Luca Valenza Sugar Land Imperials
It was a banner month for Sugar Land forwar Luca Valenza. The native of Lausanne, Switzerland, had 11 points in five games played as the Imperials put together a 4-1-0 start in the South Division. During that time, Valenza (5’11/170) was also named the South Division Star of the Week by the NA3HL. Valenza, 18, recorded seven goals during the month and was a +7, with one game-winning goal. He recorded a point in all five games and had four multi-point games. “Luca arrived in Sugar Land in great shape. I'm not surprised to see him dominate early in the season. He is not only talented but has a great attitude and work ethic. I suspect his best hockey is yet to come,” said Sugar Land head coach Jarod Palmer.
Runner-Up: David Min, North Iowa Bulls
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Levi Armstrong, Peoria Mustangs – Lucas Carroll, Granite City Lumberjacks – Joe Costello, Twin City Steel – Mason Graves, Billings Bulls – Ben Henderson, La Crosse Freeze – Peter Henderson, Wisconsin Whalers – Tyler Houmard, Wooster Oilers – Albert Janele, Cincinnati Thunder – Alex King, Gillette Wild – Josh Laven, Breezy Point North Stars – Zach Mitchell, St. Louis Jr. Blues – Auston Palumbo, Pittsburgh Vengeance – Michael Tratar, Metro Jets