NA3HL announces Bauer Hockey Stars of the Week
The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) today announced the Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending January 9, 2022. The Divisional Stars of the Week is an award given each week of the regular season to the top performing players in each of the five divisions of the NA3HL as nominated by their head coaches.
Central Division Star of the Week: Derek Cagle, Defense, Wausau Cyclones
Cyclones defenseman, Derek Cagle, earned this week's Central Division Star with an outstanding performance in the two games he appeared in. In those two games against the St. Louis Jr. Blues, the St. Charles, MO native handed out 6 assists. Cagle was instrumental in assisting in game-tying-goal against the Jr. Blues that the Cyclone would end up winning in a shootout. This season, Cagle has played in 30 games and has 14 points on the year (1G, 13A).
2nd Star: Gage Bowerman, D, Oregon Tradesmen
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): AJ Adleman, G, Oregon Tradesmen – Luke Dipasquale, D, Oregon Tradesmen – Andrew Doran, G, Peoria Mustangs – Spencer Northway, G, Milwaukee Power – Nate Stone, F, Milwaukee Power – Jared Wisely, D, Peoria Mustangs – CJ Zins, D, Wausau Cyclones
East Division Star of the Week: Matthew Nuzzolilo, Forward, Northeast Generals
Generals forward, Matthew Nuzzolilo added five points onto his resume in two games over the weekend. In a 5-0 shutout over the Bay State Bobcats, Nuzzolilo found himself on the score sheet multiple times with a goal and two assists. In the second game of the weekend, which was a 8-3 victory over the New Jersey Jr. Titans, the Shrewsbury, MA native found the back of the net twice. Nuzzolilo leads the Generals in scoring this season with 32 points in 24 games.
2nd Star: Jackson Schouten, D, Northeast Generals
Frontier Division Star of the Week: Cam Milewski, Goalie, Bozeman Icedogs
In his 3HL debut, Cam Milewski recorded his first career win. The Mission Viejo, CA native was peppered with shots between the pipes and stood tall stopping all but one of the 59 shots he faced in a 3-1 final win against Butte. Milewski earned a .983 SV% and a 1.00 GAA.
2nd Star: Tylor Greene, F, Helena BigHorns
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Liam Bland, F, Helena BigHorns
South Division Star of the Week: Jack Olson, Defense, El Paso Rhinos
El Paso defenseman Jack Olson put up big numbers from the blue line in the two games he appeared in over the weekend. In night one against the Austin Ice Bats, Olson recorded three goals for his first career hat-trick. In night two, the Calgary, AB native added a goal in a 12-2 take down of the Ice Bats. Olson has played in 25 games this season while totalling 14 points with 6 goals and 8 assists.
2nd Star: Alekxandr Gamzatov, F, Texas Brahmas
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Nathan Hadley, Oklahoma City Ice Hawks – Jarson Ketterman, F, Texas RoadRunners – Tyler Larsen, D, Oklahoma City Ice Hawks – Martins Leps, D, Louisiana Drillers – Logan Motz, D, Texas RoadRunners – Connor Thompson, F, El Paso Rhinos – Erik Vrkoc, F, Texas Brahmas – Mason Wilbur, F, Louisiana Drillers
West Division Star of the Week: Ryan Hadland, Forward, Alexandria Blizzard
Alexandria forward, Ryan Hadland, recorded 5 points in the one game he played in over the weekend. In a 9-2 win against the Minnesota Loons, Hadland scored 2 goals and handed out 3 goals. This season, the Prior Lake, MN native has played in 28 games and leads the Blizzard in scoring with 31 points.
2nd Star: Hayden Walters, F, Granite City Lumberjacks
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Erik Chaffe, G, Mason City Toros – Tal Halliday, D, Granite City Lumberjacks - Tate Hammitt, D, Willmar WarHawks – Colin Hedland, D, Mason City Toros - Will Kunka, G, Willmar WarHawks