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Bauer's Stars of the Week

Stars of the Week Week of March 8, 2022sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Zach Wiese - Rochester Grizzlies

Zach Wiese

Rochester Grizzlies netminder Zach Wiese earned the Central Division Star of the Week after his outstanding performance between the pipes. In both of the games he appeared in last week, the Owatonna, MN native picked up two wins, one of which an 18 shot shutout. In those two games, Wiese faced 37 shots, only allowing one, for a combined 1.00 GAA and a .973 SV%. Wiese finished the NA3HL regular season with a 20-2-1-1 record, a 1.70 GAA and a .927 SV% which earned him the fourth spot in the league amongst all goaltenders. 

2nd Star: Justin Wright, F, Rochester Grizzlies

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ryan Burke, G, Wausau Cyclones – Wes Coquet, F, Wausau Cyclones – Marshall Walker, D, Milwaukee Power

 

East Star of the Week: Nolan Murphy - Northeast Generals

Nolan Murphy

Northeast Generals forward Nolan Murphy combined for 6 points in the four games appeared in. The Hyde Park, MA native added four goals and two assists in those contests. Murphy played in 44 regular season games where he totalled 51 points (30G, 21A). 

2nd Star: Matt Nuzzolilo, F, Northeast Generals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Mikita Miadzvedzeu, D, Long Beach Sharks – Logan Plante, F, Long Beach Sharks

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Blake Nerney - Great Falls Americans

Blake Nerney

Great Falls Americans forward Blake Nerney was awarded the Frontier Division Star of the Week after totalling 6 points in two games. The St. Louis, MO native scored two goals and added four assists. This season Nerney has played in 14 games and has totalled 8 points. 

2nd Star: Jace Thompson, F, Great Falls Americans

 

South Star of the Week: Robby Rabroker - Oklahoma City Ice Hawks

Robby Rabroker

Oklahoma City Ice Hawks forward Robby Rabroker put up big numbers in the four games he played in to earn the South Division Star of the Week. Rabroker, a Dallas, TX native, recorded a five goal game and added five assists throughout the four games he appeared in. The Ice Hawks forward finished the regular season with 46 games played totalling an outstanding 92 points (44G, 48) which leads the NA3HL amongst all scorers. 

2nd Star: Jaron Ketterman, F, Texas RoadRunners

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Garrett Conner, F, Oklahoma City Ice Hawks – Micah Maldonado, F, Texas Brahmas – Ethan Marcola, D, Texas Brahmas – Logan Motz, D, Texas RoadRunners

 

West Star of the Week: Ben Luedtke - Willmar WarHawks

Ben Luedtke

Willmar WarHawks forward Ben Luedtke totalled 7 points in the 4 games he appeared in to take the title as West Division Star of the Week. The Wayzata, MN native scored 1 goal and handed out 6 assists. Luedtke finished the regular season with 40 games played totalling 47 points (18G, 29A). 

2nd Star: Erik Chaffe, G, Mason City Toros

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Zak Kennett, F, Granite City Lumberjacks – Collin Kerchoff, F, Willmar WarHawks – Nick Mountain, F, Granite City Lumberjacks – Carter Newpower, F, Mason City Toros

 

Stars of the Week Week of March 1, 2022sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Layten Liffrig - Rochester Grizzlies

Layten Liffrig

Rochester Grizzlies forward Layten Liffrig earned this week's Central Division Star of the Week after his four game performance totalling 9 points. The Mankato, MN native scored a goal in each game of the four games he appeared in while adding three assists. This season, Liffrig has played in 22 games with the Grizzlies and has totalled 35 points with 13 goals and 22 assists. 

2nd Star: Andrew Doran, G, Peoria Mustangs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Lycoln Bielenberg-Howarth, F, Rochester Grizzlies – Ryan Burke, G, Wausau Cyclones – Spencer Northway, G, Milwaukee Power – Jared Wisely, F, Peoria Mustangs

 

East Star of the Week: Eddie Mulligan - Northeast Generals

Eddie Mulligan

Northeast Generals blue-liner, Eddie Mulligan, played outstanding in the three games he appeared in to earn the East Division Star of the Week. The defenseman recorded 2 goals and 6 assists to total 8 points while adding an impressive +12 rating on the ice. The Lincoln, RI native has played in 41 games this year and has totalled 45 points (6G, 39A). 

2nd Star: Jack Kinahan, F, Norwich Sea Captains

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Matt Carson, F, Long Beach Sharks – Sean Loftus, D, Norwich Sea Captains – Mikita Miadzvedzeu, D, Long Beach Sharks – Nick Wracker, F, Northeast Generals 

 

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

Tommy Gazich

Great Falls Americans forward Tommy Gazich put up big numbers in the two games he appeared in to claim the Frontier Division Star of the Week. Gazich, a Hopkins, MN native, found the back of the net 5 times and added two assists for 7 points in just two games. Gazich has played in 37 games this season totalling 51 points with 28 goals and 23 assists. 

2nd Star: Nick Bradshaw, F, Butte Cobras

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Caleb Cross, G, Butte Cobras – Jackson Henningsgard, F, Great Falls Americans – Jonathan Peterson, D, Helena Bighorns – Harlan Wojtusik, F, Helena Bighorns – Declan Young, F, Gillette Wild – Isaac Young, F, Gillette Wild

 

South Star of the Week: Andrew Owens - Oklahoma City Ice Hawks

Andrew Owens

Oklahoma City Ice Hawks netminder Andrew Owens earned this week’s South Division Star of the Week. Owens went 3-0 between the pipes and mixed in two shutouts in those games. The Richmond, VA native combined a 1.37 GAA and a .927 SV% after stopping 51 of the 55 shots he faced. Owens has a perfect record this season of 6-0, two shutouts, a 2.37 GAA and a .886 SV%. 

2nd Star: Kaleb Miller, F, Atlanta Capitals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Sam Bourdon, F, Texas RoadRunners – Hunter Hein, G, Texas RoadRunners – Aleksandr Gamzatov, F, Texas Brahmas – Nick Jameus, F, Atlanta Capitals – Ben Mullen, D, Oklahoma City Ice Hawks – Matej Palfy, D, Texas Brahmas 

 

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

Carter Newpower

Mason City Toros forward Carter Newpower posted 6 points in the 2 games he played in to earn the West Division Star of the Week. Newpower, a native of Cottage Grove, MN, scored 3 goals and 3 assists in the two games he played in. This season, Newpower has appeared in 45 games totalling 88 points (36G, 52A) and is tied for the NA3HL’s top scorer. 

2nd Star: Tucker Skime, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jack Dalton, D, Minnesota Loons – Anthony Foster, F, Willmar WarHawks – Tal Halliday, D, Granite City Lumberjacks – Cooper Olson, G, Willmar WarHawks – Peyton West, G, Minnesota Loons – Blake Ulve, F, Mason City Toros

 

Stars of the Week Week of February 22, 2022sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Carter Watters - Oregon Tradesmen

Carter Watters

Oregon Tradesmen forward Carter Watters earned this week's Central Division Star of the week after a two game performance totalling 7 points. In a weekend series against the St. Louis Jr. Blues, the Sun Praire, WI native netted 3 goals and handed out 4 assists. Watters has appeared in 43 games this season recording 41 points (19G, 22A). 

2nd Star: Hayden Shoemake, F, Wausau Cyclones

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Lycoln Bielenberg-Howarth, F, Rochester Grizzlies – Andrew Doran, G, Peoria Mustangs – Zach Dosan, G, Wausau Cyclones – Kaden Grant, G, Milwaukee Power – Luke Morrisette, F, Rochester Grizzlies – Jared Wisely, F, Peoria Mustangs

 

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

Landon Boothe

Landon Boothe of the Bay State Bobcats made a tremendous impact in the Bobcats 3 win weekend. Boothe, a native of Silex, MO, appeared in three games and accumulated 6 points with 5 goals and 1 assist while adding on a +6 rating. Booth, a NA3HL Top Prospect, has played in 40 games this year has combined for 37 points (21G, 16A).

2nd Star: Ben Di Fiore G, Bay State Bobcats

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Nathan Gileshammer, F, Northeast Generals – Jake Weikel, F, Long Beach Sharks

 

Frontier Star of the Week: TJ Norris - Helena Bighorns

TJ Norris

Helena Forward TJ Norris added 4 points in the Bighorns weekend sweep over the Great Falls Americans. Norris, a native of Moville, IA, added an assist in his first game of the weekend, then in the next night scored a hat-hat trick. This season, Norris has played in 35 games scoring 10 goals and adding 6 assists for 16 points. 

2nd Star: Harlan Wojtusik, F, Helena Bighorns

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Caleb Cross, G, Butte Cobras

 

South Star of the Week: Mark Kurliandchyk - Louisiana Drillers

Mark Kurliandchyk

Mark Kurliandchyk of the Louisana Drillers added three or more points in the three games he played in to earn this week’s South Division Star. In a three game set against the Mid-Cities Stars, the Bobruisk, Belarus native totalled 12 points with 2 goals and 10 assists. This year, Kurliandchyk has played in 32 games and has recorded 52 points (16G, 36A). 

2nd Star: Brandon Shantz, G, Texas Brahmas

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Aleksandr Gamzatov, F, Texas Brahmas – Josh Hrip, F, Louisiana Drillers – Nick Jameus, F, Atlanta Capitals – Anthony O’Neal, F, Atlanta Capitals – Alex Opalacz, G, Texas RoadRunners – Kyle Portlock, F, Texas RoadRunners

 

West Star of the Week: Luke Delzer - Granite City Lumberjacks

Luke Delzer

Luke Delzer appeared in two games for the Granite City Lumberjacks and added 8 points in the Lumberjacks weekend sweep over the New Ulm Steel. Delzer, a Rogers, MN native, added 3 assists in the first game of the weekend. In night two, Delzer netted a hat-trick and two assists. This year, Delzer has appeared in 4 games with the Lumberjacks and has totalled 15 points (6G, 9A). 

2nd Star: Brett Reed, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Will Kunka, G, Willmar WarHawks

 

Stars of the Week Week of February 15, 2022sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Jared Wisely - Peoria Mustangs

Jared Wisely

Peoria Mustangs forward Jared Wisely earned this week's Central Division Star of the Week recording 5 points in two games. In the Mustangs weekend sweep over the Oregon Tradesmen, Wisely added two goals and three assists in the two contests. The Chillicothe, IL native has played in 39 games this season while combining 10 goals and 37 assists for 47 points. 

2nd Star: Hubert Guzy, D, Peoria Mustangs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Lycoln Bielenberg-Howarth, F, Rochester Grizzlies – Kyle Brown, F, Rochester Grizzlies – Kaden Grant, G, Milwaukee Power – Riley Planey, F, Milwaukee Power

 

East Star of the Week: Ayden Frolik - Northeast Generals

Ayden Frolik

Northeast Generals forward Ayden Frolik combined for 9 points in the three games he appeared in. On a Wednesday night beating of the Bay State Bobcats, Frolik added 2 assists in the Generals 6-3 win. In Friday’s second showdown of the week against Bay State, Frolik had a 5 point night, scoring twice and adding three assists in a 8-0 shutout. The scoring for Frolik continued with a battle against the Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks on Saturday where the Flower Mound, TX native added two assists in the Generals 5-2 win. Frolik has played in 32 games this season and has recorded 18 points (7G, 11A). 

2nd Star: Mason Joseph, G, Northeast Generals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Devin Carney, D, Long Beach Sharks – Nate Mastony, F, Bay State Bobcats – Brian Woak, F, Bay State Bobcats

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Edvin Falkenstrom - Yellowstone Quake

Edvin Falkenstrom

Yellowstone Quake Goaltender Edvin Falkenstrom picked up two wins over the weekend to earn this week’s Frontier Division Star of the Week. In a two game weekend series and sweep of the Great Falls Americans, Falkenstrom appeared in both games. In night one, the Valbo, Sweden native earned his first shutout of the season stopping all 71 shots he faced in a 2-0 final. In the second showdown against the Americans, Falkenstrom picked up his second win of the weekend stopping 61 of the 64 shots he faced in a 4-3 victory. In those two games Edvin faced a total of 135 shots and stopped 132 of them. This season, Falkenstrom has played in 13 games with a 6-7 record with a combined GAA of 3.04 and a SV% of .938. 

2nd Star: Harlan Wojtusik, F, Helena Bighorns

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Gabe Coppo, F, Yellowstone Quake – Tylor Greene, F, Helena Bighorns – Garrett Weisenburger, F, Great Falls Americans

 

South Star of the Week: Vincent Anderson - Oklahoma City Ice Hawks

Vincent Anderson

Oklahoma City Ice Hawks forward Vincent Anderson recorded 7 points in the three games he appeared in last week. The Pontiac, MI native recorded a goal in all three games he was in while adding four assists. This season, Anderson has appeared in 38 NA3HL games between the Bay State Bobcats (9GP) and the Oklahoma City Ice Hawks (29). In those 38 games he has accounted for 37 points with 13 goals and 24 assists.

2nd Star: Jack Herron, F, Texas RoadRunners

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ethan Kochanny, D, Texas Brahmas – Alex Opalacz, G, Texas RoadRunners – Brandon Shantz, G, Texas Brahmas – Blake Sprow, G, Oklahoma City Ice Hawks 

 

West Star of the Week: Brett Reed - Granite City Lumberjacks

Brett Reed

Granite City Lumberjacks forward Brett Reed collected 9 points in the two games he appeared in. In a Lumberjacks weekend sweep over the St. Louis Jr. Blues, Reed scored a hat-trick and added 6 assists. On top of the 9 points, Reed was a +9 on the ice combined in those two games. This year the Crosslake, MN native has played in 37 games scoring 22 goals and 22 assists for a total of 44 points. 

2nd Star: Hayden Walters, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Anthony Foster, F, Willmar WarHawks

 

Stars of the Week Week of February 9, 2022sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Adam Johnson - Rochester Grizzlies

Adam Johnson

Rochester Grizzlies forward Adam Johnson totalled 7 points in the two games he appeared in. In a weekend series and sweep over the St. Louis Jr. Blues, Johnson totalled 5 goals and added two assists. In the first game of the weekend, the Mahtomedi, MN native netted four goals. This season Johnson has appeared in 23 games recording 14 goals and 21 assists for 35 points. 

2nd Star: Tristan Trudel F, Peoria Mustangs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Kaden Grant, G, Milwaukee Power – Luke Morrisette, F, Rochester Grizzlies – Spencer Northway, G, Milwaukee Power – Nahuel Veyan, G, Peoria Mustangs

 

East Star of the Week: Tyler Ramm - Northeast Generals

Tyler Ramm

Tyler Ramm appeared in one game with the Northeast Generals playing against the Long Beach Sharks. In that single game showing, Ramm scored a hat-trick and added two assists for 5 points on the night. Ramm has been back-and-forth between the NAHL and the NA3HL. During the 2021-22 season, the Westborough, MA native has played in 29 NA3HL games and has combined 31 points (17G, 14A). 

2nd Star: Max Rotsaert, F, Long Beach Sharks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Brian Essing, F, Norwich Sea Captains – Payton Felix, F, Northeast Generals – Dylan Harbour, F, Long Beach Sharks – Nikita Kovalev, F, Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks – Dylan Walker, F, Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks – Andrew Yocum, G, Norwich Sea Captains

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Parker Norling - Sheridan Hawks

Parker Norling

Parker Norling received the Frontier Division Star of the Week after compiling 6 points in two games. In a weekend series against the Butte Cobras, Norling opened up game one of the weekend putting up 5 goals. On the second night, the Andover, MN native added an assist. Norling has played in 10 games this season totalling 16 points (12G, 16A) averaging 1.60 points per game.

2nd Star: Gavyn Galloway, F, Helena Bighorns

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Adam Harvey, F, Helena Bighorns 

 

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

Noah Henslee

Noah Henslee combined for 16 points in a four game set for the Ice Hawks. Henslee opened up game one against Atlanta adding 2 goals and 3 assists for a 5 point night. In the second game, Henslee scored a goal and added 3 assists for 4 points. In the third game, the Oklahoma City, OK native mirrored the night before with 1 goal and 3 assists. In his final game of the weekend, Henslee added 2 goals and an assist. Henslee has played in 32 games this season scoring 30 goals and 41 assists for 71 points. Henslee is the third top scorer in the NA3HL. 

2nd Star: Alex Opalacz, G, Texas RoadRunners

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Sam Bourdon, F, Texas RoadRunners – Blake Sprow, G, Oklahoma City Ice Hawks 

 

West Star of the Week: Coby Weber - Granite City Lumberjacks

Coby Weber

Granite City Lumberjacks forward Coby Weber earned this week's West Division Star. In his first three NA3HL games of this season, Weber totaled 7 points. After a silent first game, Weber netted back-to-back hat trick games and added an assist. This season, the St. Louis, MO native has played in 3 games scoring 6 goals and 1 assist. 

2nd Star: Enzo Tarducci, D, Willmar WarHawks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Anthony Foster, F, Willmar WarHawks

 

Stars of the Week Week of February 1, 2022sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Ben Oakland - Rochester Grizzlies

Ben Oakland

In his first two games of the season with the Grizzlies, forward Ben Oakland recorded 5 points to earn the Central Division Star of the Week. In a weekend series against the Milwaukee Power, Oakland scored two goals and added an assist in a 5-1 win. In the second showing against the Power, the Boise, ID native added two assists in the 6-3 final and Grizzlies weekend sweep. 

2nd Star: Massimo Polistina F, Peoria Mustangs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Max Breon, F, Rochester Grizzlies – Thomas Kayner, F, Peoria Mustangs – Fred Roufs, G, Oregon Tradesmen

 

East Star of the Week: Braeden Kennedy - Northeast Generals

Braeden Kennedy

Northeast Generals forward Braeden Kennedy appeared in one game and recorded 3 points. In the Generals 4-3 win over the Norwich Sea Captains, Kennedy scored twice and added an assist for three points. The South Boston, MA native has appeared in 29 games this season and has totalled 41 points (15G, 26A)

2nd Star: Nikita Kovalev, F, Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Brennan Churchill, G, Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks – Brian Essing, F, Norwich Sea Captains – Tony Morran, D, Norwich Sea Captains

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Bentley Simcox - Bozeman Icedogs

Bentley Simcox

Bozeman Icedogs forward Bentley Simcox totalled six points in the two games he appeared in against the Badlands Sabres. In the Icedogs weekend sweep, Simcox found the back of the net twice and added two assists in each game earning six points. The Camarillo, CA native has played in 38 games this year while scoring 17 goals and adding 14 assists for 31 total points. 

2nd Star: Liam Massie, F, Bozeman Icedogs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Taber Gutshick, D, Helena Bighorns – Adam Harvey, F, Helena Bighorns – Micah Serino, F, Great Falls Americans – Will Simpson, G, Great Falls Americans – Fabian Vik, F, Butte Cobras

 

South Star of the Week: Richard Indermill - Oklahoma City Ice Hawks

Richard Indermill

Oklahoma City Ice Hawks defenseman Richard Indermill had himself a weekend recording 11 points in the three games he played. In the Ice Hawks three-in-three weekend against the Mid Cities Jr. Stars, Indermill netted 8 goals as a blueliner and handed out 3 assists. Indermill, a native of Red Wing, MN, has played in 29 games this year and has totalled 35 points (16G, 19A). 

2nd Star: Josh Hrip, F, Louisiana Drillers

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Peyton Brendel, G, El Paso Rhinos – Garrett Conner, F, Oklahoma City Ice Hawks – Dolan Gilbert, G, Texas Brahmas – Jack Herron, F, Texas RoadRunners – Mark Kurliandcyk, F, Louisiana Drillers – Payne Pent, F, El Paso Rhinos – Jeremiah Snyder, D, Texas Brahmas – Gabe Stoner, D, Texas RoadRunners

 

West Star of the Week: Brett Reed - Granite City Lumberjacks

Brett Reed

Granite City Lumberjacks forward Brett Reed earned this week's West Division Star of the Week after his two game performance earning 5 points. Reed started the weekend adding two assists in a 4-3 win for the Lumberjacks over the Willmar WarHawks. On the following night, Reed added two goals and an assist in a 6-2 defeat of the Alexandria Blizzard. The Crosslake, MN native has played in 32 games this season and has 32 points (16G, 13A) on the year. 

2nd Star: Marcus Mack, F, Willmar WarHawks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Owen Carlson, G, Mason City Toros – Wyatt Halvoson, F, Granite City Lumberjacks – Cal Levis, F, Mason City Toros – Sam Miller, D, Willmar WarHawks – Matthew Ryanne, G, Minnesota Loons

 

Stars of the Week Week of January 25, 2022sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Jared Wisely - Peoria Mustangs

Jared Wisely

Peoria Mustangs defenseman Jared Wisely had a huge weekend earning 9 points in two games. In the Mustangs weekend sweep over the Milwaukee Power, Wisely found the back of the net and added three assists in a 5-1 win on Friday. In the following night’s game, the Chillicothe, IL native scored twice and added 3 assists in the Mustangs 9-2 win. This season, Wisely has appeared in 33 games and has recorded 8 goals and 31 assists for 39 points. 

2nd Star: Kyle Bauer, F, Rochester Grizzlies

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Dylan Chapman, D, Wausau Cyclones – Andrew Doran, G, Peoria Mustangs – Adam Johnson, F, Rochester Grizzlies – Abe Laggis, F, Oregon Tradesmen – Dillion Schmidt, F, Oregon Tradesmen – Sam VanderHoeven, F, Oregon Tradesmen – Gage Vierzba, F, Wausau Cyclones

 

East Star of the Week: Nate Mastrony - Bay State Bobcats

Nate Mastrony

Bay State Bobcats forward Nate Mastrony totalled 8 points in the two games he played in over the weekend. In the Bobcats 7-3 win against the New Jersey Titans on Thursday, Mastrony scored a hat-trick and added three assists for 6 points on the night. The Bobcats defeated the Norwich Sea Captains in overtime on Saturday where Mastrony handed out an assist in the second period for a 2-1 lead and then assisted in the overtime game-winning goal. The Trumbull, CT native has played in 19 games this season and has recorded 18 points (7G, 11A). 

2nd Star: Nikita Kovalev, F, Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Landon Booth, F, Bay State Bobcats – Caiden Hess, F, Northeast Generals – Logan Plante, F, Long Beach Sharks – Tyler Ramm, F, Northeast Generals – Jake Weikel, F, Long Beach Sharks

 

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

Thomas Gazich

Great Falls Americans forward Thomas Gazich recorded 7 points in three games to earn the Frontier Division Star of the Week. In Friday’s 6-4 win against the Badlands Sabres, Gazich found the back of the net twice. In Saturday's game two against the Sabres, Gazich netted two goals and added two assists in the Americans 7-3 win. In the Americans third game in three days, Gazich added a goal in a 5-3 victory over the Bozeman Icedogs. This season, Gazich has played in 29 games totalling 37 points (20G, 17A) on the year. 

2nd Star: Liam Bland, F, Helena Bighorns

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tylor Greene F, Helena Bighorns – Silas Hughes, F, Great Falls Americans 

 

South Star of the Week: Blake Rothstein - Texas Brahmas

Blake Rothstein

Texas Brahmas forward Blake Rothestein earned this weekend's South Division Star of the Week adding 9 goals and 2 assists for 11 points in 4 games. The Massapequa, NY native scored a hat-trick in a 9-1 final over the Louisiana Drillers on Thursday. On the following night, Rothstein lit the lamp four times and added an assist in the Brahmas 6-4 win over the Drillers. Rothstein scored a goal in the Brahams Saturday overtime defeat of the Dillers, 4-3. In the final showing of the weekend, and in the fourth consecutive game against the Drillers, Rothstein added a goal and an assist in the Bahamas win, 6-1. This season, Blake has played in 7 games and has totalled 13 points (9G, 4A) with a point per game average of 1.86. 

2nd Star: Anthony O’Neal, F, Atlanta Capitals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Josh Hirp, F, Louisiana RoadRunners – Carson Holliday, F, Atlanta Capitals – Brandon Keeney, G, Louisiana Drillers – Andrew Kungle, F, Texas Brahmas

 

West Star of the Week: Alex Heidenreich - Alexandria Blizzard

Alex Heidenreich

Alexandria Blizzard forward Alex Heidenreich totalled 9 points in the two games he appeared in over the week. The Blizzard took down the Minnesota Loons on Wednesday in a 13-0 final, where Heidenreich added five points with a goal and four assists. On Saturday against the New Ulm Steel, Heidenreich scored four goals in a 5-2 win for the Blizzard. The Ramsey, MN native has played in 32 games this season and has totalled 23 points (11G, 12A). 

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

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Cooper Olson, F, Willmar WarHawks – Tucker Skime, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

 

Stars of the Week Week of January 18, 2022sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Adam Johnson - Rochester Grizzlies

Adam Johnson

Grizzlies forward Adam Johnson totalled five points in the two games he appeared in over the weekend. Johnson, a native of Mahtomedi, MN added two points with a goal and an assist in the Grizzlies 3-2 loss on Friday to the Oregeon Tradesmen. The following night, the Grizzlies bounced back with a 6-2 win over Oregon as Johnson added three assists in the victory. This season Johnson has played in 19 games and has recorded 22 points (8G, 14A).

2nd Star: Joe Ambroffi, G, Peoria Mustangs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Wes Coquet, F, Wausau Cyclones – Ian Hedican, G, Oregon Tradesmen – Abe Laggis, F, Oregon Tradesmen – Easton Nick, F, Milwaukee Power – Nate Stone, F, Milwaukee Power Tristian Trudel, F, Peoria Mustangs – Gage Viezba, F, Wausau Cyclones

 

East Star of the Week: Matthew Nuzzolilo - Northeast Generals

Matthew Nuzzolilo

For the second consecutive week, Northeast Generals forward Matthew Nuzzolilo has received the East Division Star of the Week with his two game performance compiling 5 points. In a 9-1 takedown of the Norwhich Sea Captains, Nuzzolilo netted two goals and handed out an assist. On the following night, the Shrewsbury, MA native added two assists in the Generals 5-1 win over the Bay State Bobcats. Matthew leads the Generals in points with 37 this season in 26 games. 

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

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Nolan Murphy, F, Northeast Generals – Brendan Pellerito, G, Norwich Sea Captains - Ethan Ranger, F, Norwich Sea Captains - Ryo Yamamoto, F, Long Beach Sharks

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Edvin Falkenstrom - Yellowstone Quake

Edvin Falkenstrom

Yellowstone Quake goaltender Edvin Falkenstrom received this week's Frontier Division Star of the week for his performance between the pipes. In a weekend series with the Butte Cobras, Falkenstrom went 1-1 in the net. In those two games, the Valbo, Sweden native stopped 131 of the 137 shots he faced. This season, Falkenstrom has played in 6 games with a 3-3 record, a 3.00 GAA and a.935 SV%. 

2nd Star: Tommy Gazich, F, Great Falls Americans

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tristian Baker F, Gillette Wild – Will Blake, F, Gillette Wild – Will Simpson, G, Great Falls Americans

 

South Star of the Week: Caden Butler - El Paso Rhinos

Caden Butler

El Paso Rhinos forward Caden Butler put up huge numbers in the two games he appeared in with a weekend sweep over the Austin Ice Bats. In Saturday’s 16-0 final, Butler found the back of the net once and added 7 assists. On the following night, the Phoenix, AZ native netted a hat-trick in the Rhinos 12-1 win. Butler is ranked 20th in the NA3HL’s Top Scorers with 47 points (19G, 28A) in the 24 games he’s played in. 

2nd Star: Matt Gross, F, El Paso Rhinos

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Eitan Geralnik, F, Texas RoadRunners – Hunter Hein, G, Texas RoadRunners – Noah Henslee, F, Oklahoma City Ice Hawks – Anthony O’Neal, F, Atlanta Capitals – Robby Rabroker, F, Oklahoma City Ice Hawks. 

 

West Star of the Week: Zak Kennett - Granite City Lumberjacks

Zak Kennett

Granite City Lumberjacks forward Zak Kennett totalled 7 points in each of the three games he played in over the weekend. In the Lumberjacks 9-2 win over the Alexandria Blizzard on Friday, Kennett added a goal and two assists. On the following night, the Red Lake Falls, MN native found the back of the net twice in the Lumberjacks 5-2 win for a sweep over Alexandria. In the third game of three for the Lumberjacks, Kennett added a goal and an assist in a Sunday takedown over the Willmar WarHawks 5-1. 

2nd Star: Ben Anderson, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Patrick Wyers, F, Willmar WarHawks

 

Stars of the Week Week of January 11, 2022sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Derek Cagle - Wausau Cyclones

Derek Cagle

Cyclones defenseman, Derek Cagle, earned this week's Central Division Star with an outstanding performance in the two games he appeared in. In those two games against the St. Louis Jr. Blues, the St. Charles, MO native handed out 6 assists. Cagle was instrumental in assisting in game-tying-goal against the Jr. Blues that the Cyclone would end up winning in a shootout. This season, Cagle has played in 30 games and has 14 points on the year (1G, 13A).

2nd Star: Gage Bowerman, D, Oregon Tradesmen

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): AJ Adleman, G, Oregon Tradesmen – Luke Dipasquale, D, Oregon Tradesmen – Andrew Doran, G, Peoria Mustangs – Spencer Northway, G, Milwaukee Power – Nate Stone, F, Milwaukee Power – Jared Wisely, D, Peoria Mustangs – CJ Zins, D, Wausau Cyclones

 

East Star of the Week: Matthew Nuzzolilo - Northeast Generals

Matthew Nuzzolilo

Generals forward, Matthew Nuzzolilo added five points onto his resume in two games over the weekend. In a 5-0 shutout over the Bay State Bobcats, Nuzzolilo found himself on the score sheet multiple times with a goal and two assists. In the second game of the weekend, which was a 8-3 victory over the New Jersey Jr. Titans, the Shrewsbury, MA native found the back of the net twice. Nuzzolilo leads the Generals in scoring this season with 32 points in 24 games. 

2nd Star: Jackson Schouten, D, Northeast Generals

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Cam Milewski - Bozeman Icedogs

Cam Milewski

In his 3HL debut, Cam Milewski recorded his first career win. The Mission Viejo, CA native was peppered with shots between the pipes and stood tall stopping all but one of the 59 shots he faced in a 3-1 final win against Butte. Milewski earned a .983 SV% and a 1.00 GAA. 

2nd Star: Tylor Greene, F, Helena BigHorns

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Liam Bland, F, Helena BigHorns

 

South Star of the Week: Jack Olson - El Paso Rhinos

Jack Olson

El Paso defenseman Jack Olson put up big numbers from the blue line in the two games he appeared in over the weekend. In night one against the Austin Ice Bats, Olson recorded three goals for his first career hat-trick. In night two, the Calgary, AB native added a goal in a 12-2 take down of the Ice Bats. Olson has played in 25 games this season while totalling 14 points with 6 goals and 8 assists. 

2nd Star: Alekxandr Gamzatov, F, Texas Brahmas

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Nathan Hadley, Oklahoma City Ice Hawks – Jarson Ketterman, F, Texas RoadRunners – Tyler Larsen, D, Oklahoma City Ice Hawks  – Martins Leps, D, Louisiana Drillers – Logan Motz, D, Texas RoadRunners – Connor Thompson, F, El Paso Rhinos – Erik Vrkoc, F, Texas Brahmas – Mason Wilbur, F, Louisiana Drillers

 

West Star of the Week: Ryan Hadland - Alexandria Blizzard

Ryan Hadland

Alexandria forward, Ryan Hadland, recorded 5 points in the one game he played in over the weekend. In a 9-2 win against the Minnesota Loons, Hadland scored 2 goals and handed out 3 goals. This season, the Prior Lake, MN native has played in 28 games and leads the Blizzard in scoring with 31 points. 

2nd Star: Hayden Walters, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Erik Chaffe, G, Mason City Toros – Tal Halliday, D, Granite City Lumberjacks - Tate Hammitt, D, Willmar WarHawks – Colin Hedland, D, Mason City Toros - Will Kunka, G, Willmar WarHawks

 

Stars of the Week Week of January 4, 2022sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Gage Vierzba - Wausau Cyclones

Gage Vierzba

Cyclones forward, Gage Vierzba, recorded two points in each of the two games he played in over the week. In a high scoring affair against the Oregon Tradesmen, Vierzba added a goal and assist in that contest. The next night, the St. Charles, MO native scored twice helping the Cyclones to a 5-1 victory over the Tradesmen. This season, Vierzba has appeared in 29 games totalling 28 points for a 0.97 PT/G average with 15 goals and 13 assists. 

2nd Star: Riley Vanderhoeven, F, Oregon Tradesmen

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Wesley Coquet, F, Wausau Cyclones – Sam Vanderhoeven, F, Oregon Tradesmen

 

East Star of the Week: No Award

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Liam Bland - Helena Bighorns

Liam Bland

Helena Forward, Liam Bland, added six points in two games against the Badlands Sabres. In a 6-3 victory for the Bighorns, Bland netted two goals. In the second game against the Sabres, the Colorado Springs, CO native recorded four points with two goals and two assists in a 7-3 final. Bland has played in 27 games this season and has totaled 39 points with 21 goals and 18 assists.

2nd Star: Sam Feamster, F, Helena BigHorns

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Thomas Dalsin, F, Great Falls Americans – Tyler Sunagel, F, Great Falls Americans

 

South Star of the Week: No Award

 

West Star of the Week: Cullen Hogan - Mason City Toros

Cullen Hogan

Mason City Toros forward, Cullen Hogan, helped his team in a sweep over the Alexandria Blizzard. Hogan added 3 points in the first game with one regulation goal and assist, while adding the game-winning goal in OT for a 4-3 final. In another 4-3 victory for Mason City, the Dallas, TX native added an assist. Hogan has appeared in 31 games this season totalling 26 points with 16 goals and 10 assists.

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

 

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

Central Star of the Week: Layten Liffrig - Rochester Grizzlies

Layten Liffrig

Grizzlies forward Layten Liffrig found himself on the scoresheet in each of the four games he appeared in totaling 8 points. The Mankato, MN native added a goal and two assists in a 6-4 win over the Mason City Toros. At the 3HL Showcase, Liffrig added a late goal to force OT against the Northeast Generals as well as handing out an assist in the first period. Liffrig helped the Grizzlies in a victory over the Helena Bighorns by giving out three assists. This season he has accumulated 22 points in 14 games. 

2nd Star: Sam VanderHoeven, F, Oregon Tradesmen

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): AJ Adleman, G, Oregon Tradesmen – Brendan Cobb, G, St. Louis Jr. Blues – Cole Gibson, F, Rochester Grizzlies –  Jake Ratner, F, Peoria Mustangs – Jared Wisely,  D, Peoria Mustangs

 

East Star of the Week: Brennan Churchill - Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks

Brennan Churchill

Danbury Goaltender, Brennan Churchill, played perfect in both games he appeared in stopping all 60 shots and earning two shutouts. In a 1-0 shutout win over the Butte Cobras, Churchill backstopped all 28 Cobra shots he faced. Churchill was outstanding again in his second game at the 3HL Showcase, as he shutout the OKC Ice Hawks in a 4-0 final as he kept out all 32 shots he faced. Churchill is 5-1 this season and has recorded 3 shutouts while maintaining a 1.41 GAA and a .960 SV%. 

2nd Star: Dylan Walker, F, Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Wilkie Cook, D, Norwich Sea Captains – Dylan Harbour, F, Long Beach Sharks – Caden Wurzbacher, F, Norwich Sea Captains – Ryo Yamaoto, F, Long Beach Sharks

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Jack Harris - Yellowstone Quake

Jack Harris

Quake forward, Jack Harris, put up big numbers at the NA3HL Showcase as he totaled 8 points in Blaine, MN. In a 7-1 win over the Norwich Sea Captains, Harris added a goal and an assist. In a 7-2 takedown of the Austin Ice Bats, Harris was on the scoresheet again with two goals and two assists. In the final game of the showcase, Jack had another two point game with one goal and one assist. The Cody, WY native has totaled 41 points (14G, 27A) in 26 games this season. 

2nd Star: Luke Schleusner, F, Butte Cobras

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tyler Bloom, F, Helena Bighorns – Nick Bradshaw, F, Butte Cobras – Eric Buchholz, G, Helena Bighorns – Edvin Falklenstrom, G, Yellowstone Quake

 

South Star of the Week: Noah Easterson - El Paso Rhinos

Noah Easterson

El Paso forward, Noah Easterson, recorded 8 points in 4 games. The Canyon Country, CA native netted a goal and handed out four assists in a 8-2 win over the Wausau Cyclones. Easterson passed out an assist in a 4-2 loss to Long Beach, but the Rhino’s bounced back in a 5-1 win over the Icedogs in the following game where Noah added a goal and an assist. Easterson has totalled 25 points this season with 12 goals and 13 assists in 19 games. 

2nd Star: Josh Hrip, F, Louisiana Drillers

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Sam Bourdon, F, Texas RoadRunners – Hunter Hein, G, Texas RoadRunners – Jakob Holley, F, Oklahoma City Ice Hawks –  Nick Jameus, F, Atlanta Capitals – Jack Lambert, F, Louisiana Drillers – Tyler Larsen, D, Oklahoma City Ice Hawks – Anthony O’Neal, F, Atlanta Capitals – Cam Pendelton, G, El Paso Rhinos

 

West Star of the Week: Cooper Olson - Willmar WarHawks

Cooper Olson

WarHawks netminder Cooper Olson played strong in the two games he was called on to play between the pipes. In a close game against the Mason City Toros, Olson stopped 33 of the 35 shots he faced for a 3-2 win. Olson was called on in Willmars final game of the 3HL Showcase where he was incredible stopping everything that came his way in a 2-0 win over Peoria. In his two game showing, Olson stopped a combined 62 of 64 with a .968 SV% and 1.00 GAA. This season, the Maple Grove, MN native is 7-3 with 2 shutouts, a 2.46 GAA and a .929 SV%.  

2nd Star: Ben Luedtke, F, Willmar WarHawks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Bailey Rosch, G, Alexandria Blizzard – Matthew Smith, G, Granite City Lumberjacks – Carson VanZulle, F, Granite City Lumberjacks – Justin Wasvick, F, Alexandria Blizzard  

 

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

Central Star of the Week: Justin Hubble - Peoria Mustangs

Justin Hubble

Peoria Defenseman, Justin Hubble, notched three points over the weekend. On Saturday, the Brownsville, IL native scored two goals from the blueline and added an assist helping Peoria to a 8-4 win over St. Louis. In the two games he appeared in, Hubble added a +6 rating on the ice. Hubble has appeared in 24 games this season totalling 13 points (4G, 9A). 

2nd Star: Jake Laurila, D, Rochester Grizzlies

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Mason Ausmus, D, Milwaukee Power – Conor Henderson, D, Peoria Mustangs – Spencer Northway, G, Milwaukee Power – Matthew Shaw, D, Rochester Grizzlies

 

East Star of the Week: Nolan Zotter - Northeast Generals

Nolan Zotter

Northeast Generals Forward, Nolan Zotter, showed off his skill recording a hat-trick in his first NA3HL career game. Zotter, 18, a West Grove, PA native, scored half of the goals for the Generals in a 6-0 shutout over the New Jersey Titans on Sunday. 

2nd Star: Nolan Murphy, F, Northeast Generals

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Jake Turek - Gillette Wild

Jake Turek

Gillette Wild netminder, Jake Turek, earned two wins over the weekend against the Great Falls Americans. On Friday, the North Branch, MI native, earned an OT win stopping 54 of the 55 shots he faced, for a 2-1 win. Turek was called again between the pipes on Saturday where he was perfect, stopping all 29 shots he faced to earn his first shutout of the year in a 5-0 final. Turek is 11-2-0-1 this year with a combined 1.93 GAA and a .942 SV%.

2nd Star: Nick Bradshaw, F, Butte Cobras

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ian Bowman, F, Bozeman IceDogs – Zach Hattan, G, Great Falls Americans – Tucker Lien, F, Gillette Wild – Grayden Pond, F, Bozeman Icedogs – Carson Streich, D, Butte Cobras

 

South Star of the Week: No Award

 

West Star of the Week: Tal Halliday - Granite City Lumberjacks

Tal Halliday

Lumberjacks Defenseman, Tal Halliday, had himself a weekend recording 7 points in two games. In a Friday showdown against the Minnesota Loons, Halliday accounted for two assists in a 12-1 win for Granite City. In game two of the weekend against the Loons, Halliday netted 3 goals and handed out two assists for a total of 5 points in a 14-1 win for the Lumberjacks. The Roseau, MN native has appeared in 24 games this season with 7 goals and 20 assists. Halliday is sixth in the NA3HL in scoring amongst all defenseman with 27 points. 

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

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jack Campion, F, Mason City Toros – Teddy Kluesner, F, Willmar WarHawks – Will Kunka, G, Willmar WarHawks – Brett Reed, F, Granite City Lumberjacks – Ben Tschida, F, Alexandria Blizzard   

 

Stars of the Week Week of December 7, 2021sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Kyle Bauer - Rochester Grizzlies

Kyle Bauer

Grizzlies forward, Kyle Bauer, continues to lead the team in scoring after adding 7 points last week. The Hastings, MN native started the month of December adding two goals helping the Grizzlies shutout Milwaukee Power, 3-0. On Friday, Bauer added two points (1G, 1A) in a 7-1 victory over St. Louis. In game two on Saturday against the Jr. Blues, Bauer added two goals and handed out an assist helping Rochester to a 5-2 win. Rochester is undefeated three games into the month and sits atop of the Central Division with a 22-1-1- record with 45 points. 

2nd Star: Tristan Trudel, F, Peoria Mustangs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Michael Dalaly, F, Milwaukee Power – Hubert Guzy, D, Peoria Mustangs – Easton Nick F, Milwaukee Power – Justin Wright, F, Rochester Grizzlies 

 

East Star of the Week: Donovan Alfama - New Jersey Titans

Donovan Alfama

New Jersey Titans netminder, Donovan Alfama, opened up the month playing lights out in between the pipes earning two wins. The Titans took on the Norwich Sea Captains, winning 5-2 where Alfama stopped 32 of the 34 shots he faced. Alfama returned to the net on Sunday where he earned his first shutout of the year stopping 39 shots he faced in a 3-0 win against the Long Beach Sharks. 

2nd Star: Will Cormie, F, Long Beach Sharks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jack Demoura, D, Northeast Generals – Jesse Dickinson, F, New Jersey Titans – Payton Felix, F, Northeast Generals – Ben Di Fiore, G, Bay State Bobcats – Greyson Skirpan, G, Long Beach Sharks 

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Luke Schleusner - Butte Cobras

Luke Schleusner

Butte Cobra forward, Luke Schleusner, started off the new month adding 9 points (5G, 4A) in three games. In a midweek showdown against the Americans, Schleusner passed out two assists in a 5-3 loss. The Mountlake Terrace, WA native added a goal and two assists on Friday in a 7-4 final against the Yellowstone Quake. The Cobras, with the help of Schleusner, bounced back to take a 9-1 against Yellowstone where Luke scored four goals. Schleusner has totaled 36 points on the season (18G, 18A) and is tied for 17th in the NA3HL in scoring. 

2nd Star: Micah Serino, F, Great Falls Americans

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Sam Feamster, F, Helena Bighorns – Taber Gutschick, D, Helena Bighorns – Jack Harris, F, Yellowstone Quake – Jackson Henningsgard, F, Great Falls Americans – Gustav Ostman, F, Yellowstone Quake – Braylon Rogers, G, Butte Cobras – Bentley Simcox, F, Bozeman Icedogs

 

South Star of the Week: Kaleb Miller - Atlanta Capitals

Kaleb Miller

Kaleb Miller has been outstanding this season for the Atlanta Capitals. Over the past three games, the Traverse City, MI native totaled six points (3G, 3A). In a three game stint with the Louisiana Drillers, the Capitals finished the weekend 2-1. In Friday’s game, Miller had two goals and an assist, followed by Saturday's game with a goal, and finishing up Sunday with two assists. Miller leads the Capitals in scoring with 22 points (11G, 11A). 

2nd Star: Keegan McArthur, G, Texas Brahmas

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tyler Moore, D, Texas Brahmas – Anthony O’Neal, F, Atlanta Capitals

 

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

Jack Campion

Mason City Toros forward, Jack Campion, added seven points (3G, 5A) in two games. On Friday in a 12-2 win over the Minnesota Loons, Campion, a Crystal, MN native, added two goals and two assists. In night two against the Loons, Campion handed out three assists helping the Toros earn a sweep winning 8-0. Campion is ranked fourth in the NA3HL in scoring with a season total of 47 points (19G, 28A). 

2nd Star: Will Kunka G, Willmar WarHawks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ben Anderson, F, Granite City Lumberjacks – Tal Halliday, D, Granite City Lumberjacks – Colin Hedland, D, Mason City Toros – Ben Luedtke, F, Willmar WarHawks

 

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

Central Star of the Week: Ethan Chesney - Peoria Mustangs

Ethan Chesney

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

2nd Star: Jared Wisely, D, Peoria Mustangs

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

 

East Star of the Week: No Award

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Tylor Greene - Helena Bighorns

Tylor Greene

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

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

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

 

South Star of the Week: Benjamin Mondou - Texas Brahmas

Benjamin Mondou

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

2nd Star: Hunter Hein, G, Texas Brahmas

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

 

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

Kullan Daikawa

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

2nd Star: Mike Sweetland, F, Wilmar WarHawks

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

 

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

Central Star of the Week: Lucas Henderson - Rochester Grizzlies

Lucas Henderson

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

2nd Star: Chris Kondiles, F, Peoria Mustangs

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

 

East Star of the Week: Nolan Murphy - Northeast Generals

Nolan Murphy

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

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

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

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Nick Bradshaw - Butte Cobras

Nick Bradshaw

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

2nd Star: Declan Young, F, Gillette Wild

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

 

South Star of the Week: Kaleb Miller - Atlanta Capitals

Kaleb Miller

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

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

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

 

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

Ben Anderson

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

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

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

 

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

Central Star of the Week: Layten Liffrig - Rochester Grizzlies

Layten Liffrig

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

2nd Star: Sam VanderHoeven, F, Oregon Tradesmen

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

 

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

Landon Boothe

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

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

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

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Erik Gibboney - Helena Bighorns

Erik Gibboney

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

2nd Star: Grayden Pond, F, Bozeman Icedogs

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

 

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

Peyton Brendel

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

2nd Star: Michael Imala, F, Texas Brahmas

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

 

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

Matthew Smith

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

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

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

 

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

Central Star of the Week: Zach Dosan - Wausau Cyclones

Zach Dosan

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

2nd Star: Sam VanderHoeven, F, Oregon Tradesmen

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

 

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

Teito Ishigaki

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

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

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

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Declan Young - Gillette Wild

Declan Young

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

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

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

 

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

Patrick Wyers

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

2nd Star: Alexsandr Gamzatov, Texas Brahmas

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

 

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

Jack Campion

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

2nd Star: Nolan Grier, F, Willmar WarHawks

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

 

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

Central Star of the Week: Carter Watters - Oregon Tradesmen

Carter Watters

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

2nd Star: Adam Johnson, F, Rochester Grizzlies

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

 

East Star of the Week: Tyler Ramm - Northeast Generals

Tyler Ramm

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

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

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

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Dale Pfannenstein - Butte Cobras

Dale Pfannenstein

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

2nd Star: Taber Gutschick, D, Helena Bighorns

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

 

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

Noah Henslee

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

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

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

 

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

Matthew Smith

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

2nd Star: Michael Debrito, F, Alexandria Blizzard

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

 

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

Central Star of the Week: Kyle Bauer - Rochester Grizzlies

Kyle Bauer

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

2nd Star: Connor Henderson, D, Peoria Mustangs

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

 

East Star of the Week: Matt Nuzzolilo - Northeast Generals

Matt Nuzzolilo

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

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

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

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Carson Kuche - Gillette Wild

Carson Kuche

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

2nd Star: Gabe Coppo, F, Yellowstone Quake

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

 

South Star of the Week: Erik Vrkoc - Texas Brahmas

Erik Vrkoc

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

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

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

 

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

Sota Isogai

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

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

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

 

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

Central Star of the Week: Lucas Henderson - Rochester Grizzlies

Lucas Henderson

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

2nd Star: Thomas Kayner, F, Peoria Mustangs

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

 

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

Ethan Ranger

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

2nd Star: Zach Sinople, F, Northeast Generals

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

 

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

Tyler Sunagel

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

2nd Star: Taber Gutschick, D, Helena Bighorns

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

 

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

Lucas Helland

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

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

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

 

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

Carter Newpower

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

2nd Star: Michael Debrito, F, Alexandria Blizzard

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

 

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

Central Star of the Week: Connor Mahony - Rochester Grizzlies

Connor Mahony

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

2nd Star: Ethan Chesney, F, Peoria Mustangs

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

 

East Star of the Week: Sean Gorman - Northeast Generals

Sean Gorman

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

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

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

 

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

Thomas Gazich

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

2nd Star: Gavyn Galloway, F, Helena Bighorns

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

 

South Star of the Week: Derek Boutin - Texas RoadRunners

Derek Boutin

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

2nd Star: Josh Hrip, F, Louisiana Drillers

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

 

West Star of the Week: Nolan Grier - Willmar WarHawks

Nolan Grier

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

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

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

 

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

Central Star of the Week: Sam VanderHoeven - Oregon Tradesmen

Sam VanderHoeven

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

2nd Star: Connor Mahoney, F, Rochester Grizzlies

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

 

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

Tyler Zembrzycki

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

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

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

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Samuel Feamster - Helena Bighorns

Samuel Feamster

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

2nd Star: Ian Bowman, F, Bozeman Icedogs

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

 

South Star of the Week: Mason Mara - Texas Brahmas

Mason Mara

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

2nd Star: Ty Neckar, D, Texas RoadRunners

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

 

West Star of the Week: Jeremiah Konkel - Willmar WarHawks

Jeremiah Konkel

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

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

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

 

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

Central Star of the Week: Sam VanderHoeven - Oregon Tradesmen

Sam VanderHoeven

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

2nd Star: Griffin Lennes, F, Wausau Cyclones

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

 

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

Roland Ponechal

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

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

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

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Saizha Norwegian - Gillette Wild

Saizha Norwegian

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

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

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

 

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

Ilnur Madiarov

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

2nd Star: Josh Hrip, F, Louisiana Drillers

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

 

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

Carter Newpower

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

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

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

 

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

Central Star of the Week: Kyle Bauer - Rochester Grizzlies

Kyle Bauer

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

2nd Star: Riley VanderHoeven, F, Oregon Tradesmen

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

 

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

Ian Skinner

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

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

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

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Tristan Baker - Gillette Wild

Tristan Baker

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

2nd Star: Tylor Greene, F, Helena Bighorns

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

 

South Star of the Week: Hunter Hein - Texas RoadRunners

Hunter Hein

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

2nd Star: Tyler Love, F, Texas RoadRunners

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

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

Hayden Hennen

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

2nd Star: Jeremiah Konkel, F, Willmar Warhawks

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

 

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

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

Connor O'Neal

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

2nd Star: Mason Ausmus, D, Milwaukee Power

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

East Star of the Week: No Award

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Saizha Norwegian - Gillette Wild

Saizha Norwegian

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

2nd Star: Cameron DeForest, F, Yellowstone Quake

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

 

South Star of the Week: No Award

 

West Star of the Week: No Award

 
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