Coulee Region notched a pair of crucial wins last week as they look to gain ground in the Central Division race, and Magnavite’s back-to-back hat-tricks were a main catalyst for the team’s success. The Chicago native posted two assists to accompany his three tallies in Friday’s 10-1 win over Wausau, then followed it up with another triple and a helper on Saturday, putting forth a strong 6g-3a-9pts in his two-game debut last weekend. Magnavite has already climbed up to third in scoring amongst Chill skaters despite not playing in three of their five outings thus far.
2nd Star: Matthew Griffin, G, St. Louis Jr. Blues
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Chuck Bay, F, Milwaukee Power – Logan Geisness, F, Milwaukee Power – Dante Jones, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues – Brady Lindauer, F, Coulee Region Chill – Jack Radley, F, Peoria Mustangs – Trevor Smith, G, Peoria Mustangs
After earning Coastal Division Star of the Week honors for his exploits in week five, Faia continued his outstanding play to become the first player in 2018-19 to receive the award in back-to-back weeks. The forward tallied multiple points in each of Northeast’s three contests, posting two goals and two assists in each of the first two outings before capping off his stellar week with another goal and two helpers on Sunday to take over the league scoring lead with 10g-22a-32pts in just 11 games. Faia has recorded at least one point in each game this season — bagging at least a goal per game in his last five — and has only failed to light the lamp in three of those 11 affairs.
2nd Star: Colby Audette, F, L/A Nordiques
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Thaddeus Marcola, F, Northeast Generals
As his team sought its first win of the campaign last week, Hartge stepped up to lead the way with two markers and an assist in Friday’s 6-5 win over Butte as the Quake added a “1” to the “W” column. The Naperville, IL native starred again in the rematch, notching a hat-trick in a tense 8-7 OT loss to the Cobras. After being held off the scoresheet through three games, Hartge has hit his stride with 8g-1a-9pts in his last four outings.
2nd Star: Payton McSharry, F, Great Falls Americans
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Nick Castro, F, Yellowstone Quake – Valary Dietz, D, Helena Bighorns – Jens Juliussen, F, Great Falls Americans – Kaden Lindberg, F, Helena Bighorns
Boasting points in seven of his nine games this season, Ford stood tall for Skylands last week’s split with the Long Beach Sharks. The Kings’ co-leading scorer nabbed a goal and an assist on Saturday, a 5-4 win, before striking once again and posting another pair of helpers in Sunday’s loss. Ford has posted multiple points in six consecutive contests dating back to Sept. 29, recording three or more points in four of those showings.
2nd Star: Greg Simmons, F, Binghamton Jr. Senators
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Trevor Christopher, D, Skylands Kings
Mid Cities’ rapid ascent to the top of the South Division standings has been fueled by a run of five consecutive wins over rival Atlanta, and Clark-Silva was a rock between the pipes during two of the three victories last week. The Boulder, CO native turned aside 23 of 25 pucks on Friday for a .920 save percentage — his highest of the year excluding shutouts — before stonewalling all 24 Capitals shots on Saturday to seal the win for the Jr. Stars. Clark-Silva has won six of his seven starts on the young season — good for a share of second among all goaltenders — and boasts a .911 save percentage in that seven-game span.
2nd Star: Tyler Blanchard, F, Texas Brahmas
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jack Cooper, F, Texas Brahmas – Ryan Muckensturm, F, Mid Cities Jr. Stars
With points in two straight heading into the week, DeRosa continued to heat up as he extended his streak to four consecutive outings. The forward notched a goal and an assist in a crucial 5-2 win over Breezy Point on Friday, but his crowning moment came in the following contest. DeRosa found twine twice in regulation time during see-saw affair that featured a pair of late goals by the North Stars to force overtime, then netted the game-winner just a minute and a half into the fourth frame to cap off his first hat-trick of the year and help the Grizzlies to a weekend sweep. DeRosa has skated into third in scoring amongst Rochester skaters with 4g-4a-8pts in his last four outings.
2nd Star: Zack DeBoom, F, Granite City Lumberjacks
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jacob Berkowitz, F, Breezy Point North Stars – James Curran, D, Breezy Point North Stars – Matt Dahlseide, F, North Iowa Bulls – Jordan Olson, D, Granite City Lumberjacks – Harrison Stewart, D, North Iowa Bulls
Wisconsin’s leading scorer was in fine form on the weekend, putting up a scorching 19 points in three games. Hanson boasts points in each of his five games played this season, totaling four points in two games prior to his outburst last weekend. On Friday, Hanson lit up the ice with a pair of goals and six assists to go with a whopping +7 rating, before following that showing up with a hat-trick and four helpers on Saturday. Hanson capped off his weekend with another two goals and two assists on Sunday.
2nd Star: Kody Kifer, F, Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Chuck Bay, F, Milwaukee Power – Will Baginski, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues – Benjamin Cope, D, Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts – Anthony Fortin, F, Wisconsin Whalers – Zach Lodes, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues
A model of consistency throughout the young season, Faia starred in the Generals’ three games last week. The Everett, MA native notched four helpers in a 10-2 win on Friday – his second four-point effort in two games. He followed that performance up in Saturday’s 8-4 loss, factoring in on each of his team’s tallies with a goal and three assists. In Sunday’s 8-3 defeat, Faia tallied a goal and an assist, and continues to lead all Generals skaters with 5g-16a-21pts in the young season.
2nd Star: Colby Audette, F, L/A Nordiques
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tyler Rudek, F, Northeast Generals
With nine points in last week’s two games, and 16 total in his last five outings, Zubkov has broken out in a big way for the Bruins. The Raduzhny, RUS native bagged his first hat-trick of the season and added a helper on Sunday, after a solid showing with a goal and four assists on Saturday. Zubkov has also logged a +10 rating across his last four games, registering a +2 or higher in each contest.
2nd Star: Trent Cowden, D, Great Falls Americans
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ricards Groskopss, D, Helena Bighorns – Hayden Seitz, F, Helena Bighorns – Keith Zobel, F, Missoula Jr. Bruins
Binghamton has blitzed through opponents at the start of the 2018-19 campaign on the back of several key contributors, with one of those, Bell, making the most of his time to shine last week. Bell kicked off the weekend with four goals in the Senators’ 8-4 win over Northeast, before adding another goal and three assists in an 8-3 victory on Sunday. Bell now trails only Elliot Plourde of Helena in goals with 13 on the year, one behind Plourde’s 14.
2nd Star: Elijah Morris, D, Oswego Stampede
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Trevor Christopher, D, Skylands Kings – Mark Mannarn, F, Oswego Stampede – Dylan Saccone, F, Skylands Kings
It was a tense trio of games for Texas last week as they took on the stout Louisiana Drillers, and the Brahmas managed to take points from all three contests thanks to performances like that of Palfy. The Kosice, SVK native defenseman found his offensive game after four games without a point to start the season, notching a goal and an assist on Friday, a 5-4 OT loss. Palfy then led Texas’ resurgence on Saturday, notching two goals and an assist en route to a 4-2 win. The blueliner managed an assist in Sunday’s finale, a 6-5 SO loss, and ended the weekend with a +1 rating amongst the plethora of goals on both sides.
2nd Star: Blake Siewertsen, F, Louisiana Drillers
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Francisco Clark-Silva, G, Mid Cities Jr. Stars – Jack Cooper, F, Texas Brahmas – Josh Linn, F, Mid Cities Jr. Stars – Viacheslav Nilov, F, Louisiana Drillers
Sorokin has featured heavily in Rochester’s attack so far this season, but his goal-scoring hit a new level as the forward notched back-to-back hat-tricks on Friday and Saturday. Friday’s 5-0 shutout win over Willmar featured Sorokin’s first multi-goal of the campaign, as the St. Petersburg, RUS native bagged a power-play tally and the game-winner. Saturday saw another triple from Sorokin as the Grizzlies skated to a 7-1 victory. Sorokin ended the weekend with a +5 rating and moved into a tie with Richard Szabo atop the Rochester scoring race with 7g-4a-11pts in five games this season.
2nd Star: Dysen Skinner, G, North Iowa Bulls
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Noah Bissett, F, Granite City Lumberjacks – Joey Petronack, D, North Iowa Bulls – Bailey Sommers, F, Granite City Lumberjacks
As the Power continue their undefeated start to their first NA3HL season, so too does goaltender Aaron Dickstein, who has backstopped Milwaukee to each of its seven consecutive wins in 2018-19. Dickstein starred in last week’s contest with 29 saves on 30 shots, posting a .967 save percentage — the fourth time in seven starts that he has recorded a save percentage of .962 or higher.
2nd Star: Kody Kifer, F, Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ivan Bilyy, F, Milwaukee Power - Tyler Dorion, G, Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts - Blake Finley, D, Peoria Mustangs - Luke Hefty, D, Wisconsin Whalers - Cody Layne, D, Peoria Mustangs - Kai Tomita, G, Wisconsin Whalers
Chauvin was a model of consistency with his playmaking during L/A’s three games last week, notching multiple points in each contest to help the Nordiques maintain their perfect record through the first eight outings. Chauvin nabbed a pair of assists in the 5-2 win over Northeast, a goal and another two assists in a 9-1 victory over Maine and finally, two more helpers to lift the Nordiques over the Generals once more in a 7-6 shootout affair to bring his three-game total to 1g-6a-7pts last week.
2nd Star: Cole Therrien, D, Cape Cod Islanders
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Thaddeus Marcola, F, Northeast Generals - Tyler Rudek, F, Northeast Generals - Joshua Sanchez, F, L/A Nordiques
Despite last week’s two games marking just his first two appearances for Missoula thus far, Akatnov hit the ground running in a big way. The Tyumen, RUS native posted a hat-trick and two assists in his first skate, a 6-5 win over Gillette, then followed it up with another two goals — including the OT game-winner — and an assist in the Jr. Bruins’ 4-3 overtime win again over the Wild. In just two games, Akatnov has moved into third in team scoring with eight points.
2nd Star: Darren Donovan, F, Helena Bighorns
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Connor Frye, D, Missoula Jr. Bruins - Justin Sullivan, D, Helena Bighorns
Ford was held pointless through his first two outings of the season, but broke out with points in each of Skylands’ three games last week. The forward posted an assist in the Kings’ 7-4 loss to Binghamton on Friday, then notched his first multi-point effort of the season with a goal and an assist in an 8-7 defeat at the hands of Oswego on Saturday. Ford and the Kings finished the week in style, with the Dallas native notching a hat-trick and an assist to help Skylands to its first win in 2018-19 — a 5-4 decision over Oswego on Sunday.
2nd Star: Elijah Morris, D, Oswego Stampede
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jake Cicalese, F, Skylands Kings - Mark Mannarn, F, Oswego Stampede
Mid Cities romped to a pair of huge wins over College Station last week, and McArdle featured in different roles throughout the offense as he lit the lamp for the first time(s) this season. During Friday’s contest, McArdle struck for three goals — including a shorthanded effort — as he led the way for his team. On Saturday, McArdle found twine once more in a 9-2 win to continue building on his early success.
2nd Star: Gunner Moore, D, Atlanta Capitals
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jason Ladzinski, F, Atlanta Capitals - Nick Solema, F, Mid Cities Jr. Stars
Meister put forth a pair of strong showings to help the Blizzard to 15-2 and 12-2 wins over Wausau on Friday and Saturday, recording his first goals of the campaign and leading all Alexandria skaters with 5g-6a-11pts through those two contests. The White Bear Lake, MN native nabbed a goal and three assists on Friday, and followed it up with a whopping four goals and three assists on Saturday to boast a team-high 12 points in four games this season.
2nd Star: Richard Szabo, F, Rochester Grizzlies
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Noah Bissett, F, Granite City Lumberjacks - Jake Hessinger, F, Granite City Lumberjacks - Cole Lehmann, D, Alexandria Blizzard - Connor Poczos, G, North Iowa Bulls - Peter Verstegen, F, North Iowa Bulls
After adding three goals and an assist to his totals last week, Jones now leads the Jr. Blues with seven markers on the year — good for a share of fourth in the league. During a pair of closely-contested matchups in Granite City, Jones led the way with a goal in St. Louis’ 2-1 win in the front half of the back-to-back, then followed it up with two more and a helper during their 6-5 OT loss the next day. Jones has tallied at least one point in each of his five games played thus far, including four multi-point outings.
2nd Star: Toon De Schepper, D, Coulee Region Chill
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jake Berry, D, Milwaukee Power - Benjamin Cope, D, Evansville Jr. Thunderbirds - Tyler Dorion, G, Evansville Jr. Thunderbirds - Corey Evers D, Wisconsin Whalers - Anthony Fortin, F, Wisconsin Whalers - Mikael Foucher, G, St. Louis Jr. Blues - Logan Geisness, F, Milwaukee Power - Brady Lindauer, F, Coulee Region Chill
The Nordiques’ second-leading scorer (behind fellow nominee Joshua Sanchez) may not have lit the lamp to the extent of his peers last week, but his work as L/A’s setup man boosts him to the top spot. Oullette notched 11 of his 13 total points in three games last week, scoring once and assisting on a whopping 10 goals in that span. His starring role came during his team’s final contest of the week, a 9-1 win over Skylands in which Ouellette scored once and added five helpers to account for two thirds of the Nordiques’ nine strikes.
2nd Star: Ryan Cortez, G, Long Beach Sharks
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Colin Day, D, Northeast Generals - Dylan Demers, D, Maine Wild - Marc Faia, F, Northeast Generals - William Godbout, D, Maine Wild - Michael Lempiainen, F, New England Stars - Dino Mukovoz, F, Long Beach Sharks - Joshua Sanchez, F, L/A Nordiques
With a pair of goals and six assists in his two games last week, Varty skyrocketed into the top-10 points leaders in the NA3HL, holding a share of fifth with 3g-9a-12pts. Varty broke out in a big way during Gillette’s opening game of last week against Missoula, a 7-4 win which saw the the Pierre, SD native notch two goals and four assists. The Wild’s leading scorer wasn’t done there, however, as he followed up that showing with a two-assist performance in Gillette’s 3-1 win over Missoula the following day. With 12 points in just four games already, the Wild captain looks set to surpass last season’s 24 points in 47 outings in short order.
2nd Star: Drew Scites, G, Great Falls Americans
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Michael Allman, G, Yellowstone Quake - John Bannon, F, Missoula Jr. Bruins - Connor Frye, D, Missoula Jr. Bruins - Devin Hofmann, F, Bozeman Icedogs - Henry Kipper, D, Helena Bighorns - Hazen McKay, F, Bozeman Icedogs - Payton McSharry, F, Great Falls Americans - Nicholas Noel, F, Helena Bighorns
As Binghamton continues its rampage through the Northeast Division, its players continue to rack up the points. Cook starred for the Jr. Senators this week with four goals and an assist in two games, including a hat trick on Saturday. Cook now ranks tied for second in goals amongst the high-high-scoring Senators with seven markers this season, which gives him a share of fourth in the league. The Bear, DE native has tallied points in each game thus far, posting at least three points in three of the four games he’s played.
2nd Star: Tom Fornabia, G, Skylands Kings
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Khole Hibbert, F, Skylands Kings
After putting forth a respectable two goals in two games to start the season, Siewertsen exploded for 4g-5a-9pts in two games last week and now shares the scoring lead amongst Drillers skaters. Siewertsen particularly stood out in Louisiana’s 12-1 win over College Station on Saturday, as the forward notched 3g-3a-6pts in the contest. He followed that showing up with another goal and two assists in the 9-1 victory again over the Spirit on Sunday.
2nd Star: Michael Redmon, F, Texas Brahmas
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Viacheslav Nilov, F, Louisiana Drillers
Studioso notched his first two goals of the season — including the game-winning tally — during North Iowa’s 7-2 win over Breezy Point on Friday, then carried his strong play into Saturday’s 5-1 win over New Ulm with a pair of assists. The Mulkilteo, WA native shares the team lead in points after his breakout week, which saw him more than triple his point total from his first two outings this season.
2nd Star: Zack DeBoom, F, Granite City Lumberjacks
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Daymin Dodge, F, Granite City Lumberjacks - Cameron Fagerlee, F, North Iowa Bulls - Peyton Hart, F, Rochester Grizzlies - Lucas Newman, F, Rochester Grizzlies
The Blues’ star blueliner kicked off his campaign in style, netting 3g-6a-9pts and becoming the NA3HL’s highest-scoring defenseman in 2018-19 as his team opened up their slate of games with a three-game sweep of Evansville. Faulkner chipped in two goals and two assists in the first contest, a 16-0 rout, then followed it up with another multi-point effort in game two, notching three assists in a 6-0 win. He closed out his week with a goal and an assist in the Blues’ 11-0 win on Sunday.
2nd Star: Aaron Dickstein, G, Milwaukee Power
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Noah Brandau, G, Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts - Tyler Dorion, G, Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts - James Lowry, F, Wisconsin Whalers - Matthew Monreal, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues - Tanner Mros, F, Wisconsin Whalers - Ryan Payne, D, Milwaukee Power - Trevor Smith, G, Peoria Mustangs - Tristan Trudel, F, Peoria Mustangs
The NA3HL’s second-leading point-getter came flying out of the gates in Long Beach’s opening two contests of 2018-19. In the Sharks’ 5-2 win over Cape Cod on Friday, Lambdin netted a goal and three assists. He followed that performance up with another strong showing, striking for four goals and two assists in Saturday’s contest to bring his weekend and season-to-date total to 5g-5a-10pts in just two games.
2nd Star: John Driscoll, G, Northeast Generals
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Chandler Bilodeau, F, Maine Wild - Thaddeus Marcola, F, Northeast Generals
Beard posted an assist on the Americans’ game-winning goal in a 3-2 victory over Yellowstone on Friday night, then followed it up with a four-goal romp in their rematch the next day, tying the league high for individual goals in a game. The Copperton, UT native boasts three power-play markers on the year — all scored in that four-goal game on Saturday — which leads the league and marks the most single-game PPG scored by one player this season.
2nd Star: Hazen McKay, F, Bozeman Icedogs
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): John Bannon, F, Missoula Jr. Bruins - Darren Donovan, F, Helena Bighorns - Austin Leadbetter, F, Missoula Jr. Bruins - Braxton Lorenz, D, Great Falls Americans - Elliott Plourde, F, Helena Bighorns
Much like his Coastal division counterpart Lambdin, Eric Melso got off to a hot start during his teams’ first two games of the season. Melso found twine four times and added four helpers during Friday’s game, and posted a +8 rating in Binghamton’s 16-2 win. Saturday featured more of the same, with Melso bagging a hat-trick and two assists in a 16-1 victory. Melso currently paces all skaters in both goals and points, and his eight-point outing on Friday is the most tallied by one player in a single game this season.
2nd Star: Ben White, G, Oswego Stampede
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tommy Kilway, F, Oswego Stampede - Josh Mitchell, G, Niagara Falls Powerhawks
The Atlanta Capitals kicked off their campaign with a trio of impressive wins over the College Station Spirit, and their leading scorer, Jason Ladzinski, led the pack with two or more points in each contest. The Norcross, GA native recorded two assists in the opening outing on Friday, then broke out with a shorthanded goal and three assists the next day. He ended the weekend with a pair of goals and an assist in Atlanta’s third game, and currently ranks tied for fourth in points among NA3HL skaters.
2nd Star: Mitch Dolese, F, Louisiana Drillers
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tucker Alspaugh, D, Louisiana Drillers - Josh Linn, F, Mid Cities Jr. Stars - Gunner Moore, D, Atlanta Capitals
The Lumberjacks have only taken the ice once this season, but Troumbly made his mark quickly. The Bovey, MN native potted a hat-trick — including the game-winning goal — and added an assist in Granite City’s opening win over the Rochester Grizzlies.
2nd Star: Matt Dahlseide, F, North Iowa Bulls
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jordan Olson, D, Granite City Lumberjacks - Val Popowski, D, Alexandria Blizzard - Peter Verstegen, F, North Iowa Bulls