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Bauer's Stars of the Week

Stars of the Week Week of March 11, 2020sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Porter Haney - Rochester Grizzlies

Porter Haney

Haney and the Grizzlies swept a three-game set over the weekend, dropping St. Louis twice and Alexandria once, thanks in large part to Haney’s five points in that span. The 5-foot-7 Duluth, MN native bagged a goal and two helpers on Friday, then followed up with an assist in each of the next two games. Haney finished the season with 16g-31a—47pts in 37 games. 

 

2nd Star: Sean Hofstetter, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues

 

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Joey Boccardi, D, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Zachary Eddington, D, Peoria Mustangs — Peyton Hart, F, Rochester Grizzlies — Ryan Payne, D, Peoria Mustangs

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Kolye Bankauskas - Northeast Generals

Kolye Bankauskas

Bankauskas closed out his incredible campaign with a flourish, etching his name in NA3HL history as he set a new record for goals in a season with 69 after a five-goal weekend. The forward actually broke the record with his 68th strike on Friday night, which was his fourth goal of the game in a 9-2 win over Skylands. Another goal and an assist on Sunday saw him boost his league-leading point totals to 69g-69a—138pts this season. 

 

2nd Star: Derek Lovejoy, D, New England Stars

 

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Carson Asper, F, Northeast Generals

 

Frontier Star of the Week: No Award

 

Northeast Star of the Week: James Clarke - Skylands Kings

James Clarke

Clarke’s goal-scoring prowess was on display last weekend, as he bagged six in three games for the Kings. With one marker on Friday, a hat-trick — his fourth of the season — on Saturday and another pair on Sunday, Clarke finished a remarkable season as the Kings’ leader in both goals and points with 47 and 87, respectively. He enters the Fraser Cup Playoffs on an astounding 17-game point streak and perhaps and even more impressive 11-game goal streak. 

 

2nd Star: Brandon Cope, F, Danbury Colonials

 

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jeremy Brassard, D, Skylands Kings — Kyle McEnany, F, Danbury Colonials

 

South Star of the Week: Blake Elliott - Texas RoadRunners

Blake Elliott

After being held off the scoresheet for six straight games, Elliott erupted for six points in a three-game set last week, logging 2g-4a and helping the RoadRunners to a win in their last game of the year. Elliott opened with a pair of assists on Friday and a goal and an assist on Saturday against Louisiana, then potted another one of each in Sunday’s victory over Mid Cities. He finished his campaign with 8g-13a—21pts for Texas. 

 

2nd Star: Brandon Morgan, F, Louisiana Drillers

 

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tyler Blanchard, F, Texas Brahmas — Ben Cope, D, Louisiana Drillers — Jaeger Reed, G, Texas RoadRunners — Andrue Trelstad, F, Texas Brahmas

 

West Star of the Week: Austin McNeil - Alexandria Blizzard

Austin McNeil

McNeil logged a whopping 10 points in three games to help the Blizzard into the Fraser Cup Playoffs on a hot streak as they topped Coulee Region twice and took the high-flying Grizzlies to OT. The Minnesota native bagged a hat-trick — his third of the season and second in six games — on Friday, two goals and an assist on Saturday, and finally capped things off with a dynamite 1g-3a—4pts game against Rochester. McNeil finished the season with 23g-17a—40pts in 42 games. 

 

2nd Star: Lucas Wahlin, F, North Iowa Bulls

 

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Keegan Bauman, F, New Ulm Steel — Matt Dahlseide, F, North Iowa Bulls — Carson Simon, F, Granite City Lumberjacks — Bailey Sommers, F, Granite City Lumberjacks — Nolan Westra, F, Alexandria Blizzard

 

Stars of the Week Week of March 4, 2020sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Seamus Campbell - St. Louis Jr. Blues

Seamus Campbell

After putting on a show at the NAHL Top Prospects Tournament and earning a D1 commitment to play college hockey at Quinnipiac, Campbell returned to the Jr. Blues’ lineup in style as he put up five points in back-to-back wins over Granite City. Friday night’s 1g, 1a effort led into his first hat-trick of the season on Saturday, during which he also nabbed the game-winner. Campbell, who appeared on NHL Central Scouting’s midterm rankings, boasts 15g-16a—31pts in 45 NA3HL games this season. 

 

2nd Star: Wesley Knutson, F, Milwaukee Power

 

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jaycob Bland, F, Peoria Mustangs — Joey Boccardi, D, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Ryan Payne, D, Peoria Mustangs — Brady Rossbach, F, Milwaukee Power

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Ryan Reifler - Northeast Generals

Ryan Reifler

Reifler added his name to the list of impressive Northeast performances this season, with eight points in two games last week. His hat-trick and three assists on Wednesday marked his first game with more than three points this season, and another goal and a helper on Sunday pushed his point streak to eight games. Reifler’s outburst also represented his first back-to-back multi-point games in 2019-20, as he boosted his season totals to 11g-17a—28pts in 20 contests this season. 

 

2nd Star: Carson Asper, F, Northeast Generals

 

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Darren Donovan - Helena Bighorns

Darren Donovan

Donovan continued what has been an impressive personal campaign with seven points across a pair of games last weekend. He logged his first hat-trick of the season with a four-goal, two-assist performance on Friday, and followed up with another goal on Saturday. Donovan now has nine points in his last four games, and 29g-23a—52pts on the season. 

 

2nd Star: Levi Mese, F, Great Falls Americans

 

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Keedin Denny, F, Gillette Wild — Kadyn Fennell, D, Bozeman Icedogs — Jonathan Green, F, Yellowstone Quake — Luc Haggitt, G, Gillette Wild — Trever Mellen, G, Great Falls Americans — Dylan Rumpke, F, Yellowstone Quake — Porter Tirrill, F, Helena Bighorns

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Kevin Remson - Danbury Colonials

Kevin Remson

Remson’s scoring touch was on full display in a set of three tilts last week, as he scored two goals in each contest en route to an eight-point weekend. An assist in each of Saturday and Sunday’s games marked his first and second three-point games this season, and helped inflate his season totals to 16g-12a-28pts in 37 outings.

 

2nd Star: James Clarke, F, Skylands Kings

 

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Trevor Christopher, D, Skylands Kings — Connor Lefkof, D, Danbury Colonials

 

South Star of the Week: Hunter Leonhard - Mid Cities Jr. Stars

Hunter Leonhard

Leonhard hit the ice three times last week, posting four points in that span. After setting up a strike on Friday, he posted a pair of goals — his second double in five games — on Saturday and followed up with another marker on Sunday. Leonhard now has points in four straight games, and 27g-18a—45pts on the season. 

 

2nd Star: Seth Payson, F, Texas RoadRunners

 

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): RJ Muckensturm, F, Mid Cities Jr. Stars — Jaeger Reed, G, Texas RoadRunners

 

West Star of the Week: Stanislav Danaev - New Ulm Steel

Stanislav Danaev

Entering the week in a four-game pointless skid, Danaev regained his scoring touch with four goals in three games against Alexandria. The Russian forward struck twice in games on Friday and Sunday — his first goals since Jan. 4 — and even notched the OT winner on Friday. Danaev has now posted 16g-26a—42pts in 43 games this season. 

 

2nd Star: Matt Dahlseide, F, North Iowa Bulls

 

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Sean Davidson, D, Granite City Lumberjacks — Nathan Green, F, Granite City Lumberjacks — Caleb Strong, F, Alexandria Blizzard — Lucas Wahlin, F, North Iowa Bulls

 

Stars of the Week Week of February 25, 2020sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Jared Wisely - Peoria Mustangs

Jared Wisely

Wisely, 18, had a big weekend to help the Mustangs extend their winning streak to five straight games. The 5’9/170 lbs. native of Chillicothe, Illinois, had three points in two wins, which included game-wining goals in both games. On Saturday, Wisely had the game-winning goal and an assist in a 4-3 win over Willmar. On Sunday, he had the game’s only goal in a 1-0 win. In 43 games played this season, Wisely has 31 points.

 

2nd Star: Noel Parker, D, Rochester Grizzlies

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Marco Escobar, F, Coulee Region Chill – Paul Hofbauer, F, Rochester Grizzlies – Cole Walters, G, Peoria Mustangs

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Nick Wracker - Northeast Generals

Nick Wracker

Northeast Generals forward Nick Wracker, 18, helped his team pick up three wins this past weekend and in the process, clinch the NA3HL’s Coastal Division regular season title. The 5’11/175 lbs. native of Columbia, South Carolina, had seven points (4 goals, 3 assists) in the three wins, which included two goals in a 7-2 win at Skylands on Friday and two goals and two assists in a 13-4 win at Skylands on Saturday. For the season, Wracker has 38 points in 43 games played.

 

2nd Star: Carson Asper, F, Northeast Generals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Conan Hayton - Bozeman Icedogs

Conan Hayton

Bozeman Icedogs goalie Conan Hayton, 20, allowed just one goal in two starts this past weekend to keep the Icedogs in 1st place in the Frontier Division. The 5’10/160 lbs. native of Denver, Colorado, stopped a total of 71 of a possible 72 shots on goal. On Friday, Hayton stopped all 24 shots that came his way in a 4-0 shutout of Yellowstone. On Saturday, he stopped 47 of 48 shots in a 1-0 road loss at Great Falls. Hayton has a 17-5 record with the Ice Dogs this season, which includes a 2.31 goals against average and .943 save percentage.

 

2nd Star: Michael Allman, G, Yellowstone Quake

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Johnny Baird, F, Helena Bighorns – Andrew Deskin, F, Helena Bighorns – Jack Harris, F, Yellowstone Quake – Jack Olson, F, Great Falls Americans – Viktor Wennberg, G, Great Falls Americans

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Kyle McEnany - Coulee Region Chill

Kyle McEnany

Danbury Colonials forward Kyle McEnany, 20, helped his team increase their current winning streak to seven straight games with another win this weekend. The 5’9/150 lbs. native of Wylie, Texas, was a one-man scoring crew in Danbury’s lone game of the weekend. McEnany had two goals, including the game-winner, and three assists in a 6-2 win at Long Beach. For the season, McEnany has 52 points in 37 games played.

 

2nd Star: JayVon Fogelgren, F, Elmira Jr. Soaring Eagles

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): James Clarke, F, Skylands Kings – Brandon Cope, F, Danbury Colonials – Jonathan Meyers, F, Skylands Kings – Ben Saurbaugh, F, Elmira Jr. Soaring Eagles

 

South Star of the Week: Patrick Egdorf - Atlanta Capitals

Patrick Egdorf

Atlanta Capitals goalie Patrick Egdorf, 20, helped his team solidify 2nd place in the South Division with two wins in three home games this past weekend against the Louisiana Drillers. The 6’2/170 lbs. native of Houston, Texas, played in all three games and only allowed four goals on a total of 110 shots. That included 38 saves in a 6-1 win on Friday and a 32-save shutout in a 6-0 win on Saturday. For the season, Egdorf has a 9-8-3 record with a 3.19 goals against average and a .911 save percentage.

 

2nd Star: Andrei Rusakov, F, Atlanta Capitals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Shamil Khadizhalov, F, Louisiana Drillers – Brandon Morgan, F, Louisiana Drillers

 

West Star of the Week: Brandon Connett - Alexandria Blizzard

Brandon Connett

Alexandria Blizzard forward Brandon Connett, 20, helped his club to three wins this past weekend as the Blizzard extended their winning streak to four straight games as they closed in on securing the final playoff spot in the West Division. The 6’0/195 lbs. native of Baldwin, Wisconsin, had 13 points in three wins, which included 11 goals. That included two goals and two assists in a 10-0 win over Breezy Point on Thursday, four goals in a 14-2 win over Milwaukee on Friday, and five goals in a 13-1 win over Milwaukee on Saturday. Connett leads the Blizzard in scoring this season with 63 points in 40 games played

 

2nd Star: Teddy Lilico, D, New Ulm Steel

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tal Halliday, D, Granite City Lumberjacks – Nick Plautz, F, Granite City Lumberjacks – Bailey Rosch, G, Alexandria Blizzard – Jake Santarelli, F, Willmar WarHawks

 

Stars of the Week Week of February 20, 2020sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Chase Mason - Peoria Mustangs

Chase Mason

Entering the week with just one goal in his first 11 games with Peoria, Mason posted a remarkable breakout weekend with eight points in two games against Milwaukee. A goal and two helpers on Saturday paved the way to his first multi-goal game on Sunday, as he nabbed a pair and a stunning three assists for back to back games with at least three points. 

 

2nd Star: Cody Reagle, F, Rochester Grizzlies

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Joey Boccardi, D, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Luke McKinch, D, Rochester Grizzlies — Devin Naidow, G, Coulee Region Chill — Ryan Payne, D, Peoria Mustangs — Valentin Tarasenko, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues

 

Central Star of the Week: Hazen McKay - Bozeman Icedogs

Hazen McKay

McKay and the Icedogs headed to Gillette for a back-to-back set over the weekend, where McKay rebounded from seeing a 10-game point streak being snapped with nine points across the two games. He potted his sixth hat-trick of the season in Friday’s contest, adding two assists for good measure. Saturday saw more of the same, as McKay put up a goal and three helpers — marking the second time this season he has posted four or more points in consecutive outings. McKay has nabbed 41g-39a—80pts in 40 games this season. 

 

2nd Star: Ethan Racz, G, Helena Bighorns

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Logan Cooksy, G, Yellowstone Quake — Gavgn Galloway, F, Helena Bighorns — Owen Lee, F, Missoula Jr. Bruins — Duncan McGarrah, F, Bozeman Icedogs — Trever Mellen, G, Great Falls Americans — Austin Newson, F, Gillette Wild — Luke Richesin, D, Great Falls Americans — Mi-Kwan Tallman, F, Missoula Jr. Bruins — Will Yates, F, Yellowstone Quake

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Kolye Bankauskas - Northeast Generals

Kolye Bankauskas

Bankauskas continued his tear with another six points over the weekend to boost his season totals to a stunning 59g-57a—116pts in 40 games. With 2g, 2a on Saturday and one more of each on Sunday, Bankauskas is showing no signs of slowing down his relentless scoring pace. Bagging three goals across the weekend set, Bankauskas now sits just eight strikes shy of Misha Akatnov’s all-time mark of 67 goals in one season, set last year by the former Missoula forward. 

 

2nd Star: Casey Johnson, G, New England Stars

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Carson Asper, F, Northeast Generals — Michael Lempiainen, F, New England Stars

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Trevor Christopher - Skylands Kings

Trevor Christopher

Christopher provided ample offensive spark from the blue line in last week’s three outings with Skylands, logging eight points in that span. With a goal and two assists on Friday, another strike and three helpers on Saturday and one more assist on Sunday, Christopher has now bagged 18g-26a—44pts in 38 games this season, and has 13 points in his last eight games. 

 

2nd Star: Misha Mshar, F, Danbury Colonials

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jeremy Brassard, D, Skylands Kings — Kyle McEnany, F, Danbury Colonials

 

South Star of the Week: RJ Muckensturm - Mid Cities Jr. Stars

RJ Muckensturm

Muckensturm carried on his stellar play as of late with 5g-2a—7pts in three games last week, extending his point streak to six games with 13 points in that span. He logged a pair of assists on Friday, one goal on Saturday and erupted for four strikes on Sunday, including the game-winner. Muckensturm now boasts 31g-28a—59pts in 36 outings for Mid Cities. 

 

2nd Star: Andrei Rusakov, F, Atlanta Capitals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Hunter Gurley, D, Texas RoadRunners — Kayden Hargraves, G, Texas Brahmas — Hunter Leonhard, F, Mid Cities Jr. Stars — Kirill Nikulichev, F, Atlanta Capitals — Matej Palfy, D, Texas Brahmas — Christian Spearman, F, Texas RoadRunners

 

West Star of the Week: Dylan Svoboda - Willmar WarHawks

Dylan Svoboda

Svoboda hit his stride in a big way over the weekend, posting back-to-back two-goal efforts and five total points in a pair of games. His doubles on Friday and Saturday marked the second and third times in his last five games that he has potted two goals, and helped him to eight total points in that span. Svoboda boasts 15a-11a—26pts in 40 games this season. 

 

2nd Star: Brandon Connett, F, Alexandria Blizzard

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tristan Birdsall, F, Granite City Lumberjacks — Sota Isogai, F, North Iowa Bulls — Ryan Pogue, F, Granite City Lumberjacks — Jordan Roo, F, North Iowa Bulls

 

Stars of the Week Week of February 12, 2020sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Jacob Wiethaupt - St. Louis Jr. Blues

Jacob Wiethaupt

Wiethaupt erupted for eight points in two wins over Milwaukee last week, stretching his point streak to seven games with 8g-8a—16pts in that span. Saturday saw him bag a hat-trick — his second in five games — and two assists for his first five-point game of the season. Sunday featured more of the same, as the Missouri native notched another goal and two helpers. In total, he boasts 27g-30a—57pts in 37 games this season. 

 

2nd Star: Jacob Best, F, Coulee Region Chill 

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Matt DeRosa, F, Rochester Grizzlies — Jaden Gardner, G, Peoria Mustangs — Sean Guerin, G, Rochester Grizzlies — Sean Hofstetter, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Ryan Payne, D, Peoria Mustangs — Parker Severson, F, Coulee Region Chill

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Raphael Gaughan - Northeast Generals

Raphael Gaughan

Gaughan and the Generals shut down Elmira in back-to-back contests on Friday and Saturday, as he stopped 56 of 57 total shots en route to a pair of key wins. His 20-save shutout on Friday led into a stout 36-save performance on Saturday, bumping his season totals to 8-1-2 with a .936 save percentage and a 1.39 GAA . 

 

2nd Star: Carson Asper, F, Northeast Generals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Alex Kesler - Sheridan Hawks

Alex Kesler

Kesler made it three straight games with a goal after netting in back-to-back tilts on Friday and Saturday. His strike on Friday stood as the game-winner, and Saturday saw him post an assist to go along with his goal. Kesler’s 2g-1a effort on the weekend pushed him above a point-per-game pace this season, with 14g-28a—42pts in 41 games this season. 

 

2nd Star: Caleb Brownell, D, Bozeman Icedogs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Michael Allman, G, Yellowstone Quake — James Downie, G, Sheridan Hawks — Trever Mellen, G, Great Falls Americans — Brad Muzzarelli, G, Gillette Wild — Brandon Peterson, D, Great Falls Americans — Ethan Racz, G, Helena Bighorns — Cade Rosansky, F, Yellowstone Quake — Caleb Sanborn, F, Gillette Wild — Porter Tirrill, F, Helena Bighorns 

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Connor Lefkof - Danbury Colonials

Connor Lefkof

Lefkof snapped a two-game pointless skid with consecutive 1g-1a performances from the Danbury blue line. He came up clutch in both games against the New England Knights, as both of his goals on the weekend were game-winners. Lefkof’s outburst also marked the second time this season he has logged back-to-back multi-point outings, as he ballooned his season totals to 4g-28a—32pts in 38 games. 

 

2nd Star: James Clarke, F, Skylands Kings

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Joseph Arnold, F, Skylands Kings — Nate Mastrony, F, Danbury Colonials

 

South Star of the Week: Bryce Runyan - Texas Brahmas

Bryce Runyan

Runyan was perfect between the pipes for the Brahmas, posting back-to-back shutouts against Atlanta to help Texas clinch the South Division regular-season title. With 16 saves on Friday and 22 on Saturday, Runyan bagged his second and third shutouts in his last four starts, boosting his season-long stats to 16-2-4 with a .915 save percentage and a 2.14 GAA. 

 

2nd Star: Blake Siewertsen, F, Louisiana Drillers

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Cal Couell, D, Texas Brahmas — Mitch Rutledge, D, Louisiana Drillers

 

West Star of the Week: Brandon Holt - Willmar WarHawks

Brandon Holt

Holt’s consistency was remarkable last week, as he scored in each one of three games and potted an assist along the way. His goals on Friday and Saturday were game-winners, and his Sunday strike made it goals in four of his last five outings. In total, he has bagged 15g-29a—44pts in 36 games this season. 

 

2nd Star: Joey Gimberlin, F, New Ulm Steel

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Josh Baker, F, New Ulm Steel — Nate Green, F, Granite City Lumberjacks — Bailey Huber, G, Granite City Lumberjacks — Eli Slagter, F, Willmar Warhawks

 

Stars of the Week Week of February 6, 2020sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Joey Boccardi - St. Louis Jr. Blues

Joey Boccardi

Boccardi contributed consistently from the blue line last week, helping the Jr. Blues to a pair of key divisional wins over Peoria. The St. Louis native scored in both games and posted an assist in Saturday’s win, marking his third and fourth straight games with a point. Boccardi has now bagged 10g-19a—29pts in 31 games this season, leading all St. Louis defensemen. 

 

2nd Star: Parker Severson, F, Coulee Region Chill 

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Chris Gilbert, F, Coulee Region Chill — Michael Heitkamp, D, Rochester Grizzlies — Will Oliver, G, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Logan Olson, D, Rochester Grizzlies

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Tami Merilainen - Northeast Generals

Tami Merilainen

Merilainen saw action just once last week, but made quite the impact with a remarkable, four-goal, five-point performance as he grabbed the game-winning goal to carry the Generals to victory. The Finnish blueliner has a knack for offense, as his scoring outburst marked his seventh straight game with a point and third straight with multiple points. In total, Merilainen boasts 9g-19a—28pts in just 18 outings this season. 

 

2nd Star: None

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Jack Harris - Yellowstone Quake

Jack Harris

Harris put on a dazzling playmaking performance over the weekend, setting up teammates left and right with a whopping six total assists en route to a weekend split with the high-flying Hawks. Friday featured Harris’ second four-point game of the season, highlighted by his play to tee up Spencer Platt’s game-winner late in the third. Harris’ two helpers on Saturday made it seven straight with at least a point — including six multi-point efforts in that span. His big weekend ballooned his season totals to 17g-37a—54pts in 40 games this season. 

 

2nd Star: Ty Niskanen, F, Helena Bighorns

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Michael Allman, G, Yellowstone Quake — Michael Kocsis, F, Sheridan Hawks Darian Wilson, F, Helena Bighorns

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Shane O'Brien - Danbury Colonials

Shane O'Brien

Facing back-to-back starts against a tough opponent like Elmira would make any goalie nervous, but O’Brien never showed it. Cruising to two wins with just three goals allowed, O’Brien faced down 47 of 50 shots to help the Colonials pick up a pair of massive victories and gain a little hope in the Northeast title race. After seven straight games in which he gave up at least three goals, O’Brien managed to steel his nerves and shut the door on Elmira, posting .913 and .963 save percentages in the two games. 

 

2nd Star: Kolby Donovan, F, Danbury Colonials

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

South Star of the Week: Blake Rothstein - Texas Brahmas

Blake Rothstein

Rothstein and the Brahmas lit up the scoresheet in a home-and-home against Mid Cities, with four of the team’s 13 goals in those two games coming from the New York native. Rothstein found twine once in Friday’s road win, and put on quite the show in front of the Brahmas fans on Sunday with his first hat-trick of the season. After logging just two goals in his first 26 outings this season, Rothstein has heated up as of late, bagging six in his last five games. 

 

2nd Star: Cal Couell, D, Texas Brahmas

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

West Star of the Week: Lucas Wahlin - North Iowa Bulls

Lucas Wahlin

Wahlin hit the ice three times last week and lit the lamp each time to earn honors out West. Once on Thursday, twice on Friday and once again on Saturday, the Minnesota-native was an offensive dynamo as the Bulls went 2-1 in their tripleheader. In addition to his now-three game goal streak, Wahlin has found twine in six of his last eight and boasts 24g-19a—43pts in 30 games this season. 

 

2nd Star: Ike Taraszewski, F, Alexandria Blizzard

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Billy Bronson, D, Granite City Lumberjacks — Joe Daninger, G, North Iowa Bulls — Kearby Larson, D, Granite City Lumberjacks — Corey Stormer, F, New Ulm Steel

 

Stars of the Week Week of January 29, 2020sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Marco Escobar - Coulee Region Chill

Marco Escobar

Escobar was at his best in three games last week, scoring twice and logging a whopping six assists to guide the Chill to a 2-1 record. Goals on Monday and Friday extended his scoring streak to four straight with at least one marker, and a pair of assists also in Friday’s win coupled with four more on Saturday saw him post back-to-back multi-point outings for the first time since mid-December. Escobar boasts 19g-30a—49pts in 33 games this season. 

 

2nd Star: Jacob Wiethaupt, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Connor Bennett, F, Peoria Mustangs — Jaycob Bland, F, Peoria Mustangs — Joey Boccardi, D, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Porter Haney, F, Rochester Grizzlies — Dylan Schneider, F, Rochester Grizzlies — Parker Severson, F, Coulee Region Chill

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Kolye Bankauskas - Northeast Generals

Kolye Bankauskas

Bankauskas has been putting up absurd numbers this season, and last week was no different. Seven goals, five assists and three wins in three games marked another eye-catching week for the Rhode Island native, pushing his season totals to 54g-51a—105pts in just 35 games as he gains ground on the NA3HL regular-season goal-scoring (67) and point-scoring (163) records. With 2-1—3 on Friday, 1-2—3 on Saturday and 4-2—6 on Sunday, Bankauskas also made it six straight multi-point contests, logging three or more in five of those. 

 

2nd Star: Derek Flynn, D, New England Stars

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Josh Boyd, F, New England Stars —  Tami Merilainen, D, Northeast Generals

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Declan Young - Gillette Wild

Declan Young

Young and the Wild couldn’t have asked for a better week, as the forward posted back-to-back hat-tricks and 11 total points in a pair of wins over the Cobras. His three goals were matched by three helpers in Friday night’s win, during which he found twine both on the power play and while shorthanded. On Saturday, he bagged two more assists to accompany his hat-trick, which also included the game-winner, to mark his second set of back-to-back games with five or more points in each contest this season. Young — the NA3HL’s third-leading scorer — has 40g-37a—77pts in 38 games so far this season. 

 

2nd Star: Blake Nerney, F, Great Falls Americans

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Isaac Ellingson, F, Helena Bighorns — Jake Hayes, F, Great Falls Americans — Tyler Kaminski, F, Gillette Wild — Cade Rosansky, F, Yellowstone Quake — Evan Snyder, D, Yellowstone Quake — Darian Wilson, F, Helena Bighorns

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Sean Kenny - Skylands Kings

Sean Kenny

Kenny and the Kings won big last week, as the forward posted consecutive three-point performances in a pair of victories. Friday featured a two-goal, one-assist effort from Kenny, and Saturday saw him set up three strikes. Kenny has now logged 12 points in his last three games, and 11g-29a—40pts in 34 games this season. 

 

2nd Star: Tommy Hoffman, F, Skylands Kings

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

South Star of the Week: Bryce Runyan - Texas Brahmas

Bryce Runyan

A rock between the pipes, Runyan starred in Texas’ two wins over Atlanta last week. He earned his second shutout of the season on Saturday, stopping all 16 shots he faced. Sunday saw more of the same, as Runyan faced down 20 of 21 en route to a 3-1 victory and a .952% save percentage. Runyan is 13-2-2 on the season, and boasts a 2.38 GAA and .908 save percentage in his 18 appearances. 

 

2nd Star: Brandon Speights, F, Mid Cities Jr. Stars

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Parker Mara, F, Texas Brahmas — Zach Perez, F, Mid Cities Jr. Stars — Andrei Rusakov, F, Atlanta Capitals

 

West Star of the Week: Jacob Halvorson - New Ulm Steel

Jacob Halvorson

Halvorson entered last week on a three-game point streak and only got hotter from there, logging nine points in three huge wins over top competition. Friday’s 5-3 win over North Iowa featured his first five-point game of the season as he bagged a goal and four helpers. He starred again on Saturday with two goals, including the game winner, to guide New Ulm past St. Louis 5-4. Finally, he closed out his week with two more assists in a 4-3 win again over the Jr. Blues, inflating his season totals to 22g-25a—47pts in 30 games this season. 

 

2nd Star: Nathan Green, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Sota Isogai, F, North Iowa Bulls — Landon Johnson, D, Granite City Lumberjacks — Michael Savelkoul, F, New Ulm Steel — Jac Triemert, F, North Iowa Bulls — Braeden Zaste, F, Breezy Point North Stars

 

Stars of the Week Week of January 22, 2020sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Garrett Alton - Milwaukee Power

Garrett Alton

Alton was at his best as the Power split a weekend set with the Warhawks, finding twine in both outings to both snap a seven-game goalless skid and extend his point streak to eight games. With two goals in Friday’s loss and another — plus an assist — in the win on Saturday, Alton now boasts 3g-11a—14pts on his current streak, and 8g-20a—28pts in 27 games on the season. 

 

2nd Star: Sam VanderHoeven, G, Coulee Region Chill 

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Gijs De Schepper, D, Coulee Region Chill — Jaden Gardner, G, Peoria Mustangs — Joey Greilich, G, Milwaukee Power

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Anthony Viola - New England Stars

Anthony Viola

Viola and the Stars took a pair of wins on home ice over the weekend, a stretch that saw the 5-foot-8 New Hampshire-native star with two goals in each tilt. Viola had not posted two or more goals in a game since his second game of the season on Sept. 14, but rattled off back-to-back doubles to highlight a standout week for the Stars. He also has points in four straight, bagging 5g-3a—8pts in that span. 

 

2nd Star: Carson Asper, F, Northeast Generals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Michael Lempiainen, F, New England Stars

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Kolten Wright - Sheridan Hawks

Kolten Wright

Wright helped carry the Hawks to consecutive victories last week, scoring a total of four times to make it four straight games with at least one goal for the Wisconsin native. A goal on Friday gave way to his second hat-trick of the season on Saturday, as he bagged the game-winner and set up a teammate as well. Saturday’s outburst marked his second four-plus point outing in three games, and sixth of the season. 

 

2nd Star: Dylan Rumpke, F, Yellowstone Quake

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Isaac Ellingson, F, Helena Bighorns — Jack Harris, F, Yellowstone Quake — Ty Niskanen, F, Helena Bighorns — Pablo Palos, F, Gillette Wild — Caleb Sanborn, F, Gillette Wild — Briar Sylvester, D, Sheridan Hawks

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Zachary Ostrowski - Long Beach Sharks

Zachary Ostrowski

Ostrowski and the Sharks had quite a full weekend, playing four games in a span of three days. But the New York native was up for the challenge, hitting the scoresheet in each contest en route to a 1g-5a—6pts weekend. Posting one assist in each of the first two games, two in the third and finally a goal and a helper in the fourth, Ostrowski pushed his point streak to six straight and moved back into a point-per-game pace this season with 13g-24a—37pts in 37 games. 

 

2nd Star: Sean Kenny, F, Skylands Kings

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Joseph Arnold, F, Skylands Kings

 

South Star of the Week: Logan Bellar - Texas RoadRunners

Logan Bellar

Bellar and the RoadRunners split a back-to-back against the Drillers, as the forward logged five points and recorded his seventh multi-point outing of the year. After posting an assist in Friday’s loss, Bellar put the team on his back with two goals and two assists in a statement 5-0 shutout of Louisiana. After spending time in the NAHL with the Odessa Jackalopes at the start of the year, Bellar has been stellar for Texas with 11g-18a—29pts in 29 games this season. 

 

2nd Star: Gunner Moore, D, Atlanta Capitals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ben Cope, D, Louisiana Drillers — Matt Macumber, F, Atlanta Capitals — Jaeger Reed, G, Texas RoadRunners — Blake Siewertsen, F, Louisiana Drillers

 

West Star of the Week: Keegan Bauman - New Ulm Steel

Keegan Bauman

Coming into the week on a nine-game goal drought, Bauman’s double on Saturday and four-point total on the weekend were a welcome sight for the Minnesota native. After setting up a teammate on Friday — his sixth assist in his last nine games — Bauman bagged a pair of goals and another helper on Saturday, guiding the Steel to consecutive wins. Bauman now boasts 13g-21a—34pts in just 26 outings this season, and ranks third on the Steel in points. 

 

2nd Star: Evan Babekuhl, G, North Iowa Bulls

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Troy Dahlheimer, F, Granite City Lumberjacks — Justin Daly, F, North Iowa Bulls — Tal Halliday, D, Granite City Lumberjacks — Michael Savelkoul, F, New Ulm Steel

 

Stars of the Week Week of January 15, 2020sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Dylan Schneider - Rochester Grizzlies

Dylan Schneider

Schneider’s first two games in Rochester could not have gone much smoother, as the former NAPHL standout opened his NA3HL career with seven points in two wins over Milwaukee. After netting his first goal — the game-winner — and adding three helpers on Friday, Schneider made a sizable impact once more on Saturday with two more strikes and another assist. His 3g-4a—7pts outburst was tied for the most among all Grizzlies skaters over the weekend. 

 

2nd Star: Devin Naidow, G, Coulee Region Chill 

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Mike Deeba, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Sean Hofstetter, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Lucas Newman, F, Rochester Grizzlies — Parker Severson, F, Coulee Region Chill

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Connor Barter - New England Stars

Connor Barter

Barter and the Stars managed a 3-0 week with a win over Maine and two over Skylands, with plenty of help from the Lowell, MA native. Despite being held off the scoresheet against Maine, Barter broke a four-game pointless streak with a goal and two assists in Saturday’s win over the Kings. Following that up, he notched his third hat-trick of the season on Sunday, with another two helpers to go along with it. Barter’s eight-point week pushed his totals to 21g-21a—42pts in 31 outings this season. 

 

2nd Star: Stephen Gerbis, F, Northeast Generals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Luke Church, F, New England Stars — Deacon More, D, Northeast Generals

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Conan Hayton - Bozeman Icedogs

Conan Hayton

Hayton was a rock between the pipes for Bozeman during two starts last week, posting a stunning 41-save shutout against Great Falls on Friday and turning aside 27 of 28 in a win over Missoula on Saturday. Friday’s shutout was his second of the season, and after Saturday’s follow-up heroics, Hayton has posted a .964 save percentage or better in each of his last three starts and boasts a 10-3 record with a .932 save percentage and 2.76 GAA since joining the Icedogs at the start of November. 

 

2nd Star: Darren Donovan, F, Helena Bighorns 

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Michael Allman, G, Yellowstone Quake — Jake Hayes, F, Great Falls Americans — Levi Mese, F, Great Falls Americans — Shane Phillips, G, Gillette Wild — Evan Snyder, D, Yellowstone Quake — Porter Tirrill, F, Helena Bighorns — Declan Young, F, Gillette Wild

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Tommy Hoffman - Skylands Kings

Tommy Hoffman

Hoffman was held pointless in Danbury on Friday, but responded well with back-to-back 1g, 1a efforts on Saturday and Sunday despite his team dropping both to the New England Stars. Scoring in both games meant that Hoffman has now bagged goals in four of his last five outings, and six of his last nine. Remarkably, he also boasts five games in that span with the exact same stat line — one goal, one assist. Hoffman has potted 17g-17a—34pts in 31 games this season. 

 

2nd Star: James Clarke, F, Skylands Kings

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

South Star of the Week: Mason Evans - Texas RoadRunners

Mason Evans

The RoadRunners worked hard to salvage a weekend split against Mid Cities, and thanks to Evans’ efforts on Saturday, they did just that. The Danville, CA native bagged two third-period goals — including the game-winner — to help the RoadRunners hold off the Stars for the victory. Evans’ offensive outburst marked the end of a three-game pointless drought and his first multi-goal game this season. 

 

2nd Star: Nathan Hartline, F, Louisiana Drillers

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Aaron Dickstein, G, Louisiana Drillers — Myles Westbrook, D, Texas RoadRunners

 

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

Ryan Pogue

The Lumberjacks hit the ice three times last week, and Pogue found twine in each game to stretch his point streak to eight games. A goal and an assist on Wednesday led him right into a starring performance on Friday — a hat-trick (including the game-winner) and another assist to mark his fourth multi-point outing in six games. Another goal on Saturday meant Pogue has hit nine goals this season, with all of those coming since the Showcase in December. 

 

2nd Star: Lucas Wahlin, F, North Iowa Bulls

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Justin Daly, F, North Iowa Bulls — Marquez Ginger, F, Willmar Warhawks — Bailey Sommers, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

 

Stars of the Week Week of January 9, 2020sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Tyler Bihun - Peoria Mustangs

Tyler Bihun

Bihun opened the new year with a bang, snapping a seven-game pointless skid with a stunning six points in two games over the weekend. After scoring once and assisting twice on Saturday, Bihun’s playmaking was again on display as he notched three helpers in Sunday’s win over Coulee Region. Bihun’s quiet season on the scoresheet lit up in a big way after his outburst, effectively doubling his point totals to 4g-8a—12pts this season. 

 

2nd Star: Brett Tome, G, St. Louis Jr. Blues

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Joey Boccardi, D, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Jesper Hofling, F, Rochester Grizzlies — Clayton Shultz, D, Rochester Grizzlies — Jared Wisely, F, Peoria Mustangs

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Luke Church - Maine Wild

Luke Church

The Wild picked up a pair of statement wins over Danbury over the weekend, thanks in large part to five points from Church. Friday saw him nab a goal and an assist, while Saturday featured a pair of goals and another helper. Church’s lamplighting prowess stretched his goal streak to four games, during which he netted eight times. Church has now logged 19g-16a—35pts in 32 games this season, prior to Wednesday’s matchup. 

 

2nd Star: Nicholas Wracker, F, Northeast Generals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ian Kuntz, D, Northeast Generals

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Abraham Laggis - Helena Bighorns

Abraham Laggis

Laggis saw his six-game point streak snapped on New Year’s Eve, but rebounded with a whopping eight points in a back-to-back set against Yellowstone last weekend. He bagged his first hat-trick of the season on Friday en route to a stunning four-goal, two-assist showing that night. Laggis then followed up his remarkable performance with another two assists on Saturday, stretching his season totals to 13g-19a—32pts in 31 games this season. 

 

2nd Star: Jake Hayes, F, Great Falls Americans

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Darren Donovan, F, Helena Bighorns — Jacob Kaminski, F, Gillette Wild — Harley Nyhuis, F, Great Falls Americans — Declan Young, F, Gillette Wild

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Andrew Engel - Elmira Jr. Soaring Eagles

Andrew Engel

Engel was a busy man between the pipes for Elmira last week, starting three straight games from Friday-Sunday and winning all three despite facing 152 shots in that span. Though he allowed nine goals during that stretch, Engel’s heavy workload saw him post a stout .942 save percentage with 143 total saves, turning aside 48, 57 and 38 pucks in the respective contests. Engel has now won four of his last five starts. 

 

2nd Star: Khole Hibbert, F, Skylands Kings

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jacob King, G, Skylands Kings — Thomas Liebold, F, Elmira Jr. Soaring Eagles

 

South Star of the Week: Jacob Cummings - Louisiana Drillers

Jacob Cummings

A pair of tight tilts against the RoadRunners saw the Drillers split the set, but Cummings’ first two outings in a Louisiana sweater featured a good bit of offensive flair from the Alaskan forward. After netting his first goal on Friday in a tough loss, Cummings lit the lamp once more on Saturday and set up two other goals to drive a 4-2 Drillers win and make it four points across his first two NA3HL contests. 

 

2nd Star: Trevor Borlace, F, Texas RoadRunners

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Michael Krupinski, D, Texas RoadRunners — Blake Siewertsen, F, Louisiana Drillers

 

West Star of the Week: Bailey Sommers - Granite City Lumberjacks

Bailey Sommers

Sommers was a beacon of consistency for Granite City, scoring five times in back-to-back tilts against Willmar and Alexandria. A two-goal, one-assist effort on Friday gave way to his first hat-trick of the season on Saturday, during which he also grabbed the game-winning strike. Sommers’ six-point swing saw his season totals climb to 18g-10a—28pts in 27 games this year. 

 

2nd Star: Noah Roitman, D, North Iowa Bulls

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Evan Babekuhl, G, North Iowa Bulls — Mason Enright, F, New Ulm Steel — Ryan Pogue, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

 

Stars of the Week Week of January 1, 2020sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Jacob Wiethaupt - St. Louis Jr. Blues

Jacob Wiethaupt

Wiethaupt ended 2019 on a roll, logging four points last week to make it five consecutive outings with a point for the Missouri native, dating back to the start of the NA3HL Showcase. After assisting once on the 21st, Wiethaupt bagged a goal of his own — his third in four games — and set up another two tallies for his second three-point outing in four games. Wiethaupt now boasts 18g-19a—37pts in 27 games this season. 

 

2nd Star: Jared Wisely, F, Peoria Mustangs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jaden Gardner, G, Peoria Mustangs — Sean Guerin, G, Rochester Grizzlies — Jesper Hofling, F, Rochester Grizzlies — Sean Hofstetter, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues

 

Coastal Star of the Week: No Award

 

Frontier Star of the Week: No Award

 

Northeast Star of the Week: No Award

 

South Star of the Week: No Award

 

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

Ryan Pogue

Pogue and the Lumberjacks hit the ice once more after the Showcase, taking a 4-1 win over the Steel on the 28th. Pogue starred in the victory, scoring the game-winning goal and logging an assist, and now boasts goals in back-to-back games. Pogue has now logged 12 points in 20 games this season. 

 

2nd Star: Ville Hyttinen, G, Alexandria Blizzard

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Troy Dahlheimer, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

 

Stars of the Week Week of December 19, 2019sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Dillan Bentley - Peoria Mustangs

Dillan Bentley

Bentley had a Showcase showing to remember with eight points in three games to guide Peoria to a perfect 3-0 record. A hat-trick and two assists on Sunday led to another two strikes on Monday, a scoring eruption after Bentley had posted just a single tally in his prior five outings. On Tuesday, he found twine once more to ensure his name in the goal column during each Showcase contest. Bentley now boasts 7g-6a—13pts in just his last five games. 

 

2nd Star: Clayton Dawe, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ryan Butt, F, Milwaukee Power — Marco Escobar, F, Coulee Region Chill — Joey Fodstad, F, Rochester Grizzlies — Porter Haney, F, Rochester Grizzlies — Wesley Knutson, F, Milwaukee Power — Ryan Payne, D, Peoria Mustangs — Parker Severson, F, Coulee Region Chill — Jake Stevenson, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Kolye Bankauskas - Northeast Generals

Kolye Bankauskas

Another week, another set of standout performances from Bankauskas. This time, the Rhode Island native bagged goals in each Showcase matchup en route to 10 points in three games. After scoring once and setting up another in Sunday’s win over the Brahmas, he then struck twice more and added another assist in a statement victory over Granite City. Capping it all off, Bankauskas recorded his sixth hat-trick of the season and posted another two helpers to help the Generals past Bozeman and on to a 3-0 run at the 2019 Showcase. His 6g-4a—10pts tied for the League lead during last week’s event in Blaine. 

 

2nd Star: Luke Church, F, Maine Wild

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Carson Asper, F, Northeast Generals — Joe Clark, F, L/A Nordiques — Bryce Leger, F, L/A Nordiques — Corey Tumenas, F, New England Stars

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Kylar Garsjo - Butte Cobras

Kylar Garsjo

Garsjo stepped his game up during the Showcase to guide the Cobras to a 2-1 record in hopes of jumpstarting their season. Assisting once during a game on the 12th, Garsjo entered the Showcase with points in seven straight, and, despite seeing that streak end in a loss to Milwaukee on day one, played a pivotal role in both Butte wins with five goals and an assist. Garsjo scored once and nabbed his lone helper of the weekend in a win over Breezy Point, then carried the Cobras to victory over Long Beach with a stunning four goals, including the game-winner in overtime. Garsjo now boasts 26g-28a—54pts in 30 games this season. 

 

2nd Star: Dylan Rumpke, F, Yellowstone Quake

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): James Downie, G, Sheridan Hawks — Luke Fundator, G, Sheridan Hawks — Jack Harris, F, Yellowstone Quake — Abraham Laggis, F, Helena Bighorns — Trever Mellen, G, Great Falls Americans — Levi Mese, F, Great Falls Americans — Austin Newson, F, Gillette Wild — Caleb Sanborn, F, Gillette Wild

 

Northeast Star of the Week: James Clarke - Skylands Kings

James Clarke

Clarke was at his best during the Showcase, logging goals in each contest and capping it all off with a whopping six points in Tuesday’s win over Breezy Point. After posting the game-winning goal in Sunday’s win over Gillette, Clarke added another marker on Monday against Yellowstone. Tuesday’s aforementioned six-point outing against Breezy Point saw Clarke score twice and set up four teammates to mark his third game of the year with four or more points. 

 

2nd Star: Joseph Arnold, F, Skylands Kings

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

South Star of the Week: Blake Siewertsen - Louisiana Drillers

Blake Siewertsen

The Drillers’ 1-2 record at the Showcase may not have been ideal, but Siewertsen shone through with some memorable performances. After posting a stout, three-assist game against L/A, the Michigan native exploded against Danbury, filling up the highlight reels with five goals, including the game-winner. Add in another helper on Tuesday against St. Louis, and Siewertsen’s Showcase effort stands as one of the more impressive performances from the event. His 5g-4a—9pts led all South skaters in Blaine, and pushed his season totals to 29g-30a—59pts in 31 games. 

 

2nd Star: Andrei Rusakov, F, Atlanta Capitals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Cole Garver, G, Texas RoadRunners — Grant Griffin, F, Louisiana Drillers — Garrett Wilderman, F, Texas RoadRunners

 

West Star of the Week: Stanislav Danaev - New Ulm Steel

Stanislav Danaev

Danaev highlighted his week with a pair of big performances both before and during the Showcase. On Friday, he scored once and set up five teammates for goals, marking his first outing with more than three points this season. And after a goose-egg on Sunday against Sheridan, he did it again, finding twine once and posting four more helpers for five more points. After ending the event with another assist against Danbury, Danaev boasts 12 points during the week, and 10g-21a—31pts in 22 games this season. 

 

2nd Star: Joe Daninger, G, North Iowa Bulls

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Evan Babekuhl, G, North Iowa Bulls — Tony Brings, F, Willmar Warhawks — Troy Dahlheimer, F, Granite City Lumberjacks — Brandon Holt, F, Willmar Warhawks — Bailey Huber, G, Granite City Lumberjacks — Ike Taraszewski, F, Alexandria Blizzard

 

Stars of the Week Week of December 11, 2019sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Dillan Bentley - Peoria Mustangs

Dillan Bentley

Bentley and the Mustangs took a weekend split against the Warhawks, during which the Illinois-native bagged six points across the two contests. Assisting once on Saturday, Bentley erupted for four more assists and the game-winning goal on Sunday — his second GWG this season. Bentley’s outburst also made it three straight with at least a point for him, pushing his season totals to 11g-14a—25pts in 23 games. 

 

2nd Star: Porter Haney, F, Rochester Grizzlies

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Mark Capkovic, D, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Clayton Dawe, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Austin Keil, F, Peoria Mustangs — Wesley Knutson, F, Milwaukee Power — Noel Parker, D, Rochester Grizzlies

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Kolye Bankauskas - Northeast Generals

Kolye Bankauskas

The League’s leading scorer continued to rack up the points over the course of last week, with a whopping 11 points in just four games. After a goal and two assists on Wednesday, Bankauskas potted another pair in Friday’s win over Elmira and added two more helpers on Saturday. And after an already strong set of performances, he tore up the ice once again on Sunday with his fifth hat-trick of the season along with another assist. After being held off the scoresheet for the only time this season on Sept. 14, Bankauskas has registered at least a point in each of the 22 games since then, including 20 multi-point outings. 

 

2nd Star: Nolan Murphy, F, New England Knights

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Carson Asper, F, Northeast Generals — Zach Roncarati, G, New England Knights

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Tyler Kaminski - Gillette Wild

Tyler Kaminski

Despite falling in back-to-back contests against Frontier-leading Bozeman, Gillette’s Tyler Kaminski put on a strong showing in both outings with a total of four points. Scoring once and assisting another on Friday before lighting the lamp twice on Saturday, Kaminski stretched his goal-scoring streak to seven straight games, a span during which he has nabbed 8g-10a—18pts with six multi-point efforts. Kaminski boasts 14g-22a—36pts on the season. 

 

2nd Star: Logan Rachow, D, Great Falls Americans

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Michael Allman, G, Yellowstone Quake — Isaac Ellingson, F, Helena Bighorns — Abraham Laggis, F, Helena Bighorns — Jack Olson, F, Great Falls Americans — George Stilson, F, Gillette Wild

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Trevor Christopher - Skylands Kings

Trevor Christopher

Christopher was a rock on the Skylands blue line during their win over Long Beach last week, scoring twice and assisting once to lead all skaters in the contest. Despite seeing his side shut out on Sunday against the Northeast juggernaut, Christopher has posted an impressive 10g-10a—20pts in 23 games from the back end, which leads all Kings defensemen. 

 

2nd Star: Jeremy Brassard, D, Skylands Kings

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

South Star of the Week: Zach Perez - Mid Cities Jr. Stars

Zach Perez

Perez and the Stars went 2-1 against the Roadrunners over the weekend, and the native of Syracuse, NY hit his stride in a big way with five points to help his team to victory. After grabbing a goal and an assist on Friday, Perez stole the show on Saturday by scoring both the game-tying goal in the third period and the game-winner in overtime. Perez capped off his weekend with another strike on Sunday to mark his fourth straight game with at least one goal. 

 

2nd Star: Trevor Borlace, F, Texas RoadRunners

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Noah Kinsinger, G, Mid Cities Jr. Stars — Seth Payson, F, Texas RoadRunners

 

West Star of the Week: Nick Richert - Granite City Lumberjacks

Nick Richert

Richert and the Lumberjacks handled the North Stars in a back-to-back set over the weekend, as the St. Cloud native bagged his first and second multi-point games of the season en route to six total points. Friday saw him flash some playmaking skill, setting up three goals in a 6-0 win. Saturday saw Richert hit twine himself, scoring twice for his first multi-goal game of the year, and add an assist to make it back-to-back three-point contests. Richert is now up to 4g-8a—12pts in 17 games this season. 

 

2nd Star: Justin Daly, F, North Iowa Bulls

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): AJ Cohen, G, New Ulm Steel — Brandon Holt, F, Willmar Warhawks — Sota Isogai, F, North Iowa Bulls — Jack Parks, F, New Ulm Steel — Nick Plautz, F, Granite City Lumberjacks — Luke Weberg, G, Willmar Warhawks

 

Stars of the Week Week of December 4, 2019sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Mathias Backstrom - Rochester Grizzlies

Mathias Backstrom

The Grizzlies picked up a pair of wins over the Mustangs over the weekend, thanks in large part to Backstrom’s efforts between the pipes. The Swedish netminder was in fine form, recording a 17-save shutout on Friday and stopping 26 of 27 shots in a follow-up win on Saturday. Backstrom has now won each of his last four starts, and boasts two shutouts in nine appearances this year. 

 

2nd Star: Jaden Gardner, G, Peoria Mustangs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jesper Hofling, F, Rochester Grizzlies — Cole Walter, G, Peoria Mustangs

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Grigori Zemzer - Northeast Generals

Grigori Zemzer

Zemzer caught fire in a big way during Northeast’s win over Maine — the lone Coastal Division game of the week — with four goals in to drive the offense to an 11-0 victory. Zemzer scored in each period as his team cruised, pushing his season totals to 15g-8a—23pts in 21 games this year. His lamplighting outburst also kept his recent hot streak alive, making it six strikes in his last three games and nine in his last seven. 

 

2nd Star: John Driscoll, G, Northeast Generals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Dylan Rumpke - Yellowstone Quake

Dylan Rumpke

Rumpke flexed his offensive muscles over the weekend as the Quake split a back-to-back with Butte, logging six points and stretching his goal-scoring streak to a stunning 11 games after strikes in both contests. Friday featured a trio of helpers as well from Rumpke, and his goal stood as the game-winner. On Saturday, he set up another tally in addition to his goal, marking his 12th-straight multi-point outing. Rumpke’s 2g-4a—6pts weekend pushed his season totals to 20g-23a—43pts in 24 games. 

 

2nd Star: Viktor Wennberg, G, Great Falls Americans

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jack Harris, F, Yellowstone Quake —  Duncan McGarrah, F, Bozeman Icedogs — Jack Olson, F, Great Falls Americans — Justin Schwartzmiller, F, Sheridan Hawks — Logan Syrup, F, Sheridan Hawks — Kevin Tauntman, G, Helena Bighorns

 

Northeast Star of the Week: No Award

 

South Star of the Week: Leevi Selanne - Texas Brahmas

Leevi Selanne

After snapping a seven-game point streak on Nov. 24, Selanne responded with six points in a three-game set against Louisiana as the Brahmas went 2-1. In Friday’s win, Selanne scored twice — including the GWG — and added another assist. And after being held pointless in Texas’ loss on Saturday, the forward popped again with his second hat-trick of the season to help his team get back on track and close out the week with a win. Selanne now boasts 13g-13a—26pts in just 20 games this season. 

 

2nd Star: Benjamin Mondou, F, Texas Brahmas

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

West Star of the Week: Carter Wagner - North Iowa Bulls

Carter Wagner

The Bulls traded wins with the Steel over the weekend, winning on Friday and dropping an OT decision on Saturday. Wagner featured heavily in the Bulls’ win, as he scored twice in a 4-3 contest midway through the third period to help give North Iowa some separation en route to a 6-3 victory. Wagner has now logged 4g-5a—9pts in his last seven games. 

 

2nd Star: Nick Bowlin, F, North Iowa Bulls

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Cody Dias, F, Granite City Lumberjacks - Nathan Green, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

 

Stars of the Week Week of November 27, 2019sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Ryan Butt - Milwaukee Power

Ryan Butt

Butt was a model of consistency for the power in a pair of games last week, scoring in both to mark three consecutive outings with a goal. Sunday’s win also saw him log a pair of assists for his second multi-point game of the year and first with at least three points. Butt now has 3g-2a—5pts on his current three-game streak and has hit the scoresheet in each game since joining the Power. 

 

2nd Star: Flavien Fondadouze, F, Coulee Region Chill

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Chris Gilbert, F, Coulee Region Chill — Paul Hofbauer, F, Rochester Grizzlies — Wesley Knutson, F, Milwaukee Power — Van Kraemer, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Seamus Radley, F, St. Lous Jr. Blues — Cody Reagle, F, Rochester Grizzlies

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Corey Tumenas - New England Stars

Corey Tumenas

Tumenas starred in a weekend split against Elmira last week, scoring a pair of goals in each game, including the GWG in Saturday’s victory. His four goals in the two outings accounted for half of New England’s eight tallies, and stretched his goalscoring streak to three games — a run that has seen him net twice in each contest. In total, Tumenas boasts 11g-9a—20pts in 22 games this season. 

 

2nd Star: Kyle Wiswell, D, Maine Wild

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Nick Beck, G, L/A Nordiques — Joe Clark, F, L/A Nordiques — Keenan Gamache, G, Maine Wild — Tami Merilainen, D, Northeast Generals 

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Luke Hartge - Bozeman Icedogs

Luke Hartge

It was a dynamite week for Hartge and the Frontier-leading Icedogs, who moved to a stunning 20-1-0 on the year thanks in large part to Hartge’s eight total points in a pair of wins over Missoula and Helena. Friday saw Hartge net his second hat-trick of the year — including the game-winner, his third straight — and set up two other markers. Saturday featured more of the same, as the Chicago native scored twice and added another helper. Hartge’s been on a tear as of late, with five straight multi-point outings and an overall eight-game point streak since the start of November, during which he has posted a whopping 12g-17a—29pts. 

 

2nd Star: Michael Allman, G, Yellowstone Quake

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Zane Cluphf, F, Missoula Jr. Bruins — Nathaniel Fanning, F, Gillette Wild — Kellen Harris, F, Great Falls Americans — Tyler Kaminski, F, Gillette Wild — Logan Rachow, D, Great Falls Americans — Dylan Rumpke, F, Yellowstone Quake — Justin Schwartzmiller, F, Sheridan Hawks — Logan Syrup, F, Sheridan Hawks — Mi-Kwan Tallman, F, Missoula Jr. Bruins

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Kolby Donovan - Danbury Colonials

Kolby Donovan

A three-win week helped the Colonials solidify their first-place pedigree, as Donovan starred with points in all three contests. Beginning the week with an assist in an OT win over L/A on Monday, Donovan then added another two helpers in Saturday’s win over Skylands. His strongest effort came on Sunday, where he scored the game-winning goal and posted another two assists to guide his team to victory. Donovan is up to 15g-18a—33pts in 24 games this season. 

 

2nd Star: Joseph Arnold, F, Skylands Kings

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Kyle McEnany, F, Danbury Colonials — Trevor Souza, D, Skylands Kings

 

South Star of the Week: Grant Griffin - Louisiana Drillers

Grant Griffin

The Drillers hosted the Roadrunners for a three-game over the weekend, with two of those games occurring during this judging period. Griffin stood out with seven points in those two games, including a whopping four goals on Saturday and another goal on Sunday to go with assists in both tilts. His four-goal effort marked his second hat-trick this season, and his strike on Sunday helped push his goal total at the time to 23 in just 24 games. 

 

2nd Star: Jakub Uram, F, Texas Roadrunners

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jaeger Reed, G, Texas Roadrunners — Blake Siewertsen, F, Louisiana Drillers

 

West Star of the Week: Mario Maietta - Breezy Point North Stars

Mario Maietta

Maietta surged in two games over the weekend, including a truly standout performance in a 6-5 OT win over New Ulm on Saturday. After setting up two Breezy Point goals in Friday’s loss to the Blizzard, Maietta notched a hat-trick — with his third marker coming late in the final frame — to help the North Stars force the extra frame and ultimately take the win. The two contests marked Maietta’s first back-to-back multi-point efforts of the season, and brought his season totals to 8g-11a—19pts in 21 games. 

 

2nd Star: Nate Johnston, G, Granite City Lumberjacks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Bailey Sommers, F, Granite City Lumberjacks — Harrison Stewart, D, North Iowa Bulls — Jake Sumner, G, Breezy Point North Stars — Michal Trejbal, F, Alexandria Blizzard — Carter Wagner, F, North Iowa Bulls

 

Stars of the Week Week of November 20, 2019sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Sean Hofstetter - St. Louis Jr. Blues

Sean Hofstetter

Hofstetter and the Blues split a weekend set against New Ulm, a pair of back-to-back tilts that saw Hofstetter net seven points and extend his point streak to four games. On Friday, the Illinois native led his team with two goals and two assists en route to a 6-1 win, before lighting the lamp twice again and setting up another for three points on Sunday. Hofstetter now boasts 20g-13a—33pts in just 22 outings this season. 

 

2nd Star: Marco Escobar, F, Coulee Region Chill

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Dillan Bentley, F, Peoria Mustangs — Clayton Dawe, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Gijs De Schepper, D, Coulee Region Chill — Kason Yamada, G, Peoria Mustangs

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Nolan Murphy - New England Knights

Nolan Murphy

Murphy put in a starring shift for the Knights over the weekend, potting four goals to guide his team to a pair of key wins. After lighting the lamp once on Friday, Murphy turned up his scoring with his second hat-trick of the season to guide New England past L/A. With points in those back-to-back games, Murphy now boasts an impressive 11-game point streak. 

 

2nd Star: Joe Clark, F, L/A Nordiques

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Eyan Helm, F, Northeast Generals - Bryce Leger, F, L/A Nordiques — Preston Phelps, F, Northeast Generals - Zach Roncarati, G, New England Knights — Corey Tumenas, F, New England Stars

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Declan Young - Gillette Wild

Declan Young

Young’s impressive start to the season continued over the weekend, where he posted back-to-back hat-tricks and a total of 12 points in two wins over Helena. Setting up four goals on Friday and two more on Saturday, the forward’s all-around play was stellar as he filled the scoresheet to stretch his streak to six straight with at least a point and boost his season totals to 24g-20a—44pts in just 19 games. 

 

2nd Star: Michael Allman, G, Yellowstone Quake

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Blake Billings, F, Sheridan Hawks — Isaac Ellingson, F, Helena Bighorns — Bryson Fletcher, F, Great Falls Americans — Alex Kesler, D, Sheridan Hawks — Abraham Laggis, F, Helena Bighorns — Nick Ramstad, D, Great Falls Americans - Caleb Sanborn, F, Gillette Wild

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Dylan Webber - Danbury Colonials

Dylan Webber

Danbury suffered a pair of close losses last weekend, but Webber stood out with a point in each contest. Scoring on Friday and assisting on Saturday, the Danbury forward stretched his point streak to four games, with 2g-3a—5pts in that span.  

 

2nd Star: Shane O’Brien, G, Danbury Colonials

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

South Star of the Week: Danny Barry - Texas Brahmas

Danny Barry

Barry and the Brahmas posted a sweep of their cross-state rival Roadrunners, during which Barry erupted for six points across his second and third multi-point outings of the year. On Friday, he put up three points for the first time this season, scoring the game-winning goal and setting up two other tallies for the win. After logging an assist on Saturday, Barry then struck twice in Sunday’s win — his first multi-goal game this season. Barry’s six-point weekend extended his point streak to four games and pushed his season total to 6g-5a—11pts in 15 games. 

 

2nd Star: Blake Siewertsen, F, Louisiana Drillers

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Grant Griffin, F, Louisiana Drillers — Kayden Hargraves, G, Texas Brahmas — Jaeger Reed, G, Texas Roadrunners — Tadeas Vicha, D, Texas Roadrunners

 

West Star of the Week: Lucas Wahlin - North Iowa Bulls

Lucas Wahlin

Wahlin’s prolific campaign hit a new gear over the weekend, where he posted a whopping seven points in just two games including his first hat-trick of the year. Friday’s win over Breezy Point featured a goal and an assist from the Minnesotan to push his point streak to four outings, but Saturday was where he shone brightest. With three goals and a pair of helpers, Wahlin posted five points — his first game with more than three points — to guide the Bulls to a 12-2 victory. Wahlin now boasts goals and points in five straight games, posting 7g-7a—14pts in that span. 

 

2nd Star: Daymin Dodge, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jacob Berkowitz, F, New Ulm Steel — Troy Dahlheimer, F, Granite City Lumberjacks — Lucas Haugen, G, Willmar Warhawks — Jackson Vercellono, F, North Iowa Bulls

 

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Central Star of the Week: Jack Cooper - Texas Brahmas

Jack Cooper

Riding a nine-game point streak entering last week’s action, Cooper clearly had the hot hand for Texas, and it showed in two wins over Louisiana. On Saturday, Cooper bagged his fourth straight multi-point game, potting two goals and two assists, including the game-winning strike in overtime. He then extended his streak on Sunday with another assist, making in now 11 consecutive games on the scoresheet for the California native. He now has 10g-17a—27pts in just 12 games this season. 

 

2nd Star: Matt Macumber, F, Atlanta Capitals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tyler Blanchard, F, Texas Brahmas — Lucas Crawford, F, Atlanta Capitals — Brenden Fehlig, F, Texas Roadrunners — Blake Forystek, G, Texas Roadrunners — Brandon Morgan, F, Louisiana Drillers — Blake Siewertsen, F, Louisiana Drillers

 

Central Star of the Week: Mitchel Idalski - Wausau RiverWolves

Mitchel Idalski

Idalski came into last week’s action with just one assist in his prior four outings, but post a nine-point outburst to spearhead a pair of Wausau wins over the weekend. Friday featured two goals and a helper from the Grand Forks, ND native — just his second multi-point game of the year — and Saturday saw him hit the scoresheet again, this time posting another two goals and a whopping four assists for six points. Idalski’s 4g-5a—9pts more than tripled his previous season-long output, bringing his total to 13 points on the year. 

 

2nd Star: Sam VanderHoeven, F, Coulee Region Chill

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jacob Best, F, Coulee Region Chill — Robert Carlson, F, Wausau RiverWolves — Jaden Gardner, G, Peoria Mustangs — Will Oliver, G, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Evan Ross, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Tristan Trudel, F, Peoria Mustangs

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Michael Lempiainen - New England Stars

Michael Lempiainen

The Stars picked up a pair of statement wins over the Nordiques, closing the gap between the teams to just two points in the Coastal Division. Lempiainen put on a show in both games, posting a total of five points in the victories. Saturday’s road win saw him light the lamp and set up another, while Sunday at home featured him at his playmaking best, notching three assists for his fourth three-point outing of the season. Lempiainen now has points in three straight, potting 1g-5a—6pts in that span. 

 

2nd Star: Stephen Gerbis, F, Northeast Generals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Carson Asper, F, Northeast Generals — Connor Barter, F, New England Stars

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Dylan Rumpke - Yellowstone Quake

Dylan Rumpke

Yellowstone found itself in a pair of tight battles against Butte over the weekend, ultimately taking each game by just a goal thanks in large part to stellar work by Rumpke. Starring with a total of nine points in the two victories, Rumpke made it look easy with hat-tricks in each contest, plus two assists on Friday and another helper on Saturday. Rumpke also potted the game-winning goal in Saturday’s 7-6 win, his second GWG of the season. He now boasts 13g-14a—27pts in just 18 games this year, which leads Yellowstone. 

 

2nd Star: Justin Schwartzmiller, F, Sheridan Hawks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jack Harris, F, Yellowstone Quake — Dylan Olson, F, Great Falls Americans — Danny Ramos, D, Gillette Wild — Logan Syrup, F, Sheridan Hawks — Viktor Wennberg, G, Great Falls Americans — Declan Young, F, Gillette Wild

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Tim Brillaud - Long Beach Sharks

Tim Brillaud

Brillaud took the ice just once last week, manning the Sharks’ cage in a surprising 5-4 upset of the Danbury Colonials, but his presence was crucial to Long Beach notching just its third win of the season. The New York native faced a barrage of 72 shots from the Colonials but put up a whopping 68 saves in the victory, including a very busy 23-save third period in which the Sharks were outshot 26-0. The win was Brillaud’s first in seven starts this year, and also marked his second game with at least a .900 save percentage as he posted a .944 to carry his team to victory. 

 

2nd Star: Khole Hibbert, F, Skylands Kings

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): James Clarke, F, Skylands Kings — Will Space, F, Long Beach Sharks

 

West Star of the Week: Austin McNeil - North Iowa Bulls

Austin McNeil

It was quite the coming-out party for McNeil over the weekend, as he broke a three-game scoreless drought and more than doubled his season-long output with six points in two wins. McNeil kicked off his scoring spree with two goals — including the game-winner — to help the Bulls past the Grizzlies on Friday, then lit the lamp thrice for his first hat-trick of the season on Saturday, grabbing another GWG and an assist as well. His second and third multi-point games of the year brought his total to 6g-4a—10pts in 11 games this season. 

 

2nd Star: Nate Johnston, G, Granite City Lumberjacks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Campbell Cichosz, D, North Iowa Bulls — Kearby Larson, D, Granite City Lumberjacks

 

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Central Star of the Week: Parker Severson - Coulee Region Chill

Parker Severson

Severson rolled into last week’s action already hot — the forward had netted points in six straight — but somehow hit another level, logging five points across two impressive wins. Friday’s 7-1 win over Milwaukee featured Severson’s true shining moment(s), as he bagged a goal and three assists for his first four-point outing of the season. He followed that showing up by stretching his streak to an eighth game, posting a helper en route to a win over Peoria. Severson has nabbed 3g-10a—13pts on his eight-game streak, and boasts 7g-12a—19pts in 13 games this season. 

 

2nd Star: Noel Parker, D, Rochester Grizzlies

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Dillan Bentley, F, Peoria Mustangs — Christopher Drews, F, Coulee Region Chill — Cole Walter, G, Peoria Mustangs — Hunter Wilmes, F, Rochester Grizzlies

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Nolan Murphy - New England Knights

Nolan Murphy

The Knights hit the ice once last week, where Murphy made his mark on a 6-4 win over Maine. He set up a pair of strikes and ended up lighting the lamp for the game-winner. His +3 mark in a game during which his team gave up four goals also stands out. Murphy now carries a nine-game point streak into this week’s action, a stretch that has seen him log two or more points in all but one contest. 

 

2nd Star: Casey Johnson, G, New England Stars

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Josh Boyd, F, New England Stars — Luke Church, F, Maine Wild — Cam Duprey, D, Maine Wild — Jake Willis, F, New England Knights 

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Justin Schwartzmiller - Sheridan Hawks

Justin Schwartzmiller

Schwartzmiller and Sheridan faced a stiff test against the Bighorns last week, but triumphed with ease in both matchups as their offense exploded for 19 goals. Schwartzmiller was at the forefront of that attack, logging a whopping seven goals and an assist on the weekend. His Friday performance — five goals and a helper — stands out as the most impressive, but another double on Saturday stretched his goalscoring streak to eight games with six multi-goal games in that span. 

 

2nd Star: Viktor Wennberg, G, Great Falls Americans

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Dylan Ferreira, D, Helena Bighorns — Jack Harris, F, Yellowstone Quake — Luke Hartge, F, Bozeman Icedogs — Peyton Kesselhon, F, Sheridan Hawks — Tyler Prince, F, Missoula Jr. Bruins — Hendrik Robel, F, Great Falls Americans — Dylan Rumpke, F, Yellowstone Quake — Mi-Kwan Tallman, F, Missoula Jr. Bruins — Luke Theisen, D, Helena Bighorns — Christian Veneruzzo, F, Bozeman Icedogs — Declan Young, F, Gillette Wild

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Sean Kenny - Skylands Kings

Sean Kenny

As he and his teammates skated to a three-game sweep of the Long Beach Sharks over the weekend, Kenny turned up his offensive production to take Northeast Division honors this week. The New Jersey native posted 10 points in the trio of wins, posting at least three points in each game for his first outing(s) with more than two points. After a goal and two assists in Friday’s win, Kenny potted his first hat-trick of the season on Saturday and set up another for a four-point outing, before turning playmaker on Sunday with three assists. He currently has 13 total points on his five-game point streak, including four multi-point games. 

 

2nd Star: Kyle McEnany, F, Danbury Colonials

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Kevin Remson, F, Danbury Colonials — Trevor Souza, D, Skylands Kings

 

South Star of the Week: Andrei Rusakov - Atlanta Capitals

Andrei Rusakov

Rusakov entered the week with points in back-to-back games and wound up stretching his production into his longest point streak of the season at five games after a 10-point weekend. In three wins over Louisiana, Rusakov posted two assists on Friday, a goal and four assists on Saturday and another three helpers on Sunday. The playmaker’s final two games of the weekend marked his first with at least three points since his second outing of the season on Oct. 7. Rusakov has now netted 3g-10a—13pts on his five-game streak, accounting for over half of his 22 points on the season. 

 

2nd Star: Joey Allegrini, D, Atlanta Capitals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

West Star of the Week: Jonah Jangula - Granite City Lumberjacks

Jonah Jangula

The Lumberjacks steamrolled Wausau over the weekend, notching 20 goals in two wins. Jangula — mired in a four-game pointless streak — broke out in a big way, with back-to-back three point efforts to help Granite City to victory. Posting his first two multi-goal games of the season, Jangula nabbed a hat-trick on Friday, before netting another two goals and an assist on Saturday. His outburst more than doubled his goal total, pushing him to nine on the season, while his six total points propelled him to 11 in 12 games this year. 

 

2nd Star: Brandon Holt, F, Willmar Warhawks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Daymin Dodge, F, Granite City Lumberjacks — Jordan Roo, F, North Iowa Bulls — Dysen Skinner, G, North Iowa Bulls

 

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Central Star of the Week: Wesley Knutson - Milwaukee Power

Wesley Knutson

Knutson carried Milwaukee to a pair of wins over Breezy Point last weekend, helping the Power begin to right the ship with their third and fourth wins of the season. The Wisconsin native struck twice on Friday and netted the game-winning goal in a 3-2 win, then bagged himself another GWG on Saturday in a 3-0 shutout of the North Stars. Knutson now boasts seven goals in his last seven outings, including three multi-goal games in that span. 

 

2nd Star: Dillan Bentley, F, Peoria Mustangs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Garrett Alton, F, Milwaukee Power — Will Oliver, G, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Evan Ross, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Cole Walter, G, Peoria Mustangs

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Kolye Bankauskas - Northeast Generals

Kolye Bankauskas

Bankauskas’ points haul continues to expand, as he racked up eight more in two games last week to bring his total to 26g-25a—51pts in just 16 games this season. With two goals and three assists on Friday, Bankauskas led the Generals to an 8-3 win over New England, before logging another goal and two more helpers in a 10-7 loss on Saturday. Since being held pointless on Sept. 14, Bankauskas has hit the scoresheet in 13 straight games, posting at least two points in each of those contests. 

 

2nd Star: Josh Boyd, F, New England Stars

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Carson Asper, F, Northeast Generals — Nathan Hartline, F, Long Beach Sharks — Nolan Murphy, F, New England Knights — Jon Natale, F, New England Stars — Zach Roncarati, G, New England Knights

 

Frontier Star of the Week: James Downie - Sheridan Hawks

James Downie

The Hawks’ offense fired on all cylinders in a pair of wins over Gillette last week, but Downie’s work between the pipes somewhat quietly ensured their victories. Friday saw him turn aside 26 of 28 shots in a 10-2 victory, while Saturday featured his first shutout of the season, a 32-save effort in a 7-0 win at home. After his .967% save percentage on the weekend, the Australian net minder has now logged a .900% or higher in four of his last five starts, good for a .915% on the season. 

 

2nd Star: Dylan Rumpke, F, Yellowstone Quake

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Michael Allman, G, Yellowstone Quake — Isaac Ellingson, F, Helena Bighorns — Kyler Garsjo, F, Butte Cobras — Abraham Laggis, F, Helena Bighorns — Dylan Olson, F, Great Falls Americans — Ivan Royo, D, Great Falls Americans — Justin Schwartzmiller, F, Sheridan Hawks

 

Northeast Star of the Week: James Clarke - Skylands Kings

James Clarke

Clarke and the Kings hosted the Maine Wild for a back-to-back set last weekend, splitting the wins along the way. Clarke’s performance never wavered, however, as the British forward tallied his first hat-trick of the season in Saturday’s loss, then followed up with another two goals and three assists in a crucial Sunday victory. His eight points are a personal season-high in any two game span, and pushed his team-leading point total to 14g-13a—27pts in 14 games. 

 

2nd Star: Nick Konkel, G, Elmira Jr. Soaring Eagles

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Thomas Hoffman, F, Skylands Kings

 

South Star of the Week: Blake Siewertsen - Louisiana Drillers

Blake Siewertsen

In two games against the Roadrunners during last week’s judging period, the Drillers found themselves splitting a win apiece at home despite a whopping seven points from Siewertsen. Saturday’s 7-3 win saw the Michigan native post his second consecutive four-point game with his first hat-trick of the season and an assist to go with it. Siewertsen followed that effort up with another three points — two goals and another assist — in Sunday’s 4-3 defeat to make it three straight games with three or more points. 

 

2nd Star: Logan Bellar, F, Texas Roadrunners

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Cole Garver, G, Texas Roadrunners — Grant Griffin, F, Louisiana Drillers — Kayden Hargraves, F, Texas Brahmas — Andrue Trelstad, F, Texas Brahmas

 

West Star of the Week: Keegan Bauman - New Ulm Steel

Keegan Bauman

Bauman was “Captain Clutch” for the Steel in two upsets against North Iowa last weekend, logging four key goals across the pair of games. On Friday, his strike with five minutes to play tied the affair and forced overtime, where New Ulm took the win. Saturday was where Bauman truly shone, as he logged his first hat-trick of the season to guide the Steel to a 4-2 win to complete the sweep of the Bulls. Bauman has now found twine in five of his last seven games, and has points in four straight outings. 

 

2nd Star: Carson Simon, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Brandon Connett, F, Alexandria Blizzard — Ville Hyttinen, G, Alexandria Blizzard — Nate Johnston, G, Granite City Lumberjacks — Jordan Roo, F, North Iowa Bulls — Harrison Stewart, D, North Iowa Bulls

 

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Central Star of the Week: Gadel Khismatullin - Coulee Region Chill

Gadel Khismatullin

Khismatullin posted a pair of breakout performances last week, notching back-to-back multi-point outings to fuel two Chill wins. On Friday, the Russian forward set up two Coulee Region goals as they edged New Ulm 4-3 in a shootout, then followed it up on Sunday with the game-winning goal and two more helpers in another 4-3 win over the Steel, this time in regulation. Khismatullin’s performances were his second and third multi-point efforts this season, and effectively doubled his previous point total for the season. 

 

2nd Star: Austin Keil, F, Peoria Mustangs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Mathias Backstrom, G, Rochester Grizzlies — Tyler Bihun, F, Peoria Mustangs — Devin Hays, F, Rochester Grizzlies — Michael Janke, G, Coulee Region Chill — Pavel Kopytin, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Evan Ross, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Koyle Bankauskas - Northeast Generals

Koyle Bankauskas

It was another stellar week in what has been a remarkable start to the 2019-20 campaign for Bankauskas, who leads the NA3HL with 23g-20a—43pts in just 14 games. Last week saw him and the Generals hit the ice for three games, in which he nabbed a total of 12 points. He opened the week’s slate with a goal and two assists on Wednesday, continued with his fourth hat-trick of the year and three more assists on Saturday, then closed it all out by lighting the lamp two more times and setting up another marker on Sunday. Bankauskas has now posted two or more points in 11 straight contests, and has hit the scoresheet in 13 of 14 games this year. 

 

2nd Star: Carson Asper, F, Northeast Generals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Viktor Wennberg - Great Falls Americans

Viktor Wennberg

Wennberg was unbeatable in his two starts last week, stopping all 33 shots he faced en route to a pair of shutouts against Yellowstone. The goose eggs were Wennberg’s first of the season, and stretched his win streak to three games. In total, Wennberg has won six of his seven starts, posting a .945% save percentage on the young season. 

 

2nd Star: Domagoj Troha, G, Bozeman Icedogs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Michael Allman, G, Yellowstone Quake — Ethan Becker, D, Gillette Wild — Logan Cooksy, G, Yellowstone Quake — Darren Donovan, F, Helena Bighorns — James Downie, G, Sheridan Hawks — Tyler Kaminski, F, Gillette Wild — Abraham Laggis, F, Helena Bighorns — Hazen McKay, F, Bozeman Icedogs — Jack Olson, F, Great Falls Americans — Justin Schwartzmiller, F, Sheridan Hawks

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Kyle McEnany - Danbury Colonials

Kyle McEnany

The Colonials continued their ascent in the Northeast Division after a split with Maine last week with McEnany leading the way. The Texan posted two assists on Saturday in a tight loss before scoring on Sunday, in addition to another pair of helpers. McEnany has now potted 1g-9a—10pts on his current four-game point streak, bagging two or more points in each of those games after being held scoreless in his two prior outings. 

 

2nd Star: Trevor Souza, D, Skylands Kings

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Dylan Dinzik, F, Skylands Kings — Alex Fernandes, G, Danbury Colonials

 

South Star of the Week: Hunter Leonhard - Mid Cities Jr. Stars

Hunter Leonhard

Leonhard and the Stars bagged two wins over the Roadrunners last week to remain right in the thick of the race for the South, where just five points separate first from fourth. The Wisconsin native put on a clinic in Friday’s victory, potting his first hat-trick of the year in a 7-3 win. His encore performance on Sunday was just as solid, with a goal and a helper in a 4-3 OT win. Leonhard now boasts points in eight of his last nine games, including five multi-point performances. 

 

2nd Star: Garrett Wilderman, F, Texas Roadrunners

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Lucas Crawford, F, Atlanta Capitals — Cole Garver, G, Texas Roadrunners — Grant Griffin, F, Louisiana Drillers — Jesse Keicher, F, Atlanta Capitals — RJ Muckensturm, Mid Cities Jr. Stars — Blake Siewertsen, F, Louisiana Drillers

 

West Star of the Week: Jacob Halvorson - New Ulm Steel

Jacob Halvorson

The Steel managed just one win in three games last week, but Halvorson’s production proved a bright spot regardless of result. The forward stretched his point streak to five games with a goal and an assist in Thursday’s win over Alexandria, another helper on Friday, and two more goals on Saturday. In total, Halvorson has bagged points in seven of eight games, including multiple points in five of those, for 8g-6a—14 points this season. 

 

2nd Star: Matt Dahlseide, F, North Iowa Bulls

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Cody Dias, F, Granite City Lumberjacks — Daymin Dodge, F, Granite City Lumberjacks — Michael Savelkoul, F, New Ulm Steel — Zack Simon, F, North Iowa Bulls

 

Stars of the Week Week of October 17, 2019sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Joey Boccardi - St. Louis Jr. Blues

Joey Boccardi

Boccardi had already been a force on the blue line to start the season as it was, but still ramped up his offense last week in a pair of wins over Wausau. The St. Louis native responded to pointless outings in two of his prior three games with five total points last week, scoring in both contests and logging three assists (two on Saturday, one on Sunday). In total, Boccardi has hit the scoresheet in eight of 10 games this season, and his 5g-8a—13pts are good for eighth among NA3HL blueliners. 

 

2nd Star: Marco Escobar, F, Coulee Region Chill

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Porter Haney, F, Rochester Grizzlies — Austin Keil, F, Peoria Mustangs — Clayton Shultz, D, Rochester Grizzlies — Cole Walter, G, Peoria Mustangs — Jacob Wiethaupt, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Reagan Wintle - Maine Wild

Reagan Wintle

Wintle was instrumental in Maine’s two wins over Long Beach last week with 5g-3a—8pts for his second and third consecutive multi-point outings. Saturday’s OT win saw him score one and assist another, while Sunday marked his first multi-goal outing this year — a stunning four-goal, two-assist performance to guide his team to an 8-5 win. Wintle now boasts 7g-6a—13 points in six games this season, and has potted two or more points in four of those. 

 

2nd Star: Kolye Bankauskas, F, Northeast Generals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Colin Day, D, Northeast Generals — Derek Flynn, D, New England Stars — Michael Lempiainen, F, New England Stars

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Kolten Wright - Sheridan Hawks

Kolten Wright

There was no shortage of offensive talent on display for Sheridan last week, as the Hawks logged huge wins over Butte. But Wright’s efforts stood out, as the Eau Claire, WI native posted a whopping five points in both contests. Friday saw his playmaking shine through, as he led the way with five assists. On Saturday, he turned on his finishing with five goals, including a pair on the power play. These outings marked Wright’s second and third games with five or more points this season, and lifted him into a share of third among NA3HL skaters with 23 points, tied with teammate Justin Schwartzmiller. 

 

2nd Star: Jacob Kaminski, F, Gillette Wild 

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Michael Allman, G, Yellowstone Quake — Johnny Baird, F, Helena Bighorns — Isaac Ellingson, F, Helena Bighorns — Jake Hayes, F, Great Falls Americans — Mason Hoffman, D, Gillette Wild — Hendrik Robel, D, Great Falls Americans — Evan Snyder, D, Yellowstone Quake — Logan Syrup, Sheridan Hawks

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Brandon Cope - Danbury Colonials

Brandon Cope

Following up their upset of L/A at the East Showcase, the Colonials kept the good momentum alive with a pair of wins over Skylands, helped in large part by Cope’s eight points across the weekend set. On Saturday, he potted his first hat-trick of the season and an assist as Danbury cruised to a 7-1 win, before logging another four points (2g, 2a) including the game-winning goal on Sunday. Cope’s impressive point streak now sits at nine games, and he has been held off the scoresheet just once in 11 games this season. 

 

2nd Star: Khole Hibbert, F, Skylands Kings

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Joseph Arnold, F, Skylands Kings — Kolby Donovan, F, Danbury Colonials

 

South Star of the Week: Cole Thomas Johnson - Atlanta Capitals

Cole Thomas Johnson

Johnson was a model of consistency last week, posting a goal and an assist in each one of Atlanta’s three games last week to help his team to a 2-1 record against Mid Cities in the tight South Division. Johnson’s two-point games were his first multi-point outings since posting four straight to start the season, and stretched his point streak to five games. 

 

2nd Star: RJ Muckensturm, F, Mid Cities Jr. Stars

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Gunner Moore, D, Atlanta Capitals — Brady Nelson, F, Mid Cities Jr. Stars — Matej Palfy, D, Texas Brahmas, Seth Payson, F, Texas Roadrunners — Jaeger Reed, G, Texas Roadrunners — Dylan Smith, F, Texas Brahmas

 

West Star of the Week: Sota Isogai - North Iowa Bulls

Sota Isogai

After posting just two points through his first four games, Isogai broke out in a big way last week with seven points in two wins over Breezy Point. On Friday, he netted his first hat-trick, including the game-winning goal, as the Bulls won 8-2. Saturday saw him catch fire once more, as the Japan native set up three teammates for goals before lighting the lamp himself. Isogai has now bagged 5g-4a—9pts in six games this season, and boasts three multi-point games. 

 

2nd Star: Joey Gimberlin, F, New Ulm Steel

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Cameron Lantz, D, Granite City Lumberjacks — Carson Simon, F, Granite City Lumberjacks — Harrison Stewart, D, North Iowa Bulls

 

Stars of the Week Week of October 10, 2019sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Jacob Wiethaupt - St. Louis Jr. Blues

Jacob Wiethaupt

Wiethaupt put on a show at the NA3HL East Showcase, bagging six points in three games played. After being held off the scoresheet in the opening contest of the weekend, Wiethaupt exploded with two goals and two assists against Northeast, followed by another pair of goals against Atlanta. Wiethaupt’s 16 points are good for a share of ninth in the NA3HL. 

 

2nd Star: Joey Fodstad, F, Rochester Grizzlies

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jacob Best, F, Coulee Region Chill — Devin Naidow, G, Coulee Region Chill — Garrett Smith, F, Rochester Grizzlies — Brett Tome, G, St. Louis Jr. Blues

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Koyle Bankauskas - Northeast Generals

Koyle Bankauskas

The league’s leading scorer was at it again during the East Showcase, bagging 10 points in three games to bring his total to 13g-12a—25pts in just nine games this season. Sunday saw him set up three teammates for goals, while Monday featured a balanced goal and an assist from Bankauskas. He truly shined on Tuesday, as he bagged his second hat-trick of the season and another two helpers for his second outing of five or more points in the 2019-20 season. 

 

2nd Star: Anthony Viola, F, New England Stars

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Michael Lempiainen, F, New England Stars — Stephen Gerbis, F, Northeast Generals

 

Frontier Star of the Week: AJ Ruskowski - Bozeman Icedogs

AJ Ruskowski

The Icedogs are off to a scorching 7-0-0 start, and Ruskowski’s work between the pipes is a huge reason why. With wins in each of his first two starts this year, Ruskowski bagged another two W’s in a home-and-home against Helena last week, stopping 82 of 85 shots including a 37-save shutout on Saturday. Ruskowski has yet to post a single-game save percentage lower than .917, and leads all goalies with three or more starts with a .959 mark on the season. 

 

2nd Star: Trevor Mellen, G, Great Falls Americans

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Nathan Fanning, F, Gillette Wild — Jake Hayes, F, Great Falls Americans — Jacob Kaminski, F, Gillette Wild — Ian McIntosh, D, Helena Bighorns — Justin Schwartzmiller, F, Sheridan Hawks — Luke Thiesen, F, Helena Bighorns — Christian Veneruzzo, F, Bozeman Icedogs

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Kolby Donovan - Danbury Colonials

Kolby Donovan

Danbury struggled at the outset of the East Showcase but capped it off with a huge win, thanks to efforts like Donovan’s. The Colorado native bagged assists in each of the opening two contests at the showcase before coming up clutch for his team with a 2g-1a—3pts performance — including the GWG — in a 4-1 win over previously unbeaten L/A. Donovan now boasts points in four straight games after netting a single goal in his first five outings of the season. 

 

2nd Star: Dylan Dinzik, D, Skylands Kings

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): James Clarke, F, Skylands Kings — Michael Nardi, G, Danbury Colonials

 

South Star of the Week: Jack Cooper - Texas Brahmas

Jack Cooper

Cooper was held scoreless in his first game this season, but has hit the scoresheet in each contest since, including a stunning six points across two games last week. As Texas split a weekend set with Louisiana, Cooper assisted both Brahmas tallies on Saturday, and netted his first hat-trick of the year on Sunday to go with another helper — his fourth straight game with an assist. In total, Cooper boasts nine points in five games to start the season, which leads the Brahmas. 

 

2nd Star: Andrei Rusakov, F, Atlanta Capitals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Joey Allegrini, D, Atlanta Capitals — Trevor Borlace, F, Texas Roadrunners — Cole Garver, G, Texas Roadrunners — Grant Griffin, F, Louisiana Drillers — Grady Reis, G, Louisiana Drillers — Findlay Wood, F, Texas Brahmas

 

West Star of the Week: Cam Fagerlee - North Iowa Bulls

Cam Fagerlee

Fagerlee entered the week with points in two straight, and kept his momentum rolling with a whopping 4g-4a—8pts in a pair of wins over Willmar. His first hat-trick of the season highlighted Friday’s victory, where he also grabbed an assist, while Saturday saw Fagerlee shift to a playmaking role as he scored the game-winning goal and set up three others for another win. Fagerlee has now potted 11 points in his last four games to climb atop the Bulls’ scoring ranks. 

 

2nd Star: Blake Spetz, F, Granite City Lumberjacks 

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Matt Dahlseide, F, North Iowa Bulls — Ryan Pogue, F, Granite City Lumberjacks - Caleb Strong, F, Alexandria Blizzard

 

Stars of the Week Week of October 2, 2019sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Peyton Hart - Rochester Grizzlies

Peyton Hart

The Grizzlies look poised to challenge St. Louis for Central Division bragging rights this season after a taking a pair of wins against Milwaukee last week, during which Hart nabbed back-to-back three-point performances. Friday featured a balanced effort from Hart, as the forward bagged a goal and two helpers in a 6-1 win. On Saturday, Hart turned playmaker with three assists — including setting up the game-winner — to guide the Grizzlies to a 5-2 victory. Hart’s 11 points are second among Rochester skaters. 

 

2nd Star: Jacob Wiethaupt, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Michael Deeba, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Matt DeRosa, F, Rochester Grizzlies — Zachary Eddington, D, Peoria Mustangs — Austin Keil, Peoria Mustangs

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Joe Natale - New England Stars

Joe Natale

Natale was instrumental in the Stars’ two wins last week, bagging five total points including a game-winning goal on Friday and Saturday. He helped New England start hot on Friday, potting the first two goals of the game before setting up a late insurance marker in the third period. On Saturday, Natale tallied the lone second-period goal, which went on to stand as the game-winner in a 6-2 affair. Natale’s 5g-5a—10pts are second among Stars’ skaters. 

 

2nd Star: Stephen Gerbis, F, Northeast Generals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Derek Flynn, D, New England Stars — Justin Simmons, G, Northeast Generals 

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Cayce Balk - Missoula Junior Bruins

Cayce Balk

Balk has come out hot in 2019, and only got better last week. He kicked off his week with a hat-trick and game-winning goal on Friday — a 6-1 win over Helena — and followed that up with another two goals and two assists on Saturday en route to a wild 7-4 victory over the Cobras. Balk’s five goals and seven points topped all Frontier players last week, and tied for the most among all NA3HL skaters. 

 

2nd Star: Bryson Fletcher, F, Great Falls Americans

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Michael Allman, G, Yellowstone Quake — Alexander Bailey, F, Helena Bighorns — Brody Boyce, F, Great Falls Americans — Tyler Kaminski, F, Gillette Wild — Abraham Laggis, F, Helena Bighorns — Duncan McGarrah, F, Bozeman Icedogs — Shane Phillips, G, Gillette Wild — Dylan Rumpke, F, Yellowstone Quake

 

Northeast Star of the Week: James Clarke - Skylands Kings

James Clarke

The Kings had a tough go against the high-flying Nordiques last week, but Clarke put together a solid performance on Saturday to stand out among this week’s nominees. As Skylands battled to stay in an eventual 6-3 loss to L/A, Clarke led the charge, scoring twice and assisting another, effectively driving the Kings’ entire offensive effort. His 4g-4a—8pts in five games are tops among his teammates this season. 

 

2nd Star: Joseph Arnold, F, Skylands Kings

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

South Star of the Week: RJ Muckensturm - Mid Cities Jr. Stars

RJ Muckensturm

Tying Cayce Balk for the highest point total last week, Muckensturm built off of what has been a strong start to his season with a whopping 4g-3a—7pts week that saw him net back-to-back two-goal games, including the clinching tally in both contests. Matching his double from Saturday, Muckensturm assisted three other goals for a stellar five-point effort on Sunday to cement his star status. Muckensturm has potted two or more points in three straight games, and four of five this season. 

 

2nd Star: Blake Siewertsen, F, Louisiana Drillers

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Joey Allegrini, D, Atlanta Capitals — Ben Cope, D, Louisiana Drillers — Brenden Fehlig, F, Texas Roadrunners — Hunter Leonhard, F, Mid Cities Jr. Stars — Jaeger Reed, G, Texas Roadrunners — Leevi Selanne, F, Texas Brahmas — Andrue Trelstad, F, Texas Brahmas

 

West Star of the Week: Jordan Linder - Breezy Point North Stars

Jordan Linder

Linder and the North Stars took the ice just once last week, but his impact was heavily felt in a tough 4-3 OT loss to New Ulm. Linder factored in on all three Breezy Point goals, scoring two and assisting another for his first multi-point game of the season. Prior to Saturday’s contest, Linder had posted just two points in five games, but managed to hit the scoresheet in back-to-back games for the first time this season with his outburst against New Ulm. 

 

2nd Star: Jake Santarelli, F, Willmar Warhawks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Stanislav Danaev, F, New Ulm Steel — Conan Hayton, G, Breezy Point North Stars — Jonah Jangula, F, Granite City Lumberjacks — Dysen Skinner, G, North Iowa Bulls — Bailey Sommers, Granite City Lumberjacks

 

Stars of the Week Week of September 25, 2019sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Marco Escobar - Coulee Region Chill

Marco Escobar

Escobar starred in the Chill’s opening slate of games, potting four points in three games to help his team notch its first win of the season. After bagging an assist on Friday, Escobar came up clutch with a goal and another helper in a 3-1 win over St. Louis, before posting one more assist on Sunday. He currently ranks tied for first atop the Chill scoring table.

 

2nd Star: Zachary Eddington, D, Peoria Mustangs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Joey Boccardi, D, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Sean Hofstetter, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Austin Keil, F, Peoria Mustangs — Parker Severson, F, Coulee Region Chill

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Koyle Bankauskas - Northeast Generals

Koyle Bankauskas

Bankauskas and the Generals saw action just once last week, but certainly made an impact. En route to a 14-4 drubbing of the Maine Wild, Bankauskas netted a whopping five goals and two assists, effectively driving Northeast’s high-octane attack on Sunday. Bankauskas now boasts points in four of five games to start the season, including three multi-point efforts. 

 

2nd Star: Anthony Viola, F, New England Stars

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Hazen McKay - Bozeman Icedogs

Hazen McKay

McKay took the ice twice last week and continued to build an impressive start to his campaign. Posting 1g, 1a and 3g, 1a in two respective games against Sheridan, the forward bagged his third consecutive multi-point game and second hat-trick in just three games to start the year off. His seven goals on the year are good for third in the NA3HL, despite having played two or more fewer games than both players ahead of him. 

 

2nd Star: Declan Young, F, Gillette Wild

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Isaac Ellingson, F, Helena Bighorns — Jacob Kaminski, F, Gillette Wild — Jack Olson, F, Great Falls Americans — Spencer Platt, D, Yellowstone Quake — Luke Richesin, D, Great Falls Americans — Cade Rosansky, F, Yellowstone Quake — Hlib Tkach, F, Helena Bighorns 

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Khole Hibbert - Skylands Kings

Khole Hibbert

The Kings have struggled out of the gate, posting an 0-4 record to start the season, but players like Hibbert have stood out as positives in the young campaign. Hibbert put on a strong playmaking performance last week, notching two assists on Saturday and another on Sunday, upping his season total to four helpers, which paces all Kings skaters. His five total points also give him a share of the team scoring lead. 

 

2nd Star: Kyle McEnany, F, Danbury Colonials

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Joseph Arnold, F, Skylands Kings

 

South Star of the Week: Grant Griffin - Louisiana Drillers

Grant Griffin

Griffin started hot earlier this month, and kept the good vibes rolling with five points in three games last week. Monday saw him score for the third straight game, posting a pair against Mid Cities, before again depositing a double on Saturday against Atlanta. His goal streak ended there, but he still assisted on a Sunday goal to keep the point streak alive. Including another outing this past Monday, Griffin has recorded 11 points in six games, including five multi-point games in that span. 

 

2nd Star: David Helpap, F, Atlanta Capitals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Richard Indermill, F, Texas Brahmas — Matt Macumber, F, Atlanta Capitals — Brandon Morgan, F, Louisiana Drillers — Dylan Smith, F, Texas Brahmas

 

West Star of the Week: Dylan Svoboda - Willmar WarHawks

Dylan Svoboda

Svoboda’s season has kicked off with a bang, as the forward added to his goal from his first game with three more in two outings last week. As the Warhawks topped Milwaukee twice, Svoboda bagged the game-winning goal on Friday, followed by two more plus a helper on Saturday. Svoboda has now scored in each game to start the season, and leads Willmar with 4-2—6 in the early going. 

 

2nd Star: Zack Simon, F, North Iowa Bulls

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Luc Haggitt, G, Willmar Warhawks — Cole Jacobs, F, Alexandria Blizzard — Nikolai Rajala, F, Granite City Lumberjacks — Bailey Sommers, F, Granite City Lumberjacks — Sean Sullivan, D, North Iowa Bulls 

 

Stars of the Week Week of September 18, 2019sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Garrett Alton - Milwaukee Power

Garrett Alton

The Power nabbed their first two wins of the season last week, thanks in large part to the contributions of Alton. Alton was held off the scoresheet in his opening three outings, but exploded for four points in three games last week. The forward potted a hat-trick to pace their 5-3 victory over Rochester, then added another tally as they topped St. Louis two days later.

2nd Star: Trevor Smith, G, St. Louis Jr. Blues

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Dillan Bentley, F, Peoria Mustangs — Mike Ivory, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Ian McHenry, F, Peoria Mustangs — Nico Piehl, F, Milwaukee Power

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Hans Watson - L/A Nordiques

Hans Watson

Despite his station on the Nordiques blue line, Watson was a key cog in their high-flying offense with six points in two games last week. The defenseman kicked off his week with three assists on Saturday before following it up with two goals and another helper on Sunday. Through three games, Watson ranks tied for third among L/A skaters with six points. 

 

2nd Star: Carson Asper, F, Northeast Generals 

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Henri Beguelin, F, New England Stars — John Driscoll, G, Northeast Generals — Matt Marini, G, New England Stars

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Justin Schwartzmiller - Sheridan Hawks

Justin Schwartzmiller

Schwartzmiller helped Sheridan get its season off on the right foot with six points in their opening two games. With two goals and two assists on Friday followed by a game-winning strike and another assist on Saturday, Schwartzmiller was key in his team’s winning efforts. 

 

2nd Star: Hazen McKay, F, Bozeman Icedogs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Michael Allman, G, Yellowstone Quake — Ethan Becker, D, Gillette Wild — Garret Dryden, G, Helena Bighorns — Isaac Ellingson, F, Helena Bighorns — Jon Green, F, Yellowstone Quake — Levi Mese, F, Great Falls Americans — Anthony Seykora, G, Gillette Wild — Viktor Wennberg, G, Great Falls Americans — Kolten Wright, F, Sheridan Hawks

 

Northeast Star of the Week: James Clarke - Skylands Kings

James Clarke

The Kings have struggled out of the gate, but Clarke shone brightly in his appearance last week. The UK native bagged a goal and two helpers to factor into 75% of his team’s goals in a 5-4 loss to the Colonials over the weekend, which pushed him to the front of Skylands’ scoring efforts despite playing in one fewer game than most of his teammates. 

 

2nd Star: Adam Palomeque, F, Danbury Colonials

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Thomas Mougin, F, Skylands Kings — Shane O’Brien, G, Danbury Colonials

 

South Star of the Week: Garrett Wilderman - Texas RoadRunners

Garrett Wilderman

Texas opened up its campaign with three games against Atlanta last week, going 1-2 in the series, and it was the perfect stage for Wilderman to show his talents. After a 1g, 1a performance in the opener, he rebounded from a goose egg in game two with a stellar effort en route to his team’s first win. Wilderman potted a goal and two assists through 60 minutes, then added a stellar, highlight-reel marker in overtime to give the Roadrunners the victory. His six points are tops among Texas skaters. 

 

2nd Star: Cole Thomas Johnson, F, Atlanta Capitals 

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Blake Forystek, G, Texas Roadrunners — Grant Griffin, F, Louisiana Drillers — Gunner Moore, D, Atlanta Capitals — Grady Reis, G, Louisiana Drillers

 

West Star of the Week: Mason Enright - North Iowa Bulls

Mason Enright

Enright starred in the Bulls’ wins over Breezy Point last week, bagging a total of five points across the pair of games. Friday saw him drive the offense with two goals and an assist, before he came up clutch once more on Saturday with the game-winning strike, in addition to another helper. 

 

2nd Star: Blake Spetz, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Garrett Freemon, F, Breezy Point North Stars — Jacob Halvorson, F, New Ulm Steel — Conan Hayton, G, Breezy Point North Stars — Michael Heitkamp, D, Rochester Grizzlies — Lucas Newman, F, Rochester Grizzlies — Dalton Saltness, F, North Iowa Bulls — Bailey Sommers, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

 

Stars of the Week Week of September 11, 2019sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Sean Hofstetter - St. Louis Jr. Blues

Sean Hofstetter

Hofstetter rallied the Blues in their opening matchup against Milwaukee with a hat-trick and a helper en route to a 6-3 win last week. His four points paced all skaters in the contest and earned him a share of third among NA3HL players in the early campaign. After posting 41 points in 45 outings last season, Hofstetter got off on the right foot and looks poised for another strong year in St. Louis. 

 

2nd Star: Jaden Gardner, G, Peoria Mustangs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Logan Drolet, F, Milwaukee Power — Zachary Eddington, D, Peoria Mustangs — Oliver Nienas, F, Milwaukee Power — Joey Solimando, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Connor Kennedy - L/A Nordiques

Connor Kennedy

Like Hofstetter, Kennedy also kicked off his season with a three-goal performance — including the game-winner — with an assist as he factored on every Nordiques goal in a 4-2 win over Northeast. Kennedy’s four points were a team high as the third-year Nordique lit up the scoreboard in the first 40 minutes. 

 

2nd Star: Jason St. Pierre, G, L/A Nordiques

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Frontier Star of the Week: No Award

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Thomas Leibold - Elmira Jr. Soaring Eagles

Thomas Leibold

Liebold stood out among a group of Soaring Eagles that posted strong weekends with eight points in his two games. Friday saw him star as a playmaker, notching three assists in a 7-3 win over Long Beach, before bagging a hat-trick and two more helpers on Saturday for a whopping five points. Liebold posted 69 points last season, and looks well on his way to another stout season. 

 

2nd Star: Zac Bell, F, Elmira Jr. Soaring Eagles

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

South Star of the Week: No Award

 

West Star of the Week: Brady Swanstrom - Breezy Point North Stars

Brady Swanstrom

An NA3HL newcomer, Swanstrom made a fantastic first impression on his new club, scoring once in regulation and potting the game-winner in a 5-4 shootout win over Willmar. Swanstrom’s go-ahead goal put the North Stars ahead in the third period, before the Warhawks roared back late to force extra time, where Swanstrom’s skill shone in the shootout. 

 

2nd Star: Jacob Mitchell, G, Breezy Point North Stars

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 
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