Bauer's Stars of the Week
Stars of the Week Week of September 27, 2022
Central Star of the Week: Gabe Randel - Wausau Cyclones
Wausau Cyclones forward Gabe Randel recorded 5 assists in a two game weekend sweep over the St. Louis Jr. Blues. In Friday's 4-2 win, the Hortonville, WI native passed out two helpers in the second period. On Saturday’s 7-3 victory, the NA3HL rookie added an assist in each period. This season Randel has appeared in 4 games and has totalled 6 points (0-6-6).
2nd Star: Gage Vierzba, F, Wausau Cyclones
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Kaleb Bents, G, Rochester Grizzlies – Beckett Doyle, F, Peoria Mustangs – Zach Laurila, F, Rochester Grizzlies – Spencer Northway, G, Milwaukee Power - Bryce Stensrud, F, Oregon Tradesmen – Tristan Trudel, F, Peoria Mustangs – Nathan Walker, F, Oregon Tradesmen
East Star of the Week: Andrew Yocum - Norwich Sea Captains
Sea Captains netminder Andrew Yocum picked up two wins over the weekend against the New Jersey Jr. Titans to start his season off 2-0 between the pipes. The St. Louis, MO native combined for a 1.00 GAA and a .950 SV% after turning away 38 of the 40 shots he faced in two games.
2nd Star: Michael Locke, F, Northeast Generals
Honorable Mention (alphabeticall): Jack Kinahan, F, Norwich Sea Captains – Cody Lambert, F, Northeast Generals – Ryan Talorico, F, New Jersey Jr. Titans
Frontier Star of the Week: Zack Slinger - Gillette Wild
Gillette Wild forward Zack Slinger had a strong showing in the two games he appeared in totalling 5 goals. In a weekend sweep over the Badlands Sabres, the Faribault, MN native netted a hat-trick in the Friday night win 6-1. In the second game of the series, Slinger found the back of the net in the first and second period. Slinger has played in 4 games this season and has totalled 9 points (5-4-9).
2nd Star: Jace (JP) Johnson, F, Gillette Wild
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ben Cremers, F, Great Falls Americans – John Hughes, G, Yellowstone Quake – Alex Leaf, D, Great Falls Americans – Christopher Porciuncula, F, Bozeman Ice Dogs – Brylon Rogers, G, Butte Cobras – Gabe Swanson, G, Helena Bighorns – Cade Wessman, F, Butte Cobras – Harlan Wojtusik, F, Helena Bighorns
South Star of the Week: Jaylen Mendez - Austin Ice Bats
Jaylen Mendez had a big weekend as he tallied for 8 points in three games against the Mid-Cities Jr. Stars. After a quiet night on Friday, the Laredo, TX native got on the scoreboard on Saturday with a goal and assist in the Ice Bats 5-3 win. In Sunday’s 9-3 win, Mendez had a 6 point night, including a hat-trick and adding three assists. This season Mendez has played in 6 games and has a total of 8 points (4-4-8).
2nd Star: Nash Wilson, G, Texas RoadRunners
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jack Herron, F, Texas RoadRunners – Nick Jameus, F, Atlanta Capitals – Collin Lemanski, G, Austin Ice Bats – Anthony O’Neal, F, Atlanta Capitals
West Star of the Week: Kyle Mortenson - Granite City Lumberjacks
Defenseman Kyle Mortenson has earned the West Division Star of the Week for the second consecutive time after his two game performance with 5 points. The Wayzata, MN native added an assist in the Lumberjacks 5-3 win over Alexandria. On the following night, Mortenson had a hand in each of the 4 goals scored by the Lumberjacks win over Willmar, 4-2, with a goal and 3 assists. This season, Mortenson has played in 3 games where he has recorded 8 points (4-4-8) and currently leads the Lumberjacks in scoring.
2nd Star: Luke Delzer, F, Granite City Lumberjacks
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ryan Hadland, F, Alexandria Blizzard - Cole Klingbeil, F, Alexandria Blizzard
Stars of the Week Week of September 20, 2022
Central Star of the Week: Anthony Adleman - Oregon Tradesmen
Oregon Tradesmen Goaltender Anthony (AJ) Alderman was named Central Division Star of the week after not allowing a goal in two games. After being called in to relieve goaltender Tyler Fromolz in the third period, Aldeman stopped all 8 shots that came his way in the Tradesmen 4-1 loss to Peoria. In night two, Aldeman started the game and posted a 33 shot shutout in a 3-0 win over the Mustangs. In those two games, the Medford, WI native turned away all 41 shots he faced and combined for a 0.00 GAA and a 1.00 SV%.
2nd Star: Luke Sawicky, F, Rochester Grizzlies
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Riley Dueber, F, Rochester Grizzlies – Max Ersad, F, Milwaukee Power – Bryce Garber, F, Milwaukee Power – Colin March, D, Milwaukee Power
East Star of the Week: Caiden Hess - Northeast Generals
Generals forward Caiden Hess totalled 6 points in the two games he appeared in over the weekend. In a weekend series against the Long Beach Sharks, Hess recorded a goal and assist in the Saturday 5-2 Generals win. In game two on Sunday, the Abington, MA native scored a hat-trick and handed out an assist for 5 points in the Generals 12-2 win.
2nd Star: Mike Arsenault, D, Northeast Generals
Frontier Star of the Week: Nick Bradshaw - Butte Cobras
Nick Bradshaw had a strong weekend for the Cobras as he totalled 6 points in two games. In a weekend series against the Sheridan Hawks, Bradshaw recorded a goal and assist in the Cobras 5-2 win. The following night, Bradshaw, who tallied 4 points (2G, 2A), assisted in the game tying goal late in the third period to force overtime, where the Cobras would take a 5-4 win. This season Bradshaw has appeared in 3 games and has combined for 6 points with 3 goals and 3 assists and a 2.00 PT/G average.
2nd Star: Josh Humphreys, F, Sheridan Hawks
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Brayson Bennett. F, Yellowstone Quake – Tyler Bloom, F, helena Bighorns – Caleb Cross, G, Butte Cobras – Camden Cunningham, F, Helena Bighorns – Baden Powell, D, Great Falls Americans – Teagan Scheurer, F, Yellowstone Quake – Tyler Sunagel, F, Great Falls Americans
South Star of the Week: Austin Micale - Atlanta Capitals
Atlanta Capitals defenseman Austin Micale had a standout weekend as the blueliner accounted for 8 points including 1 goal and 7 assists in 3 games. Micale opened up the season with a three-in-three weekend set against the Mid-Cities Jr. Stars. In night one, the Hamilton, NJ native found himself on the scoresheet for his three helpers in a 5-2 win. Micale kept on the offensive side of the puck as he tallied 3 points with 1 goal and two assists as the Capitals topped the Stars, 10-2. In the final game of the weekend, Micale once again put numbers on the board helping with two goals and as the Capitals swept the Stars, 9-3. This season Micale currently is tied for first amongst all NA3HL Defenders in scoring with 8 points (1-7-8).
2nd Star: Bryston Frazee, G, Austin Ice Bats
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Harrison Flaacke, F, Atlanta Capitals – Grant Hanifen, F, Mid-Cities Jr. Stars – Maddox Hoff, F, Austin Ice Bats – Matvey Ivanov, F, Texas RoadRunners – Aaron Palos, G, Mid-Cities Jr. Stars – Nash Wilson, G, Texas RoadRunners
West Star of the Week: Kyle Mortenson - Granite City Lumberjacks
Defenseman Kyle Mortenson scored a hat-trick in the Lumberjacks first game of the season over the weekend. The Wayzata, MN native opened up the first period with a power-play goal getting the Lumberjacks a 1-0 lead. In the third period, the blueliner scored an unassisted goal followed by another power-play goal as the Lumberjacks took a 7-2 win over the Steel.
2nd Star: David Loarh, F, Mason City Toros
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Landon Aaneson, F, New Ulm Steel – Colin Hedland, D, Mason City Toros – Willem Kerr, F, Minnesota Loons – Nick O’Brien, D, New Ulm Steel – Holden Pratt, D, Minnesota Loons – Carson VanZullen, F, Granite City Lumberjacks
Stars of the Week Week of September 13, 2022
Central Star of the Week: Austin Meers - Rochester Grizzlies
Rochester Grizzlies forward Austin Meers got off to a quick start to kick off the season after combining for 5 points in two games. The St. Charles, MO native, who won a Fraser Cup Championship near his home city last year, found himself near St. Louis again with a weekend series against the St. Louis Jr. Blues. In game one, Meers added a goal and an assist with a +4 rating in a 7-0 shutout over the Jr. Blues. In the second game of the series, Austin added two goals and an assist with a +3 rating in the Bruins 7-2 victory and weekend sweep over the Jr. Blues. Meers is currently tied as the top scorer for the Bruins with 5 points (2-3-5), a +7 rating and averaging 2.50 PP/G.
2nd Star: Ethan Chesney, F, Peoria Mustangs
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Connor Carroll, G, Milwaukee Power – Bryce Garber, F, Milwaukee Power – Spencer Klotz, F, Rochester Grizzlies – Patrick Toomey F, Milwaukee Power
East Star of the Week: Ian Kangas - Northeast Generals
Northeast Generals netminder, Ian Kangas, picked up two wins and posted a shutout against the New Jersey Titans over the weekend. In game one of the series, Kangas stopped all 23 shots he faced in the Generals 6-0 shutout over the Titans. The following night, Kangas allowed two goals after stopping 36 for a 3-2 overtime win for Northeast. The Virginia, MN native holds a 1.84 GAA, a .929 SV% and a 3-0 record.
2nd Star: Mac Reed, D, Northeast Generals
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Antoni Vaccaro, G, New Jersey Titans
Frontier Star of the Week: Saizha Norwegian - Gillette Wild
Now in his second season with the Wild, forward Saizha Norwegian earned the Frontier Division star of the week after tallying six points in two games. In the Wild’s home opener, Norwegian put on a show recording 4 points with a hat-trick and an assist in their 8-0 win over Bozeman. In the second game of the series, the Warroad, MN native added two assists in Gillettes 6-1 final to earn the weekend sweep over Bozeman. Norwegian leads the Wild in scoring after two games with 6 points, and averaging 3.00 PP/G.
2nd Star: Josh Koziol, G, Great Falls Americans
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Brayson Bennett. F, Yellowstone Quake – Camden Cunningham, F, Helena Bighorns – Andrew Deskin, F, Helena Bighorns – Alex Leaf, D, Great Falls Americans – Wyatt O’Donoghue, D, Yellowstone Quake – Jake Turek, G, Gillette Wild
South Star of the Week: No Award
West Star of the Week: Nick O'Brien - New Ulm Steel
New Ulm Steel Defenseman Nick O’Brien totalled 3 points in two games against the Minnesota Loons. O’Brien, a Lino Lakes, MN native, added an assist in the Steels season opener falling 7-1 to Minnesota. In game two of the weekend series, O’Brien added two assists, including an assist in the game tying goal, as New Ulm won 4-3. The blue-liner leads the Steel in scoring with 3 points.
2nd Star: Holden Pratt, D, Minnesota Loons
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Keaton French, G, Minnesota Loons