo saw the Brahmas lose 2 – 1 and Vidmar went scoreless for the first time in October. Lone Star came roaring back in game two stunning the Bulls in a 7 – 2 victory. Sebastian had a single goal in the route.
“Sebastian is playing at a very elite level right now.”
Lone Star and Vidmar both had one of their best weekends of the season. The Brahmas swept the Odessa Jackalopes by scores of 5 – 2 and 6 – 3. Vidmar had another five point series nabbing a hat trick on Friday including the game winner. He wrapped up the weekend with a short handed goal and an assist on Saturday. Once again, he was tabbed as the Player of the Week.
“Sebastian is playing at a very elite level right now. He is doing a lot of the little things right that often go unseen that are benefitting both he and his teammates,” Brahmas head coach Dan Wildfong told NAHL.com. “He is playing hard in the tough areas and because he is paying that price, he is seeing the positive results. Sebastian is going to be a very good NCAA Division I hockey player because he has taken the time to adapt to the North American style of game. He has does the work on and off the ice to put himself in good position to be a very good addition to an NCAA team.”
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Vidmar came to the US from Sweden looking for an opportunity to earn an NCAA D-I scholarship and worked diligently on his conditioning this offseason. “Those last shifts in a game are often where a game is settled and having the right amount of energy left to give is a game changer,” he said. It is obvious that hard work is paying dividends. When asked what fans can expect from him over the season Vidmar responded with, “Fans will see me doing my best to be as painful for our opponent’s defense as possible. I will also help and give time to my teammates and hopefully set up some nice plays for them. All I know is that I’m going to give whatever it takes for the team to be successful.”
Vidmar was not the only member of the Brahmas’ roster to be recognized by the league. Anton Santesson received Honorable Mention recognition as Defenseman of the Month. Santesson had one goal and three assists in the month on top of playing shut down defense. TJ Black also was named Honorable Mention as Goalie of the Month. Black picked up three wins in four games played while logging a 2.12 GAA and a .925 SV%.