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Bauer's Stars of the Week

Stars of the Week Week of March 14, 2018sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Shane Bernhardson - North Iowa Bulls

Shane Bernhardson

North Iowa Bulls captain Shane Bernhardson is playing his best hockey at the right time. The Apple Valley, Minnesota native netted a pair of goals in a Saturday night win against the New Ulm Steel. On Sunday, Bernhardson was setting up his teammates as he racked up four assists on the day and even added his third goal of the weekend. The North Iowa defenseman is riding a three game point streak as his team prepares for a Fraser Cup run. “Shane has really made an impact on our team this year. As our captain, he leads by example in all areas. He plays with an incredible amount of discipline and with the poise that a veteran should,” said North Iowa Head Coach Todd Sanden.

2nd Star: Aaron Swanson, F, North Iowa Bulls

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Brady Lindauer, F, La Crosse Freeze Devin Naidow, B, La Crosse Freeze

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Dino Mukovoz - Long Beach Sharks

Dino Mukovoz

NA3HL top prospect Dino Mukovoz was an offensive force in the final weekend of the regular season. He started the three game weekend with a pair of assists in a loss to the Skylands Kings. The following day, he was able to add three more assists to his stat line. Then on Sunday, not only did he dish off three assists but he also scored his seventh goal of the season in a 5-4 Long Beach win. He finished the weekend with nine points and a +7 rating.

2nd Star: Ryan Cortez, G, Long Beach Sharks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

East Star of the Week: Ryan Pascarella - Southern Tier Xpress

Ryan Pascarella

The Southern Tier Xpress needed three wins on the weekend to clinch the final playoff spot in the East Division. Thanks to Ryan Pascarella, the team will be participating in the postseason. The goaltender from Lakewood, New York gave his team two huge performances in must-win games over the weekend. On Friday night in Toledo, Pascarella faced 41 shots and he was able to stop 37 of them. He was even better the following night as he turned aside 29 of 30 shots in yet another Southern Tier victory. He finished the weekend with a 2.50 goals against average and a .930 save percentage.

2nd Star: Marks Mesargs, F, Southern Tier Xpress

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tristan Snyder, F, Toledo Cherokee

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Kaden Lindberg - Helena Bighorns

Kaden Lindberg

The Helena Bighorns closed out their regular season with a pair of victories over the Missoula Jr. Bruins. In Friday night’s contest, Lindberg handed out two assists in a 7-0 win. The next night, Lindberg was all over the ice as he scored his 19th goal of the season and dished out four helpers. The Helena native finishes the season with 19 goals and 32 assists to give him 51 points in 41 games played. Lindberg was named to the Top Prospects Tournament as well this season, his second in the NA3HL.

2nd Star: Dane Rieger, F, Helena Bighorns

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Jack Radley - Peoria Mustangs

Jack Radley

The leading scorer for the Peoria Mustangs broke a lot of hearts over the weekend as he single handedly eliminated the Wooster Oilers from the Fraser Cup playoffs. The Oilers needed just a single point over the two game series to reach the postseason but Radley would not let that happen. On Saturday he scored a shorthanded game tying goal in a 3-2 Peoria win. Then on Sunday, Radley scored all three goals for the Mustangs as they won 3-0 over Wooster and decimated their postseason chances. From San Diego, California, Radley finished the season with 35 goals and 58 points.

2nd Star: Jake Cox, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Dante Jones, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Eric Vanderhoff - Skylands Kings

Eric Vanderhoff

There may not be a hotter player in the league than Eric Vanderhoff of the Skylands Kings. The forward from Vernon, NJ is riding a 12 game point streak and has scored in his last 10 games. Over that 12 game span, Vanderhoff has registered 36 points. Over this past weekend, Vanderhoff picked up four points on Friday night in a 5-3 win over Long Beach. On Saturday, Vanderhoff picked up a hat trick in another Skylands win and ended his regular season with another goal on Sunday. For the year, Vanderhoff finished second overall in points in the NA3HL as he had 106. He finished tied for the NA3HL goals lead with 53. He was one of two players to finish the season with over 100 points.

2nd Star: Mathias Yttereng, G, Skylands Kings

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

South Star of the Week: Mitch Dolese - Louisiana Drillers

Mitch Dolese

The Louisiana defenseman finished his season with a fantastic weekend in College Station. On Friday night, he notched his first hat trick of the season and also added an assist in a 5-1 victory. Saturday, Dolese four. The back of the net again, this time it was the game winning goal. He also added an assist. Finally on Sunday, Dolese finished his season with an assist in his final game. The Mandeville, Louisiana native finished the season with 14 goals and 29 assists to give him 43 points.

2nd Star: Jason Kelly, F, Point Mallard Ducks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Joey Bernardini, G, Point Mallard Luke Bombardir, D, Texas Brahmas Ian Clifford, G, Louisiana Drillers Tyler Myers, G, Texas Brahmas

 

West Star of the Week: Matt Moran - Granite City Lumberjacks

Matt Moran

The defending champion Granite City Lumberjacks clinched the West Division regular season title on the final day of the season. Forward Matt Moran played a huge role in accomplishing that goal. On Friday night in Willmar, Moran scored a hat trick and added an assist as well in a victory over the Willmar Warhawks. Then on Saturday in the division clinching win, Moran was setting up his teammates as he picked up three assists in front of the Granite City faithful. He finished the weekend with a plus-8 rating and finished the regular season with 16 goals and 22 assists.

2nd Star: Jordan Olson, D, Granite City Lumberjacks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Stars of the Week Week of March 7, 2018sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Trevor Timm - Wisconsin Whalers

Trevor Timm

The Wisconsin Whalers only saw the ice once this past week but Trevor Timm left no doubt as to who was the best player on the ice. On Sunday against Wausau, the forward from Wabasha, Minnesota found the back of the net twice and dished out three assists in the Whaler victory. It was a season high in terms of points for the Wisconsin forward. For the season, Timm has seven goals and seven assists in 36 games played this season. He finished Sunday’s game with a plus-6 rating.

2nd Star: Dan Sandvig, F, North Iowa Bulls

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Matt Dahlseide, F, North Iowa Bulls Brady Lindauer, F, La Crosse Freeze Thomas Magnavite, F, La Crosse Freeze Tyson Rohrer, F, Wisconsin Whalers

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Tyler Webb - Maine Wild

Tyler Webb

The Maine Wild are gearing up for a playoff run, they’ll need their top players playing their best in order to knock off the top ranked New England Stars. Tyler Webb is getting hot at the right time as the Wild forward had a hand in every goal in their 4-1 win against the Northeast Generals. A native of Hamden, Maine, Webb scored the first goal of Sunday’s contest and then set up his teammates for the other three goals. He finished the weekend with a plus-3 rating. This season, Webb has scored 25 goals and has 31 assists in 44 games played.

2nd Star: Cody Doyon, F, Cape Cod Islanders

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

East Star of the Week: Sean Finstrom - Lansing Wolves

Sean Finstrom

It was a perfect weekend for the Lansing netminder as Sean Finstrom didn't allow a goal in either of his team’s games this past weekend. On Friday night, the native of Wixon, Michigan stopped 36 shots in a big Lansing win. The following night, Finstrom once again stopped every shot the Cherokee threw at him. He made 16 saves to pick up his second shutout of the weekend. Coming off an appearance at the NA3HL Top Prospects event, Finstrom now has six shutouts on the year and improved his record to 16-8. His goals against average now sits at 1.91 and he has a .934 save percentage.

2nd Star: Brendan Smith, F, Lansing Wolves

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Brendan Johns, F, Pittsburgh Vengeance Ty Rickabaugh, F, Pittsburgh Vengeance Brian Tallieu, G, Metro Jets Brodie Thornton, F, Metro Jets

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Riley Buller - Yellowstone Quake

Riley Buller

The leading scorer for the Yellowstone Quake had another great weekend as his team wrapped up a Frontier Division regular season title. On Friday in Gillette, the forward Colorado Springs, netted a goal and an assist in his team’s 4-2 victory. He followed that up with a sensational performance on Saturday against the Bozeman Icedogs. Buller led all skaters with seven points, three goals and four assists, in the win that clinched the division for Yellowstone. The Quake forward is currently fourth in the NA3HL with 90 points.

2nd Star: Austin Charnholm, F, Bozeman Icedogs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Reid Wasczenko, G, Yellowstone Quake

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Hunter Smith - St. Louis Jr. Blues

Hunter Smith

The St. Louis Jr. Blues are hoping this could be the year where they finally get over the hump and bring home a Fraser Cup. Hunter Smith is doing everything in his power to make that goal, a reality. Getting ready for the Fraser Cup Playoffs, Smith helped his team knock off the Atlanta Capitals on Friday night. From Flower Mound, Texas, Smith stopped 30 of 33 shots en route to a St. Louis 6-3 victory. With the win, he improved to 14-3 this season and now has a goals against average of 2.76 and .899 save percentage.

2nd Star: Jake Cox, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Craig Garrigan - Skylands Kings

Craig Garrigan

Garrigan, 19, is on fire for the Skylands Kings. This past weekend he continued his current hot streak by putting up back-to-back multi-point performances. In both games this past weekend, Garrigan scored a goal and notched a pair of assists. He finished the two game series against Niagara Falls with six points and a plus-2 rating. The forward from Scotland had 13 points in his last three games and has three games with five points or more over the past month. In his second NA3HL season, Garrigan has 36 goals and 41 assists to give him 77 points.

2nd Star: Rich Hart, D, Oswego Stampede

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Dylan Gulick, F, Oswego Stampede Mathias Yttereng, G, Skylands Kings

 

South Star of the Week: Nick Sheridan - Mid Cities Jr. Stars

Nick Sheridan

The top skater for the Mid Cities Jr. Stars had himself a phenomenal week as Mid Cities swept a three-game series against the College Station Spirit. Sheridan scored once and assisted on another in a win on Friday night. On Saturday, the Jr. Stars forward picked up his second hat trick of the year in another Mid Cities victory. In the final game of the series on Sunday, Sheridan found the back of the net once and picked up a pair of assists. After picking up eight points over the three games, Sheridan now has 62 points in 45 games this season.

2nd Star: Trey Rooney, F, Mid Cities Jr. Stars

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Hunter Bersani, F, Texas Brahmas Mitch Dolese, D, Louisiana Drillers Talon Medure, F, Atlanta Capitals Andrei Ruskaov, F, Atlanta Capitals Michael Walsh, F, Texas Brahmas Hayden Watzka, F, Louisiana Drillers

 

West Star of the Week: Brenden Payne - Alexandria Blizzard

Brenden Payne

Brendan Payne is one of the hottest players in the NA3HL. After his latest performances this weekend, Payne extended his point streak to 12 games. On Friday at Rochester, Payne scored a season-high four goals while also picking up three assists in the big Blizzard win. On Saturday against Breezy Point, the Plainfield, Minnesota native potted two more goals and two assists to finish the weekend with 11 points. For the weekend, Payne was a plus-11 and now has 68 points for the year.

2nd Star: Logan Nelson, F, Alexandria Blizzard

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Matt Moran, F, Granite City Lumberjacks Grant Troumbly, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

 

Stars of the Week Week of March 3, 2018sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Matt Irwin - Wausau RiverWolves

Matt Irwin

The Wausau RiverWolves are closing in on clinching their first ever playoff berth. The RiverWolves swept the Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts and Matt Irwin played a critical role in both wins. On Friday, Irwin scored just once but dished out four assists in an 8-4 win. The following night, Irwin did it all himself as he lit the lamp, a season high, four times in a 6-5 victory. The two wins put Wausau in a position to clinch a playoff spot this weekend.

2nd Star: Ryan Hempel, F, Wausau RiverWolves

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Colin Cain, G, North Iowa Bulls Mitch Dolter, F, North Iowa Bulls Carter Grobstick, F, Wisconsin Whalers

 

Coastal Star of the Week: James Wilson - New England Stars

James Wilson

The hottest team in the Coastal Division, the New England Stars wrapped up a perfect three game weekend. James Wilson contributed in all three wins. On Wednesday, Wilson was responsible for two assists in a 5-1 win over the Maine Wild. Two days later, he notched his first hat trick of the season and also added an assist in the Stars 8-4 win over the Northeast Generals. On Saturday, Wilson continued his hot streak by scoring another goal against the Generals. He finished the weekend with a plus-4 rating.

2nd Star: None

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

East Star of the Week: Matt Schaumburger - Metro Jets

Matt Schaumburger

The 18-year old Metro forward only played in one game last week but he could not be stopped in those 60 minutes. The Canton, Michigan native scored four goals in a 6-1 victory over the Peoria Mustangs. This included a power play goal and the game winning goal. The young forward now has 10 points in his last four games as the Jets prepare for what they hope will be a deep playoff run.

2nd Star: Caden Shell, G, Pittsburgh Vengeance

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Dom Glavach, F, Pittsburgh Vengeance George Hanson, D, Metro Jets

 

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Drew Scites - Great Falls Americans

Drew Scites

Drew Scites has been perfect thus far during the 2017-18 season. He has amassed a record of 20-0 and is 11-0 since being acquired by the Great Falls Americans. For as good as Scites has been this year, this past weekend might of been his best. On Friday night, Scites was peppered with 65 shots but he was able to turn aside 64 in an overtime victory against the Yellowstone Quake. As great as he was Friday, he was perfect on Saturday. He denied 45 more shots to give his Americans a win and picked up his fifth shutout of the year. In the two game series, Scites had a goals against average of 0.48 and a save percentage of .991.

2nd Star: None

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Jake Cox - St. Louis Jr. Blues

Jake Cox

Jake Cox recently became the NA3HL’s all time leading goal scorer and this week he became the first player in NA3HL history to score his 100th career goal. The forward from Columbus, Georgia scored a pair of goals on Saturday night in a win over the Rochester Ice Hawks. He also had two assists in the game the night before. For the season, Cox has 32 goals and 33 assists to give him 65 points on the season.

2nd Star: Blake Bjella, G, St. Louis Jr. Blues

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Eric Vanderhoff - Skylands Kings

Eric Vanderhoff

For the second straight weekend, Eric Vanderhoff had an unbelievable weekend. After putting up 11 points in three games last week, Vanderhoff logged 10 points in two games this weekend. On Monday, Vanderhoff had a goal and an assist against the Niagara Falls PowerHawks. But it was on Friday night against Long Beach where Vanderhoff really shined. He picked up a hat trick and also grabbed five assists in a big win over the Sharks. The Skylands forward is currently riding a seven game point streak and during that span, has registered 23 points.

2nd Star: Jeremy Wilber, F, Binghamton Junior Senators

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Craig Garrigan, F, Skylands Kings Geoffrey LaMorre, D, Binghamton Junior Senators

 

South Star of the Week: Carson Murison - Texas Brahmas

Carson Murison

The workhorse for the Texas Brahmas appeared in three games this week and only allowed two goals in those games. On President’s day, Murison turned aside all 37 shots he faced as the Brahmas blanked the Point Mallard Ducks 2-0. Then on Friday night, Murison stopped 20 of 21 shots as the Brahmas topped the Jr. Stars 4-1. For the week, Murison had a goals against average of 1.11 and a save percentage of .967.

2nd Star: Talon Medure, F, Atlanta Capitals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Sam Sykes, F, Texas Brahmas

 

West Star of the Week: Brady Dahl - Granite City Lumberjacks

Brady Dahl

The forward from Rochester, Minnesota helped his team to a weekend sweep of the Breezy Point North Stars. Dahl scored the game winning goal in Friday night’s win and added an assist as well. He also gave out another assist in Saturday night’s win, giving him three points on the weekend. He finished the weekend with a plus-3 rating as his Lumberjacks won their seventh game in a row and tied the New Ulm Steel at the top of the West Division standings.

2nd Star: Reese Kaehler, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Stars of the Week Week of February 21, 2018sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Matthew Francois - La Crosse Freeze

Matthew Francois

Francois, 18, is on quite the tear as of late as he has points in each of his last eight games. This past weekend he had his best performance of the season as he notched a hat trick and three assists against the Rochester Ice Hawks. He finished the weekend with seven points in the two game weekend sweep. For the year, Francois has scored 54 points in 38 games played. He finished the weekend with a plus-5 rating.

2nd Star: Matt Irwin, F, Wausau RiverWolves

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Colin Cain, G, North Iowa Bulls Brady Lindauer, F, La Crosse Freeze Dan Sandvig, F, North Iowa Bulls

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Ryan Cortez - Long Beach Sharks

Ryan Cortez

Ryan Cortez was a very busy goaltender this past weekend as he saw a total of 120 shots fired his way. He was able to stop 112 of them to give him a save percentage of .933. He made an incredible 60 saves in Friday night’s loss to the New England Stars. Most goalies would need a night off after making that many saves, but not Cortez. He was right back in between the pipes the following day and he stopped 52 more pucks, keeping his team in the game.

2nd Star: Ian Gatley, F, New England Stars

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

East Star of the Week: Tristan Mock - Southern Tier Xpress

Tristan Mock

It was a big weekend for the Southern Tier Xpress as they knocked off the top two teams in their division to keep their playoff hopes alive. Tristan Mock played a key role in Southern Tier’s upset of Pittsburgh on Sunday afternoon. Mock scored his first hat trick of the season, including the game winner, in Southern Tier’s 4-3 win over the Vengeance. He extended his point streak to four in the process and was a plus-2.

2nd Star: Matt Schaumburger, F, Metro Jets

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): EJ Gilbert, F, Toledo Cherokee Michael Hubbard, G, Wooster Oilers Connor Inger, F, Metro Jets Matthew Kesto, F, Wooster Oilers Michael Lamison, F, Southern Tier Xpress Tristan Snyder, F, Toledo Cherokee

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Drew Scites - Great Falls Americans

Drew Scites

The Great Falls Americans Drew Scites has been spectacular this season and it continued this weekend against the Missoula Jr. Bruins. Scites posted another two wins and grabbed his fourth shutout of the year and second since joining the Americans. This season, Scites ranks second among qualified goaltenders in goals against average as he is allowing just 1.44 goals per game. His save percentage also ranks in the top four as it currently sits at .940, just a few hundredths away from the top spot in the entire NA3HL.

2nd Star: Beckett Patten, F, Bozeman Icedogs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ben Rinckey, F, Great Falls Americans

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Jack Healy - Peoria Mustangs

Jack Healy

The Peoria Mustangs are gearing up for what they hope will be a long playoff run. Part of ensuring a deep postseason journey is having your best players playing at the their highest level. Jack Healy was doing just that this past weekend as the native of Springfield, Illinois had himself a six point weekend in a sweep of the Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts. In Friday’s win, Healy was giving out assists as he ended the night with four apples. He also finished with a plus-3 rating that night. On Saturday, Healy found the back of the net for his 13th goal of the season and also added another assist. He now has 42 points in 35 games this season.

2nd Star: Dante Jones, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Eric Vanderhoff - Skylands Kings

Eric Vanderhoff

The Skylands Kings forward had a weekend to remember, specifically a game he will never forget. The product of Vernon, New Jersey scored 10 goals in three games over the weekend. Seven of those 10 goals came on Friday night against the Roc City Royals. He would follow that amazing effort up with three more goals over the next two days in a win against the Royals and a loss against Niagara Falls. Vanderhoff’s 11 point weekend rocketed him to third in the NA3HL points race with 85 on the season. He is also now tied for the most goals this year at 43.

2nd Star: Craig Carrigan, F, Skylands Kings

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Kris Augustine, G, Niagara Falls PowerHawks Dominik Bogdziul, F, Binghamton Junior Senators Steven Kozikoski, G, Oswego Stampede Andrew Logar, F, Niagara Falls PowerHawks

 

South Star of the Week: Regnars Udris - Point Mallard Ducks

Regnars Udris

The Point Mallard Ducks recently locked up a playoff spot in the Fraser Cup playoffs and their best player this past weekend was defenseman Regnars Udris. He gave out four assists in a win last Monday against Evansville and was a plus-5. On Friday night, Udris notched an assist against the Mid Cities Jr. Stars but then on Saturday, he exploded for five points. He lent a helping hand four times once again but also found the back of the net for his 15th goal of the year.

2nd Star: Mitch Dolese, D, Louisiana Drillers

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Fletcher Chun, F, Point Mallard Ducks Griffin Varricchio, G, Louisiana Drillers

 

West Star of the Week: Josiah Roen - Alexandria Blizzard

Josiah Roen

The Alexandria Blizzard are in a dogfight for positioning in the West Division and big weekend sweep put them into a tie for second place with the Granite City Lumberjacks and just three points back of the New Ulm Steel for first place. Josiah Roen is doing everything in his power to get his team to the top of that division. He scored a pair of goals including the game winner in a 5-4 win against New Ulm. He scored another two goals and added an assist in a win over the Willmar Warhawks on Sunday. The Hugo, Minnesota native finished the weekend with five points and a plus-7 rating.

2nd Star: Matt Moran, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Grant Troumbly, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

 

Stars of the Week Week of February 14, 2018sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Thomas Magnavite - La Crosse Freeze

Thomas Magnavite

The La Crosse Freeze are one of the hottest teams in the NA3HL as they have won 10 in a row and sit just three points back of first place North Iowa. Thomas Magnavite was an offensive catalyst this past weekend as the Freeze swept division rival Wisconsin. Magnavite notched a hat trick in Friday’s series opener. All three goals came on the power play and included the game winning goal. On Saturday, Magnavite continued his offensive tear and potted two more goals giving him five for the weekend. The forward from Chicago is riding a six game point streak.

2nd Star: Sam Hanson, F, Wisconsin Whalers

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Colin Cain, G, North Iowa Bulls Toon De Schepper, F, La Crosse Freeze Cameron Fagerlee, F, North Iowa Bulls John Vandervalk, F, Wisconsin Whalers

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Cole Archambeault - New England Stars

Cole Archambeault

Archambeault, 18, had himself quite the weekend as he was able to find the back of the net twice on Saturday night in a 5-2 win over the Northeast Generals. He was able to mimic that performance on Sunday as he found the back of the net two more times in a 3-1 win against the Cape Cod Islanders. He had a power play goal and the game winner against Cape Cod. He finished with a plus-3 rating.

2nd Star: Leevi Kervinen, F, Cape Cod Islanders

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

East Star of the Week: Connor Inger - Metro Jets

Connor Inger

The leading scorer for the Metro Jets continued to make his case for NA3HL MVP honors as the veteran forward had back-to-back big performances against the Toledo Cherokee. On Friday, Inger scored a pair of goals in a big win and followed that up with a three point effort, one goal and two assists. He was credited with the game winner in Saturday’s victory. For the season, Inger has 38 goals and 43 assists to give him 81 points, which ranks second in the NA3HL.

2nd Star: George Hanson, G, Metro Jets

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Cody Grogan - Gillette Wild

Cody Grogan

With a playoff spot on the line, Cody Grogan stepped up. The goaltender for the Gillette Wild allowed just two goals in two games against the Missoula Jr. Bruins. Coming into the weekend, the Wild had just a one point lead over the Jr. Bruins for the final playoff spot in the Frontier Division. On Saturday, Groton made 34 saves as his team pulled out a 3-2 overtime win. The next day, Grogan pitched a 36 save shutout, his second shutout of the season, to increase Gillette’s lead in the standings to four points. For the series, Grogan had a 0.98 goals against average and a .972 save percentage.

2nd Star: Carver Thompson, G, Bozeman Icedogs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Bud Winter - St. Louis Jr. Blues

Bud Winter

Newly acquired Bud Winter made a statement in his season debut with the St. Louis Jr. Blues. The forward from Sunset Hills, MO had identical performances against the Point Mallard Ducks this past weekend as he scored two goals and had an assist on Saturday in a Jr. Blues victory. On Sunday, he put up the exact same numbers to finish the weekend with four goals and six points. Winter logged a plus-4 rating in his two games and also netted a power play goal.

2nd Star: Bret Bauer, F, Peoria Mustangs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Will Baginski, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues

 

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Thomas Mandel - Binghamton Junior Senators

Thomas Mandel

The offense was rolling for the Binghamton Junior Senators and Thomas Mandel was a huge reason for it’s success. The native of New Hartford, New York put together a six point performance on Saturday as he netted a hat trick and also handed out three helpers. The following day he fell a goal shy of back-to-back hat tricks but still wound up with five points on the day. In the two game series, Mandel picked up 11 points to go with a plus-9 rating. Mandel has 18 points in five games.

2nd Star: Steven Kozikoski, G, Oswego Stampede

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tommy Kilway, F, Oswego Stampede Andrew Logar, F, Niagara Falls PowerHawks Matthew Minichiello, F, Niagara Falls PowerHawks Tim O’Connor, D, Binghamton Junior Senators

 

South Star of the Week: Nick Sheridan - Mid Cities Jr. Stars

Nick Sheridan

There was three games and three standout performances from Nick Sheridan this week as the Mid Cities Jr. Stars swept the College Station Spirit. On Friday night, Sheridan was lending a helping hand as he picked up two assists in a 5-2 win. The next night, Sheridan found the back of the net once and had another assist. Finally on Sunday, Sheridan exploded for three goals and an assist to finish the sweep. Sheridan picked up eight points over the three game span and overall has 10 points in his last four games. He finished the weekend with a plus-6.

2nd Star: Fletcher Chun, F, Point Mallard

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Kyle Cote, F, Texas Brahmas Matt Greco, F, Mid Cities Jr. Stars Michael Redman, F, Texas Brahmas Jesse Stepp, F, Point Mallard Ducks

 

West Star of the Week: Logan Nelson - Alexandria Blizzard

Logan Nelson

Consistency was key for Alexandria Blizzard forward Logan Nelson. First against the division leading New Ulm Steel, Nelson was able to find the back of the net once and assist on two other goals as the Blizzard upset the Steel 4-1. Then on Saturday in a battle with division rival Willmar, he scored two more goals and added an assist in a 6-4 win. In the final game of the weekend on Sunday, against Granite City, Nelson provided all the offense as his team fell to the Lumberjacks in overtime 4-3 despite Nelson’s second hat trick of the season. Alexandria’s leading scorer finished the three game weekend with nine points and extended his points streak to seven.

2nd Star: Braden Shea, F, Willmar Warhawks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Max Oelkers, F, Willmar Warhawks Tom Reilly, F, New Ulm Steel Sam Storlie, D, New Ulm Steel

 

Stars of the Week Week of February 7, 2018sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Brady Lindauer - La Crosse Freeze

Brady Lindauer

The La Crosse Freeze are preparing for a deep playoff run and one of their offensive leaders is playing at his highest level. Brady Lindauer upped his point streak to five games after two multi-point performances this past weekend. ON Saturday, the forward handed out two assists in a Freeze victory. On Sunday, Lindauer scored his 12th goal of the season and added four helpers in the victory. A seven point weekend gives Lindauer 47 points on the season and he finished the weekend with a plus-5 rating.

2nd Star: Nick Rogers, F, Wisconsin Whalers

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jimmy McDermott, F, Wisconsin Whalers Luke Murphy, G, Rochester Ice Hawks Brandon Ratzloff, F, La Crosse Freeze

 

Coastal Star of the Week: JP Chauvin - L/A Nordiques

JP Chauvin

A couple of weeks of helped the Lewiston/Auburn defenseman tremendously and he helped his team to a weekend split. Chauvin scored a goal in his team’s loss to New England on Friday night. The next day he exploded in a crucial win for his team over the Northeast Generals. Chauvin one again scored on the power play but he also tallied four assists to give him a five point night in their 6-2 win. The Massena, New York native now has 45 points in 38 games this season.

2nd Star: Mason Ledbetter, F, Maine Wild

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Leevi Kervinen, F, Cape Cod Islanders Esa Maki, G, Cape Cod Islanders Chris Rodrigues, G, Maine Wild

 

East Star of the Week: Jhuwon Davis - Metro Jets

Jhuwon Davis

The Metro Jets continue to roll as they look to clinch a division championship in the coming weeks. Jhuwon Davis notched his 16th goal of the year as his Jets took down the Wooster Oilers on Friday night. He also had a pair of assists in the victory. On Saturday against Lansing, he helped break the scoreless tie with his 23rd assist of the season, giving him four points over the two game weekend. Davis was also a plus-4.

2nd Star: Dominick Glavach, F, Pittsburgh Vengeance

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Brendan Johns, F, Pittsburgh Vengeance Andrew Kormos, G, Metro Jets

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Vadim Zubkov - Missoula Junior Bruins

Vadim Zubkov

There was not a better individual game performance last week than the one Vadim Zubkov put on Friday night. The Russian forward scored five goals and added an assist against the Bozeman Icedogs and the Bruins would need every one of his points as they scored an 8-5 victory. Zubkov wasn't a one-hit wonder either as he scored again the following night and added a pair of assists to finish the weekend with nine points. He now has a point streak of five straight games, netting at least three points in each of those contests. He finished the series with a plus-10 rating.

2nd Star: Misha Akatnov, F, Missoula Jr. Bruins

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Cody Brewer, G, Helena Bighorns Hayden Seitz, F, Helena Bighorns

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Dawson Marshall - St. Louis Jr. Blues

Dawson Marshall

Marshall, 19, scored two goals in a win over the Atlanta Capitals on Saturday. The second goal proved to be the game winner in a 5-3 win. It was a clutch moment for the St. Charles, Illinois native as the goal came with just 2:28 remaining in regulation. It was Marshall’s first multi-goal game of the year. For the season, Marshall now has seven goals and nine assists in 32 games.

2nd Star: John Shively, D, St. Louis Jr. Blues

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Ryan Reifler - Binghamton Junior Senators

Ryan Reifler

Another week, another Star of the Week honor for Ryan Reifler. The Binghamton forward only had one game this week but made the most of it as he found the back of the net four times. He added an assist as well in his team’s win over the Skylands Kings. Reifler now has 55 points in 24 games this season, 19 goals and 36 assists. With another big game, Reifler extends his point streak to 24 games.

2nd Star: Andrew Logar, F, Niagara Falls PowerHawks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Dylan Gulick, F, Oswego Stampede Matthew Minichiello, F, Niagara Falls PowerHawks Jameson Simmonds, F, Oswego Stampede

 

South Star of the Week: Jarett Green - Point Mallard Ducks

Jarett Green

The defenseman from Tampa Bay, Florida is playing some of his best hockey of the season as he feasted on the Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts last weekend. On Friday, Green found the back of the net once and gave out an assist. Then on Saturday, he found the back of the net again and passed out three more helpers. It was his third straight game with at least two points. Green’s solid play on both ends of the ice gave him a plus-5 rating during the series sweep.

2nd Star: Tyler Trombly, F, Point Mallard

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Michael Klintworth, F, Atlanta Capitals

 

West Star of the Week: Brett Meister - Alexandria Blizzard

Brett Meister

Similar to Riefler, Brett Meister also made the most of his one game this week as he lit up the Rochester Ice Hawks four times en route to a big win for Alexandria. The forward from White Bear Lake, Minnesota also had added an assist to go with his four goals to finish with five points. Meister’s point streak has now reached four games and he now has 20 goals and 41 points on the year.

2nd Star: Brandon Baker, D, Granite City Lumberjacks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Chase Di Bari, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

 

Stars of the Week Week of January 31, 2018sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Clayton Lackey - La Crosse Freeze

Clayton Lackey

Clayton Lackey could not be stopped this past weekend as the forward from Scottdale, Arizona lit up the Wisconsin Whalers for seven goals in just two games. He netted three in a 5-3 win on Friday night then came back with four more trips to the red light district on Saturday, a 9-1 victory. Lackey leads the Freeze with 62 points and leads the NA3HL with 40 goals. He finished the weekend with a plus-7 rating as well.

2nd Star: Laudon Poellinger, F, La Crosse Freeze

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Dayton Honkanen, D, North Iowa Bulls Brendan Studioso, F, North Iowa Bulls

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Ryan Cortez - Long Beach Sharks

Ryan Cortez

The 19-year old goaltender for the Long Beach Sharks was the best player on the ice for his team this weekend. In two games against the L/A Nordiques, the native of Norco, California made 111 saves on the weekend. He kept his team in a hard fought 5-4 loss by making 44 saves on Friday night. He followed that effort up by making a season high 67 saves the next day. Cortez finished the weekend with a .917 save percentage.

2nd Star: None

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

East Star of the Week: Sean Finstrom - Lansing Wolves

Sean Finstrom

Once again Sean Finstrom was an absolute wall for the Lansing Wolves. In 145 minutes this weekend, the native of Wixom, Michigan only allowed a single goal. That lone goal came in 31 save performance against the Pittsburgh Vengeance. Two days prior, the Southern Tier Xpress threw 26 shots in Finstrom’s direction, he stopped them all to pick up his fourth shutout of the season. On Saturday, Finstrom entered the game in relief and helped finish a combined shutout with teammate Will Ignatovich. For the week, Finstrom had a 0.41 goals against average and a .986 save percentage.

2nd Star: Andrew Kormos, G, Metro Jets

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Mike Forman, F, Lansing Wolves Connor Inger, F, Metro Jets Matthew Kesto, F, Wooster Oilers Zach Zwierceki, F, Wooster Oilers

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Hayden Seitz - Helena Bighorns

Hayden Seitz

Playing in his first games since the NA3HL Showcase, the return of Hayden Seitz lived up to the hype as the Helena forward put up big numbers in his return to action. On Friday night, his first game back from breaking his thumb, Seitz scored a goal and notched an assist. The following night, Seitz once again found the back of the net and added two more assists. Seitz had a plus-5 rating for the weekend and was “Just as effective in the defensive zone as he was offensively both nights,” said Helena Head Coach Bob Richards.

2nd Star: Jarrett Scheibel, F, Helena Bighorns

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Jack Radley - Peoria Mustangs

Jack Radley

Jack Radley’s club had the unusual Monday-Tuesday series with the Point Mallard Ducks, regardless of when the game was played, Radley was ready to go. He notched a hat trick in Monday’s 4-0 win over the Ducks. Two of his three goals came on the power play and he netted the game winner in that game. For the week, he finished with a plus-2 rating.

2nd Star: Dakota Meyer, G, Peoria Mustangs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Mark Capkovic, D, St. Louis Jr. Blues Dante Jone, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Ryan Reifler - Binghamton Junior Senators

Ryan Reifler

The Junior Senators are on roll and Ryan Reifler is a big part of it. On Friday, the Binghamton native scored a goal and had an assist in Binghamton’s win over Oswego. Then against Roc City, the 18-year old found the back of the net again but dished out three assists in another big win. He concluded his weekend with a third goal and an assist in win against Oswego on Sunday. Reifler finished the weekend with an unbelievable plus-13 rating and his goal on Sunday was the game winner.

2nd Star: Eric Vanderhoff, F, Skylands Kings

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Craig Garrigan, F, Skylands Kings Steven Kozikoski, G, Oswego Stampede Tim O’Connor, D, Binghamton Junior Senators Ben White, G, Oswego Stampede

 

South Star of the Week: Regnars Udris - Point Mallard Ducks

Regnars Udris

The Point Mallard Ducks, once again had a very busy week, playing for four games in seven days. On Tuesday against Peoria, Udris netted a goal and two assists. After a couple days of rest, the Ducks got right back to it and so did Udris. He potted a pair of power play goals in a 4-2 loss on Saturday to the Mid Cities Jr. Stars. He was even better on Sunday as he scored one more goal and notched two more assists. Udris finished the four games with eight points and now has 31 points on the season.

2nd Star: Carson Murison, G, Texas Brahmas

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Vincent Dekumbis, F, Texas Brahmas Kyle Konin, G, Atlanta Capitals Brody Nielsen, F, Atlanta Capitals Tyler Trombly, F, Point Mallard Ducks

 

West Star of the Week: Ridge Gerads - Granite City Lumberjacks

Ridge Gerads

The net minder for Granite City was very good this past weekend for the Lumberjacks as his team won all three games they played. On Wednesday night, Gerads shutout division rival Willmar as he denied all 17 shots the Warhawks put on. Then on Saturday against the high-powered St. Louis Jr. Blues, Gerads was peppered with 42 shots on goal but only allowed two to get by him. The Blaine, Minnesota native finished the week with a .966 save percentage and a 1.00 goals against average.

2nd Star: Brett Meister, F, Alexandria Blizzard

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Braden Altena, F, Granite City Lumberjacks Alec Skar, D, Alexandria Blizzard

 

Stars of the Week Week of January 24, 2018sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Colin Cain - North Iowa Bulls

Colin Cain

One of the hottest goaltenders in the league, Colin Cain was perfect this past weekend. On Thursday, the native of Hummelstown, Pennsylvania stopped all 24 shots the Wisconsin Whalers threw in his direction. After an off night Friday, Cain returned to the crease Saturday and denied the Wausau RiverWolves 22 times en route to his fifth shutout of the season. Cain is 21-1-2-2 this season in 26 appearances and has allowed one goal or fewer in 12 of his last 13 starts.

2nd Star: Clayton Lackey, F, La Crosse Freeze

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Evan Burke, D, Rochester Ice Hawks – Graham Day, D, Wisconsin Whalers – Andrew Ether, F, Wisconsin Whalers – Justin Gibbions, F, Rochester Ice Hawks – Dayton Honkanen, D, North Iowa Bulls – Connor Losen, D, La Crosse Freeze

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Marc Faia - Northeast Generals

Marc Faia

Northeast forward Marc Faia caught fire last weekend as he put together two stellar performances as the Generals swept the Maine Wild. On Saturday, Faia tallied a goal and an assist in a 7-5 victory. It was Sunday when Faia took over with a five point effort. The forward from Everett, Massachusetts potted a pair of goals and added three assists to finish the weekend with seven points. Faia was also a plus-4 for the weekend.

2nd Star: Tyson Gudaitis, F, New England Stars

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Matt Hammel, D, Northeast Generals

 

East Star of the Week: Joey Gerace - Southern Tier Xpress

Joey Gerace

Southern Tier forward Joey Gerace was handing out assists on Friday night as the Xpress took down the Roc City Royals. Gerace finished the night with five assists and a plus-5 rating. The following night, Gerace passed out two more helpers but ended up finding the back of the night twice himself including the game winner. From Jamestown, New York, Gerace completed the weekend with a plus-9 rating.

2nd Star: Jeremy Schwartz, F, Metro Jets

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Dom Glavach, F, Pittsburgh Vengeance – Tyler Hawk, G, Pittsburgh Vengeance – Spencer Sandberg, F, Toledo Cherokee – Matt Schaumburger, F, Metro Jets – Anthony Weinrich, F, Toledo Cherokee

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Drew Scites - Great Falls Americans

Drew Scites

Great Falls goaltender Drew Scites is making one heck of an impression on his new teammates. Newly acquired by the Americans, Scites has allowed just two goals in three starts. Last weekend Scites was almost perfect allowing just one goal in each of his team’s two wins. The 19-year old stopped 28 shots at Gillette on Friday night before stopping all seven shooters he faced in the shootout. He followed that effort up by stopping another 33 shots in a 5-1 victory. For the weekend, Scites posted a .96 goals against average and a .968 save percentage.

2nd Star: Kaden Lindberg, F, Helena Bighorns

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ricards Groskops, D, Helena Bighorns – Payton McSharry, F, Great Falls

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Dante Jones - St. Louis Jr. Blues

Dante Jones

The 18-year old forward had the best pair of games this season as he turned in an eight point effort in two games against Evansville. Saturday night, Jones had four helpers and was a plus-5. The following night he visited the red light district twice and added another two assists for back-to-back four point games. The Toronto, Ontario native was a plus-10 for the weekend.

2nd Star: Dylan Carroll, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Dominik Bogdziul - Binghamton Junior Senators

Dominik Bogdziul

Dominik Bogdziul continues to light it up in his return to the NA3HL. The Latvian forward now has points in all seven games he’s played in this season. Bogdziul had been very good at setting up his teammates as he collected five assists this weekend in a weekend split with the Pittsburgh Vengeance. The 19-year old did pick up his third goal of the season in Saturday’s 6-1 win as well. Bogdziul has 22 points in seven games this year.

2nd Star: Stephen Minichiello, F, Niagara Falls PowerHawks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Eddie Cannon, F, Oswego Stampede – Rich Hart, D, Oswego Stampede – Ryan Riefler, F, Binghamton Junior Senators, Brandon Schweickert, D, Niagara Falls PowerHawks

 

South Star of the Week: Dillon Steh - Atlanta Capitals

Dillon Steh

Dillon Steh extended his current point streak to four as the Atlanta forward picked up a hat trick on Thursday against College Station. He also added two assists to that effort to finish the game with five points. He added another goal on Friday to finish the weekend with six points. The Alpharetta, Georgia native picked up a shorthanded goal and a game winning goal during his team’s sweep.

2nd Star: Carson Murison, G, Texas Brahmas

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Vito Carlo, D, Atlanta Capitals – Michael Redmon, F, Texas Brahmas

 

West Star of the Week: Jared Fladebo - Breezy Point North Stars

Jared Fladebo

The captain of the Breezy Point North Stars carried his team to a victory on Friday night. He scored two goals including the game winner in a 6-5 victory over the Willmar Warhawks. The Mahtomedi, Minnesota native also added an assist in the win as well. The leading scorer for Breezy Point now has nine goals and 28 assists to give him 37 points in 34 games.

2nd Star: Danny Wieber, F, Breezy Point North Stars

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Stars of the Week Week of January 17, 2018sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Will Graves - La Crosse Freeze

Will Graves

Graves, 20, had himself a really good weekend for the La Crosse Freeze as they split with the North Iowa Bulls. The highlight of the weekend came on Saturday night as Graves became the first goaltender ever to shutout the Bulls at their home barn. Graves stopped all 32 shots that North Iowa threw his way in a 2-0 Freeze win. Graves is currently 11-5-1 with three shutouts.

2nd Star: Brendan Earls, G, Wisconsin Whalers

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Colin Cain, G, North Iowa Bulls Connor Clemons, F, North Iowa Bulls Zane Marshman, F, Wisconsin

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Nate Jefferys - Cape Cod Islanders

Nate Jefferys

The native of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan had his best weekend of the season as he tallied three points in a series split with the Long Beach Sharks. On Friday night, Jefferys scored a goal and an assist in a 4-1 Islanders victory. His goal proved to be the game winner. On Saturday, the 19-year old found the scoresheet again, netting his fifth goal of the season. He also had a plus-3 rating over the weekend.

2nd Star: None

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

East Star of the Week: Sean Finstrom - Lansing Wolves

Sean Finstrom

Lansing goaltender Sean Finstrom continued his hot streak as he picked up two wins this past weekend. On Friday he shutout the Toledo Cherokee, stopping 22 shots. It was his third shutout of the season. On Sunday, the native of Wixom, Michigan shut down one of the hottest teams in the league in the Pittsburgh Vengeance. Finstrom stopped 26 of 27 in a 2-1 Lansing victory. Over his last nine starts, Finstrom has eight wins and has allowed one goal or fewer in all eight of those wins.

2nd Star: Mike Forman, F, Lansing Wolves

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Anthony Cinato, F, Metro Jets Jhuwon Davis, F, Metro Jets Brian Grant, F, Southern Tier Xpress

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Carter Johnson - Yellowstone Quake

Carter Johnson

The Yellowstone Quake picked up a sweep over second place Helena this weekend and it was Carter Johnson leading the way for his team. In his team’s 4-1 victory on Friday, the forward from Meteetsee, Wyoming scored a goal and added an assist. He finished with a plus-3 rating on Friday. The following night, the 19-year old had another assist in the Quake’s 2-1 overtime win. For the season, Johnson had 36 points in 34 games played.

2nd Star: Nick Battaglia, G, Helena Bighorns

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Riley Buller, F, Yellowstone Quake Duncan McGarrah, F, Bozeman Ice Dogs

 

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Rory Scott - Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts

Rory Scott

Scott, 19, was a one man show on Sunday as he scored all three of the Jr. Thunderbolts’ goals in a 5-3 loss to the Atlanta Capitals. It is his first hat trick of the season and he now has nine goals on the season. For the year, the forward from Fort Wayne, Indiana has 16 points in 17 games this season in Evansville.

2nd Star: Blake Finley, F, Peoria Mustangs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Dante Jones, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues Jack Hatton, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Matthew Minichiello - Niagara Falls PowerHawks

Matthew Minichiello

The 16-year old from Toronto, Ontario was on fire this weekend as Niagara Falls swept the Oswego Stampede. Saturday, Minichiello scored two goals, including the overtime winner, and had two assists in the PowerHawks’ 4-3 victory. The following day, Minichiello tallied three assists to finish the weekend with seven points. He finished the weekend with a plus-7 rating and now has nine goal and nine assists this season.

2nd Star: Brandon Schwieckert, F, Niagara Falls PowerHawks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Eddie Cannon, F, Oswego Stampede Tommy Kilway, F, Oswego Stampede Jeremy Wilber, F, Binghamton Junior Senators

 

South Star of the Week: Tyler Myers - Texas Brahmas

Tyler Myers

2018 has been a perfect year so far for Texas Brahmas goaltender Tyler Myers. After picking up a shutout in the first weekend of the new year, the Thornton, Colorado native was a brick wall once again. Myers picked up two shutouts against the College Station Spirit. He stopped 20 shots on Friday night and then stopped another 25 on Sunday to cap off a three game sweep for Texas. The now 20-year old is 11-4 this season with six shutouts.

2nd Star: Brody Nielsen, F, Atlanta Capitals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Joey Bernardini, G, Point Mallard Ducks Vincent Dekumbis, F, Texas Brahmas Matt Goodman, F, Point Mallard Ducks Nick Sheridan, F, Mid Cities Jr. Stars Brandon Speights, F, Mid Cities Jr. Stars

 

West Star of the Week: Braden Altena - Granite City Lumberjacks

Braden Altena

The leading scorer for the Granite City Lumberjacks put his team back in first place in the West Division after a fantastic weekend on the ice. In a win over Willmar on Friday, Altena scored twice and had two assists as well in a 6-1 victory. Then on Saturday against New Ulm, the veteran forward from St. Cloud, Minnesota had two assists in a 6-3 win. For the season, Altena has scored 15 goals to go with 32 assists for a total of 47 points in 32 games.

2nd Star: Jared Fladebo, F, Breezy Point North Stars

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Kieran Brosnan, F, Breezy Point North Stars Kaden Ericson, G, Willmar Warhawks Austin Langworthy, F, New Ulm Steel Jack Parks, F, New Ulm Owen Sikich, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

 

Stars of the Week Week of January 10, 2018sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Tyler Bump - North Iowa Bulls

Tyler Bump

In a showdown between two of the hottest teams in the league, Tyler Bump was the best player on the ice. In his team’s 4-3 shootout loss on Friday night, Bump scored two goals. The following night, the Prior Lake, Minnesota native netted a hat trick and added two assists in North Iowa’s 8-1 win on Saturday. "Tyler is a gifted player who competes every night.  With his line starting, he scored on the first shot of the game on Saturday giving us positive momentum to start the game.  He is a leader not only in production but also in character and effort,” said North Iowa head coach Todd Sanden.

2nd Star: Brendan Earls, G, Wisconsin Whalers

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Toon De Schepper, D, La Crosse Freeze Cameron Fagerlee, F, North Iowa Bulls Matthew Francois, F, La Crosse Freeze Luke Murphy, G, Rochester Ice Hawks Drew Steines, F, Wisconsin Whalers

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Austin Braley - Northeast Generals

Austin Braley

The Northeast Generals have won seven of their last 10 and now find themselves in a tie for first place in the Coastal Division. Austin Braley’s six point weekend helped the Generals ascend to the top of the division. On Saturday against the Nordiques, Braley tallied a pair of assists in his team’s 3-2 win. He followed up that performance with two goals and two assists in a big win over the Maine Wild on Sunday. The forward from Bourne, Massachusetts had a plus-5 rating.

2nd Star: Leevi Kervinen, F, Cape Cod Islanders

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Fedor Lopaev, F, Northeast Generals

 

East Star of the Week: Griffin Sawyer - Metro Jets

Griffin Sawyer

The Metro Jets earned a weekend sweep of the Toledo Cherokee to start play in 2018 and Griffin Sawyer was a major factor during the two games. Friday, Sawyer potted a pair of goals, both coming on the power play, while assisting on another goal. The following night, the Trenton, Michigan native lent a helping hand on two Metro goals in their 5-1 victory.

2nd Star: Joel De Simone, G, Pittsburgh Vengeance

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Daniel Critzer, F, Wooster Oilers Jacob Friedman, F, Pittsburgh Vengeance Justyn Gillis, G, Wooster Oilers Connor Inger, F, Metro Jets

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Brooks Mitzel - Gillette Wild

Brooks Mitzel

Brooks Mitzel was an unstoppable force for the Gillette Wild this past weekend as they swept the Great Falls Americans. Mitzel put the team on his back Friday night as he scored four goals in his team’s 5-3 win over the Americans. The four goals are a single-game high for him this season. The forward from Rapid City, South Dakota gave out two apples on Saturday night to finish the weekend with six points and a plus-4 rating.

2nd Star: Kaden Lindberg, F, Helena Bighorns

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Riley Buller, F, Yellowstone Quake Mikhail Gavrilenko, F, Helena Bighorns Jack Oberg, F, Gillette Wild Tanner Rath, F, Great Falls Americans Nolan Willoughby, F, Yellowstone Quake

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Jake Cox - St. Louis Jr. Blues

Jake Cox

Another big weekend from St. Louis forward Jake Cox brings him closer to history. With a four goal weekend in the Blues’ sweep of the Peoria Mustangs, Cox now has 210 career points in the NA3HL. That vaults him into a tie for second place all time. Cox is also closing in on the NA3HL career goals mark, he needs just six goals to become the NA3HL all time leading scorer.

2nd Star: Blake Bjella, G, St. Louis Jr. Blues

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Dominik Bogdziul - Binghamton Junior Senators

Dominik Bogdziul

It was a reunion of sorts for Dominik Bogdziul this past weekend as he played his first games of the season for the Binghamton Junior Senators. Bogdziul scored 119 points last year for Binghamton in 42 games. He’s right back to his scoring ways as he found the scoresheet in both games against the Niagara Falls PowerHawks. He had three assists in a 7-0 victory for the Junior Senators on Saturday. Then on Sunday, he found the back of the net for the first time this season and added two assists in a 5-2 win. The newest weapon for Binghamton was also a plus-6 last weekend.

2nd Star: Brady Anderson, G, Binghamton Junior Senators

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

South Star of the Week: Ashton Norris - Texas Brahmas

Ashton Norris

Ashton Norris of the Texas Brahmas sure was clutch this past weekend. He scored the game winning goal in each of his two games this weekend as the Brahmas swept the Louisiana Drillers. Norris finished the weekend with a plus-3 rating. The native of Arlington, Texas now has eight goals and five assists on the season to give him 13 points in 25 games played.

2nd Star: Connor Simpson, F, Mid Cities Jr. Stars

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Kyle Cote, F, Texas Brahmas Brandon Speights, F, Mid Cities Jr. Stars

 

West Star of the Week: Alex Nagel - New Ulm Steel

Alex Nagel

Alex Nagel may have only played one game this week but he delivered an effort that not only helped his team to a comeback victory but also propelled them to first place in the West Division standings. Nagel was named the first star of the game as the Steel beat Granite City 5-3. The forward from Antigo, Wisconsin scored two goals including the game winning goal in the Steel’s only game last week. He added an assist as well to finish with three points and and also had a plus-3 rating.

2nd Star: Chase Di Bari, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jared Fladebo, F, Breezy Point North Stars Alex Flicek, F, Breezy Point North Stars Owen Sikich, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

 

Stars of the Week Week of January 3, 2018sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Shane Bernhardson - North Iowa Bulls

Shane Bernhardson

Bernhardson, a native of Apple Valley, Minnesota, ended 2017 with a bang as he notched the best weekend of his junior hockey career. On Saturday night against Rochester, the defenseman scored a natural hat trick in a span of four minutes and 58 seconds. He also registered two assists to go with his hat trick. Then on New Year’s Eve, Bernhardson scored another pair of goals and tacked on two assists to finish the weekend with nine points. The captain of the Bulls leads all North Iowa defenseman with 30 points over 27 games this season.

2nd Star: Brendan Studioso, F, North Iowa Bulls

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Coastal Star of the Week: No Award

 

East Star of the Week: No Award

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Cole Stewart - Yellowstone Quake

Cole Stewart

The points leader of the NA3HL continued his stellar play as the Yellowstone Quake got back to their winning ways over the weekend. The veteran forward led the charge with two goals and an assist in the Quake’s Saturday night win against the Gillette Wild. The following night, Stewart duplicated his effort, scoring twice again while adding an assist. Stewart held a plus-4 rating over the two game period and now leads the NA3HL with 60 points in just 24 games played.

2nd Star: Payton McSharry, F, Great Falls Americans

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Jack Radley - Peoria Mustangs

Jack Radley

Jack Radley could be found all over the scoresheet in Peoria’s weekend sweep of the Wausau RiverWolves. Friday night, the San Diego, California native netted his first hat trick of the season in a 6-2 victory. He came back the next night and visited the red light district two more times to give him a five goal weekend. Two of Radley’s goals came on the power play and his third goal from Friday proved to be the game winner. Radley currently leads the Mustangs with 34 points.

2nd Star: Jack Healy, F, Peoria Mustangs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Northeast Star of the Week: No Award

 

South Star of the Week: No Award

 

West Star of the Week: Brendan Payne - Alexandria Blizzard

Brendan Payne

The Alexandria Blizzard have won 10 straight games and no one is hotter than Brendan Payne. He is currently on a seven game points streak after another big weekend. Saturday against Willmar, Payne netted a goal and an assist in the Blizzard’s 5-3 win. The 20-year old scored twice on New Year’s Eve and added two assists to finish the weekend with six points. He also had a plus-5 rating in the two games. For the season, Payne has 16 goals and 18 assists in 25 games played. 

2nd Star: Brandon Bissett, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Logan Neu, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

 

Stars of the Week Week of December 21, 2017sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Nick Rogers - Wisconsin Whalers

Nick Rogers

The forward from Dubuque, Iowa picked up an eight point week for the Wisconsin Whalers as the team went 3-0-1. His best game came on Tuesday at the NA3HL Showcase as the Whalers completed the sweep with a 7-5 win over the Southern Tier Xpress. Rogers shined as he scored a pair of goals and picked up two assists in the win. He also had a plus-4 rating in that contest. Rogers leads the Whalers with 51 points in 26 games this season.

2nd Star: Clayton Lackey, F, La Crosse Freeze

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Josh Arnold, F, North Iowa Bulls Colin Cain, G, North Iowa Bulls Matthew Francois, F, La Crosse Freeze Jimmy McDermott, F, Wisconsin

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Cole Archambeault - New England Stars

Cole Archambeault

A native of Lunenburg, Massachusetts, Archambeault picked up five points at this season’s NA3HL Showcase. He logged a pair of assists against Granite City on Sunday night, scored a goal against Pittsburgh and notched another pair of assists in a victory over Mid Cities on Tuesday. He finished the Showcase with a plus-3 rating. In 26 games played this season, Archambeault has 11 goals and 13 assists to give him 24 points.

2nd Star: Noah Carlock, F, Long Beach Sharks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ian Gatley, F, New England Stars

 

East Star of the Week: Turner Banyasz - Wooster Oilers

Turner Banyasz

Turner Banyasz had himself quite the Showcase as he picked up three multi-point games while in Blaine. He had two assists in his team’s first game against Atlanta. He followed that up with a goal and two more assists against the Northeast Generals. He concluded his Showcase experience with two goals and another assist against the Willmar Warhawks. All of Banyasz’s goals came on the power play and he finished the showcase with a plus-3 rating.

2nd Star: Joey Gerace, F, Southern Tier Xpress

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jhuwon Davis, F, Metro Jets - Joel De Simone, G, Pittsburgh Vengeance Dom Glavach, F, Pittsburgh Vengeance Connor Inger, F, Metro Jets - Matthew Kesto, F, Wooster Oilers

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Jack Oberg - Gillette Wild

Jack Oberg

The Gillette Wild were one of the few teams to sweep the NA3HL Showcase and Jack Oberg was a big reason why. In their win on Sunday against Roc City, Oberg scored one goal and three assists. Oberg came back the following day with three more assists against the Cape Cod Islanders. Finally on Tuesday, the forward from Rapid City, South Dakota scored a goal and had two assists to finish the Showcase with 10 points. Oberg finished the Showcase with a plus-6 rating and now has 47 points in 26 games.

2nd Star: Brodie Thornton, D, Bozeman Icedogs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tait Carlson, G, Bozeman Icedogs Brooks Mitzel, F, Gillette Wild

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Jack Hatton - St. Louis Jr. Blues

Jack Hatton

The St. Louis Jr. Blues points leader had another great week, this time it was in front of over 100 scouts at the NA3HL Showcase. Hatton logged two points in every game in Blaine as he picked up two assists in a win over Texas, scored both St. Louis goals in a loss to the New Ulm Steel and then had one goal and one assist in win against Yellowstone. Hatton finished the week with a plus-5 rating and now has 54 points in just 20 games this season in St. Louis.

2nd Star: Jaden Gardner, G, Peoria Mustangs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Blake Bjella, G, St. Louis Jr. Blues

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Brady Anderson - Binghamton Junior Senators

Brady Anderson

18-year old Brady Anderson impressed many bath the 2017 NA3HL Showcase as he quieted two of the best teams in the league in back to back days. The Eden Prairie, Minnesota native slowed down the high flying Metro Jets as he allowed just two goals on 32 shots in a 3-2 shootout loss. The following day he shut down the first place Texas Brahmas as stopped all 36 shots thrown his way to pick up his first shutout of the season. During the Showcase, Anderson posted a 0.96 goals against average and a .971 save percentage.

2nd Star: Eric Vanderhoff, F, Skylands Kings

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Dylan Dinzik, D, Skylands Kings Steven Kozikoski, G, Oswego Stampede Eric Melso, F, Binghamton Jr. Senators Marcos Zarragoitia, D, Oswego Stampede

 

South Star of the Week: Brandon Vukasin - Louisiana Drillers

Brandon Vukasin

The Louisiana Drillers went back home with a sweep at the NA3HL Showcase and no one was better than Brandon Vukasin. The forward from Anchorage, Alaska scored seven goals in three games and also added four assists. On Sunday against Wausau, Vukasin notched a hat trick and then assisted on the game winning goal in a 4-3 victory. He saved his best performance for last as he scored another hat trick and picked up three assists in a win over Cape Cod. The 20-year old also had a plus-7 rating for the week.

2nd Star: Nick Sheridan, F, Mid Cities Jr. Stars

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Brandon Speights, F, Mid Cities Jr. Stars

 

West Star of the Week: Logan Nelson - Alexandria Blizzard

Logan Nelson

The Alexandria Blizzard had a Showcase to remember as they went 3-0 in their three games. Logan Nelson was the catalyst for their explosive offense. Nelson scored a hat trick and added an assist in Alexandria’s win over Missoula. On Monday, he scored one goal and added three helpers in a victory over Point Mallard before scoring a goal and assisting on another in yet another Alexandria win, this time against Lansing. Nelson was a plus-8 during the three games in Blaine.

2nd Star: Brandon Bissett, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Kyle Hayden, G, Alexandria Blizzard Logan Neu, F, Granite City Lumberjacks Alec Skar, D, Alexandria Blizzard

 

Stars of the Week Week of December 13, 2017sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Josh Arnold - North Iowa Bulls

Josh Arnold

Nobody had a better weekend finding the back of the net than North Iowa forward Josh Arnold. The Roseville, Minnesota native scored eight times in a sweep of the Rochester Ice Hawks. Arnold, 20, put up back-to-back four goal performances en route to a nine point weekend. For the season, Arnold has scored 22 goals and 43 points in 24 games this season. “Arnie’s speed creates opportunities for himself and his line mates and is hard for teams to defend,” said North Iowa head coach Todd Sanden.

2nd Star: Jimmy McDermott, F, Wisconsin Whalers

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Anthony Fortin, F, Wisconsin Whalers Brady Lindauer, F, La Crosse Freeze Alex Timm, F, North Iowa Bulls

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Tyler Rudek - Northeast Generals

Tyler Rudek

Three games, three different opponents and three wins for the Northeast Generals of the Coastal Division. They’re offensive spark plug was none other than Tyler Rudek. The forward from Woonsocket, Rhode Island put up seven points over those three games for the Generals. His best performance coming on Friday against the Long Beach Sharks. Rudek scored two goals and had two assists in a 6-3 win. He scored two more goals the following day against Cape Cod and capped off his weekend with an assist against first place Lewiston/Auburn.

2nd Star: Eric Vanderhoff, F, Skylands Kings

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Noah Bird, G, Cape Cod Islanders Stephen Finkel, F, Skylands Kings

 

East Star of the Week: Brendan Smith - Lansing Wolves

Brendan Smith

Make it back-to-back Star of the Week honors for Lansing forward Brendan Smith. The ’98 from Birch Run, Michigan added another four points to his total this past weekend. His signature performance coming against one of the league’s best teams, the Metro Jets. Smith scored both of his team’s goals in a 2-1 victory. He came back the following day with two assists in another Lansing win, this time over Toledo. Smith leads the Wolves in points with 24 in 23 games.

2nd Star: Spencer Sandberg, F, Toledo Cherokee

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Robby Flannery, D, Metro Jets Tyler Hawk, G, Pittsburgh Vengeance Connor Inger, F, Metro Jets Austin Martz, F, Pittsburgh Vengeance Zach Perry, F, Toledo Cherokee

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Gavin Cline - Helena Bighorns

Gavin Cline

Cline, 20, continued his impressive December as he extended his point streak to four after a pair of  multi point games this past weekend. On Friday night, Cline scored a goal and assisted on another in a 5-3 win for the Bighorns over Great Falls. Against Missoula, the following night, Cline scored once again and added two assists as Helena went on to sweep the weekend. The forward from Kalamazoo, Michigan leads the Bighorns in points with 33.

2nd Star: Jack Oberg, F, Gillette Wild

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Brooks Mitzel, F, Gillette Wild Dan Rieger, D, Helena Bighorns

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Mark Capkovic - St. Louis Jr. Blues

Mark Capkovic

In a divisional showdown with their biggest rival, defenseman Mark Capkovic was contributing on the offensive side of the ice as the Oakville, Missouri native notched four assists in his team’s sweep of the Peoria Mustangs. He was also a plus-3 on the blue line during the two games. Capkovic, 18, has had an impressive rookie season with the Jr. Blues.  He has six goals and 13 assists to give him 19 points in 22 games.

2nd Star: Blake Bjella, G, St. Louis Jr. Blues

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jaden Gardner, G, Peoria Mustangs

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Jeremy Wilber - Binghamton Junior Senators

Jeremy Wilber

The Binghamton Jr. Senators picked up two more wins this weekend as they swept the Oswego Stampede. Jeremy Wilber was the catalyst for the Binghamton offense as he scored a goal in the team’s 3-1 victory on Friday night. Then on Sunday, Wilber managed to find twine three more times to pick up his second hat trick in as many weekends. The native of Binghamton also added an assist to his three goal effort. Wilber, in his second season with the Jr. Senators, has 33 points in 21 games this year.

2nd Star: Steven Kozikoski, G, Oswego Stampede

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

South Star of the Week: Cameron Bickford - Texas Brahmas

Cameron Bickford

Bickford, 19, had a great weekend from the blue line as the Mansfield, Texas native picked up two assists in both of the Brahmas’ games this weekend. Texas saw their 19 game winning streak come to an end despite getting two points from Bickford. They came back on Sunday and got back into the win column thanks to two more assists from Bickford. The Texas defenseman has 27 points in 22 games this season.

2nd Star: Brandon Vukasin, F, Louisiana Drillers

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tristan Allen, F, Mid Cities Jr. Stars Carson Murison, G, Texas Brahmas Nick Sheridan, F, Mid Cities Jr. Stars

 

West Star of the Week: Zach Martin - Willmar WarHawks

Zach Martin

The Warhawks only had one game this past weekend but Zach Martin certainly made the most of his opportunity. The forward from Overland, Kansas scored a pair of goals and added an assist in Willmar’s 3-0 victory in New Ulm against the Steel. He was also a plus-2. Martin, 20, leads the Warhawks in points this season as he has registered 27 points in 23 games so far during the 2017-18 season.

2nd Star: Jordan Olson, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Chase DiBari, F, Granite City Lumberjacks Kaden Erickson, G, Willmar Warhawks

 

Stars of the Week Week of December 6, 2017sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Tyler Bump - North Iowa Bulls

Tyler Bump

The 20-year from Prior Lake, Minnesota feasted on the Wausau RiverWolves as the North Iowa Bulls picked up a two game sweep. Bump put up back-to-back four point games as he had a goal and three assists on Friday night. He followed up that big game with three goals and one assist. Bump leads the Bulls in points with 40 through 21 games this season.

2nd Star: Luke Hefty, D, Wisconsin Whalers

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Connor Clemons, F, North Iowa Bulls Will Graves, G, La Crosse Freeze Jimmy McDermott, F, Wisconsin Whalers Jacob Silverstein, G, La Crosse Freeze

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Cam St. Amand - Cape Cod Islanders

Cam St. Amand

The leading scorer from the Cape Cod Islanders had another good weekend as the Islanders split the weekend series with the New England Stars and Maine Wild. On Saturday, St. Amand scored a pair of goals and added an assist. His third period goal proved to be the game winner. On Sunday, St. Amand scored a shorthanded goal in a loss to New England. For the season, St. Amand has 16 goals and 25 points in 21 games this year.

2nd Star: None

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

East Star of the Week: Brendan Smith - Lansing Wolves

Brendan Smith

Another leading scorer is being named the star of the week as Brendan Smith takes home East Division honors this week. Smith had a tremendous weekend as he recorded a goal and three assists in Friday night’s win over Toledo. The following night, Smith had a hand in all three Lansing goals as he netted one himself while assisting on two others. Through 21 games this season he has 20 points.

2nd Star: Austin Martz, F, Pittsburgh Vengeance

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Nick Erker, F, Pittsburgh Vengeance Sean Finstrom, G, Lansing Wolves George Hansen, D, Metro Jets Rhett Limback, F, Metro Jets

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Mason Stewart - Yellowstone Quake

Mason Stewart

Just named Forward of the Month for the month of November, Mason Stewart has shown no signs of slowing down as the calendar flipped to December. He scored two goals and three assists in a Yellowstone win over Bozeman. He was also a plus-7 in that game. On Saturday, Stewart added a pair of assists in another Quake win. He finished the weekend with a plus-10 rating.

2nd Star: Hayden Seitz, F, Helena Bighorns

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Gavin Cline, F, Helena Bighorns Ian Doner, F, Yellowstone Quake

 

Midwest Star of the Week: No Award

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Brad Becker - Binghamton Junior Senators

Brad Becker

A second Star of the Week honor in three weeks for Binghamton forward. Becker scored three times and assisted on four other Senator goals in a Sunday victory against the Skylands Kings. He had another three point effort in Saturday’s game as well. Becker leads the Junior Senators in points as he has 21 goals and 45 points in 19 games.

2nd Star: Brandon Corey, F, Roc City Royals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jason Martinez, G, Roc City Royals Jeremy Wilber, F, Binghamton Jr. Senators

 

South Star of the Week: Brody Nielsen - Atlanta Capitals

Brody Nielsen

It was a three game weekend for the Atlanta Capitals and leading scorer Brody Nielsen was a key contributor during the three game sweep. Friday and Saturday night, Nielsen scored two goals to go with a pair of assists. On Sunday afternoon, the Capitals forward scored another goal and had an assist. In total, the native of Newport, Michigan scored five goals and five assists got go with a plus-5 rating.

2nd Star: Carson Murison, G, Texas Brahmas

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jarod Croswell, D, Texas Brahmas Elijah Gibbons, G, Atlanta Capitals Matt Hutton, F, Mid Cities Jr. Stars Jason Koehn, F, Mid Cities Jr. Stars

 

West Star of the Week: Owen Sikich - Granite City Lumberjacks

Owen Sikich

In a wild weekend series with the Willmar Warhawks, Owen Sikch was the best player on the ice as he had back-to-back big games for the defending Fraser Cup champions. On Friday at home, Sikich scored a goal and two assists and then followed that up with a two goal and one assist performance. All three of his goals from this weekend came on the power play. The 20-year old has 24 points in 19 games so far this season.

2nd Star: Brady Meyers, G, Alexandria Blizzard

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Braden Altena, F, Granite City Lumberjacks Kirk Coppock, F, New Ulm Steel Ryan Kenny, G, New Ulm Steel

 

Stars of the Week Week of November 29, 2017sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Jarod Blackowiak - North Iowa Bulls

Jarod Blackowiak

The North Iowa Bulls are back into first place in the Central Division and Jarod Blackowiak is a big reason why. The 18-year old from Eden Prairie, Minnesota helped the Bulls sweep the Wausau RiverWolves as he contributed three points in the series. Blackowiak registered two assists in North Iowa’s 5-1 victory on Friday night while he scored his sixth goal of the season, the game winner, in a 3-1 win on Saturday. The North Iowa forward was a plus-2 on the weekend.

2nd Star: Jake Joyaux, D, North Iowa Bulls

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Dylan Figueroa - Northeast Generals

Dylan Figueroa

Dylan Figueroa had the best weekend of the year as the Generals won a pair of games on Saturday and Sunday. In the victory over Cape Cod Saturday, Figueroa scored his sixth goal of the season and had an assist as the Generals won 7-3. Then on Sunday in a 6-3 win over Maine, Figueroa dished out four assists to finish the weekend with six points. In addition to his point production, the Plymouth, Massachusetts native was a plus-6.

2nd Star: Shayne Plummer, F, L/A Nordiques

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Stephen Toal, F, Northeast Generals

 

East Star of the Week: Sean Finstrom - Lansing Wolves

Sean Finstrom

Having two weeks off in the middle of November helped Sean Finstrom and the Lansing Wolves refuel their tanks as they swept the Southern Tier Xpress this past weekend. On Saturday, Finstrom turned aside 21 of 22 Southern Tier shots en route to a 3-1 victory. He followed that performance with an even better effort on Sunday. He made 33 saves in a 2-1 win. For the weekend, the native of Wixom, Michigan of .970 and a goals against average of 1.00.

2nd Star: Michael Schramm, F, Lansing Wolves

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Cole Stewart - Yellowstone Quake

Cole Stewart

The Yellowstone Quake’s offense exploded for 18 goals in two games this weekend as they went on to sweep the Gillette Wild. A big catalyst to that offense was Yellowstone leading scorer Cole Stewart. On Friday night, Stewart found the back of the net once and had three assists in a big win for the Quake. He then scored what could be the goal of the year in the NA3HL on Saturday night as he went on to notch a hat trick and add another assist. For the weekend, the Atlanta, Georgia native registered four goals and four assists to give him an eight point weekend and Star of the Week honors.

2nd Star: Ricards Groskops, D, Helena Bighorns

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jake Boje, F, Bozeman Icedogs Ben Kottmeier, F, Helena Bighorns Jack Moore, F, Yellowstone Quake

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Braden Stewart - Peoria Mustangs

Braden Stewart

The veteran forward had himself a very good weekend as the Mustangs swept the Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts over the weekend. On Saturday night, Stewart scored a goal and assisted on two others. Then on Sunday afternoon, he scored two more goals to increase his season total to 10 as the Mustangs won in overtime. Stewart now has 20 points on the year which ranks him second on Peoria.

2nd Star: Jake Cox, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Blake Finley, D, Peoria Mustangs Kyle Kowalski, F, Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts Hunter Muzzillo, D, St. Louis Jr. Blues

 

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Josh Mitchell - Niagara Falls PowerHawks

Josh Mitchell

Josh Mitchell made a great first impression with his new team as he posted back-to-back wins for the Niagara Falls PowerHawks. The Buffalo, New York native picked up a 37 save win in his season debut for Niagara Falls, allowing just one goal. The following day, he almost matched those numbers, this time stopping 31 shots and allowing one goal. Mitchell finished the weekend with a 1.00 goals against average and a save percentage of .971.

2nd Star: Andrew Logar, F, Niagara Falls PowerHawks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Steven Kozikoski, G, Oswego Stampede Ben White, G, Oswego Stampede

 

South Star of the Week: Dakota Davis - Texas Brahmas

Dakota Davis

Davis, 20, had plenty to be thankful for in the Texas Brahmas’ weekend sweep of the College Station Spirit. On Saturday, he scored a pair of goals and a pair of assists in the Texas win. He was even better the next day as he once again scored twice and picked up three assists in another Brahma victory. He had a rating of plus-4 on the weekend.

2nd Star: Mitch Dolese, D, Louisiana Drillers

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jaxon Bombardir, D, Texas Brahmas Gunner Moore, D, Atlanta Capitals Dillon Steh, F, Atlanta Capitals Griffin Varricchio, G, Louisiana Drillers

 

West Star of the Week: Ryan Kenny - New Ulm Steel

Ryan Kenny

The New Ulm Steel are red hot and it’s no surprise their young goaltender is too. Ryan Kenny continued his strong play as he has now won five consecutive starts. This week, the naive of Fort Lauderdale, Florida stopped 25 of 27 shots in a victory over the Willmar Warhawks. Then on Saturday, the 18-year old was a brick wall against the defending champion Granite City Lumberjacks. Kenny stopped all 40 shots thrown his way as he picked up his second shutout of the season.

2nd Star: Zach Martin, D, Willmar Warhawks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Cole Buhl, F, Granite City Lumberjacks Max Oelkers, F, Willmar Warhawks Hunter Schwehr, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

 

Stars of the Week Week of November 22, 2017sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Tristan Slot - Wausau RiverWolves

Tristan Slot

The Wausau RiverWolves got their first wins in the NA3HL this past weekend and no one was a bigger catalyst for their offense than Tristan Slot. The Kaukauna, Wisconsin native scored four goals, two in each game, while tacking on five assists. Slot contributed on every single RiverWolves goal on Friday night as the club picked up their first win, a 6-0 shutout over Evansville. Slot now has 12 points on the season and was a plus-7 for the weekend.

2nd Star: Mitch Dolter, F, North Iowa Bulls

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Henry Baribeau, G, Wausau RiverWolves – Jarod Blackowiak, F, North Iowa Bulls – Brandon Earls, G, Wisconsin Whalers – Carter Grobstick, F, Wisconsin Whalers

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Derek Flynn - New England Stars

Derek Flynn

The defenseman from Dracut, Massachusetts had himself quite the weekend as he picked up five points. His best game came on Saturday, that’s when the 18-year old scored a power play goal and also tallied three assists in a 4-3 overtime win over the Northeast Generals. He also picked up another assist in the rematch with Northeast, a game his team won 3-0. For the weekend, Flynn had a plus-2 rating.

2nd Star: Joseph Mehall, F, Maine Wild

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Leevi Kervinen, F, Cape Cod Islanders

 

East Star of the Week: Dominick Glavach - Pittsburgh Vengeance

Dominick Glavach

There are new kings of the east and league as the Pittsburgh Vengeance swept the Metro Jets to take control of the East Division. Their sweep also propelled them to the top of the league standings as they now have 36 points. Leading the charge was forward Dom Glavach who, after this weekend, leads the league in goals with 23. The 20-year old scored a pair of goals and added an assist in his team’s 5-2 win on Saturday night. He followed that up with a goal and an assist in Pittsburgh’s overtime win on Sunday. Glavach now leads his team in points with 31 in just 24 games.

2nd Star: Ricardo Gonzalez, G, Toledo Cherokee

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Brendon Ashley, F, Lansing Wolves – Jhuwon Davis, F, Metro Jets – Tyler Hawk, G, Pittsburgh Vengeance – Michael Hubbard, G, Wooster Oilers – Matthew Kesto, F, Wooster OIlers

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Carver Thompson - Bozeman Icedogs

Carver Thompson

The Bozeman Icedogs got into the win column this weekend and a major piece of that success was goaltender Carver Thompson. The native of Billings, Montana denied 42 of 43 Helena shots to give his team a 4-1 on Saturday night, earning first star honors. His .977 save percentage was tops in the division for the past weekend.

2nd Star: Nick Ramstad, F, Great Falls Americans

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Ivan Galaguzov - St. Louis Jr. Blues

Ivan Galaguzov

The St. Louis forward continued the hottest start in the NA3HL as he has 37 points in 16 games. With five more points this weekend, Galaguzov’s 16 game points streak remains intact. His two goals and assist on Saturday helped his Jr. Blues win a crucial divisional game with Peoria 6-2. Another goal and assist on Sunday helped his team continue their 17 game winning streak. Galaguzov has at least two points in each of his last five games.

2nd Star: Cameron McAtee, D, St. Louis Jr. Blues

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Brad Becker - Binghamton Junior Senators

Brad Becker

Becker, 20, helped his Binghamton Jr. Senators earn a split with Niagara Falls this past weekend. After falling in a shootout on Saturday, Becker found the back of the net three times on Sunday and also added an assist in the Jr. Senators 9-3 victory. The native of Howell, New Jersey now has 18 goals and 17 assists in 17 games played and was a plus-3 on the weekend against Niagara Falls.

2nd Star: Brandon Schweickert, F, Niagara Falls PowerHawks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Frankie Bodami, F, Niagara Falls PowerHawks

 

South Star of the Week: Robbie Seger - Texas Brahmas

Robbie Seger

The Pevely, Missouri native had his best weekend of the season as the Texas Brahmas swept the College Station Spirit. On Saturday, Seger scored a goal and had an assist. Sunday was Seger’s best game of the season as he had a hat trick to go with three assists in another win over the Spirit. Seder’s point streak has now reached three games and he now has 14 points on the year. He also had a plus-8 rating this past weekend.

2nd Star: Tucker Alspaugh, F, Louisiana Drillers

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Gunner Moore, D, Atlanta Capitals – Sam Sykes, F, Texas Brahmas

 

West Star of the Week: Alex Nagel - New Ulm Steel

Alex Nagel

The veteran forward continued his hot streak for the New Ulm Steel as he notched seven points in two games. On Friday night, Nagel scored his first hat trick of the season and also had an assist in a 6-2 win over Breezy Point. On Saturday, Nagel tallied a pair of goals and tacked on another assist in a 5-4 overtime victory. He now has points in each of his last five games and has at least one goal in each of his last four games. The Antigo, Wisconsin native now has 10 goals and 15 assists in 16 games.

2nd Star: Braden Altena, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Kirk Coppock, F, New Ulm Steel – Chase Di Bari, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

 

Stars of the Week Week of November 15, 2017sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Carter Grobstick - Wisconsin Whalers

Carter Grobstick

The Wisconsin Whalers are red hot as they swept the Peoria Mustangs to up their winning streak to four. Carter Grobstick was a major catalyst for the offense as he had four points this past weekend. The Dubuque, Iowa native scored a goal and an assist in each of his two games this past week. The 19-year old now has 10 goals and 13 assists in 17 games this season.

2nd Star: Clayton Lackey, F, La Crosse Freeze

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Shane Bernhardson, D, North Iowa Bulls – Cameron Fagerlee, F, North Iowa Bulls – Jimmy McDermott, F, Wisconsin Whalers – Laudon Poellinger, F, La Crosse Freeze

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Austin Braley - Northeast Generals

Austin Braley

Make it back-to-back star of the week selections for Austin Braley of the Northeast Generals. The forward from Bourne, Massachusetts continued torching his opponents as he registered eight points in three games. Braley has now scored in seven straight games and has recorded at least three points in five out of his last seven games. Braley’s best game came on Saturday as he scored a hat trick against the Long Beach Sharks, scoring a power play and shorthanded goal in the process.

2nd Star: Jayce Dorman, F, Maine Wild

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Matt Hammel, D, Northeast Generals

 

East Star of the Week: Jeremy Schwartz - Metro Jets

Jeremy Schwartz

The rookies for the Metro Jets continued to produce for the East Division’s top team, this time it was Jeremy Schwartz taking home Star of the Week honors. On Friday in Toledo, Schwartz scored twice, including the game winner, and assisted on another goal in the Jets 7-4 win. He would finish the weekend with four points and a plus-6 rating.

2nd Star: Tristin Snyder, F, Toledo Cherokee

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Cole Barney, D, Wooster Oilers – Dom Glavach, F, Pittsburgh Vengeance – Michael Hubbard, G, Wooster Oilers – Rhett Limback, F, Metro Jets – Spencer Sandberg, F, Toledo Cherokee – James Unger, F, Pittsburgh Vengeance 

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Brooks Mitzel - Gillette Wild

Brooks Mitzel

The leading scorer for the Gillette Wild had himself another good weekend as they swept the Bozeman Icedogs. On Friday, the 20-year old notched an assist in a 4-0 victory with a plus-1 rating. On Saturday, Mitzel really shined as he had a hat trick and another assist in another win. The Rapid City, South Dakota native finished the weekend with a plus-4 rating.

2nd Star: Jake Ford, F, Yellowstone Quake

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Nick Noel, D, Helena Bighorns – Dan Rieger, D, Helena Bighorns – Derek Scoggins, D, Gillette Wild

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Ryan Hempel - St. Louis Jr. Blues

Ryan Hempel

For the first time in over a year, St. Louis Jr. Blues forward Ryan Hempel took the ice with his teammates. Hempel was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and hasn’t been able to play since early last season. After beating the disease, Hempel returned to practice in St. Louis and made his season debut on Sunday. The native of Katy, Texas recorded two assists and finished with a plus-2 rating. “For him to come back after his diagnosis and treatment shows an incredible amount of strength and determination, and we’re proud he’s back with the Jr. Blues,” said St. Louis head coach Chris Flaugher.

2nd Star: John Shivley, D, St. Louis Jr. Blues

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Andrew Logar - Niagara Falls PowerHawks

Andrew Logar

The Niagara Falls PowerHawks have had plenty of time to rest as they had not played a game since October 15th. No one was more excited to get on the ice than Andrew Logar. On Saturday, Logan scored three times and had three assists in a 7-3 victory over the Skylands Kings. On Sunday, Logar found the back of the net four more time in another PowerHawks win. For the weekend, the Niagara Falls native had 11 points and a plus-10 rating.

2nd Star: Steven Kozikoski, G, Oswego Stampede

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ryan Gunther, F, Oswego Stampede – Justin King, D, Niagara Falls PowerHawks – Geoffrey Lamorre, D, Binghamton Jr. Senators – Michael Padgeon, F, Binghamton

 

South Star of the Week: Brandon Speights - Mid Cities Jr. Stars

Brandon Speights

The former NAPHL all star returned to all-star form this past weekend as notched nine points in three games. On Friday, he scored once and had one assist. On Saturday, he scored and assisted once again. For his finale on Sunday, Speights scored his first NA3HL hat trick and had another assist. The native of Dallas, Texas finished with a plus-7 rating.

2nd Star: Hatt Hutton, F, Mid Cities Jr. Stars

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Dillon Steh, F, Atlanta Capitals - Kyle Konin, G, Atlanta Capitals

 

West Star of the Week: Steven Mordini - New Ulm Steel

Steven Mordini

The 19-year old from Baraboo, Wisconsin had his best games of the season this past weekend. On Friday against Rochester, Mordini scored his first goal of the year, the game winner, to go with three assists in a Steel victory. He followed up that effort with two more assists in another New Ulm win on Sunday. Mordini now has a goal and seven assists in 12 games this season.

2nd Star: Brenden Payne, F, Alexandria Blizzard

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Braden Altena, F, Granite City Lumberjacks – Keegan Bauman, F, Willmar Warhawks – Austin Langworthy, F, Breezy Point – Alex Nagel, F, New Ulm Steel – Owen Sikich, F, Granite City Lumberjacks – Tate Steffan, D, Breezy Point

 

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Central Star of the Week: Nick Rogers - Wisconsin Whalers

Nick Rogers

One of the hottest players in the league continued his point streak this past weekend as the Dubuque, Iowa native now has points in each of his last six games. On Friday night, the Wisconsin forward found the back of the net twice and added a pair of assists in a 8-1 victory over Rochester. Rogers upped the ante on Saturday night, notching a hat trick and getting another assist in another Whalers win. Rogers finished the weekend with a plus-6 rating.

2nd Star: Colin Cain, G, North Iowa Bulls

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Connor Clemons, F, North Iowa Bulls – Dan Lienemann, F, Wisconsin Whalers – Landon Poellinger, F, La Crosse Freeze – Jacob Silverstein, G, La Crosse Freeze

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Austin Braley - Northeast Generals

Austin Braley

Two three point games propelled Austin Braley to star of the week honors for the Coastal Division. In Saturday’s game against Roc City, Braley scored once and had two assists. Then on Sunday, Braley added two more goals and another assist in the Generals second win of the weekend. The native of Bourne, Massachusetts ended the weekend with a plus-4 rating.

2nd Star: Anthony Santarosa, G, Maine Wild

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

East Star of the Week: Anthony Cinato - Metro Jets

Anthony Cinato

The 17-year old Metro forward continued his great play this weekend and increased his point streak to five games. In his team’s first game of the weekend against Southern Tier, Cinato contributed two assists to go with a plus-1 rating. On Saturday, he found the back of the net for the fifth time this season. The Warren, Michigan native now has 13 points in 12 games played this season.

2nd Star: Jacob Zab, G, Pittsburgh Vengeance

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Andrew Kormos, G, Metro Jets – Nathaniel Schwartz, F, Pittsburgh Vengeance 

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Jarrett Scheibel - Helena Bighorns

Jarrett Scheibel

Scheibel, 20, pushed his goal scoring streak to three games as he found the back of the net in both games this weekend. He scored a goal and assisted on another in a 6-5 shootout victory over Gillette. The following night, Scheibel scored the only goal in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Wild. For the weekend, Scheibel had a plus-2 rating.

2nd Star: Gavin Cline, F, Helena Bighorns

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Ian McHenrey - Peoria Mustangs

Ian McHenrey

The 17-year old had his best weekend of the season as he scored a pair of goals and also picked up a couple assists in a weekend split with Evansville. Both of McHenrey’s goals came on the power play Sunday afternoon. Through 14 games this season, McHenrey now has eight goals and two assists.

2nd Star: None

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Hunter Johnson - Jersey Shore Wildcats

Hunter Johnson

Thanks to points in all three games this weekend, Hunter Johnson’s point streak has now reached 10 games. Friday night was his best performance as he scored a goal and had four assists. He also finished that game plus-5. On Saturday, he scored what eventually became the game winning goal and notched another assist. To close out the weekend on Sunday, Johnson scored his third goal of the weekend and finished as a plus-2.

2nd Star: RC Randall, F, Jersey Shore Wildcats

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

South Star of the Week: Mason Evans - Point Mallard Ducks

Mason Evans

It was a busy weekend for Mason Evans and the rest of the Point Mallard Ducks. They had four games this weekend and Evans had points in all four games. On Thursday, Evans had one assist in a 4-3 win over Louisiana. The following night, Evans scored two goals and assisted on another in a 3-0 win for the Ducks. After a trip down to College Station, the Danville, California native had a goal and an assist in another Point Mallard win. On the final day of their long weekend, the 17-year old notched another assist in yet another Ducks victory. For the weekend, Evans finished with a plus-4 rating.

2nd Star: Carson Murison, G, Texas Brahmas

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Matt Goodman, D, Point Mallard Ducks – Bryce Harrison, D, Mid Cities Jr. Stars – Robert Seger, F, Texas Brahmas – Connor Simpson, F, Mid Cities Jr. Stars

 

West Star of the Week: Max Kjome - New Ulm Steel

Max Kjome

The 20-year old defenseman from Minneapolis, Minnesota scored his first goal of the season in a 5-2 win over the Willmar Warhawks on Saturday night. Kjome also added two assists to finish the night with three points. For the weekend, Kjome had a plus-3 rating. The defenseman now has a goal and four assists in 11 games this season for the Steel.

2nd Star: Ridge Gerads, G, Granite City Lumberjacks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Kirk Coppock, F, New Ulm Steel – Jordan Olson, D, Granite City Lumberjacks

 

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Central Star of the Week: Alec Seeger - La Crosse Freeze

Alec Seeger

The La Crosse forward continued his point streak with another big weekend against the Wausau RiverWolves. Seeger has now scored in four straight games and has at least one point in his last five games. On Friday night, Seeger was the first star of the game as he scored two goals and added two helpers. He followed that performance with another goal and assist in another La Crosse victory. Seeger finished the weekend with a plus-8 rating.

2nd Star: Colin Cain, G, North Iowa Bulls

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Cameron Fagerlee, F, North Iowa Bulls – Dan Lienemann, F, Wisconsin Whalers – Brandon Ratzloff, F, La Crosse Freeze – Nick Rogers, F, Wisconsin Whalers

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Leevi Kervinen - Cape Cod Islanders

Leevi Kervinen

A native of Lappeenranta, Finland, Kervinen registered four points during his two game weekend. On Saturday, he scored his third goal of the season and assisted on the other Cape Cod goal. Then on Sunday, he scored two more goals including the game winning goal in a 4-3 win over the Maine Wild. Kervinen finished the weekend with a plus-1 rating.

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

East Star of the Week: Connor Inger - Metro Jets

Connor Inger

The Macomb, Michigan native had himself quite the weekend as he notched six points. On Friday night against Lansing, Inger scored his first hat trick of the season while also adding an assist. He scored the game winning goal as well in the 5-3 win against the Wolves. On Saturday against Wooster, Inger scored a goal and an assist. He now has 13 goals and 20 assists which gives him the team lead with 33 points.

2nd Star: Tyler Hawk, G, Pittsburgh Vengeance

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jhuwon Davis, F, Metro Jets – Dom Glavach, F, Pittsburgh Vengeance 

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Reid Wasczcenko - Yellowstone Quake

Reid Wasczcenko

The Yellowstone goaltender once again had a dominant weekend as he only just two goals over the weekend. On Friday night, Wasczcenko stymied the Helena offense, stopping 28 of 29 shots. He was even better the following night, turning aside 41 of 42 shots. He finished the weekend with a .972 save percentage.

2nd Star: Jack Moore, F, Yellowstone Quake

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Adam Vandenbos, F, Great Falls Americans

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Jake Cox - St. Louis Jr. Blues

Jake Cox

In his first weekend with his new club, Jake Cox certainly made an impact. In his first game as a Jr. Blue, Cox found the back of the net and had two assists. He followed that effort up with three assists on Sunday. He finished with a plus-3 rating on the weekend and now for the season he has six goal and 10 assists.

2nd Star: Jack Healy, F, Peoria Mustangs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Zach Freiburger, G, Peoria Mustangs – Ivan Galaguzov, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues – Bryson Linenburg, G, Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Eric Vanderhoff - Skylands Kings

Eric Vanderhoff

Three games, three multi-point efforts for Eric Vanderhoff. While he could not find the back of the net on Friday night, he still was able to assist on two Kings goals. On Saturday night, Oswego could not contain the forward from Vernon, New Jersey. He scored three times while also adding an assist in a 4-2 victory. In the final game of the weekend, Vanderhoff scored two more goals to give him an eight point weekend. The Skylands’ forward currently ranks second in the league in points and first in goals.

2nd Star: RC Randall, F, Jersey Shore Wildcats

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Brad Becker, F, Binghamton Jr. Senators – Dinmukhamed Dzangharashev, F, Jersey Shore – Ryan Flanagan, F, Binghamton Jr. Senators – Steven Ford, F, Skylands Kings – Tommy Kilway, F, Oswego Stampede – Marcos Zarragoitia, D, Oswego

 

South Star of the Week: Cameron Tobey - Texas Brahmas

Cameron Tobey

One of the top performers in the Texas Brahmas’ three game sweep of the Atlanta Capitals was forward Cameron Tobey. For the weekend, Tobey scored once and assisted on four other Brahma goals. He now has points in six straight games for Texas. For the season, Toby has 17 points in 12 games.

2nd Star: Jarod Crosswell, D, Texas Brahmas

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Drew Wotta, F, Louisiana Drillers

 

West Star of the Week: Ryan Worley - Alexandria Blizzard

Ryan Worley

In his first weekend in an Alexandria sweater, Worley registered three assists in his debut, a 8-3 win over Breezy Point. The following night he scored the game winning goal in a 5-2 win over the Granite City Lumberjacks. In addition to his four point weekend, the Centennial, Colorado native finished with a plus-4 rating.

2nd Star: Luke Fry, G, Willmar Warhawks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Austin Langworthy, F, Breezy Point North Stars – Tom Nagle, F, Granite City Lumberjacks – Josiah Roen, F, Alexandria Blizzard – Braden Shea, F, Willmar Warhawks – Grant Troumbly, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

 

Stars of the Week Week of October 25, 2017sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Brady Lindauer - La Crosse Freeze

Brady Lindauer

A native of Cary, Illinois, Brady Lindauer had his best weekend of the season as the La Crosse Freeze swept the Wausau RiverWolves. He started the weekend with a one goal, four assist performance in a big win for the Freeze. He came back the following night to score another two goals and assist on two others. The 18-year old finished the weekend with a plus-6 rating.

2nd Star: Josh Arnold, F, North Iowa Bulls

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Shane Bernhardson, F, North Iowa Bulls – Carter Grobstick, F, Wisconsin Whalers – Hunter Huson, F, Wisconsin Whalers – Clayton Lackey, F, La Crosse Freeze

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Shayne Plummer - L/A Nordiques

Shayne Plummer

Plummer, 20, put on a clinic as the Nordiques swept the Roc City Royals. He scored his seventh and eighth goals of the season, one of them coming shorthanded, and grabbed three assists. In the series finale, Plummer assisted on another three goals. Plummer has had five straight games with at least two points. The Lewiston/Auburn forward finished with a plus-8 rating.

2nd Star: Mason Ledbetter, F, Maine Wild

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

East Star of the Week: Robby Flannery - Metro Jets

Robby Flannery

The Metro veteran defenseman showed off his offensive prowess in the Jets 5-3 win over the Toledo Cherokee. He notched his first hat trick of the season and added an assist. Flannery ended the game with a plus-4 rating and now has four goals on the season. The Lathrop Village, Michigan native has 20 points on the season, well on his way to eclipsing his 37 points from a season ago.

2nd Star: Nathaniel Schwartz, F, Pittsburgh Vengeance

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Joel DeSimone, G, Pittsburgh Vengeance

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Ian Doner - Yellowstone Quake

Ian Doner

The Yellowstone forward has been one of the hottest players in the NA3HL as he has scored in his last five games and has points in each of his last six games. This weekend against Missoula, Doner once again showed why he is among the top forwards in the league. He scored a pair of goals and had an assist in each of his teams wins. He capped off a six point weekend with a plus-7 rating. His 24 points on the season, has his tied for ninth in the NA3HL scoring race.

2nd Star: Payton McSharry, F, Great Falls Americans

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Michael Fary, F, Great Falls Americans

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Jack Hatton - St. Louis Jr. Blues

Jack Hatton

In a battle of NA3HL powers, Jack Hatton pushed the St. Louis Jr. Blues past the Granite City Lumberjacks in a two game sweep of the defending Fraser Cup champions. While he did light the lamp himself, he still had major impact. In both wins, Hatton was responsible for two assists and a plus-1 rating. He currently has three goals and 10 assists good for 13 points in just six games this season.

2nd Star: Mark Capkovic, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Bryson Linenburg, G, Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Ryan Reifler - Binghamton Junior Senators

Ryan Reifler

After posting 100 points last season, Binghamton Jr. Senators forward, Ryan Reifler had been held relatively in check the previous two weekends. But after a six point weekend this week, it’s safe to say he’s found his groove again. Riefler, 18, was the star in Saturday’s win against the Long Beach Sharks, scoring once and adding four assists. For the weekend, Riefler finished with a plus-5 rating and now has 21 points on the season.

2nd Star: Steven Kozikoski, G, Oswego Stampede

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Craig Garrigan, F, Skylands Kings – Ben White, G, Oswego Stampede – Mathias Yttereng, G, Skylands Kings

 

South Star of the Week: Jake Ange - Mid Cities Jr. Stars

Jake Ange

This season, Jake Ange has been the workhorse for the Mid Cities Jr. Stars with 12 starts already this season. On Saturday, Ange picked up his league leading fourth shutout of the season, stopping all 24 shots the Louisiana Drillers threw his way. For the weekend, the Coppell, Texas native was 2-0 with a goals against average of one. He logged a   .948 save percentage and the aforementioned shutout. After his latest performance, Ange is 8-4 on the year with a 1.83 goals against average.

2nd Star: Brody Nielsen, F, Atlanta Capitals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Mitch Dolese, D, Louisiana Drillers – Carson Murison, G, Texas Brahmas - Adam Shimamoto, F, Texas Brahmas - Riley Smith, F, Mid Cities Jr. Stars

 

West Star of the Week: Luke Fry - Willmar WarHawks

Luke Fry

One week after being named the West Division’s second star of the week, Luke Fry’s efforts earned his top billing this week. The Columbus, Indiana native was stuck with the loss on Friday night despite allowing just one goal. He redeemed himself on Saturday, again just allowing one goal but this time getting the offensive support he needed. Fry finished the weekend with a .957 save percentage.

2nd Star: Zach Martin, F, Willmar Warhawks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Braden Altena, F, Granite City Lumberjacks – Sam Ohmes, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

 

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Central Star of the Week: Caleb Beversdorf - La Crosse Freeze

Caleb Beversdorf

Beversdorf, 18, had himself quite the weekend against as the La Crosse Freeze swept the Wisconsin Whalers. The Hartland, Wisconsin native notched a hat trick on Saturday night and finished the weekend with five points. The La Crosse forward scored a power play goal and had a plus-5 rating in the two game series.

2nd Star: Noah Roach, F, Rochester Ice Hawks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Henry Baribeau, F, Wausau RiverWolves – Clayton Lackey, F, La Crosse Freeze

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Caleb Labrie - L/A Nordiques

Caleb Labrie

There’s a new leader at the top of the NA3HL points race and his name is Caleb Labrie. The 18-year old from the L/A Nordiques scored seven goals over three games including a hat trick and five total points on Wednesday in a win over the Cape Cod Islanders. The Greene, Maine native followed up his hat trick with another four goals over the weekend. Labrie currently leads the NA3HL points race with 28 points on the season.

2nd Star: Jeff Gratz, F, Maine Wild

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

East Star of the Week: Garrett Daum - Lansing Wolves

Garrett Daum

A native of Big Rapids, Michigan, Garrett Daum had his best weekend of the season as the Wolves swept the Southern Tier Xpress. On Saturday, Daum scored a goal and had two assists in a 5-2 victory, while on Sunday he scored a power play goal that proved to be the game winner. Daum finished the weekend with a plus-2 rating.

2nd Star: Cole Barney, D, Wooster Oilers

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Sean Finstrom, G, Lansing Wolves – Michael Hubbard, G, Wooster Oilers – Griffin Sawyer, F, Metro Jets – Tristin Snyder, F, Toledo Cherokee – Brian Tallieu, G, Metro Jets

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Misha Akatnov - Missoula Junior Bruins

Misha Akatnov

The 19-year old forward was all over the scoresheet this past weekend as his Jr. Bruins swept the Gillette Wild. On Friday night, Akatnov’s four goals and one assist propelled the Missoula offense to a 10-4 victory. The following night, Akatnov found the back of the net two more times to finish the weekend with six goals and seven points. In both games, Akatnov was credited with the game winning goal. He is currently tied for fourth in goals with 12 on the season.

2nd Star: None

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Ivan Galaguzov - St. Louis Jr. Blues

Ivan Galaguzov

The veteran Russian forward was able to find twine on Friday night as the Jr. Blues defeated the Jr. Thunderbolts 6-3 but he saved his best performance for the series finale on Saturday. Galaguzov scored twice and assisted on three other goals en route to a five point night. He scored the game winning goal in the second game of the series and finished the weekend plus-4.

2nd Star: Matthew Monreal, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Will Walker - Oswego Stampede

Will Walker

Walker, 17, left his mark on the cataract city as he left with three points in their two game split with the Niagara Falls PowerHawks. The Raleigh, North Carolina native scored a goal and added two assists in the two games.

2nd Star: Josh Watterson, F, Oswego Stampede

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Branden Tripi, F, Niagara Falls PowerHawks – Nathan Walerowicz, D, Niagara Falls PowerHawks

 

South Star of the Week: Hunter Bersani - Texas Brahmas

Hunter Bersani

The native of Allen, Texas had a breakout weekend against the Mid Cities Jr. Stars. Bersani scored a pair of goals in the first meeting on Friday night and added an assist in the 5-2 win. In the following game, the Texas forward scored another two goals and registered two more assists in a 6-4 victory. The 19-year old scored two power play goals and finished with a plus-3 rating.

2nd Star: Cameron Smith, F, Atlanta Capitals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Luke Bombardir, D, Texas Brahmas – Nick Sheridan, F, Mid Cities Jr. Stars – Brandon Speights, F, Mid Cities Jr. Stars – Griffin Varricchio, F, Louisiana Drillers

 

West Star of the Week: Austin Langworthy - Breezy Point North Stars

Austin Langworthy

The Breezy Point veteran forward put the team on his back this weekend as he led the North Stars offense with four points. On Thursday, Langworthy scored a goal and had one assist in his team’s 6-2 loss to New Ulm. The Mankato, Minnesota native responded with another two goals including the game winning goal in a 4-3 win over Alexandria on Friday. Two of Langworthy’s three goals on the weekend came on the power play.

2nd Star: Luke Fry, G, Willmar Warhawks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Braden Altena, F, Granite City Lumberjacks – Jacob Berkowitz, F, Willmar Warhawks – Lucas Ehrlich, G, Breezy Point North Stars – Jake Van Halbeck, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

 

Stars of the Week Week of October 11, 2017sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Clayton Lackey - La Crosse Freeze

Clayton Lackey

Lackey, 18, vaulted to the top of the scoring leaderboard for the La Crosse Freeze as he recorded four goals and three assists this past weekend. Three of those goals came on Friday night for a hat trick against the Willmar Warhawks. One of those goals came on the power play as he led the Freeze to a weekend sweep of Willmar.

2nd Star: Keaton Caplis, F, La Crosse Freeze

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Shane Bernhardson, D, North Iowa Bulls – Luke Hefty, D, Wisconsin Whalers – Jimmy McDermott, F, Wisconsin – Brendan Studioso, F, North Iowa Bulls

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Marc Faia - Northeast Generals

Marc Faia

It was a three game weekend for the Northeast Generals of the Coastal Division and Marc Faia made the most of it as he logged five goals and two assists. After scoring a goal on Friday night, Faia doubled up with two more on Saturday. He continued his fantastic weekend by lighting the lamp two more times on Sunday. The Everett, Massachusetts native finished plus-7 over the three game stretch.

2nd Star: Connor Barter, F, New England Stars

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Derek Flynn, D, New England Stars – Cam St. Amand, F, Cape Cod Islanders – Cole Therrian, F, Cape Cod Islanders – Luke Whalen, D, Northeast Generals

 

East Star of the Week: Cole Barney - Wooster Oilers

Cole Barney

The veteran defenseman had himself a stellar weekend in Lansing against the Wolves. On Friday night, Barney notched two assists and finished as plus-2. Then on Saturday, the 19-year old found the back of the net and assisted on another Oilers goal. The goal was his first of the season and after the weekend, Barney now has 10 points on the season.

2nd Star: Connor Inger, F, Metro Jets

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Kyle Gierman, F, Metro Jets – Justyn Gillis, G, Wooster Oilers – Dom Glavach, F, Pittsburgh Vengeance – Tyler Hawk, G, Pittsburgh Vengeance

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Reid Wasczcenko - Yellowstone Quake

Reid Wasczcenko

The workhorse of the Yellowstone Quake, Reid Wasczcenko was the backstop to the Quake’s sweep of the Gilette Wild this past weekend. On Friday night, Wasczcenko stopped 41 of 44 shots. That effort alone would get him player of the week consideration, but it was his 43 save shutout on Saturday that pushed him to the top. The Plymouth, Minnesota native is now 5-2 on the season with a goals against average of 2.01 and a save percentage of .949.

2nd Star: Nick Noel, F, Helena Bighorns

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Payton McSharry, F, Great Falls Americans – Shawn Mitchell, F, Helena Bighorns – Nate Simpson, D, Great Falls Americans

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Jack Hatton - St. Louis Jr. Blues

Jack Hatton

Coming off a 50 goal season last year, Jack Hatton impressed in his first weekend of the 2017-18 season. The Naperville, Illinois native scored a goal and had an assist in Friday night’s win over the North Iowa Bulls. On Saturday, Hatton contributed with two assists in another St. Louis win. He finished the weekend with a plus-1 rating.

2nd Star: Mark Capkovic, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Eric Vanderhoff - Skylands Kings

Eric Vanderhoff

Vanderhoff, 17, catapulted to the top of the NA3HL scoring race with an incredible 11 point weekend. The Skylands Kings forward blew up for four goals and two assists on Friday night. The Vernon, New Jersey native followed that effort up with another goal and two assists on Saturday and ended his three game weekend with another goal and an assist. Vanderhoff had a pair of power play goals and the game winning goal on Friday night.

2nd Star: Eddie Cannon, F, Oswego Stampede

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Brandon Corey, F, Roc City Royals – Steven Ford, F, Skylands Kings – Steven Kozikoski, G, Oswego Stampede

 

South Star of the Week: Remy Kesling - Mid Cities Jr. Stars

Remy Kesling

The Keller, Texas native celebrated his 18th birthday in a big way this past weekend as the Stars swept the College Station Spirit. On Saturday, Kesling scored a pair of goals and added an assist. On Sunday, Kesling added another two goals in another big win. The forward finished the weekend with a plus-5 rating and was credited with the game winning goal on Sunday.

2nd Star: Cameron Smith, F, Atlanta Capitals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jake Ange, G, Mid Cities Jr. Stars – Mitch Dolese, D, Louisiana Drillers – Kevin LaPlante, D, Point Mallard Ducks – Jesse Stepp, F, Point Mallard

 

West Star of the Week: Chase Di Bari - Granite City Lumberjacks

Chase Di Bari

Di Bari, 19, had himself quite the weekend in Granite City as the Lumberjacks swept the Wisconsin Whalers. On Friday night, Di Bari assisted on four Lumberjacks goals before scoring himself in Saturday night’s matchup. The Ladera Ranch, California native finished the weekend with a plus-5 rating to go with his five point weekend.

2nd Star: Josh Maucieri, F, Breezy Point North Stars

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Brandon Bissett, F, Granite City Lumberjacks – Lucas Ehrlich, G, Breezy Point North Stars

 

Stars of the Week Week of October 3, 2017sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Dominic Skrelja - North Iowa Bulls

Dominic Skrelja

Skrelja, 17, had himself quite the weekend in a battle of NA3HL powers. The South Lyon, Michigan native was the catalyst of the North Iowa offense as Skrelja’s four goals and one assist propelled the Bulls to a weekend sweep of the previously undefeated Metro Jets. The Bulls forward scored the game winning goal in Sunday’s matinee and finished the weekend with a plus-5 rating.

2nd Star: Alec Seeger, F, La Crosse Freeze

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Colin Cain, G, North Iowa Bulls – Anthony Fortin, F, Wisconsin Whalers – Carter Grobstick, F, Wisconsin – Drew Schenkenberg, G, Rochester Ice Hawks

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Cole Therrien - Cape Cod Islanders

Cole Therrien

Just a week after being named the Coastal Divsion’s 2nd star of the week, Cape Cod’s Cole Therrien elevated his game to another level this week. In three games, the 19-year old, registered three goals and three assists. He notched a hat trick on Wednesday in the Islanders’ 5-2 win over the Maine Wild.

2nd Star: Ryan Cortez, G, Long Beach Sharks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

East Star of the Week: Dominick Glavach - Pittsburgh Vengeance

Dominick Glavach

It was another great week for the Pittsburgh Vengeance forward as this is his second Star of the Week honor. In a pair of games, Glavach was able to visit the red light district three times. The Indiana, Pennsylvania native is tied for the league lead in goals with 11.

2nd Star: Michael Papaioannou, F, Toledo Cherokee

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ben Farley, F, Toledo Cherokee Tyler Hawk, G, Pittsburgh Vengeance

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Nick Battaglia - Helena Bighorns

Nick Battaglia

Just when you thought his performance a few weeks ago was good, his latest weekend was incredible. In a weekend sweep of the Yellowstone Quake, Battaglia turned aside 104 of 108 shots thrown his way, good for an outstanding 96.2 save percentage. For the season, Battaglia improved to 4-0 with a 2.77 goals against average.

2nd Star: Adam Vandenbos, F, Great Falls Americans

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Matt Janke, F, Great Falls Americans – Jarrett Scheibel, F, Helena Bighorns

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Rhett McDonald - Peoria Mustangs

Rhett McDonald

There are not too many times that defenseman record hat tricks, but on Saturday in Nashville, that’s exactly what Rhett McDonald did. Three goals and three assists helped the Mustangs to a 12-2 victory on Saturday. McDonald added an assist in the second game of the series on Sunday.

2nd Star: Matthew Monreal, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ivan Galaguzov, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Eric Melso - Binghamton Junior Senators

Eric Melso

Melso, 19, was able to turn in back-to-back five point performances in a weekend sweep of the Skylands Kings. The Philadelphia native registered a hat trick on Friday night and followed that up with a goal and four assists on Saturday. Melso was credited with the game winning goal on Friday and wrapped up the weekend with a plus-9 rating.

2nd Star: Andrew Logar, F, Niagara Falls PowerHawks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Craig Garrigan, F, Skylands Kings – Steven Kozikoski, G, Oswego Stampede – Stephan Minichello, F, Niagara Falls PowerHawks – Ben White, F, Oswego Stampede – Jeremy Wilber, F, Binghamton Junior Senators – Mathias Yttereng, G, Skylands Kings

 

South Star of the Week: Fletcher Chun - Point Mallard Ducks

Fletcher Chun

The Memphis, Tennessee native had just one point coming into the weekend against the College Station Spirit. He left the two game series with a six point weekend. Chun, 19, scored a hat trick and also had an assist on Saturday and then added another two goals on Sunday.

2nd Star: Kyle Konin, G, Atlanta Capitals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Joey Bernardini, F, Point Mallard Ducks – Oliver Lester, D, Atlanta Capitals – Brandon Vukasin, F, Louisiana Drillers

 

West Star of the Week: Ryan Pearson - Granite City Lumberjacks

Ryan Pearson

In a battle of West Division rivals, Ryan Pearson excelled in the high intensity atmosphere. In the Lumberjacks’ weekend sweep of Breezy Point North Stars, Pearson scored twice in both games and was able to add an assist in each game as well.

2nd Star: Max Oelkers, F, Willmar Warhawks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Braden Altena, F, Granite City Lumberjacks – Peter Johnson, D, Alexandria Blizzard – Logan Nelson, F, Alexandria Blizzard – Braden Shea, F, Willmar Warhawks

 

Stars of the Week Week of September 27, 2017sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Tyler Bump - North Iowa Bulls

Tyler Bump

Bump, 20, led the Bulls with nine points in their two-game sweep of the La Crosse Freeze. The Prior Lake, Minnesota native scored once and assisted on three other goals in the Bulls win on Friday night. Bump would follow up his superb effort on Friday with a hat trick and two more assists on Saturday. The forward finished +6 on the weekend for North Iowa.

2nd Star: Drew Schenkenberg, G, Rochester Ice Hawks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Hunter Huson, D, Wisconsin Whalers – Dominic Skrelja, F, North Iowa Bulls – John Vandervalk, D, Wisconsin 

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Caleb Labrie - L/A Nordiques

Caleb Labrie

The 20-year old of Greene, Maine, had his coming out party this weekend in the Nordiques’ sweep of the Long Beach Sharks. Labrie lent a helping hand on all three Nordique goals on Friday night in the team’s 3-1 victory. On Saturday, Labrie netted two goals and three assists giving him eight points on the weekend.

2nd Star: Cole Therrien, D, Cape Cod Islanders

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Austin Braley, F, Northeast Generals – Ryan Cortez, G, Long Beach Sharks – Marc Faia, F, Northeast Generals – Michael Lempiainen, F, New England Stars

 

East Star of the Week: Robby Flannery - Metro Jets

Robby Flannery

The veteran defenseman for the Metro Jets was strong on the offensive side of the puck in the weekend sweep of Pittsburgh. Flannery assisted on two goals Saturday night and added four others on Sunday afternoon. The Lathrop Village, Michigan native finished with a plus-2 rating.

2nd Star: Ricardo Gonzalez, G, Toledo Cherokee

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Adam Felser, F, Toledo Cherokee Tyler Hawk, G, Pittsburgh Vengeance – Connor Inger, F, Metro Jets – Caden Shell, G, Pittsburgh Vengeance – Brendan Smith, F, Lansing Wolves

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Mason Stewart - Yellowstone Quake

Mason Stewart

Stewart, 20, was a major contributor in Yellowstone’s weekend sweep of the Bozeman Ice Dogs. In the first game of the series on Friday, the defenseman notched four assists and had a plus-2 rating. On Saturday, he picked up a pair of goals, including the game winner, and registered four assists. The Maple Valley, Washington native finished the weekend with 10 points and a plus-7.

2nd Star: Mack Willey, G, Great Falls Americans

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jack Moore, F, Yellowstone Quake – Brandon Peterson, F, Great Falls Americans

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Daniel Dunaway - St. Louis Jr. Blues

Daniel Dunaway

The St. Louis veteran had a very consistent weekend as he pocketed a pair of goals in each game this weekend against the Wisconsin Whalers. Dunaway, picked up three assists as well in the two games. The 19-year old scored a power play goal in each game and finished a plus-3.

2nd Star: Declan O’Neal, D, Nashville Jr. Predators

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ethan Dabbs, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues Michael Redmon, F, Nashville Jr. Predators – Braden Stewart, F, Peoria Mustangs

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Craig Garrigan - Skylands Kings

Craig Garrigan

Garrigan, 19, had himself a fantastic weekend as he logged eight points in a two-game sweep of the Niagara Falls PowerHawks. The forward scored a goal and assisted on one in the Friday night opener. Saturday was when Garrigan took over, he lit the lamp four times and added two assists.

2nd Star: Ryan Flanagan, F, Binghamton Jr. Senators

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Brad Becker, F, Binghamton Jr. Senators – Noah Cauchi, F, Oswego Stampede – Steven Kozikoski, G, Oswego Stampede – Zack Mullen, F, Jersey Shore Wildcats – Tim O’Connor, D, Jersey Shore – Mathias Yttereng, G, Skylands Kings

 

South Star of the Week: Kyle Cote - Texas Brahmas

Kyle Cote

The Missouri City, Texas native, had himself quite the game on Saturday night as he scored two goals and had three assists. He would add another assist on Sunday as the Brahmas finished off the sweep of the College Station Spirit. Cote notched a shorthanded goal on Saturday and also netted the eventual game winning goal.

2nd Star: Jake Ange, G, Mid-Cities Jr. Stars

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Talon Medure, F, Atlanta Capitals – Brandon Morgan, F, Louisiana Drillers – Tanner Opie, F, Atlanta Capitals – Nick Sheridan, F, Mid-Cities Jr. Stars – Cameron Toby, F, Texas Brahmas

 

West Star of the Week: Owen Sikich - Granite City Lumberjacks

Owen Sikich

Sikich, 20, was the best player on the ice for the Lumberjacks on Friday night as he notched his first hat trick of the season in a 6-5 overtime win against the New Ulm Steel. The following night, Sikich added another goal against the Alexandria Blizzard. The Hermosa Beach, California native scored two of his four goals on the power play.

2nd Star: Jared Faldebo, F, Breezy Point North Stars

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Braden Altena, F, Granite City Lumberjacks – Jacob Berkowitz, F, Willmar Warhawks – Jordan Cooper, F, Willmar Warhawks – Austin Langworthy, F, Breezy Point North Stars

 

Stars of the Week Week of September 19, 2017sponsored by Bauer

Coastal Star of the Week: Mitch Dolter - North Iowa Bulls

Mitch Dolter

North Iowa forward Mitch Dolter, 20, had six points (4 goals, 2 assists) as the Bulls opened their season with a weekend road sweep in Wisconsin against the Whalers.  On Friday, the 6’1/200 lbs. native of Fairbault, MN, had 3 goals and 2 assists in a 9-2 win and on Saturday, he added another goal in a 4-3 win.

2nd Star: Jacob Silverstein, G, La Crosse Freeze

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Matthew Francois, F, La Crosse Freeze – Luke Hefty, D, Wisconsin Whalers – Ryan Kranz, D, North Iowa Bulls – Nick Rogers, F, Wisconsin Whalers

 

Coastal Star of the Week: C.J. Smith - Long Beach Sharks

C.J. Smith

Long Beach Sharks forward C.J. Smith, 19, had six points (4 goals, 2 assists) in two wins as the Sharks defeated the Maine Wild on the road this past weekend in a two-game series. The 5’8/170 lbs. native of Hanover, MN, had two goals, including the overtime-winner in Saturday’s 4-3 overtime win and on Sunday, he scored two more goals in a 5-4 shootout win.

2nd Star: Tyson Gudaitis, F, New England Stars

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Cole Archambeault, F, New England Stars – Matt Hammel, F, Northeast Generals – Bransen Mackey, F, Northeast Generals

 

East Star of the Week: Mathieu LaForest - Metro Jets

Mathieu LaForest

Metro Jets forward Mathieu LaForest, 20, went off this past weekend for seven points (3 goals, 4 assists) in a two-game weekend home sweep of the Dayton Falcons. On Saturday, the 5’9/170 lbs. native of St. Clair Shores, MI, had two goals and three assists in a 10-0 shutout win and on Sunday, he chimed in with another goal and an assist in a 7-3 win.

2nd Star: Mickenzie Restle, F, Southern Tier Xpress

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Turner Banyasz, F, Wooster Oilers – Alan Brouilette, G, Toledo Cherokee – Hunter Hillebrecht, F, Wooster Oilers – Jacob McClelland, G, Metro Jets – Ty Rickabuagh, D, Southern Tier Xpress – Nathaniel Schwartz, F, Pittsburgh Vengeance – Caden Shell, G, Pittsburgh Vengeance – Tristin Snyder, F, Toledo Cherokee

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Nick Battaglia - Helena Bighorns

Nick Battaglia

Helena Bighorns goalie Nick Battaglia, 18, had an impressive weekend as the Bighorns opened their 2017-18 season with a weekend home sweep of the Gillette Wild. On Friday night, the 5’10/175 lbs. native of Staten Island, NY, made 33 saves in a 6-3 win and on Saturday he made 47 saves in a 2-1 win. For the weekend, he stopped a total of 80 of 84 shots for a 95.2% save percentage.

2nd Star: Hayden Seitz, F, Helena Bighorns

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Brandon Rozema - Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts

Brandon Rozema

Veteran Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts forward Brandon Rozema, 20, had a huge weekend to help the ‘Bolts open up their 2017-18 season with a weekend home-and-home sweep of the Point Mallard Ducks. The 5’7/170 lbs. native of Grandville, MI, started his weekend with a goal and two assists in a 4-3 home win on Friday, and followed it up with a two-assist effort on Saturday in a 4-2 road win. For the weekend, Rozema led the team with 5 points.

2nd Star: Jaden Gardner, G, Peoria Mustangs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Bryson Linenburg, G, Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts – Ian McHenry, F, Peoria Mustangs

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Nick Anastasia - Jersey Shore Wildcats

Nick Anastasia

Jersey Shore Wildcats goalie Nick Anastasia, 20, helped his club to a weekend road sweep of the Niagara Falls PowerHawks this past weekend by stopping 70 of a possible 73 shots. On Saturday, the 5’11/225 lbs. native of Philadelphia, PA, made 38 saves in a 5-3 win and on Sunday, he stopped all 32 shots that came his way for his first shutout of the season in a 2-0 win.

2nd Star: Eddie Cannon, F, Oswego Stampede

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

South Star of the Week: Cameron Bickford - Texas Brahmas

Cameron Bickford

The Texas Brahmas opened up their 2017-18 season with a weekend home split with cross-town rival, the Mid-Cities Jr. Stars, thanks in large part to their defenseman Cameron Bickford (6’1/160). The 18-year-old native of Mansfield, TX, began his junior career with a three-point weekend. That included an assist on the Brahmas lone goal in a 2-1 loss on Saturday and a goal and an assist in a 4-2 win on Sunday.

2nd Star: Joseph Trazerra, D, Texas Brahmas

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

West Star of the Week: Braden Shea - Willmar WarHawks

Braden Shea

In their lone game of the weekend, the Willmar WarHawks opened with a 4-3 road win at Breezy Point on Saturday night. 19-year-old forward Braden Shea was the star of the game as the 6’0/180 lbs. native of East Grand Forks, MN, led the way with three assists on the night, which included three goals in the 3rd period.

2nd Star: Brady Meyers, G, Alexandria Blizzard

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Brandon Altena, F, Granite City Lumberjacks – Riley Dixon, F, Willmar WarHawks – Logan Neu, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

 

Stars of the Week Week of September 12, 2017sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Brandon Ratzloff - La Crosse Freeze

Brandon Ratzloff

Ratzloff, 19, led the Freeze in points during their 8-1 win over the Rochester Ice Hawks The 5’7/175 lbs native of Rochester, MN, scored a goal and registered two assists against his hometown team. He also led La Crosse with a plus-4 rating.

2nd Star: Clayton LackeyF, La Crosse Freeze

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Jacob Kelly - Northeast Generals

Jacob Kelly

The 19-year old native of Wrentham, MA, had himself quite the junior hockey debut on Sunday. Kelly registered a hat trick and added an assist in the Generals’ 6-2 win over the Cape Cod Islanders. He also led the team with a plus-4 rating.

2nd Star: Leevi Kervinen, F, Cape Cod Islanders

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Cam St. Amand, F, Cape Cod Islanders

 

East Star of the Week: Dominick Glavach - Pittsburgh Vengeance

Dominick Glavach

Glavach, 20, led the Pittsburgh Vengeance in points this past weekend as they split their series with the Niagara Falls PowerHawks. On Saturday, Glavach scored a pair of goals while adding an assist and then followed up that effort with another two-goal performance on Sunday which included a shorthanded goal.

2nd Star: Ryan Pascarella, G, Southern Tier Xpress

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Connor Inger, F, Metro Jets Lucas Kirk, F, Pittsburgh Vengeance – Harry Payne, F, Southern Tier Xpress – Zach Perry, F, Toledo Cherokee – Spencer Sandberg, F, Toledo Cherokee – Griffin Sawyer, F, Metro Jets

 

Frontier Star of the Week: No Award

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Brandon Holt - Dayton Falcons

Brandon Holt

Although his team was unable to pick up a win during the opening weekend of games, Brandon Holt got off to nice start. After scoring a goal in on Saturday night, Holt found the back of the net again on Sunday, this time it was a power play tally. The 18-year old from Madison Heights, MI also added an assist in Sundays’ game.

2nd Star: Jack Hazelton, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Mark Capkovic, D, St. Louis Jr. Blues – Dakota Meyer, G, Peoria Mustangs – Braden Stewart, F, Peoria Mustangs – Nick Vanwinkle, G, Dayton Falcons

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Antonio Filippello - Jersey Shore Wildcats

Antonio Filippello

Filippello,19, dazzled in the opening series against the Maine Wild, scoring a pair of special teams goals on Saturday night. One coming a man up and another coming with a man down. In the Wildcats’ 7-2 victory on Sunday, the Logan Township, NJ, native notched another pair of goals with one of them coming on the power play.

2nd Star: Nick Ventura, F, Jersey Shore Wildcats

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Brad Becker, F, Binghamton Junior Senators - Justin King, D, Niagara Falls PowerHawks – Andrew Logar, F, Niagara Falls PowerHawks - Ryan Reifler, F, Binghamton Junior Senators

 

South Star of the Week: No Award

 

West Star of the Week: No Award

 
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