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Bauer's Stars of the Week

Stars of the Week Week of November 30, 2021sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Ethan Chesney - Peoria Mustangs

Ethan Chesney

Mustangs forward, Ethan Chesney, recorded 8 points in three games over the weekend. The Elgin, IL native notched 4 goals in a 11-3 win for the Mustangs over the Milwaukee Power on Friday. In game two on Saturday, Chesney picked up two points adding a goal and an assist in a 6-4 to split the weekend with Milwaukee. On Sunday’s game, Chesney added two assists helping his team to a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Junior Blues. Chesney leads the Mustangs in scoring with 31 points (21G, 10A). 

2nd Star: Jared Wisely, D, Peoria Mustangs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Luke Anderson, F, Wausau Cyclones – Max Breon, F, Rochester Grizzlies – Ben Cremers, F, Milwaukee Power – Matthew Ebersole, F, Milwaukee Power - Cole Gibson, F, Rochester Grizzlies - Mitch Miscevich, G, Wausau Cyclones 

 

East Star of the Week: No Award

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Tylor Greene - Helena Bighorns

Tylor Greene

Bighorns forward, Tylor Greene added big numbers over the weekend helping his team in a weekend sweep over the Sheridan Hawks. On Friday, Greene added two goals and an assist for three points in a 9-1 win. The Colorado Springs native handed out 5 assists in a 15-0 final on Saturday, to total 8 points for himself over the weekend. Greene leads the BigHorns in scoring with 48 points (22G, 26A) on the year.

2nd Star: Daniel Crutcher, F, Great Falls Americans

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Logan Matheny, F, Helena Bighorns – Luke Schleusner, F, Butte Cobras – Micah Serino, F, Great Falls Americans –  Fabian Vik, F, Butte Cobras – Isaac Young, F, Gillette Wild

 

South Star of the Week: Benjamin Mondou - Texas Brahmas

Benjamin Mondou

Brahmas Forward, Benjamin Mondou, totaled 7 points over the weekend in three games against the Austin Ice Bats. On Friday, Mondou recorded a goal and two assists helping Texas to a 10-1 win. In Saturday's contest, Mondou added an assist in a 3-0 shutout over the Ice Bats. On Sunday, the Montreal, Quebec native scored a hat trick in an 8-0 win. 

2nd Star: Hunter Hein, G, Texas Brahmas

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Dolan Gilbert, G, Texas Brahmas – Tim Marsico, F, Texas RoadRunners

 

West Star of the Week: Kullan Daikawa - Granite City Lumberjacks

Kullan Daikawa

Granite City top forward, Kullan Daikawa, added 6 points under his belt in two games last week. The Lino Lakes, MN native netted two goals and an assist in a midweek win, 7-1, over the New Ulm Steel. In a Saturday showdown with the Alexandria Blizzard, Daikawa mirrored his performance from Wednesday with 2 goals and an assist in another 7-1 victory for Granite City. Daikawa leads the Lumberjacks in scoring with 31 points (13G, 18A). 

2nd Star: Mike Sweetland, F, Wilmar WarHawks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Erik Chaffe, G, Mason City Toros – Cody Dias, F, Granite City Lumberjacks – Collin Kerchoff, F, Wilmar WarHawks – Brendan Sloth, F, Mason City Toros

 

Stars of the Week Week of November 23, 2021sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Lucas Henderson - Rochester Grizzlies

Lucas Henderson

Rochester Goalie, Lucas Henderson, 19, helped his team to two wins over the weekend over Milwaukee Power. The Lansing, MI native stopped 39 of the 41 shots he faced over the course of the weekend. On Friday, Henderson made 24 of 25 stops for a 3-1 win. On Saturday, he stopped 15 of 16 shots for another 3-1 win. 

2nd Star: Chris Kondiles, F, Peoria Mustangs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ethan Chesney, F, Peoria Mustangs – Max Erstad, F, Milwaukee Power – Spencer Northway, G, Milwaukee Power – Kade Shea, F, Rochester Grizzlies

 

East Star of the Week: Nolan Murphy - Northeast Generals

Nolan Murphy

Northeast Generals forward, Nolan Murphy, 20, recorded six points this past week. The Hyde Park, MA native netted a hat-trick and added a helper on Saturday getting the Generals a 8-0 win against the New Jersey Jr. Titans. On Sunday, Murphy kept on the offensive side of the puck adding a goal and an assist in another shutout against New Jersey, 7-0. 

2nd Star: Nikita Medvedev, D, Long Beach Sharks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Hayden Doggett, F, Long Beach Sharks – Owen McNamee, D, Northeast Generals 

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Nick Bradshaw - Butte Cobras

Nick Bradshaw

Butte Cobras Forward, Nick Bradshaw, 19, totaled seven points in two games over the weekend helping the Cobras sweep the Badlands Sabres. Friday, the Jefferson, SD native added a goal and an assist in the Cobras 7-1 win. On Saturday, Bradshaw recorded four goals and added an assist for five points on the night in a 7-5 win. 

2nd Star: Declan Young, F, Gillette Wild

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Caleb Cross, G, Butte Cobras – Sam Feamster, F, Helena Bighorns – Jonah Gilbert, D, Butte Cobras –  Adam Harvey, F, Helena Bighorns  – Grayden Pond, F, Bozeman Icedogs – Bentley Simcox, F, Bozeman Icedogs – Cade Wessmen, F, Butte Cobras 

 

South Star of the Week: Kaleb Miller - Atlanta Capitals

Kaleb Miller

Capitals Forward, Kaleb Miller came into the weekend with a total of 8 points on the season and doubled his point count to 16 in just 3 games. On Friday, Miller totaled 3 points (2G, 1A) against the Mid Cities Jr. Stars. Saturday, Miller netted his first hat-trick of the year helping his team defeat Mid Cities by a final score of 5-1. Then on Sunday, Miller handed out two assists. 

2nd Star: Robby Rabroker, F, Oklahoma City Ice Hawks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Nathan Hadley, G, Oklahoma City Ice Hawks  – Nick Jameus, F, Atlanta Capitals 

 

West Star of the Week: Ben Anderson - Granite City Lumberjacks

Ben Anderson

Lumberjack Forward, Ben Anderson totalled six points on the weekend in two games. The Crystal, MN native netted two goals and added an assist on Friday to help the Lumberjacks top the St. Louis Jr. Blues 6-2. Anderson did the same in night two on Saturday where his two goals and assist added to get Granite City a sweep over St. Louis, 8-0. 

2nd Star: Nathan Gillenshammer, F, Mason City Toros

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Erik Chaffee, G, Mason City Toros – Cole Klingbeil, F, Alexandria Blizzard  – Nick Mountain, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

 

Stars of the Week Week of November 16, 2021sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Layten Liffrig - Rochester Grizzlies

Layten Liffrig

In his first two games of the season with the Grizzlies, forward Layten Liffrig, 18, made a huge impact, recording seven points in two wins over the St. Louis Jr. Blues. On Friday, the 6’1/185 lbs. native of Mankato, MN had the game-winning goal and three assists in a 9-1 win. On Saturday he had another goal and two assists in a 5-1 win. Liffrig, who began the season in the NAHL with the Minnesota Magicians, was also +7 in the two wins.

2nd Star: Sam VanderHoeven, F, Oregon Tradesmen

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Derek Cagle, D, Wausau Cyclones – Tyler Ownby, F, Rochester Grizzlies – Nahuel Veyan, G, Peoria Mustangs – Gage Vierzba, F, Wausau Cyclones – Jared Wisely, F, Peoria Mustangs

 

East Star of the Week: Landon Boothe - Bay State Bobcats

Landon Boothe

Bay State forward Landon Boothe, 19, helped his team to two wins this past week. The 6’1/185 lbs. native of Silex, MO, and NAPHL grad had five points in two games. On Wednesday, Boothe scored the overtime-winning goal in a 2-1 win over the Norwich Sea Captains. Two days later, he had a goal and three assists in a 6-2 win over Norwich. For the season, Boothre currently leads the Bobcats in scoring with 15 points in 17 games played.

2nd Star: Ryo Murakami, G, Long Beach Sharks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Elijah Devereaux, F, Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks – Ben Di Fiore, G, Bay State Bobcats – Payton Felix, F, Northeast Generals – Nikita Kovalev, F, Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Erik Gibboney - Helena Bighorns

Erik Gibboney

Helena Bighorns forward Erik Gibboney, 20, continued his strong season as he helped his club stay undefeated with road wins over Butte and Great Falls. The 6’2/180 lbs. native of Salt Lake City, UT, had six points in the two wins. On Saturday, the NAPHL grad had two goals and two assists in an 8-2 win over Butte. On Sunday, he had two assists in a 4-2 win in Great Falls. For the season, Gibboney is currently third in team scoring with 34 points in 17 games played.

2nd Star: Grayden Pond, F, Bozeman Icedogs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Daniel Crutcher, F, Great Falls Americans – Thomas Dalsin, D, Great Falls Americans – Sam Feamster, F, Helena Bighorns

 

South Star of the Week: Peyton Brendel - El Paso Rhinos

Peyton Brendel

El Paso goalie Peyton Brendel, 18, helped his team move into 3rd place in the South with a three-game home sweep of the Louisiana Drillers. The 6’8/225 lbs. native of Flagstaff, AZ started and won all three games in the series for the Rhinos, stopped 117 of a possible 120 shots. On Friday, Brendel made 39 saves in a 6-1 win. On Saturday, he stopped all 48 shots that came his way in a 6-0 shutout. On Sunday, he made 30 saves in a 5-2 win.

2nd Star: Michael Imala, F, Texas Brahmas

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Dolan Gilbert, G, Texas Brahmas – Jack Herron, F, Texas RoadRunners – Tim Marsico, F, Texas RoadRunners – Thomas Mougin, F, Louisiana Drillers – Tyler Walker, D, Louisiana Drillers

 

West Star of the Week: Matthew Smith - Granite City Lumberjacks

Matthew Smith

Granite City goalie Matthew Smith, 19, continued his torrid start to the season with two more wins this past weekend as the Lumberjacks swept a home-and-home series from Willmar. The 5’11/165 lbs. native of Fenton, MO, stopped 50 of a possible 52 shots in the two wins. On Friday, the NAPHL grad made 30 saves in a 6-2 road win in Willmar. On Saturday, he stopped all 20 shots that came his way for his second shutout of the season in a 4-0 win. Smith has a perfect 6-0 record to date in goal for the Lumberjacks and leads the NA3HL with a 1.17 goals against average.

2nd Star: Carter Newpower, F, Mason City Toros

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Owen Carlson, G, Mason City Toros – Wilson Dahlheimer, F, Granite City Lumberjacks – Joe Gronholz, F, Alexandria Blizzard

 

Stars of the Week Week of November 9, 2021sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Zach Dosan - Wausau Cyclones

Zach Dosan

Wausau goalie Zach Dosan, 19, had a busy and memorable weekend as he led the Cyclones to a weekend split of their road series in Rochester. The 6’1/190 lbs. native of Rosemount, MN, stopped 90 of 95 shots in the two games and posted a 1-1 record. On Friday, Dosan made 43 saves as the Cyclones handed the Grizzlies their first loss of the season in a 4-2 win. The next night, he made 47 saves in the 3-2 loss.

2nd Star: Sam VanderHoeven, F, Oregon Tradesmen

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Wesley Coquet, F, Wausau Cyclones – Andrew Doran, G, Peoria Mustangs - Max Erstad, F, Milwaukee Power – Adam Johnson, F, Rochester Grizzlies – Gus Immken, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues – Spencer Northway, G, Milwaukee Power – Espen Reager, G, St. Louis Jr. Blues – Jared Wisely, D, Peoria Mustangs – Justin Wright, F, Rochester Grizzlies

 

East Star of the Week: Teito Ishigaki - New Jersey Titans

Teito Ishigaki

New Jersey forward Teito Ishigaki, 16, had a big week as he played in three games. The 5’8/158 lbs. native of Tokyo, Japan, had five points in the three games, which included three goals and two assists. On Wednesday, he had a season-high two goals in a 8-6 loss to Danbury. On Thursday, he had an assist in a 5-2 loss to Long Beach. On Saturday, he the game-winning goal and an assist in a 3-1 win over Norwich. In 13 games played so far this season, Ishigaki has 15 points.

2nd Star: Tyler Zembrzycki, F, Long Beach Sharks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Alex Blaszak, F, New Jersey Titans – Eddie Mulligan, D, Northeast Generals – Logan Plante, F, Long Beach Sharks – Nick Wracker, F, Northeast Generals

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Declan Young - Gillette Wild

Declan Young

Gillette Wild forward Declan Young, 20, took over the NA3HL scoring lead with a huge weekend as Gillette picked up a weekend road sweep of Bozeman. The 6’0/180 lbs. native of Fergus Falls, MN, had seven points in the two wins, which included five goals, two assists and a +8 rating. On Friday, Young had a goal in a 5-3 win. On Saturday, he had four goals, including the game-winner and two assists in a 9-4 win. For the season, Young currently leads the NA3HL in scoring with 38 points in just 16 games played.

2nd Star: Jackson Henningsgard, F, Great Falls Americans

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Erik Gibboney, F, Helena Bighorns – Tylor Greene, F, Helena Bighorns – Zach Hattan, G, Great Falls Americans

 

South Star of the Week: Patrick Wyers - Oklahoma City Ice Hawks

Patrick Wyers

Wyers, 20, was a one-man offensive show over the weekend as the Ice Hawks won four straight games against Atlanta. The 5’9/170 lbs. native of Minnetonka, MN, racked up 12 points in the four wins, which included three goals and nine assists. On Thursday, he had two goals and four assists in an 11-2 win. On Friday, he had an assist in a 6-1 win. On Saturday, he picked up three assists in a 10-2 win, and then on Sunday he had a goal and an assist in an 8-2 win. In 10 games this season, Wyers has recorded 22 points.

2nd Star: Alexsandr Gamzatov, Texas Brahmas

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Joey Carollo, D, Texas Brahmas – Thomas Mougin, F, Louisiana Drillers – Anderson O’Connor, F, Louisiana Drillers – Avery Pittman, F, Oklahoma City Ice Hawks

 

West Star of the Week: Jack Campion - Mason City Toros

Jack Campion

Mason City forward Jack Campion, 20, had a big week as the 6’0/170 lbs. native of Crystal, MN, put up eight points in three games played. Campion began his week on Thursday with a pair of assists in a 6-3 home win over Willmar. On Friday, Campion had two goals, including the game-winner, in a 7-3 road win against the New Ulm Steel. On Saturday, he had a goal and three assists in a 6-2 win in New Ulm. Campion leads the Toros in scoring with 30 points in 15 games played.

2nd Star: Nolan Grier, F, Willmar WarHawks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ryan Hadland, F, Alexandria Blizzard – Sota Isogai, F, Mason City Toros – Brett Reed, F, Granite City Lumberjacks – Nick Richert, F, Granite City Lumberjacks – Caleb Roehrich, D, Willmar WarHawks

 

Stars of the Week Week of November 2, 2021sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Carter Watters - Oregon Tradesmen

Carter Watters

Although he played in just one game last week, Oregon Tradesmen forward Carter Watters, 19, made the most of the opportunity. The 6’0/190 lbs. native of Sun Prairie, WI, had a hat-trick and two assists for a five-point night in a 9-1 home win over the Milwaukee Power on Saturday. Watters is 2nd in team scoring so far this season with 17 points 13 games played.

2nd Star: Adam Johnson, F, Rochester Grizzlies

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Chris Kondiles, F, Peoria Mustangs – Perry Lagatuz, F, Peoria Mustangs – TJ Norris, F, Rochester Grizzlies

 

East Star of the Week: Tyler Ramm - Northeast Generals

Tyler Ramm

Ramm, 18, had big weekend as the Generals stayed perfect on the season with a weekend sweep of the Long Beach Sharks to widen their lead in the East Division. The 6’1/195 lbs. native of Westborough, MA, had three goals and an assist for four points in the two wins, which included two goals in a 4-2 win on Saturday and a goal and an assist in a 2-0 win on Sunday. For the season, Ramm has eight points in 10 games played.

2nd Star: Will Comrie, F, Bay State Bobcats

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tima Basarab, F, Bay State Bobcats – Owen McNamee, D, Northeast Generals

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Dale Pfannenstein - Butte Cobras

Dale Pfannenstein

Butte goalie Dale Pfannenstein, 19, was a rock in goal this past weekend in two wins for the Cobras. The 6’3/190 lbs. native of Osseo, MN, stopped 101 of a possible 106 shots in back-to-back wins over Great Falls and Bozeman. On Saturday, Pfannenstein made 43 saves in a 4-2 win over the Americans and on Sunday he made a season-high 58 saves in a 7-3 win over the Icedogs. The wins were his first two of the 2021-22 season.

2nd Star: Taber Gutschick, D, Helena Bighorns

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Nick Bradshaw, F, Butte Cobras – Tae Evans, F, Great Falls Americans – Tylor Greene, F, Helena Bighorns – Jack Harris, F, Yellowstone Quake – Gustav Ostman, F, Yellowstone Quake – Garrett Weisenburger, F, Great Falls Americans

 

South Star of the Week: Noah Henslee - Oklahoma City Ice Hawks

Noah Henslee

Oklahoma City forward Noah Henslee, 20, helped his team win their first two games of the season as the Ice Hawks took two of three games in a road series in El Paso. The 6’1/195 lbs. native of Oklahoma City, OK, had eight points (4 goals, 4 assists) in the three games. On Thursday, he had a goal and an assist in a 5-3 loss. On Friday, he had another goal and assist in a 5-2 win. On Saturday, he had two goals, including the game-winner, and added two assists in a 7-3 win. For the season, Henslee leads the Ice Hawks in scoring with 18 points in nine games played.

2nd Star: Brandon Shantz, G, Austin Ice Bats

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Gion Coray, F, Texas Brahmas – Matthew Edestrand, F, Texas RoadRunners – Dolan Gilbert, G, Texas Brahmas – Hunter Hein, G, Texas RoadRunners – Thomas Mougin, F, Louisiana Drillers – Anderson O’Connor, F, Louisiana Drillers – Dominic Toews, F, Austin Ice Bats – Patrick Wyers, F, Oklahoma City Ice Hawks

 

West Star of the Week: Matthew Smith - Granite City Lumberjacks

Matthew Smith

Granite City goaltender Matthew Smith, 19, stayed perfect on the 2021-22 season as he posted back-to-back road wins in a Lumberjacks series sweep against their rival, Mason City Toros. The 5’11/165 lbs. native of Fenton, MO, moved his NA3HL record to 4-0 on the season as he stopped 35 of 38 shots in the two wins, which included 18 saves in a 5-2 win on Friday and 17 wins in a 2-1 overtime win on Saturday. Smith has allowed just five goals in his four NA3HL starts so far during the 2021-22 season.

2nd Star: Michael Debrito, F, Alexandria Blizzard

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Kullen Daikawa, F, Granite City Lumberjacks - Brady O'Brien, D, Willmar WarHawks - Will Pinney, G, Willmar WarHawks

 

Stars of the Week Week of October 26, 2021sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Kyle Bauer - Rochester Grizzlies

Kyle Bauer

Bauer consistently led Rochester’s offense last week with a goal and an assist in each of his two outings against Milwaukee. The 2002-born Bauer tallied the game-winner in each contest, and has lit the lamp in five of his last six games. Bauer boasts 8g-3a—11pts in 10 games on the year.

2nd Star: Connor Henderson, D, Peoria Mustangs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Kaleb Bents, G, Rochester Grizzlies — Brendan Cobb, G, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Chris Kondiles, F, Peoria Mustangs — Zac Maupin, F, Wausau Cyclones — Gage Vierzba, F, Wausau Cyclones

 

East Star of the Week: Matt Nuzzolilo - Northeast Generals

Matt Nuzzolilo

Nuzzolilo found the scoresheet in all three games he played last week, totaling five points in that span. After scoring on Friday, Nuzzolilo bagged a goal and two helpers on Saturday — his second multi-point performance this year — before netting another assist on Sunday. Including his three-game outburst, Nuzzolilo is up to 4g-4a—8pts in seven games this season.

2nd Star: Jake Weikel, F, Long Beach Sharks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Donovan Alfama, G, New Jersey Titans — Jack Fitzpatrick, F, Long Beach Sharks — D’Mar McCoy, G, Northeast Generals — Sam Senft, D, New Jersey Titans

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Carson Kuche - Gillette Wild

Carson Kuche

Kuche lit up the scoresheet for Gillette last week, notching back-to-back multi-goal games. The native of Flagstaff, Ariz., posted a pair of goals and another pair of assists on Friday, then bagged two more goals on Saturday for a 4g-2a—6pts weekend. Kuche has found the back of the net in three consecutive contests, and boasts 8g-6a—14pts in eight games this year.

2nd Star: Gabe Coppo, F, Yellowstone Quake

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Erik Gibboney, F, Helena Bighorns — Tylor Greene, F, Helena Bighorns — Jackson Henningsgard, F, Great Falls Americans — Jack Orchard, G, Gillette Wild — Ben Winkler, G, Great Falls Americans

 

South Star of the Week: Erik Vrkoc - Texas Brahmas

Erik Vrkoc

Vrkoc posted an impressive nine points across last week’s triple header in Oklahoma City, continuing his remarkable season-long point streak and seven-game goal-scoring streak. Vrkoc erupted for two goals and three helpers on Friday — his first performance of more than three points this year — before nabbing another two goals and one more assist on Saturday. Capping the weekend off, Vrkoc put up another two points (1g, 1a) to boost his season totals to 11g-7a—18pts in just eight games on the year. Additionally, Vrkoc tallied the game-winning goals on both Friday and Sunday to pace the Brahmas’ high-octane attack.

2nd Star: Robby Rabroker, F, Oklahoma City Ice Hawks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Noah Henslee, F, Oklahoma City Ice Hawks — Benjamin Mondou, F, Texas Brahmas

 

West Star of the Week: Sota Isogai - Mason City Toros

Sota Isogai

Isogai recorded back-to-back multi-point games for the first time since opening weekend last week to lead the Toros to victory. The Japanese sniper potted his first hat-trick (and multi-goal game) of the season on Friday alongside an assist, then posted another goal and two more helpers on Saturday as Mason City romped past Minnesota. A third-year veteran, Isogai has posted 5g-12a—17pts in nine games this season.

2nd Star: Nick Richert, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Xavier Brooks, D, Minnesota Loons — Jack Campion, F, Mason City Toros — Jamison St. Clair, F, Minnesota Loons — Carson VanZuilen, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

 

Stars of the Week Week of October 19, 2021sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Lucas Henderson - Rochester Grizzlies

Lucas Henderson

Henderson backstopped a pair of wins over Oregon last week, stopping 56 of 59 total shots in his first two appearances of the season. On Friday, Henderson turned aside 37 of 38 shots for a .974% save percentage, then went back-to-back on Saturday with a 22-save effort in regulation time before blanking all three Tradesmen skaters in a shootout. The 2002-born puck stopper boasts a 1.44 GAA and .949% save percentage, and is 2-0-0 on the young season.

2nd Star: Thomas Kayner, F, Peoria Mustangs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Pavel Bakhtin, F, Wausau Cyclones — Chris Kondiles, F, Peoria Mustangs — Hayden Shoemake, F, Wausau Cyclones — Per Waage, D, Rochester Grizzlies

 

East Star of the Week: Ethan Ranger - Norwich Sea Captains

Ethan Ranger

Ranger bagged four points in two games last week to keep his strong start to the year going. Wednesday’s tilt with Danbury saw the Cromwell, Conn., native notch a goal and an assist. He then posted the same stat line on Saturday against Long Beach for his third multi-point performance in his last four games. Ranger has compiled 5g-7a—12pts in eight games this year, and has only been held off the scoresheet twice.

2nd Star: Zach Sinople, F, Northeast Generals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Donovan Alfama, G, New Jersey Titans — Teagen Beier, F, Norwich Sea Captains — Kyle Gilbert, D, Long Beach Sharks — Sean Gorman, F, Northeast Generals — Dylan Harbour, F, Long Beach Sharks — Ryan Miller, F, New Jersey Titans

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Tyler Sunagel - Great Falls Americans

Tyler Sunagel

Sunagel recorded a whopping eight points in Great Falls’ two games last week to triple his season-long output to that point. Friday’s matchup in Sheridan saw the Plymouth, Wisc., native notch a goal and two helpers — his second multi-point outing in three games — while Saturday’s rematch featured Sunagel’s first hat-trick of the year alongside two more assists. Sunagel boasts 5g-7a—12pts in 10 games this year, and has posted 10 points in his last four games.

2nd Star: Taber Gutschick, D, Helena Bighorns

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ian Bowman, F, Bozeman Icedogs — Tylor Greene, F, Helena Bighorns — Jackson Henningsgard, F, Great Falls Americans — Tucker Lien, F, Gillette Wild — Liam Massie, F, Bozeman Icedogs — Declan Young, F, Gillette Wild

 

South Star of the Week: Lucas Helland - Austin Ice Bats

Lucas Helland

After recording just two points in his first six games, Helland erupted for seven points in two games against Mid-Cities last week. The 2001-born skater recorded two goals and an assist on Friday, then went even bigger for an encore with his first hat-trick of the year along with another helper. Helland has now totaled 5g-4a—9pts in eight games on the year.

2nd Star: Caden Butler, F, El Paso Rhinos

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Brandon Shantz, G, Austin Ice Bats — Connor Thompson, F, El Paso Rhinos

 

West Star of the Week: Carter Newpower - Mason City Toros

Carter Newpower

Newpower bounced back from three scoreless games with consecutive multi-goal outings last week, leading the Toros to a home-and-home sweep of Willmar. The second-year sniper posted two goals in Friday’s road win, then put up another pair of goals — including the game-winner — and two helpers in Saturday’s home victory. Newpower’s six-point week boosts him to 8g-8a—16pts in eight games this year, and he has now found the scoresheet in all but one of his games played.

2nd Star: Michael Debrito, F, Alexandria Blizzard

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jack Campion, F, Mason City Toros — Kullan Daikawa, F, Granite City Lumberjacks — Owen Reeve, G, Minnesota Loons — Nick Richert, F, Granite City Lumberjacks — Matthew Ryynanen, G, Minnesota Loons — Ben Tschida, F, Alexandria Blizzard

 

Stars of the Week Week of October 12, 2021sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Connor Mahony - Rochester Grizzlies

Connor Mahony

Mahony bagged five goals in a pair of wins over North Iowa in a rematch between last year’s Fraser Cup finalists. Entering just his second week with the team, Mahony struck twice in Friday’s win and potted his first hat-trick of the year on Saturday, tallying the game-winning goal in each contest. The 2003-born sniper has found twine in each of his five games played, and boasts 9g-2a—11pts on the year.

2nd Star: Ethan Chesney, F, Peoria Mustangs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Joe Ambroffi, G, Peoria Mustangs — Michael Dalaly, F, Milwaukee Power — Spencer Northway, G, Milwaukee Power — Matthew Shaw, D, Rochester Grizzlies — Sam VanderHoeven, F, Oregon Tradesmen

 

East Star of the Week: Sean Gorman - Northeast Generals

Sean Gorman

Gorman posted four points in two games for the Generals last week, pacing wins over Norwich and Danbury. Friday saw the New Hope, Penn., native scored his first hat-trick of the season, before then chipping in an assist on Sunday. Gorman has found the scoresheet in each game this year, notching 4g-2a—6pts in four games during his hot start.

2nd Star: Logan Plante, F, Long Beach Sharks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tommy Lubin, D, Northeast Generals — Greyson Skirpan, G, Long Beach Sharks

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Thomas Gazich - Great Falls Americans

Thomas Gazich

Gazich starred for Great Falls despite the team dropping a pair of games to undefeated Helena, as the 2002-born Gazich grabbed five points across the back-to-back set. Gazich, a native of Hopkins, Minn., posted his second straight outing with a goal and an assist on Friday, then upped the ante with a goal and two helpers on Saturday. After two goose-eggs, Gazich has tallied multiple points in each of his last three games, and boasts 7g-6a—13pts in nine games this season.

2nd Star: Gavyn Galloway, F, Helena Bighorns

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ian Bowman, F, Bozeman Icedogs - Maxim Currie, G, Badlands Sabres — Thomas Dalsin, D, Great Falls Americans — Shane Domanick, F, Bozeman Icedogs - Andrew MacCallum, F, Helena Bighorns — Jack Orchard, G, Gillette Wild — Cade Wessman, F, Butte Cobras — Declan Young, F, Gillette Wild

 

South Star of the Week: Derek Boutin - Texas RoadRunners

Derek Boutin

Boutin nabbed five points during Texas’ three-game set against Atlanta last week, highlighted by his two game-winning goals to help the RoadRunners remain unbeaten in regulation time on the year. After setting up a teammate in Friday’s win, Boutin scored twice on Saturday, then split his production with a goal and a helper on Sunday. Boutin has recorded five multi-point efforts this year, and has now totaled 6g-6a—12pts in nine games after his big week.

2nd Star: Josh Hrip, F, Louisiana Drillers

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jerame Kennedy, F, Austin Ice Bats — Mark Kurliandchyk, F, Louisiana Drillers — Kirill Nikulichev, F, Atlanta Capitals — Brandon Shantz, G, Austin Ice Bats — Nash Wilson, G, Texas RoadRunners

 

West Star of the Week: Nolan Grier - Willmar WarHawks

Nolan Grier

Grier was a beacon of consistency for the Warhawks last week, posting six points in two games with a pair of identical stat lines. The Fon Du Lac, Wisc., native potted a goal and two helpers on Friday, then ran it back with another 1g-2a—3pts showing on Saturday. Grier has played just four games with Willmar but boasts two or more points in each contest for a total of 5g-6a—11pts in that span.

2nd Star: Nick Stevens, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jeremiah Konkel, F, Willmar Warhawks — Tucker Skime, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

 

Stars of the Week Week of October 5, 2021sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Sam VanderHoeven - Oregon Tradesmen

Sam VanderHoeven

VanderHoeven put on a show with back-to-back hat-tricks against St. Louis last week en route to a 6g-3a—9pts line on the weekend. After netting a triple on Friday, the third-year veteran bagged another three goals and added three helpers as well. After posting two goose-eggs to open the year, VanderHoeven has exploded for 9g-4a—11pts during his current four-game point streak and ranks second among NA3HL skaters in goal-scoring.

2nd Star: Connor Mahoney, F, Rochester Grizzlies

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ethan Chesney, F, Peoria Mustangs — Zach Dosan, G, Wausau Cyclones — Max Erstad, F, Milwaukee Power — Austin Meers, F, Rochester Grizzlies — Spencer Northway, G, Milwaukee Power — Tristan Trudel, F, Peoria Mustangs

 

East Star of the Week: Tyler Zembrzycki - Long Beach Sharks

Tyler Zembrzycki

Zembrzycki did his part last week, notching 2g-5a—7pts in two games to help the division-leading Sharks continue their hot start. Zembrzycki entered the week on something of a cold streak with just two helpers in his prior four outings, but erupted for a goal and four assists on Friday — his second game of the year with three or more points — then followed up with another goal and an assist on Sunday. The native of East Islip, NY leads his team with 4g-8a—12pts in seven games this year.

2nd Star: Tima Basarab, F, Bay State Bobcats

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jake Weikel, F, Long Beach Sharks

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Samuel Feamster - Helena Bighorns

Samuel Feamster

Feamster had a big September to earn Forward of the Month honors, and if his first action of October is any indication, he’s not slowing down any time soon. The Pueblo, Colo., native posted his remarkable third hat-trick of the young season and second in as many games on Friday while notching two assists as well, then recorded another goal and an assist on Saturday to keep his season-long run of six consecutive multi-point outings alive. Feamster boasts 12g-7a—19pts in just six games this year, good for the outright league lead in goals and a share of the league lead in points.

2nd Star: Ian Bowman, F, Bozeman Icedogs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Liam Bland, F, Helena Bighorns — Maxim Currie, G, Badlands Sabres — Keegan Ferguson, F, Yellowstone Quake — Carson Kuche, F, Gillette Wild — Brandon Lakusta, G, Yellowstone Quake — Isaac Young, F, Gillette Wild

 

South Star of the Week: Mason Mara - Texas Brahmas

Mason Mara

Mara and the Brahmas kicked off their season in style last week, knocking off Oklahoma City three times in North Richland Hills. Mara was in fine form from the first puck drop with two points in each contest, scoring twice on Friday, posting a goal and a helper on Saturday, and again lighting the lamp twice on Sunday. Mara’s 5g-1a—6pts have him tied for second in team scoring through Texas’ first week of action.

2nd Star: Ty Neckar, D, Texas RoadRunners

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Aleksandr Gamzatov, F, Texas Brahmas — Tyler Love, F, Texas RoadRunners — Camden Pendleton, G, El Paso Rhinos — Connor Thompson, F, El Paso Rhinos

 

West Star of the Week: Jeremiah Konkel - Willmar WarHawks

Jeremiah Konkel

Konkel saw the ice just once last week, but made quite the impact in that time with six points in Willmar’s win over the Blizzard on Saturday. The Bloomington, Minn., native scored twice — his second multi-goal game of the year — and set up four of his team’s other goals, marking his first game with more than four points this year. Konkel boasts 5g-7a—12pts in four games on the year, ranking him third in the league with an average of three points per game.

2nd Star: Jack Campion, F, Mason City Toros

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ben Anderson, F, Granite City Lumberjacks — Wilson Dahlheimer, F, Granite City Lumberjacks — Ryan Knight, G, Mason City Toros — Brady O’Brien, D, Willmar Warhawks

 

Stars of the Week Week of September 28, 2021sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Sam VanderHoeven - Oregon Tradesmen

Sam VanderHoeven

VanderHoeven rebounded from a pair of goose-eggs at the start of the season with back-to-back two-point outings last week. On Friday, the veteran sniper found twine once and set up a teammate for a goal. VanderHoeven then followed with a clutch performance — with just seconds left on the clock and his team down by one goal, VanderHoeven scored to force overtime, then grabbed the game-winning goal less than a minute into the extra frame. The Beaver Dam, Wisc., native now has 3g-1a—4pts in four games this season.

2nd Star: Griffin Lennes, F, Wausau Cyclones

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ian Hedican, G, Oregon Tradesmen — Gage Vierzba, F, Wausau Cyclones

 

East Star of the Week: Roland Ponechal - New Jersey Titans

Roland Ponechal

Ponechal lit up the scoreboard with four points in two games last week after being held off the scoresheet in his debut earlier this month. Ponechal notched a goal and an assist on Saturday, then posted his first two-goal game to pace another Titans win on Sunday. He boasts 3g-1a—4pts in three games this season.

2nd Star: Jake Weikel, F, Long Beach Sharks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Brendan Pellerito, G, Norwich Sea Captains — Sam Senft, D, New Jersey Titans — Trevor Souza, D, Norwich Sea Captains — Ryo Yamamoto, F, Long Beach Sharks

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Saizha Norwegian - Gillette Wild

Saizha Norwegian

Norwegian earns Star of the Week honors for a second time this month after his 3g-2a—5pts performance across Gillette’s two OT wins over division rival Great Falls last week. The Fort Frances, Ont. native potted his first hat-trick of the year along with an assist on Friday — scoring the game-winning goal in overtime as well — before posting another helper in Saturday’s victory. Norwegian ranks third in scoring among NA3HL skaters, trailing only teammates Declan Young and Tucker Lien, with 7g-6a—13pts in six games this year.

2nd Star: Hunter Maschke, F, Great Falls Americans

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Will Blake, F, Gillette Wild — Nick Bradshaw, F, Butte Cobras — Sam Feamster, F, Helena Bighorns — Gavyn Galloway, F, Helena Bighorns — Micah Serino, F, Great Falls Americans

 

South Star of the Week: Ilnur Madiarov - Mid Cities Jr. Stars

Ilnur Madiarov

Mid Cities picked up its first two wins of the year last week, buoyed by a consistent effort from Madiarov across all three games. Madiarov tallied a hat-trick in Friday’s win, then lit the lamp again despite the Stars’ loss on Saturday. Capping off the weekend, he put up another three-point effort with a goal and two helpers to pace another Mid Cities victory, and stretch his points streak to five games with 7g-3a—10pts in that span.

2nd Star: Josh Hrip, F, Louisiana Drillers

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Quillon Bowman, G, Mid Cities Jr. Stars — Jason Owings, F, Austin Ice Bats — Sebastian Skarzenski, G, Austin Ice Bats — Frank Steinway, D, Louisiana Drillers

 

West Star of the Week: Carter Newpower - Mason City Toros

Carter Newpower

Newpower paced a stout Toros attack with 3g-3a—6pts as the team notched its first two wins of the year during its debut weekend. The second-year skater potted two goals and a helper in Friday’s victory over Alexandria, then reversed his scoring line with a goal and two assists in Saturday’s rematch win as well. The 2002-born Newpower will look to keep his hot start going as his team takes on Granite City this weekend.

2nd Star: Kyle Mortenson, D, Granite City Lumberjacks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jack Campion, F, Mason City Toros — Elbridge DeKraai, F, Willmar Warhawks — Sean Kenny, F, Alexandria Blizzard — Cooper Olson, G, Willmar Warhawks — Nick Stevens, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

 

Stars of the Week Week of September 21, 2021sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Kyle Bauer - Rochester Grizzlies

Kyle Bauer

Bauer helped the Grizzlies get off to a strong start, notching three goals over two games last week. The native of Hastings, Minn. was tallied twice on Friday, then followed up with another goal on Saturday as well as Rochester topped Oregon in both contests.

2nd Star: Riley VanderHoeven, F, Oregon Tradesmen

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Max Breon, F, Rochester Grizzlies

 

East Star of the Week: Ian Skinner - Bay State Bobcats

Ian Skinner

Entering his third year with the Bay State organization, Skinner opened the season on a tear with a pair of goals and a pair of assists in two tilts against Long Beach last week. Skinner played a starring role on Saturday with two goals — including the game-winner — and a helper in a victory, then notched another assist in a shootout loss on Sunday for a four-point weekend.

2nd Star: Brian Lupo, F, New Jersey Titans

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Dylan Harbour, F, Long Beach Sharks — Braeden Kennedy, F, Northeast Generals — Tommy Lubin, D, Northeast Generals — Tyler Zembrzycki, F, Long Beach Sharks

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Tristan Baker - Gillette Wild

Tristan Baker

After finding the scoresheet in each of his first two games during week one, Baker exploded for nine points in two games against Yellowstone last week. The second-year sniper posted a goal and a whopping four assists on Friday, then recorded two goals and two more helpers no Saturday for his first multi-point outings of the season. Baker boasts goals in three straight games now, and has appeared on the scoresheet in each of his four games played so far this year.

2nd Star: Tylor Greene, F, Helena Bighorns

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): AJ Benit, D, Great Falls Americans — Liam Bland, F, Helena Bighorns — Ian Bowman, F, Bozeman Icedogs — Henry Fusco, F, Great Falls Americans — Luke Hartmark, F, Bozeman Icedogs — Cade Wessman, F, Butte Cobras — Declan Young, F, Gillette Wild

 

South Star of the Week: Hunter Hein - Texas RoadRunners

Hunter Hein

Hein put up a wall in the RoadRunners’ net last week, winning both of his starts and picking up a shutout as he stopped 46 of 47 total shots. The Phoenix, Ariz. native stopped all 29 pucks that came his way in Friday’s win, then bookended the weekend set with a 17-save effort in yet another victory, sealing up a 3-0-0 start for the RoadRunners. Hein played seven games for Texas last season, picking up one win in that span and recording a .908 save percentage and 3.70 GAA.

2nd Star: Tyler Love, F, Texas RoadRunners

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

West Star of the Week: Hayden Hennen - Granite City Lumberjacks

Hayden Hennen

Hennen was a force from the blue line for Granite City last week as he tallied three goals in two games for the Lumberjacks. The 6-foot-33 blueliner grabbed two goals on Friday, then netted another on Saturday as Granite City cruised past Minnesota. His three goals tie him for most among NA3HL defensemen through the young campaign.

2nd Star: Jeremiah Konkel, F, Willmar Warhawks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Kullan Daikawa, F, Granite City Lumberjacks — Cooper Olson, G, Willmar Warhawks — Owen Reeve, G, Minnesota Loons — Jamison St. Clair, F, Minnesota Loons

 

Stars of the Week Week of September 14, 2021sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Connor O'Neal - Milwaukee Power

Connor O'Neal

O’Neal paced the Power’s hot start last week, notching five points in two games as his team swept St. Louis. The 2003-born sniper scored once and assisted a teammate on Friday, then put up another goal and two more helpers on Saturday. O’Neal’s five points rank tied for fifth among NA3HL skaters after week one.

2nd Star: Mason Ausmus, D, Milwaukee Power

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

East Star of the Week: No Award

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Saizha Norwegian - Gillette Wild

Saizha Norwegian

Norwegian made his NA3HL debut in style for Gillette last week, with five points across a pair of wins over Badlands. The 2002-born forward lit up the scoresheet with a pair of assists before scoring the game-winning goal on Friday, then nabbed another two tallies — including another game-deciding goal — in Saturday’s rematch victory. Norwegian boasts five points on the year, good for a share of fifth among all NA3HL skaters through the first week of action.

2nd Star: Cameron DeForest, F, Yellowstone Quake

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Caleb Cross, G, Butte Cobras — Tommy Gazich, F, Great Falls Americans — Brandon Lakusta, G, Yellowstone Quake — Tucker Lien, F, Gillette Wild — Micah Serino, F, Great Falls Americans — Collin Soderholm, G, Bozeman Icedogs

 

South Star of the Week: No Award

 

West Star of the Week: No Award

 
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