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Bauer's Stars of the Week

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

Central Star of the Week: Sam VanderHoeven - Oregon Tradesmen

Sam VanderHoeven

VanderHoeven found the scoresheet in each one of his team’s four games last week, notching 2g-3a—5pts as the regular season came to a close. Starting off with an assist in Wednesday’s matchup, the Beaver Dam, WI native bagged a goal on Friday, then put up another tally and a helper to pace Saturday’s win. Capping things off, VanderHoven logged an assist on Sunday to end the season on a four-game point streak and total 24g-21a—45pts in 41 games on the year as Oregon’s leading scorer.

2nd Star: Jared Bratton, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Danny Fraga, G, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Devin Hays, F, Oregon Tradesmen

 

East Star of the Week: Nick Cullinan - Springfield Jr. Hat Tricks

Nick Cullinan

Cullinan lit up the scoresheet in a very busy week with 6g-5a—11pts in five outings for Springfield. The Ridgefield, CT native got started with an assist on Tuesday, then posted another on Wednesday before grabbing the game-winning goal in that game as well. Rolling right along, Cullinan posted another goal and two assists on Friday, then put forth his best performance of the week on Saturday — a 2g, 1a effort that included another game-winner. Closing out the regular season in style, Cullinan scored another two goals on Sunday to conclude a remarkable season with 25g-19a—44pts in just 23 outings.

2nd Star: Philippe Doucette, F, Mass Titans

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Brandon Avezov, F, Mass Titans — John Kosa, F, Bay State Bobcats — Zan Mojzer, F, New England Sharks — Misha Mshar, F, Springfield Jr. Hat Tricks — Gordon Ogden, D, Bay State Bobcats

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Carson Kuche - Gillette Wild

Carson Kuche

Kuche led the Wild to a pair of wins over Bozeman with 3g-5a—8pts in two games last week. The 2001-born forward put up back-to-back four-point outings, starting with four assists in Friday’s victory. His best performance came on Saturday in a game that saw him notch his first hat-trick of the year to go with another helper in a tight 5-4 win. Kuche’s regular-season run ends with 9g-11a—20pts in 22 games as the Wild head into the Frontier Division playoffs.

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

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tristan Baker, F, Gillette Wild — Zac Hattan, G, Great Falls Americans

 

South Star of the Week: Patrick Wyers - Oklahoma City Blazers

Patrick Wyers

Wyers tallied four goals across a three-game road trip to Louisiana last week to help the Blazers go into the playoffs on a high note. The 2001-born Wyers was at his best on Friday, netting a hat-trick — including the game-winning goal — to pace his team’s victory. Wyers chipped in another goal on Saturday to make it three straight games with a goal, and push his final season tally to 19g-13a—33pts in 35 games.

2nd Star: Landen Sill, F, Louisiana Drillers

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Chris Branch, G, Louisiana Drillers — Noah Roitman, D, Oklahoma City Blazers

 

West Star of the Week: Lukas Haugen - Willmar WarHawks

Lukas Haugen

Haugen was nearly unbeatable between the pipes last week, going 2-0-0 with one shutout and totaling 84 saves on 85 shots. A native of Excelsior, MN, Haugen stopped 45 of 46 shots in a Wednesday win over Granite City, then turned aside all 39 shots thrown at him by Alexandria on Saturday to pick up his first shutout of the year in his final start of the 2020-21 regular season. Haugen finishes the year with a 7-6-0 record, a .938% save percentage, 2.06 GAA and one shutout.

2nd Star: Cal Nauss, D, North Iowa Bulls

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ben Anderson, F, Granite City Lumberjacks — Zach Foster, G, New Ulm Steel — Carson Simon, F, Granite City Lumberjacks — Carsen Stokes, G, North Iowa Bulls — Isaiah Thomas, F, Willmar Warhawks

 

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

Central Star of the Week: Peyton Hart - Rochester Grizzlies

Peyton Hart

Hart put up 1g-4a—5pts in a pair of games for Rochester last week, stretching his points streak to four games in the process. The Delafield, WI native scored one and assisted another Thursday, then put his playmaking abilities on display with three helpers on Friday. Hart boasts 1g-8a—9pts on his current four-game run, and a career-high 21g-27a—48pts in just 40 games on the year.

2nd Star: Heath Drye, F, Peoria Mustangs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Blake Arneson, D, Rochester Grizzlies — Jared Wisely, D, Peoria Mustangs

 

East Star of the Week: James Clarke - Northeast Generals

James Clarke

Clarke recorded 4g-2a—6pts in three outings last week. Coming off of a 1g, 1a effort on the 14th, the native of Lutterworth, UK picked right back up with another goal and assist on Tuesday. Clarke then posted two goals and a helper on Friday for his second game with three or more points this month and third straight multi-point effort, before potting the game-winning goal in Saturday’s victory over New England. Clarke’s hot week saw him inflate his season marks to 26g-31a—57pts in 35 games.

2nd Star: Philippe Doucette, F, Mass Titans

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): George Haigley, F, Mass Titans — Espen Reager, G, Northeast Generals

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Jackson Henningsgard - Great Falls Americans

Jackson Henningsgard

Henningsgard was at his playmaking best last week, nabbing a goal and six helpers in three games. His strongest performance came in the first game of the week; after notching three assists for a second consecutive contest, the native of Amery, WI lit the lamp in overtime to seal Great Falls’ win over Bozeman on Wednesday. From there, Henningsgard posted two assists on Friday, and closed out the week with another helper on Saturday. The 2002-born rookie is up to 7g-15a—22pts in 21 NA3HL contests this season.

2nd Star: Nick Bradshaw, F, Butte Cobras

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Robin Bagley, F, Butte Cobras — Kaden Biagi, G, Helena Bighorns — Jake Hayes, F, Great Falls Americans — Andrew MacCallum, F, Helena Bighorns — Mason Mowat, F, Missoula Jr. Bruins — Jacob Saenger, F, Missoula Jr. Bruins

 

South Star of the Week: Michael Imala - Texas Brahmas

Michael Imala

Imala tallied four goals in two games last week to snap an eight-game streak without a goal and pace the Brahmas’ two wins. The Chicago, IL native tallied twice on Tuesday against Mid Cities, then put up another double on Saturday against Oklahoma City. A 2002-born skater, Imala has now logged 8g-12a—20pts in 33 games as a rookie this year.

2nd Star: Tim Miller, F, Louisiana Drillers

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jacob Kalandyk, F, Texas Brahmas — Frank Steinway, D, Louisiana Drillers

 

West Star of the Week: Colin Tushie - Alexandria Blizzard

Colin Tushie

Tushie was nearly unstoppable in two games for Alexandria last week, recording back-to-back hat-tricks to carry the Blizzard to a crucial pair of wins as the West Division playoff teams continue to jockey for position. Tushie bagged two in the second period and one in the third in a 4-1 victory over New Ulm on Saturday, then netted one in the middle stanza and two in the final frame to fuel a 5-2 Alexandria win over third-place Willmar on Sunday. A native of Prior Lake, MN, Tushie boasts 17g-10a—27pts in 30 games this season.

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

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Braeden Bartoo, F, Granite City Lumberjacks — Garrett Freeman, F, North Iowa Bulls — Lukas Haugen, G, Willmar Warhawks — Brendan Sloth, D, North Iowa Bulls

 

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

Central Star of the Week: Matthew DeRosa - Rochester Grizzlies

Matthew DeRosa

DeRosa posted 5g-2a—7pts in two games last week, leading the Grizzlies to two divisional victories and a 10-game winning streak. The Alpharetta, GA native tallied the game-winning goal in each contest, totaling two goals and an assist on Friday and a hat-trick plus an assist on Saturday. DeRosa’s hat-trick marked his first three-goal outing of the season, and his explosive week boosted his season totals to 22g-16a—38pts in 36 games this year.

2nd Star: Ethan Chesney, F, Peoria Mustangs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ibrahim Arifi, D, Peoria Mustangs — Trey Bociek, F, Wausau RiverWolves — Jared Bratton, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Brent Edmondson, F, Oregon Tradesmen — Joey Fodstad, F, Rochester Grizzlies — Vinny Servizzi, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Sam VanderHoeven, F, Oregon Tradesmen

 

East Star of the Week: Brandon Avezov - Mass Titans

Brandon Avezov

Avezov recorded 4g-7a—11pts in a busy four-game week with the Titans last week, highlighted by four consecutive multi-point efforts and a hat-trick. Starting off with a goal and an assist on Wednesday, Avezov picked up two helpers on Friday, then erupted for a hat-trick and two more assists as he factored in on each one of his team’s tallies in a 5-3 win on Saturday. The Bellmore, NY native capped off his week with another strong outing, notching two assists on Sunday as his season metrics rose to 23g-28a—51pts in just 27 games on the year.

2nd Star: Nick Cullinan, F, Springfield Jr. Hat Tricks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Nick Byron, F, Mass Titans — Aleksandr Gamzatov, F, New England Sharks — Nikita Kovalev, F, Springfield Jr. Hat Tricks — Zan Mojzer, F, New England Sharks — Tyler Ramm, F, Northeast Generals

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Nick Wieben - Sheridan Hawks

Nick Wieben

Wieben responded to a run of quiet games with 4g-3a—7pts in two games last week as the Hawks continued to cruise. The 5-foot-10, 175-lbs forward struck for a goal and two assists on Friday, then posted his first hat-trick of the season on Saturday to go with another helper. Wieben’s back-to-back standout showings were his first consecutive performances with three or more points this year, and pushed him to 13g-14a—27pts in 20 games on the year.

2nd Star: Owen Miley, D, Missoula Jr. Bruins

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Wyatt Allan, D, Yellowstone Quake — Kieran Christianson, F, Missoula Jr. Bruins — Gavyn Galloway, F, Helena Bighorns — Lucas Gudz, F, Great Falls Americans — Nate Gulsvig, Helena Bighorns — Jake Hayes, F, Great Falls Americans — Carson Kuche, F, Gillette Wild — Matt Schoer, G, Yellowstone Quake — Logan Syrup, F, Sheridan Hawks — Brock Trboyevich, D, Gillette Wild

 

South Star of the Week: Matej Palfy - Texas Brahmas

Matej Palfy

Texas’ standout blueliner was at his goal-scoring best last week, totaling 3g-1a—4pts and a +5 rating in three games as the Brahmas clinched the South Division title against El Paso. Palfy lit the lamp in each contest and chipped in an assist in Friday’s battle, marking his second three-game goal-scoring streak this year. The 6-foot-8, 225-lbs defenseman is up to 8g-13a—21pts and a +28 rating in 19 games on the year.

2nd Star: Jack Lambert, F, Louisiana Drillers

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Brandon Morgan, F, Louisiana Drillers — Blake Rothstein, F, Texas Brahmas

 

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

Bailey Huber

Huber went 2-0-0 with just three goals allowed on 57 shots last week, good for a .947% save percentage on the week. The native of Mahtomedi, MN stopped 24 of 26 in an OT win over Alexandria on Wednesday, then stymied Willmar with 30 saves on 31 shots on Saturday. Huber’s respective marks of .923% and .968% in each contest marked his fourth and fifth consecutive showings with at least a .920% save percentage, and his performances inflated his season-long marks to 13-3-1 with a .917% save percentage and a 2.29 GAA.

2nd Star: Caden Smith, F, North Iowa Bulls

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Joey Gimberlin, F, New Ulm Steel — Caleb Huffman, D, North Iowa Bulls — James Spaargaren, F, New Ulm Steel — Josh Weyandt, G, Granite City Lumberjacks

 

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

Central Star of the Week: Dylan Schneider - Rochester Grizzlies

Dylan Schneider

Schneider collected seven points (3g, 4a) in three road games last week, helping the Grizzlies win each contest. The Rochester native bagged two goals and a helper against Wausau on Thursday, two assists against Oregon on Friday and another goal and assist in the rematch with the Tradesmen on Saturday. The 20-year-old is currently riding a four-game point-streak with 3g-5a—8pts in that span, and boasts 14g-15a—29pts in 30 games on the season.

2nd Star: Mason Ausmus, D, Milwaukee Power

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tony Andrews, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Ibrahim Arifi, D, Peoria Mustangs — Jaycob Bland, F, Peoria Mustangs — Danny Fraga, G, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Abe Laggis, F, Oregon Tradesmen — Tyler Nelson, F, Milwaukee Power — Parker Severson, F, Oregon Tradesmen — Garrett Smith, F, Rochester Grizzlies

 

East Star of the Week: Nikita Kovalev - Springfield Jr. Hat Tricks

Nikita Kovalev

Kovalev hit the ice for four games last week, nabbing 2g-6a—8pts in that span. The Greenwich, CT native posted a goal and an assist on Wednesday, and after being held scoreless on Friday managed to bounce back with three assists on Saturday and a goal and two more helpers on Sunday. Kovalev has recorded seven multi-point performances in his last eight outings, and has collected 9g-15a—24pts in 17 games with the Jr. Hat Tricks this season.

2nd Star: Jake Hosszu, D, Northeast Generals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Brandon Avezov, F, Mass Titans — James Clarke, F, Northeast Generals — Grant Goodson, G, Mass Titans — Nathan Hadley, G, Springfield Jr. Hat Tricks

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Derek Humphreys - Sheridan Hawks

Derek Humphreys

After a pair of quiet games to close out February, Humphreys rebounded with seven points in two games to open the month of March. Humphreys, a 5-foot-7, 150 lbs. native of Spokane, WA, scored once and set up two other tallies on Friday, then turned up his playmaking with four assists on Saturday — his second game with four or more points since joining the team on January 15. Humphreys’ seven point explosion bumped his season metrics to 6g-18a—24pts in 14 games on the year.

2nd Star: Matt Schoer, G, Yellowstone Quake

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Connor Carroll, G, Yellowstone Quake — Jacob Cummings, F, Sheridan Hawks

 

South Star of the Week: Artem Korolev - Oklahoma City Blazers

Artem Korolev

Korolev picked up 3g-4a—7pts in a pair of games against El Paso last week, playing a key role in Oklahoma City’s 2-0-0 weekend against its rival. The Russian sniper was in fine form with two goals on Friday, then played a set-up role on Saturday with another goal and a whopping four assists, marking his second five-point performance since the start of February. Korolev now has goals in four straight contests, and has ballooned his season statistics to 29g-33a—62pts in 34 games on the year.

2nd Star: Jack Lambert, F, Louisiana Drillers

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tyler Blanchard, F, Texas Brahmas — Kyle Karoleski, G, Louisiana Drillers — Petr Philippov, F, Oklahoma City Blazers — Blake Rothstein, F, Texas Brahmas

 

West Star of the Week: Carson Simon - Granite City Lumberjacks

Carson Simon

Simon nabbed 1g-4a—5pts in two games last week, leading the Lumberjacks to a pair of victories over West Division rivals. On Friday, he set up Granite City’s first goal of the game before netting the game-winner early in the third period. After that strong performance, Simon posted three assists — his second three-point showing since the start of February — to help the Lumberjacks past the Steel on Sunday. Simon is now up to 15g-15a—30pts in 27 games this year, eclipsing the point-per-game pace he set in Granite City last season.

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

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Cody Dias, F, Granite City Lumberjacks — Caleb Huffman, D, North Iowa Bulls — Lewis Rowan, F, Willmar Warhawks — Isaiah Thomas, F, Willmar Warhawks

 

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

Central Star of the Week: Garrett Smith - Rochester Grizzlies

Garrett Smith

Smith was explosive in Rochester’s two wins over Oregon last week, notching six points across Friday and Saturday’s matchups. The first tilt saw the Eden Prairie, MN native pot the game-winning goal to go with two helpers, before then posting three assists during another Grizzlies victory in the rematch on Saturday. The performances were Smith’s third and fourth three-point efforts on the year, and inflated his season statistics to 8g-24a—32pts in 30 games.

2nd Star: Jared Wisely, D, Peoria Mustangs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Blake Arneson, D, Rochester Grizzlies — Owen Carlson, G, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Danny Fraga, G, St. Louis Jr. Blues — George Giese, F, Peoria Mustangs — Devin Hays, F, Oregon Tradesmen — Carter Stobb, F, Oregon Tradesmen

 

East Star of the Week: Nick Cullinan - Springfield Jr. Hat Tricks

Nick Cullinan

Cullinan and the Jr. Hat Tricks were a busy group with four games last week, a run of contests that saw the 2001-born Cullinan go on an 11-point tear with four straight multi-point outings. Cullinan opened the week with two goals and a helper against Bay State on Tuesday, then followed with another one of each against the Sharks on Friday. Saturday and Sunday’s duels against Northeast saw more of the same brilliance, as Cullinan scored twice in the first game, then capped things off with a bang as he scored for a fifth consecutive game and chipped in three helpers as well. Cullinan has played in just six games this year, but already boasts 7g-5a—12pts in that span and has found the scoresheet in all but one fixture this year.

2nd Star: Zakary Justice, F, Bay State Bobcats

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Brett Bell, F, Mass Titans — Gijs De Schepper, D, Northeast Generals — Philippe Doucette, F, Mass Titans — Payton Felix, F, Northeast Generals — George Fomin, F, New England Sharks — Anderson O’Connor, F, New England Sharks — Zack Roncarati, G, Bay State Bobcats

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Blake Billings - Sheridan Hawks

Blake Billings

The Hawks headed to Bozeman for a weekend back-to-back and came away with two victories on the back of performances like Billings’, as the Sheridan native bagged three goals and an assist across the pair of contests. With two goals on Friday and another strike to go with an assist on Saturday, Billings spearheaded Sheridan’s attack as the team remarkably picked up its 29th and 30th consecutive wins this season. Billings has recorded 32g-33a—65pts in 31 games this year, good for a share of third in league scoring.

2nd Star: Trevor Prince, F, Missoula Jr. Bruins

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Alex Bailey, D, Helena Bighorns — Johnny Baird, F, Helena Bighorns — Shane Dotto, F, Missoula Jr. Bruins — Tyler Hanson, F, Yellowstone Quake — Trever Mellen, G, Great Falls Americans — Jarret Perino, G, Yellowstone Quake — Ben Winkler, G, Great Falls Americans — Christian Wong-Ramos, G, Sheridan Hawks

 

South Star of the Week: Nick Cyprian - Atlanta Capitals

Nick Cyprian

After a relatively quiet stretch through much of February, Cyprian lit up the scoreboard with 12 points in just three games last week — his second run of three consecutive multi-point performances this season. Cyprian bagged two goals and two assists on Friday, with the game-winning goal in tow as his side opened up the weekend with a win over Mid Cities. The native of Aledo, TX kept his outburst going through the rest of the set, with a goal and two more helpers on Saturday, and a 1g-4a—5pts effort on Sunday — his first five-point showing of the season. The 2001-born Cyprian is up to 24g-30a—54pts in 33 games on the year.

2nd Star: Jack Cooper, F, Texas Brahmas

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Chris Branch, G, Louisiana Drillers — Luke Busher, D, Texas Brahmas — Josh Hrip, F, Louisiana Drillers — Joe Pearson, G, Atlanta Capitals

 

West Star of the Week: Carson Jones - North Iowa Bulls

Carson Jones

Jones hit the ice for three games with the Bulls last week, including a two-game set against rival Granite City — and came away with six points in that span as he extended his point streak to seven games. Jones set up a pair of goals on Friday against the Lumberjacks, then chipped in a goal of his own in the rematch on Saturday. He crowned a successful weekend with two more markers and another assist on Sunday, cementing his fifth three-point performances of the season. Jones has been held off the scoresheet just four times in 22 games this year, and boasts 18g-15a—33pts on the year.

2nd Star: Atticus Kelly, G, Alexandria Blizzard

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Braeden Bartoo, F, Granite City Lumberjacks — Joey Gimberlin, F, New Ulm Steel — James Spaargaren, F, New Ulm Steel — Sean Sullivan, D, North Iowa Bulls — Josh Weyandt, G, Granite City Lumberjacks

 

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

Central Star of the Week: Jacob Best - Oregon Tradesmen

Jacob Best

Best bounced back from consecutive pointless outings with 2g-3a—5pts in a home-and-home against Wausau last week, leading his team to a pair of wins. After recording a goal and an assist in Friday’s win on home ice, Best stepped up with another goal and two more helpers in a big road victory, pushing his season totals to 6g-19a—25pts in 28 games for the Tradesmen. The 2000-born native of Saginaw, MI has points in five of his last eight outings, posting 3g-7a—10pts in that span.

2nd Star: Hunter Wilmes, F, Rochester Grizzlies

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Pavel Bakhtin, F, Wausau RiverWolves — Andrew Doran, G, Peoria Mustangs — Joey Fodstad, F, Rochester Grizzlies — Danny Fraga, G, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Charlie Killian, D, Peoria Mustangs — Sam VanderHoeven, F, Oregon Tradesmen — Trey Walton, D, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Richard Zupan, F, Wausau RiverWolves

 

East Star of the Week: Grant Goodson - Mass Titans

Grant Goodson

Goodson was nearly perfect in three games between the pipes for the Titans last week, picking up three wins and allowing just a single goal in each contest. The 6-foot-0, 140-pound native of St. Louis, MO totaled 72 saves on 75 shots in three straight victories over Bay State, denying 31, 16 and 25 shots in each respective matchup and recording his first single-game save percentages above .900 this year. Goodson solidified his statistics after an inconsistent start to the year, moving to 4-1-0 with a .923 save percentage and 2.40 GAA.

2nd Star: Jake Weikel, F, New England Sharks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Eyan Gonzalvez-Helm, D, Mass Titans

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Pablo Frank - Missoula Junior Bruins

Pablo Frank

Frank has established himself as one of Missoula’s most consistent pieces up front, and his talents were on full display with goals in each of his two games in Sheridan last week. Tallying once in both Friday and Saturday’s contests brought his goal-scoring streak to four consecutive games, a solid run after a three-game pointless skid at the end of January. Frank’s impressive campaign now features 25g-27a—52pts in just 32 games on the year.

2nd Star: Jack Luttringer, F, Yellowstone Quake

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Shane Dotto, F, Missoula Jr. Bruins — Keegan Ferguson, F, Yellowstone Quake — Jackson Henningsgard, F, Great Falls Americans — Ty Lorring, D, Great Falls Americans

 

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

Noah Easterson

Easterson and the Rhinos faced a busy week with three games between the 15th and 21st, but the 2003-born sniper’s goal-scoring prowess shone with four goals in that span. After scoring his fifth goal in as many games on a heated rivalry matchup against Oklahoma City on Friday, Easterson was held off the scoresheet in the rematch with the Blazers, but rebounded with a hat-trick performance against the RoadRunners on Sunday, grabbing the game-winning goal in El Paso’s victory. The rookie forward is now up to 10g-8a—18pts in 23 games on the year.

2nd Star: Blake Rothstein, F, Texas Brahmas

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jacob Kalandyk, F, Texas Brahmas

 

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

Nicholas Richert

The Lumberjacks ran a four-game gauntlet last week and came out with a respectable 3-1-0 showing, thanks in large part to Richert’s 2g-5a—7pts in that span. The 2001-born Richert found the scoresheet in each outing, including back-to-back multi-point outings to start the week’s action with 1g, 1a against Alexandria and three helpers against New Ulm. Richert also chipped in an assist in Saturday’s loss to Willmar, then lit the lamp again in another win over the Steel to close the week on a high note on Sunday. Richert has now recorded 5g-9a—14pts in 20 games this season, drawing nearer to his mark of 7g-18a—25pts in 43 games in 2019-20.

2nd Star: Isaiah Thomas, F, Willmar Warhawks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Evan Babekuhl, G, North Iowa Bulls — Brockston Masseth, F, Granite City Lumberjacks — Lewis Rowan, F, Willmar Warhawks — Caden Smith, F, North Iowa Bulls

 

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

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

Joey Solimando

Solimando and the Blues hit the ice for three games last week, and the hometown kid was in fine form with three goals and three helpers to pace three St. Louis wins. Solimando bagged two goals — including the game-winner — on Friday, one assist on Saturday and put up a 1g-2a—3pts performance to close out the week with a bang. The 2000-born forward is up to 12g-11a—23pts in 27 games this season.

2nd Star: Blake Arneson, D, Rochester Grizzlies

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Reid Lune, F, Peoria Mustangs — Tommy Ramer, D, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Caleb Sauer, G, Wausau RiverWolves — Shane Soderwall, G, Rochester Grizzlies — Cole Walter, G, Peoria Mustangs — Isaac Wickersheim, F, Wausau RiverWolves

 

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

Landon Boothe

Boothe was a force on the ice for Bay State last week, notching 4g-2a—6pts in three games after going nine games without finding the scoresheet. The Silex, MO native grabbed his first goal of the season on Tuesday, then put up another two tallies and an assist on Thursday. Capping things off, Boothe posted a second consecutive multi-point game with a goal and an assist on Sunday. With his first points of the season now on the board, Boothe will look to build on a hot week moving forward.

2nd Star: Nicholas Rogers, F, Springfield Jr. Hat Tricks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): George Fomin, F, New England Sharks — Nic Gustafson, F, New England Sharks — Nathan Hadley, G, Springfield Jr. Hat Tricks

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Dylan Rumpke - Yellowstone Quake

Dylan Rumpke

One of Yellowstone’s most consistent contributors, Rumpke was on a hot streak with three goals in two games against Helena last week. After lighting the lamp in Friday’s loss, Rumpke notched both Quake tallies in a 2-1 win on Saturday. The Columbus, OH native was tallied 19g-29a—48pts in 32 games on the year.

2nd Star: Pablo Frank, F, Missoula Jr. Bruins

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Connor Carroll, G, Yellowstone Quake — Maxim Currie, G, Missoula Jr. Bruins — Hunter Maschke, F, Great Falls Americans — Trever Mellen, G, Great Falls Americans

 

South Star of the Week: Tyler Blanchard - Texas Brahmas

Tyler Blanchard

Blanchard and the Brahmas hosted the Jr. Stars for one game last week, a game that saw the 5-foot-11, 185-pound forward post a second straight four-point game to pace the Texas victory. With two goals and two helpers in a 6-0 win on Tuesday, Blanchard moved to 20g-36a—56pts in just 26 games on the year.

2nd Star: Matthew Genter, G, Atlanta Capitals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jack Cooper, F, Texas Brahmas — Kyle Karoleski, G, Louisiana Drillers — Landen Sill, F, Louisiana Drillers

 

West Star of the Week: Alex Kupka - Willmar WarHawks

Alex Kupka

After earning Star of the Week honors last month, Kupka was back at it with three goals and two assists in a three-game week for Willmar. The native of Trnava, Slovakia recorded an assist on Wednesday, then put up back-to-back two-point efforts with a goal and an assist on Saturday and a pair of goals — including an OT winner — to top North Iowa on Sunday. Kupka has points in each of his 10 games played, with 9g-8a—17pts in that span.

2nd Star: Kullan Daikawa F, Granite City Lumberjacks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Noah Bissett, F, Granite City Lumberjacks — Isaiah Thomas, F, Willmar Warhawks

 

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

Central Star of the Week: Max Erstad - Milwaukee Power

Max Erstad

Following a quiet stretch of games, Erstad found his game in a back-to-back set against Oregon, notching six points to help his team earn a split. Erstad scored the first goal and set up the second in Friday’s loss, then found twine again and added three more helpers as the Power overwhelmed the Tradesmen in the rematch. Erstad has posted 2g-5a—7pts on his current three-game point streak, and boasts 9g-11a—20pts in 24 games on the year.

2nd Star: Ethan Chesney, F, Peoria Mustangs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Heath Drye, F, Peoria Mustangs — Nate Stone, F, Milwaukee Power

 

East Star of the Week: Jacob Kosinski - Northeast Generals

Jacob Kosinski

Like Erstad, Kosinski came off a relatively tame month in January to tear it up in his first two games in February, bagging five points in a pair of wins over Springfield. The 6-foot-0, 170-pound forward scored once and set up another on in a tight win on Friday, then upped the ante with two goals and another assist in Sunday’s blowout. With points in three straight (4g-2a—6pts), Kosinski has now recorded 9g-8a—17pts in 21 outings this year.

2nd Star: Matthew Anastasio, F, New England Sharks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): George Fomin, F, New England Sharks — Nikita Kovalev, F, Springfield Jr. Hat Tricks — Espen Reager, G, Northeast Generals

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Tommy Near - Butte Cobras

Tommy Near

Near handled a remarkable workload last week, facing 121 shots in two games and, stunningly, coming out with two wins and only three total goals allowed. Opening up a back-to-back against Yellowstone, Near stopped 62 of 63 shots in a 6-1 win on Friday — his third time facing 60+ shots on the year, but first time recording 60+ saves. The Quake came back strong in Saturday’s rematch, but Near was close to perfect once again, stopping 56 of 58 shots to pick up a 3-2 win and mark his fourth straight performance with at least 55 saves. In just 15 games this year, Near has stopped 628 of 683 shots, good for a .919 save percentage, and has picked up each of his four wins on the season in just his last six appearances.

2nd Star: Derek Humphreys, F, Sheridan Hawks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Robin Bagley, F, Butte Cobras — Isaac Ellingson, F, Helena Bighorns — Gavyn Galloway, F, Helena Bighorns — Trevor Prince, F, Missoula Jr. Bruins — Sam Skillestad, D, Missoula Jr. Bruins — Nick Wieben, F, Sheridan Hawks

 

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

Noah Decker

Decker was as consistent as they come during a three-game road trip against Atlanta last week, scoring in each tilt and chipping in four assists as well. After posting a shorthanded tally and three helpers on Friday, Decker made it consecutive multi-point outings with a 1g, 1a showing on Saturday, then capped off a solid trip with another marker on Sunday. The native of Thornton, CO is currently riding an eight-game point streak, during which he has posted 6g-10a—16pts — a majority of his season-long mark of 6g-13a—19pts.

2nd Star: Noah Henslee, F, Oklahoma City Blazers

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Derek Boutin, F, Texas RoadRunners — Noah Roitman, D, Oklahoma City Blazers — Aidan Rudolf, G, Texas RoadRunners

 

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

Sota Isogai

Isogai entered the week on a four-game point streak, then extended that run to six games with consecutive multi-point efforts to help the Bulls to a 2-0-0 weekend. The second-year skater factored in on almost half of North Iowa’s seven goals in Friday’s win over Granite City, posting the first and last goals of the game while setting up another in between to mark his second three-point game of the year. Isogai followed up on Saturday with a 1g, 1a showing in an 8-1 win over New Ulm. The Japanese sniper has been in fine form this season, recording 13g-6a—19pts in 20 games, ranking first in goals and third in points among North Iowa skaters.

2nd Star: Hanson O’Leary, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Kyle Heffron, F, North Iowa Bulls — Ethan Light, F, Willmar Warhawks — Will Pinney, G, Willmar Warhawks — Carson Simon, F, Granite City Lumberjacks — James Spaargaren, F, New Ulm Steel

 

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

Central Star of the Week: Ethan Cumming - Wausau RiverWolves

Ethan Cumming

Since joining the RiverWolves on Jan. 15, Cumming has averaged a point-per-game on the blue line, thanks in large part to a five-point outburst in a pair of road tilts against Rochester this weekend. The 5-foot-11, 175-pound defenseman chipped in two goals on Friday, then posted a another two-goal effort on Saturday, logging an assist in that game as well. Cumming has found twine in three straight games now, bagging five goals in that span, and boasts 6g-1a—7pts in seven games with Wausau this season.

2nd Star: Jared Bratton, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Teddy Marion, F, Milwaukee Power — Matt McGowan, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Tyler Nelson, F, Milwaukee Power — Garrett Smith, F, Rochester Grizzlies — Payton Stauffacher, D, Oregon Tradesmen — Mason Thingvold, F, Rochester Grizzlies — Sam VanderHoeven, F, Oregon Tradesmen

 

East Star of the Week: Matti Tauriainen - Springfield Jr. Hat Tricks

Matti Tauriainen

Tauriainen made his NA3HL debut last week, lining up for Springfield’s road matchup against Bay State. The Texan made a strong impression on his new team scoring two goals, including the game-winner in the third period, to help the Jr. Hat Tricks take the win. The 2001-born forward will look to build on his solid start to NA3HL life as Springfield takes on Bay State, New England and Northeast this week.

2nd Star: Aleksandr Gamzatov, F, New England Sharks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Nic Gustafson, F, New England Sharks — Nathan Hadley, G, Springfield Jr. Hat Tricks

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Isaac Ellingson - Helena Bighorns

Isaac Ellingson

The Bighorns hosted Missoula for a clash of two teams jockeying for playoff position, and Ellingson stepped up with five points in two games to help his team pick up three of four possible points. The second-year sniper posted a goal and an assist in a 3-2 win on Thursday, then grabbed two more tallies and another helper in Friday’s rematch, including a late marker to force OT. Ellingson is currently riding a three-game point streak with 4g-4a—8pts in that span, and has recorded 10g-16a—26pts in 27 games on the year.

2nd Star: Jacob Cummings, F, Sheridan Hawks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Bryson Fletcher, F, Great Falls Americans — Jack Harris, F, Yellowstone Quake — Jake Hayes, F, Great Falls Americans — Simon Herz, D, Sheridan Hawks — Andrew MacCallum, F, Helena Bighorns — Dylan Rumpke, F, Yellowstone Quake

 

South Star of the Week: John Mulvihill - El Paso Rhinos

John Mulvihill

Mulvihill and the Rhinos hosted Atlanta for a three-game set last week, a tripleheader that saw the San Juan Capistrano, CA native record 2g-5a—7pts to help his team to three important wins. After performances with two helpers on Friday and three more on Saturday, Mulvihill then showed his clutch scoring ability on Sunday as he potted both the game-tying and game-winning goals in a 3-2 OT win. Mulvihill’s first NA3HL campaign has been quite a success thus far, with 17g-23a—40pts in just 22 games this year to lead all Rhinos skaters by a 12-point margin.

2nd Star: Jack Cooper, F, Texas Brahmas

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Danny Barry, F, Texas Brahmas — Jack Lambert, F, Louisiana Drillers — Trevor Souza, D, Louisiana Drillers

 

West Star of the Week: Gavin Uckele - Willmar WarHawks

Gavin Uckele

Like Tauriainen in the East Division, Uckele also made his NA3HL debut with the Warhawks last week, netting three goals and one assist from the Willmar blue line in his first two games with the team. On Friday, the Blissfield, MI native posted two goals and a helper to pace a 7-1 win over Alexandria. Following that sterling showing, Uckele potted the game-winning goal in a 5-2 win over New Ulm to go 2-0-0 on the weekend.

2nd Star: Noah Bissett, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): — Jack Campion, F, North Iowa Bulls — Zach Kilen, F, Granite City Lumberjacks — Nate Looft, D, New Ulm Steel — Will Pinney, G, Willmar Warhawks — Jase Sofo, D, North Iowa Bulls

 

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

Central Star of the Week: Owen Carlson - St. Louis Jr. Blues

Owen Carlson

Carlson was a busy man between the pipes last week, starting three games in three days for the Jr. Blues. The Esko, MN native passed that test with flying colors, though, picking up three wins and allowing just four total goals on 85 shots last week. After stopping 22/23 in a win on Friday, Carlson picked up his first shutout of the year with a 24-save goose-egg on Saturday. Capping off an impressive week, the Blues’ puck stopper turned aside 35/38 to notch another W, earning his fifth straight win dating back to the 15th. Carlson now boasts an 8-6-1 record with a 2.49 GAA and .933 save percentage with St. Louis this year.

2nd Star: Tyler Nelson, F, Milwaukee Power

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Mason Ausmus, D, Milwaukee Power — Micah Gernander, F, Rochester Grizzlies — Shane Soderwall, G, Rochester Grizzlies — Joey Solimando, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Cole Walter, G, Peoria Mustangs

 

East Star of the Week: Carson Asper - Northeast Generals

Carson Asper

Asper has been one of Northeast’s most consistent skaters since joining the team in December, and rode his strong start to five goals in two games last week. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound sniper grabbed a goal on Friday to rebound from just his third goalless game in the prior matchup, then erupted for four more tallies on Sunday, including the game-winner. Asper’s five-goal outburst helped his season totals balloon to a gaudy 17g-15a—32pts in just 12 games this season.

2nd Star: Sean Gorman, F, Northeast Generals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Tommy Near - Butte Cobras

Tommy Near

After a few tough outings to start the season, Near was absolutely locked in during his two starts for the Cobras last week, stopping 107 of 110 total shots en route to a 1-0-1 mark on the week. The native of Caledonia, MI started his week with a win over Helena on Friday, stopping nearly everything in sight with 59 saves on 60 shots. And after carrying the Cobras to victory that night, Near was at his best again just one day later with 48 saves on 50 shots in a shootout loss against Great Falls on Saturday. Near has now allowed two goals or fewer in four consecutive appearances dating back to Dec. 11, posting a .955 save percentage in that span.

2nd Star: Tristan Baker, F, Gillette Wild

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Alex Bailey, D, Helena Bighorns — Cayce Balk, F, Missoula Jr. Bruins — Liam Bland, F, Missoula Jr. Bruins — Zane Cluphf, F, Butte Cobras — Luke Desmarais, F, Sheridan Hawks — Isaac Ellingson, F, Helena Bighorns — Lucas Gudz, F, Great Falls Americans — Alex Jackson, F, Great Falls Americans — Austin Newson, F, Gillette Wild — Justin Schwartzmiller, F, Sheridan Hawks

 

South Star of the Week: Gunner Moore - Atlanta Capitals

Gunner Moore

One of the more consistent point-producing defensemen in the NA3HL, Moore tallied three straight two-point performances (4-2—6) to help Atlanta to a 2-0-1 record against the RoadRunners last week. After opening the tripleheader with a pair of goals in a shootout loss on Friday, the 6-foot-2, 190-pound native of Las Vegas, NV, posted back-to-back 1g,1a efforts to help the Capitals salvage a pair of wins. Now in his fourth NA3HL campaign, Moore ranks third among Capitals skaters and ninth among NA3HL defensemen with 8g-14a—22pts in just 19 games this season.

2nd Star: Trey Erramouspe, F, El Paso Rhinos

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Nick Cyprian, F, Atlanta Capitals — Kyle Karoleski, G, Louisiana Drillers — Jaron Ketterman, F, Texas RoadRunners — Alex Marschel, D, Louisiana Drillers — Christian Wong-Ramos, G, Texas RoadRunners

 

West Star of the Week: Alex Kupka - Willmar WarHawks

Alex Kupka

Playing just his third and fourth NA3HL games last week, Kupka continued to establish himself with the Warhawks as he bagged 3g-2a—5pts in a 1-1-0 set against Alexandria and North Iowa. Pacing a Warhawks win on Wednesday, Kupka potted two goals for his first multi-goal game in a Willmar uniform. In Mason City on Saturday, Kupka put up another multi-point effort with a goal and two helpers in a loss to the Bulls. A native of Trnava, Slovakia, Kupka has scored in each of his four games with the Warhawks this year, and is averaging two points per game with 5g-3a—8pts in four outings.

2nd Star: Campbell Cichosz, D, North Iowa Bulls

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Noah Bissett, F, Granite City Lumberjacks — Matt Delany, D, Granite City Lumberjacks — Joey Gimberlin, F, New Ulm Steel — Lukas Haugen, G, Willmar Warhawks — Sota Isogai, F, North Iowa Bulls — Teddy Lillico, D, New Ulm Steel

 

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

Central Star of the Week: Pavel Bakhtin - Wausau RiverWolves

Pavel Bakhtin

Bakhtin was instrumental to Wausau’s endeavors last week, tallying two goals and three assists in his first three games with the club and helping them pick up a hard-earned win along the way. After plying nine games with El Paso to start the year, Bakhtin debuted in style with the RiverWolves on Friday, notching a goal and an assist in a 5-1 victory — his second multi-point game of the year. After following up with another helper on Saturday, Bakhtin again posted a 1g, 1a stat line in Sunday’s tilt, solidifying his three-game point streak and marking a strong start to life in Wausau. He now boasts 3g-6a—9pts in 12 total games this year.

2nd Star: Riley Howse, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Owen Carlson, G, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Andrew Doran, G, Peoria Mustangs — George Giese, F, Peoria Mustangs — Devin Hays, F, Oregon Tradesmen — Devin Huie, D, Milwaukee Power — Caeden Phelps, F, Wausau RiverWolves — Brady Rossbach, F, Milwaukee Power — Dylan Schneider, F, Rochester Grizzlies — Carter Watters, D, Oregon Tradesmen — Hunter Wilmes, F, Rochester Grizzlies

 

East Star of the Week: No Award

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Derek Humphreys - Sheridan Hawks

Derek Humphreys

Like Bakhtin in Wausau, Humphreys also made quite a successful debut for his new team last week. Taking the ice in the NA3HL for the first time, the 5-foot-7, 150-pound native of Spokane, WA recorded a whopping eight points in two wins over Great Falls to help the Hawks increase their lead atop the Frontier standings. Humphreys was dominant in his first game on Friday, netting two goals and three assists in a 9-2 win, and kept his strong start going with another goal and two more assists in Saturday’s victory by the same score. Humphreys’ 3g-5a—8pts have him off and running with the high-flying Hawks, and he’ll look for more success against Yellowstone this weekend.

2nd Star: Isaac Ellingson, F, Helena Bighorns

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Andrew Deskin, F, Helena Bighorns — Pablo Frank, F, Missoula Jr. Bruins — Gabe Gifford, F, Missoula Jr. Bruins — Nathan Gilleshammer, F, Sheridan Hawks

 

South Star of the Week: Nick Cyprian - Atlanta Capitals

Nick Cyprian

Cyprian and the Capitals took a 1-1 split at home against the Blazers last week, with the Aledo, TX native bagging a pair of goals and an assist across the weekend set. On Friday, Cyprian fueled an Atlanta comeback in the third period, scoring the go-ahead (and eventual game-winning) goal and setting up an insurance tally in the 3-1 decision. He then got the Capitals on the board in the next matchup — their only goal in a 4-1 loss. Cyprian has now scored in three straight games and boasts 14g-15a—29pts in 19 games this season as Atlanta’s leading scorer.

2nd Star: Rustam Kulizade, G, El Paso Rhinos

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Chris Branch, G, Louisiana Drillers — Jack Cooper, F, Texas Brahmas — Mark Kurliandchyk, F, Louisiana Drillers — RJ Muckensturm, F, Texas Brahmas — Seth Payson, F, Texas RoadRunners — Christian Wong-Ramos, G, Texas RoadRunners

 

West Star of the Week: Jack Willis - Willmar WarHawks

Jack Willis

Willis and the Warhawks hit the ground running as the West Division returned to play last week. The 6-foot-0, 145-pound native of Chaska, MN had his playmaking abilities on full display as he posted six total assists in a pair of wins. After recording two assists in a Friday win over Alexandria, Willis doubled his output with another four helpers as his Warhawks downed Granite City. Dating back to Oct. 31, Willis has notched points in eight consecutive outings with 1g-13a—14pts in that span, pushing his season totals to 4g-16a—20pts in 16 games this year.

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

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Campbell Cichosz, D, North Iowa Bulls — Joey Gimberlin, F, New Ulm Steel — Carson Jones, F, North Iowa Bulls — Hanson O’Leary, F, Granite City Lumberjacks — Will Pinney, G, Willmar Warhawks — Corey Stormer, F, New Ulm Steel

 

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

Central Star of the Week: Jack Craycroft - Peoria Mustangs

Jack Craycroft

Craycroft put up big numbers from the blue line this week, notching 2g-6a—8pts and a stout +9 rating in a pair of wins over Wausau. His crowning moment came in Friday’s tilt, where the Ankney, IA native tallied a pair of goals — his first time lighting the lamp this season — to go with a whopping four helpers. To put a cherry on top, Craycroft’s first marker served as the game-winner in a 10-2 romp. Craycroft followed up his breakout effort with a second straight multi-point effort, posting a pair of assists in Saturday’s win as well. The 2000-born defenseman now boasts 2g-18a—20pts and a +24 rating through 20 games this season.

2nd Star: Zach Wiese, G, Rochester Grizzlies

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tony Andrews, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Owen Carlson, G, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Michael Dalaly, F, Milwaukee Power — Peyton Hart, F, Rochester Grizzlies — Reid Lune, F, Peoria Mustangs

 

East Star of the Week: Deacon More - Northeast Generals

Deacon More

The Generals’ leading scorer was as consistent as they come in quite a busy week, totaling 4g-5a—9pts as he found the scoresheet in each one of his six games from the Northeast blue line as the Southern Showcase got underway in North Texas. More played a key role in the Generals’ attack, remarkably scoring in all but two games from a defensive role. Even when he didn’t light the lamp, More chipped in assists for his team — including a four-assist performance against Long Beach on the 7th — to stretch his streak to eight games, netting 6g-7a—13pts in that span. Enjoying an incredibly productive campaign, More has bagged 14g-19a—33pts in just 22 games this season to lead all NA3HL defensemen.

2nd Star: Carson Asper, F, Northeast Generals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Blake Billings - Sheridan Hawks

Blake Billings

Billings saw action twice this week as the Hawks tangled with the Americans in a pair of heavyweight bouts. His play was an important driver to his team picking up two massive wins over their Frontier Division rivals, as the Sheridan native put up consecutive two-point efforts to keep his incredible season-long point streak alive. Billings bagged the game-winning goal and an assist in Friday’s win, then turned full playmaker with a pair of helpers on Saturday to pace a pair of stellar victories. Recording at least a point in every game played this season, the 2001-born sniper has 22g-23a—45pts in just 19 outings, good for fourth among all NA3HL skaters.

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

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Connor Caroll, G, Yellowstone Quake — Daniel Crutcher, F, Great Falls Americans — Pablo Frank, F, Missoula Jr. Bruins — Dakota Kott, D, Sheridan Hawks — Owen Miley, D, Missoula Jr. Bruins — Dylan Rumpke, F, Yellowstone Quake

 

South Star of the Week: Jack Cooper - Texas Brahmas

Jack Cooper

Cooper strung together some masterful performances in the Southern Showcase this week, bagging a total of 4g-6a—10pts in four games for the host Brahmas. The San Jose, CA native got his week off to a strong start with a hat-trick and two assists in a win over Long Beach on the 5th, then followed with another tally and two more helpers to knock off the Generals on the 8th. Cooper then notched a fourth straight multi-point outing dating back to Dec. 17 with two assists on Saturday, and capped off his week with a +1 rating as the Brahmas knocked off Oklahoma City on Sunday. In total, the 2000-born Cooper boasts 13g-26a—39pts in 21 games in his third NA3HL campaign.

2nd Star: Christian Wong-Ramos, G, Texas RoadRunners

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tim Marsico, F, Texas RoadRunners — Blake Rothstein, F, Texas Brahmas

 

West Star of the Week: No Award

 

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

Central Star of the Week: Teppei Ueno - Rochester Grizzlies

Teppei Ueno

Ueno joined the Grizzlies in mid-December and finally got on the board with a pair of points in his team’s lone matchup in Wausau this week — his third NA3HL game this season. The native of Nikko, Japan bagged the first goal of the game, then set up a teammate at the end of the second period to lead his team to a 6-1 win. After a stint with the NAHL’s Austin Bruins earlier this year, Ueno looks to be a key part of the Grizzlies’ championship hopes this season.

2nd Star: Ibrahim Arifi, D, Peoria Mustangs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Logan Bratton, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Thomas Kayner, F, Peoria Mustangs — Logan Kroyman, D, Rochester Grizzlies — Chase Morgan, D, St. Louis Jr. Blues

 

East Star of the Week: No Award

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Bryson Fletcher - Great Falls Americans

Bryson Fletcher

Fletcher has been instrumental in the Americans’ charge towards the top of the Frontier Division lately, picking up 5g-6a—11pts in four consecutive multi-point games this week. The Californian ended 2020 with a pair of goals and an assist in a New Year’s Eve win over Butte, then welcomed 2021 with another three points against Missoula. After chipping in another two assists on Saturday, Fletcher posted another 2g, 1a effort on Monday to close out a remarkable week. Fletcher enters the new week on a six-game point streak (5g-9a—14pts), and boasts 10g-19a—29pts on the year.

2nd Star: Jacob Cummings, F, Sheridan Hawks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tony Brings, F, Sheridan Hawks — Jake Hayes, F, Great Falls Americans — Joe McCormick, F, Yellowstone Quake — Hudgel Selk, G, Yellowstone Quake

 

South Star of the Week: No Award

 

West Star of the Week: No Award

 

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

Central Star of the Week: Gunnar Schiffmann - Oregon Tradesmen

Gunnar Schiffmann

Schiffmann and the Tradesmen saw action once this week, with the St. Germain, WI native starring in a 5-3 win over the Power. After being held out of the goal column since his first game on Oct. 2, Schiffmann erupted for two goals and two assists — his first multi-point game since a four-point effort in his aforementioned season debut. After ending his scoring drought in fine fashion, Schiffmann boasts 3g-8a—11pts in 16 games this season.

2nd Star: Peyton Hart, F, Rochester Grizzlies

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tony Campise, F, Peoria Mustangs — Matt DeRosa, F, Rochester Grizzlies — Jason Tenezaca, F, Oregon Tradesmen — Cole Walter, G, Peoria Mustangs

 

East Star of the Week: Carson Asper - Northeast Generals

Carson Asper

Fresh off of earning Star of the Week honors for his sterling season debut last week, Asper again lit up the scoreboard with seven points in two games this week. Friday saw him grab a goal and two helpers, marking his second straight multi-point game — while Saturday featured Asper’s first hat-trick of the season (with the game-winner) and another assist. In four NA3HL games this year, Asper has posted 6g-8a—14pts.

2nd Star: Deacon More, D, Northeast Generals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Liam Bland - Missoula Junior Bruins

Liam Bland

Bland bagged a stunning four goals and four assists in two games this week to guide the Bruins to a 2-0 week. In Tuesday’s win over Helena, he notched a pair of goals and set up three others for his second five-point game in four outings. After a brief break, Bland was back at it in Missoula’s Friday win over Butte, netting another pair and recording another assist, marking his first consecutive multi-point efforts since Nov. 6-7. Bland leads all Missoula skaters with 21g-22a—43pts in 19 games, good for third in league scoring.

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

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Johnny Baird, F, Helena Bighorns — Will Blake, F, Gillette Wild — Gavyn Galloway, F, Helena Bighorns — Trever Mellen, G, Great Falls Americans — Sam Skillestad, D, Missoula Jr. Bruins — Declan Young, F, Gillette Wild

 

South Star of the Week: Jaxon Taylor - Texas RoadRunners

Jaxon Taylor

Taylor was a stalwart between the pipes for the RoadRunners, backstopping his team to a pair of road wins over Mid Cities. Friday saw the Plymouth, MI native turn aside 23 of 25 pucks for the win, while Saturday marked his second shutout of the season — his first since Oct. 19 — as he stopped 23 of 23 shots to notch his fifth victory on the year. Taylor now has a 2.68 GAA, .927 save percentage and two shutouts to go with a 5-4 record in starts.

2nd Star: Leevi Selänne, F, Texas Brahmas

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Derek Boutin, F, Texas RoadRunners — Ian Erdman, D, Texas Brahmas

 

West Star of the Week: No Award

 

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

Central Star of the Week: Peyton Hart - Rochester Grizzlies

Peyton Hart

The Grizzlies’ defense picking up two shutouts over the Power this week certainly earn headlines, but Hart’s offensive prowess guided Rochester’s efforts at the other end of the rink. With 4g-2a—6pts in the back-to-back set, Hart stretched his point-streak to six games. His best game came on Saturday, when he bagged his first hat-trick and multi-goal game of the season en route to a 3g-2a—5pts night in a 5-0 victory. Add in his goal in the prior game on Friday, and Hart boasts goals in four of his last six outings. The Delafield, WI native is averaging more than a point-per-game pace this year, with an impressive 10g-7a—17pts in 15 games on the season.

2nd Star: Ethan Chesney, F, Peoria Mustangs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Connor Bennett, F, Peoria Mustangs — Matt DeRosa, F, Rochester Grizzlies

 

East Star of the Week: Carson Asper - Northeast Generals

Carson Asper

Asper thrived as part of the Generals’ record-setting top line in 2019, and picked up right where he left off this week as he played his first two NA3HL games of the year. After getting his feet wet with an assist in Saturday’s win, Asper exploded for 2g-4a—6pts on Sunday to pace another Northeast victory. The Generals’ veteran has a steep climb to catch up to last season’s remarkable 103 points, but he’s off to a strong start with 2g-5a—7pts in his first two outings of the year.

2nd Star: James Clarke, F, Northeast Generals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Kyler Garsjo - Butte Cobras

Kyler Garsjo

Garsjo was unstoppable this week, scoring six goals in three games to carry the Cobras to their second and third wins of the season. On Friday, the Montana native grabbed the go-ahead and insurance goals in a 4-2 win over Missoula, before striking again in Saturday’s tight loss to Helena. Monday saw Garsjo’s best performance, though, as he posted his first hat-trick of the year — again netting the game-winner — to help Butte past Missoula once again. After a prolific 35g-41a—76pts in 46 games during his rookie season, Garsjo is again spearheading the Cobras’ offensive efforts and is producing at a point-per-game clip with a team-high 11g-9a—20pts in 20 games in 2020-21.

2nd Star: Alex Bailey, D, Helena Bighorns

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tristan Baker, F, Gillette Wild — Gavyn Galloway, F, Helena Bighorns — Trever Mellen, G, Great Falls Americans — Declan Young, F, Gillette Wild

 

South Star of the Week: Artem Korolev - Oklahoma City Blazers

Artem Korolev

After just his third pointless outing of the season in his last game on Nov. 21, Korolev rebounded with a stunning 6g-3a—9pts across a back-to-back set against the Jr. Stars. Friday marked his best showing, as the Russian sniper bagged a whopping five goals and two assists in a comfortable win over Mid Cities. Korolev impressed again in the second matchup, logging another goal and a helper to pace Oklahoma City’s victory. Korolev is off to a sterling start in the NA3HL, leading his team with 16g-22a—38pts in just 17 games — good for third among all NA3HL skaters.

2nd Star: Cole Schneider, F, El Paso Rhinos

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Logan Bellar, F, Texas RoadRunners — Tyler Blanchard, F, Texas Brahmas — Noah Roitman, D, Oklahoma City Blazers — Leevi Selänne, F, Texas Brahmas — Myles Westbrook, D, Texas RoadRunners

 

West Star of the Week: No Award

 

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Central Star of the Week: Owen Carlson - St. Louis Jr. Blues

Owen Carlson

Carlson saw the ice in two games this week, winning one and making a relief appearance in the other with 50 total saves along the way. After a tough start for the Jr. Blues in Friday’s loss to Oregon, Carlson stepped in and was perfect with 18 saves on 18 shots, setting the stage for an impressive win over the Tradesmen on Saturday. The Esko, MN native put aside 32 of 34 pucks that came his way for a .941 save percentage — good for a .961 in that category across the weekend. Carlson is now 3-3-1 on the year, with a 2.77 GAA and .934 save percentage in eight appearances between the pipes.

2nd Star: Sam VanderHoeven, F, Oregon Tradesmen

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Dylan Dent, D, Oregon Tradesmen — Heath Drye, F, Peoria Mustangs — Vinny Servizzi, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Cole Shane, G, Milwaukee Power — Cole Walter, G, Peoria Mustangs

 

East Star of the Week: Zack Roncarati - Bay State Bobcats

Zack Roncarati

Much like St. Louis’ Carlson, Roncarati’s stellar week began with some relief action following a slow start for the Bobcats. In Friday’s loss, Roncarati played over 53 minutes despite not starting the contest, and stopped a whopping 52 of 55 shots in that span. On Saturday, he carried over his steady crease presence with a second consecutive 50+ save performance, this time turning away 53 of 56 to backstop a Bobcats win. His 105 total saves on the weekend mark a season high in any back-to-back outings for the second-year netminder, and his 3.18/.946% weekend stat line pushes his season totals to a 3.19 GAA and .933 save percentage with a 2-2-0 record in starts.

2nd Star: Austin Crisp, D, Northeast Generals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Zakary Justice, F, Bay State Bobcats

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Zach Brydges - Sheridan Hawks

Zach Brydges

One of many Hawks off to a great start this season, Brydges rebounded from his first goose-egg of the year on Nov. 28 with six points in two wins over Yellowstone this week. After nabbing an assist in Friday’s win, Brydges took center stage with his second multi-goal game of the season as he posted four goals and another helper to pace Sheridan’s Saturday victory. Now in his third year of Junior hockey, Brydges has posted 10g-8a—18pts in nine games as a veteran presence on the high-flying Hawks roster.

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

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Henry Chavez, F, Great Falls Americans — Joseph Teasdale, F, Sheridan Hawks

 

South Star of the Week: Cole Schneider - El Paso Rhinos

Cole Schneider

Schneider was a constant threat despite an up-and-down weekend for the Rhinos, who split a back-to-back against the RoadRunners. On Friday, Schneider factored in on both El Paso tallies with a goal and an assist in their loss. Building off of that impressive effort, Schneider then bagged two goals — including the GWG — and two assists to pace the Rhinos’ win in the second tilt. After being held off the scoresheet in his first game of the year, Schneider has found the scoresheet in each outing since, recording 6g-5a—11pts on his current six-game streak.

2nd Star: Jaxon Taylor, G, Texas RoadRunners

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Derek Boutin, F, Texas RoadRunners — Jacob Kalandyk, F, Texas Brahmas — Blake Rothstein, F, Texas Brahmas

 

West Star of the Week: No Award

 

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Central Star of the Week: Devin Hays - Oregon Tradesmen

Devin Hays

Hays and the Tradesmen saw limited action this week, but the 2000-born native of Erie, CO made his mark with four points in Saturday’s win over Wausau. After notching assists on three goals during the first two periods, Hays capped off his explosive outing with the final goal of the game midway through the third. After recording just a single goal in his prior four games, Hays’ outburst pushes his season totals to 4g-5a—9pts in 11 games this season.

2nd Star: Joey Fodstad, F, Rochester Grizzlies

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Michael Janke, G, Oregon Tradesmen — Ethan Noonan, D, Rochester Grizzlies

 

East Star of the Week: No Award

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Jacob Cummings - Sheridan Hawks

Jacob Cummings

Cummings’ high-flying start to the season has seen him lead the league in points from day one, and back-to-back five-point outings this week show just how dangerous the Hawks’ playmaker can be. Friday’s victory over Gillette saw Cummings nab a hat-trick — surprisingly his first of the season — and two assists to pace a 9-3 win. His second of the game marked another season first for Cummings, as his strike stood as the game-winner. On Saturday, Cummings notched two more goals and three helpers, marking his sixth consecutive multi-point outing. With 10 more points to his name, Cummings now boasts a league-high 14g-30a—44pts in just 11 games.

2nd Star: Trevor Prince, D, Missoula Jr. Bruins

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tristan Baker, F, Gillette Wild — Liam Bland, F, Missoula Jr. Bruins — Zach Carson, D, Sheridan Hawks — Connor Doyle, D, Great Falls Americans — Vincent Marroni, G, Great Falls Americans

 

South Star of the Week: Benjamin Mondou - Texas Brahmas

Benjamin Mondou

Opening the week’s action, Mondou and the Brahmas hosted the Jr. Stars on Monday. The 2002-born Montreal native had something of a breakout game, coming off of a single goal in his first five outings of the year to post a stout 2g-1a—3pts line in Texas’ 5-1 win over Mid Cities. Mondou grabbed the opening goal of the game just under five minutes after the puck was dropped, then set up the insurance tally four minutes later. Capping off his first multi-point game of the year, Mondou lit the lamp again midway through the second period, comfortably sealing the win. He now has 3g-1a—4pts in six games this year.

2nd Star: Seth Wyatt-Manning, D, Texas Brahmas

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

West Star of the Week: No Award

 

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Central Star of the Week: Vinny Servizzi - St. Louis Jr. Blues

Vinny Servizzi

Playing just his second and third games in a Jr. Blues uniform this week, Servizzi burst onto the scene with a 2g-2a—4pts effort in two road wins over Milwaukee. After being held pointless in his NA3HL debut on Oct. 31, the St. Louis native bagged a goal and two helpers in Friday’s win, then posted the game-winner in the second victory on Saturday. Servizzi also went an impressive +4 this week despite the Power netting seven goals across the weekend set.

2nd Star: Ethan Chesney, F, Peoria Mustangs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Connor Bennett, F, Peoria Mustangs — Owen Carlson, G, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Steven Delikat, F, Milwaukee Power — Parker Severson, F, Oregon Tradesmen — Garrett Smith, F, Rochester Grizzlies — Teejay Torgrimson, F, Rochester Grizzlies — Sam VanderHoeven, Oregon Tradesmen — Zach Wilson, D, Milwaukee Power

 

East Star of the Week: Brandon Avezov - New Jersey Titans

Brandon Avezov

The Titans talisman was at his best during New Jersey’s OT win over Long Beach this week. The Wednesday matinee saw Avezov carry over his positive momentum from a four-point showing on the 15th, as he scored once and assisted another during regulation time, then buried a rebound in OT to give his team the win over the Sharks. The prolific Avezov now leads his team with 13g-11a—24pts in just 11 games, a mark that ranks ninth among all NA3HL skaters.

2nd Star: Jonah Sabatini, F, New Jersey Titans

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Jack Harris - Yellowstone Quake

Jack Harris

Harris and the Quake hosted Butte for a back-to-back set this week, in which Harris was as dangerous as ever. Entering the week on a three-game point streak and with goals in two straight, Harris torched the Cobras for 2g-4a—6pts in two close games. Down 3-0 in the second period of Saturday’s game, Harris scored the tying goal in the third period and then set up the game-winner with eight minutes to play. Sunday was almost deja vu for the Cody, WY native, as Harris again netted a tying goal in the third period and posted a whopping three assists — once again setting up the game-winner in this tilt as well. Harris’ explosive week pushes him into a tie for 6th in the NA3HL with 15g-11a—26pts in 14 games.

2nd Star: Maxim Currie, G, Missoula Jr. Bruins

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): AJ Benit, D, Great Falls Americans — Liam Bland, F, Missoula Jr. Bruins — Alex Jackson, F, Great Falls Americans — Austin Lawless, D, Yellowstone Quake

 

South Star of the Week: John Mulvihill - El Paso Rhinos

John Mulvihill

It was rivalry week for Mulvihill and the Rhinos this week, as El Paso traveled to Oklahoma City and earned a two-game split against the tough Blazers. After being held off the scoresheet in Friday’s OT loss, Mulvihill was key to El Paso’s bounce-back win on Saturday with his second two-point outing in three games. Down by one early in the second, Mulvihill netted the tying tally, then capped off a four-goal Rhinos outburst with an assist at the end of the frame. Averaging a point-per-game, Mulvihill’s 2g-3a—5pts in five games rank tied for fourth on El Paso’s roster.

2nd Star: None

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

West Star of the Week: Caleb Huffman - North Iowa Bulls

Caleb Huffman

The Bulls cruised to a pair of wins over the visiting Steel this week, and Huffman’s offensive production from the blue line was a key reason for his team’s success. With a goal and an assist on Friday, followed by a three-assist outing on Saturday, Huffman shared the scoring lead for all Bulls skaters on the weekend, and his five points pushed him above a point-per-game pace on the season. With 2g-7a—9pts in six games, Huffman ranks tied for 16th among NA3HL defensemen, and second among Bulls blueliners.

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

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Hanson O’Leary, F, Granite City Lumberjacks — Max Savaloja, F, North Iowa Bulls

 

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Central Star of the Week: Max Erstad - Milwaukee Power

Max Erstad

Erstad found another gear this week, doubling his season point totals with back to back 1g, 1a efforts against Wausau. Entering the weekend set with just one goal in his prior four outings, Erstad took the reins and helped the Power to a weekend split against their division rival with his first consecutive multi-point games of the season, and establishing his first point streak of the year as well. He boasts 5g-3a—8pts in 10 games on the year.

2nd Star: Quinton Murphy, F, Peoria Mustangs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Max Beste, F, Wausau RiverWolves — Jackson Broussard, G, Milwaukee Power — Cody Reagle, F, Rochester Grizzlies — Cole Walter, G, Peoria Mustangs — Isaac Wickersheim, F, Wausau RiverWolves — Justin Wright, F, Rochester Grizzlies

 

East Star of the Week: Deacon More - Northeast Generals

Deacon More

Already an established offensive force from the Generals blue line, More was key to Northeast’s win over Bay State with a goal and two helpers on Tuesday. More’s strike with just under a minute remaining in the second period served as the eventual game-winner, and the Tampa, FL native set up two teammates for insurance markers in the third period. Through nine games, More leads all Northeast skaters with 5g-10—15pts, a mark that also ranks third among all NA3HL defensemen.

2nd Star: Brandon Avezov, F, New Jersey Titans

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Philippe Doucette, F, New Jersey Titans — Aleksandr Gamzatov, F, Long Beach Sharks — Zan Mojzer, F, Long Beach Sharks — Drew Schemmel, F, Northeast Generals

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Justin Schwartzmiller - Sheridan Hawks

Justin Schwartzmiller

Schwartzmiller stood out from a pack of impressive Frontier Division performances with his 6g-2a—8pts weekend against Bozeman. After being held off the scoresheet in two games to open the season, the NA3HL veteran has exploded with multiple points — and goals — in all but one game since then. On Saturday, Schwartzmiller paced a rampant Sheridan offense with four goals, including the game-winner. He was at his best again in another romp on Sunday, logging another two goals and two assists with a second game-winner in his haul. Schwartzmiller continues to ride a seven-game point streak which has accounted for all of his production this season — 15g-5a—20pts in nine games.

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

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tristan Baker, F, Gillette Wild — Logan Brown, D, Yellowstone Quake — Jacob Cummings, F, Sheridan Hawks — Bryson Fletcher, F, Great Falls Americans — Ian McIntosh, D, Missoula Jr. Bruins — Owen Miley, D, Missoula Jr. Bruins — Austin Newson, F, Gillette Wild — Hudgel Selk, G, Yellowstone Quake

 

South Star of the Week: Noah Henslee - Oklahoma City Blazers

Noah Henslee

The Blazers headed to College Station this week, where Henslee was clearly in his element during a three-game set against the RoadRunners. The OKC native opened the weekend with a stellar three-goal, two-assist showing with a game-winner on Friday — marking his first multi-goal game and hat-trick of the year — before following up with another goal and a helper in Saturday’s tighter win. On Sunday, he was back to his high-flying ways with his second hat-trick in three games, nabbing another game-winner in this tilt too. Through 13 games, Henslee has logged points in all but two outings, and boasts a balanced 13g-13a—26pts on the year.

2nd Star: Tim Marsico, F, Texas RoadRunners

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Artem Korolev, F, Oklahoma City Blazers — Cailean McDonald, G, Texas RoadRunners

 

West Star of the Week: Louis Anders - Willmar WarHawks

Louis Anders

Coming into the week on a three-game point streak, Anders upped the ante with a pair of goals and an assist in Willmar’s lone matchup, a 6-5 win over Alexandria on Saturday. Anders netted the first goal of the game in the opening stanza, set up a teammate to score in the second and capped off an impressive night with a go-ahead tally in the third. His three-point performance marked his first multi-point and multi-goal outings of the year, and pushed his season totals to 4g-6a—10pts in 12 games.

2nd Star: Zachary Maillette, F, New Ulm Steel

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Kyle Heffron, F, North Iowa Bulls — Carson Jones, F, North Iowa Bulls — Cole Wigestrand, F, Willmar Warhawks

 

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Central Star of the Week: Cole Walter - Peoria Mustangs

Cole Walter

Walter rose to the occasion in two starts against Milwaukee this week, backstopping the Mustangs to a pair of wins with 64 saves in that span. The Rochester, MN native stopped 33 of 36 shots in Friday’s win, good for a .917 save percentage, and was again dominant with 31 saves on 32 shots to top the Power on Saturday. With a season-best .969% in that second win, Walter’s stat totals jumped up to a .913 save percentage and a 2.45 GAA as the veteran netminder moved to 3-1-0 on the year.

2nd Star: Micah Gernander, F, Rochester Grizzlies

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Rickey Jones, F, Peoria Mustangs — Justin Wright, F, Rochester Grizzlies

 

East Star of the Week: Ben Pizzimenti - Northeast Generals

Ben Pizzimenti

Pizzimenti spearheaded a potent Generals attack that took down New Jersey twice this week, logging six points in two wins over their new East Division rivals. Friday featured a two-goal, two-assist showing from the Cedar Rapids, IA native, and Saturday saw him pot the game-winning goal alongside another helper. In eight games this season, Pizzimenti has recorded four goals, seven assists and 11 points. 

2nd Star: Connor Lefkof, D, Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): James Clarke, F, Northeast Generals — Brandon Cope, F, Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks — Eyan Gonzalvez-Helm, D, New Jersey Titans

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Owen Miley - Missoula Junior Bruins

Owen Miley

Miley was an offensive force from the blue line this week, notching six points in two games to help the Bruins split a back-to-back in Yellowstone. On Friday, Miley posted a hat-trick — his first of the year, and second consecutive multi-goal performance — as the Bruins blew the doors of the Quake 11-1. He was again a key figure in Saturday’s OT loss, setting up three Missoula goals to make it 11 points now on his four-game point streak. Miley is producing just shy of two points per game on average, boasting 6g-10a—16pts in nine games this season. 

2nd Star: Tristan Baker, F, Gillette Wild

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Zach Brydges, F, Sheridan Hawks — Maxim Currie, G, Missoula Jr. Bruins — Connor Doyle, D, Great Falls Americans — Jack Harris, F, Yellowstone Quake — Jake Hayes, F, Great Falls Americans — Simon Herz, D, Sheridan Hawks — Dylan Rumpke, F, Yellowstone Quake

 

South Star of the Week: Tristan Maestas - El Paso Rhinos

Tristan Maestas

Maestas and the Rhinos finally made their NA3HL debut this week, and the forward was at his best right from the start. After recording an assist in a tight shootout loss on Friday, Maestas potted a hat-trick to lead El Paso to its first NA3HL victory. He then followed up with another stellar showing, posting a goal and three assists in Sunday’s win as well. Through just three games, Maestas leads the Rhinos with 4g-4a—8pts on the season.

2nd Star: Tyler Blanchard, F, Texas Brahmas

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Cooper Anderson, D, El Paso Rhinos — Jack Cooper, F, Texas Brahmas — Max Hetman, G, Texas RoadRunners — Tim Marsico, F, Texas RoadRunners — Gunner Moore, D, Atlanta Capitals — Kirill Nikulichev, F, Atlanta Capitals

 

West Star of the Week: Owen Thomas - Willmar WarHawks

Owen Thomas

Thomas and the Warhawks were busy this week with three games on the slate, but the Chaska, MN native made an impact in all three outings to help his team to a 2-1-0 showing. With an assist in Friday’s loss to North Iowa, Thomas doubled his efforts with two goals to pace Willmar’s OT win over New Ulm. In Sunday’s rematch against the Steel, Thomas was again a featured player, notching another goal and two assists as the Warhawks again topped New Ulm. Thomas has now found the scoresheet in five straight games, posting 4g-4a—8pts on that streak, and moving to 4g-7a—11pts in 10 games on the season. 

2nd Star: Carter Newpower, F, North Iowa Bulls

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Lucas Jorgenson, F, North Iowa Bulls — Ryne Mohrman, D, Willmar Warhawks — James Spaargaren, F, New Ulm Steel

 

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

Joey Solimando

Solimando and the Jr. Blues split with the Tradesmen this week, but the St. Peters, MO native was on fire with three goals and an assist across the two tilts. Solimando posted a goal and a helper in Friday’s win, then accounted for both of St. Louis’ goals in a 3-2 OT loss on Saturday. After a 1g-1a—2pts start through five games, Solimando has hit his stride and is producing at just shy of a point-per-game pace. 

2nd Star: Parker Severson, F, Oregon Tradesmen

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jacob Best, F, Oregon Tradesmen — Peyton Hart, F, Rochester Grizzlies — Jeb Lindy, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Luke McKinch, D, Rochester Grizzlies

 

East Star of the Week: Brandon Avezov - New Jersey Titans

Brandon Avezov

Third verse, same as the first (and second!) as New Jersey’s Brandon Avezov continues to dominate on a weekly basis to win his third straight Star of the Week award in the East. This week’s three outings featured five goals and one assist from the New York-native, who has now lit the lamp in each one of his seven games played this season, and recorded his first hat-trick of the young campaign in Friday’s win over Northeast. His mark of 10g-6a—16pts leads New Jersey thus far, and he ranks sixth in points and fourth in goals among all NA3HL skaters.

2nd Star: Austin Crisp, D, Northeast Generals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Brett Bell, F, New Jersey Titans — Ben Pizzimenti, F, Northeast Generals

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Pablo Frank - Missoula Junior Bruins

Pablo Frank

Entering this week with goals in back-to-back games, Frank was stellar once more against Helena and Butte to log three goals and two assists in a pair of wins. Stretching his goal-scoring streak to four games, the Spokane Valley, WA native scored twice on Thursday, then added another marker to pair with two helpers on Friday. Frank boasts six goals on his current goal streak, and 10 points on his current five-game point streak. His 6g-5a—11pts rank second on the Missoula roster. 

2nd Star: Tanner Klockzo, F, Bozeman Icedogs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Seth Daniel, G, Missoula Jr. Bruins — James Downie, G, Sheridan Hawks — Luke McKay, F, Bozeman Icedogs — Justin Schwartzmiller, F, Sheridan Hawks

 

South Star of the Week: Tyler Blanchard - Texas Brahmas

Tyler Blanchard

After a somewhat streaky start to the season, Blanchard hit his stride this week with eight points in a pair of wins over the RoadRunners. On Friday, he posted his first multi-goal game of the year, with a two-goal, four-assist outing at home. He followed up that showing on Saturday with another goal and an assist to push his season totals to 4g-10a—14pts in seven games. 

2nd Star: Greg Smith, G, Atlanta Capitals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Nick Cyprian, F, Atlanta Capitals — Josh Hrip, F, Louisiana Drillers — Brendan Krawczyk, F, Louisiana Drillers — Blake Rothstein, F, Texas Brahmas

 

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

Sota Isogai

Isogai blanked in two games leading up to this week’s action, but came alive in two games against Willmar with three goals and an assist in that span. His 2g,1a effort on Thursday marked his second multi-goal game of the season, while Friday’s additional strike marked the first time he tallied in consecutive games this season. The Japanese forward was nearly a point-per-game player for the Bulls last season, and sits just shy of that rate once more with 6g-1a—7pts in eight games this year. 

2nd Star: Cole Jacobs, F, Alexandria Blizzard

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Blake Keller, F, Granite City Lumberjacks — Cole Lehmann, D, Alexandria Blizzard — Zach Meillette, F, New Ulm Steel — Cal Nauss, D, North Iowa Bulls — Nick Richert, F, Granite City Lumberjacks — Jacob Zowin, F, New Ulm Steel

 

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Central Star of the Week: Teddy Marion - Milwaukee Power

Teddy Marion

Marion and the Power cruised to a pair of wins over Wausau this weekend, thanks in large part to the Franklin, WI native’s seven points in those outings. After being held to three points in his first four games of the year, Marion exploded against the RiverWolves on Friday and Saturday, scoring twice and adding two assists in the first game, then notching three more helpers in round two. His 3g-7a—10pts now lead all Power skaters on the year. 

2nd Star: Tyler Nelson, F, Milwaukee Power

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

East Star of the Week: Brandon Avezov - New Jersey Titans

Brandon Avezov

Fresh off of being named last week’s Star of the Week in the East, Avezov kept his hot streak rolling with four points in two games last week. Avezov got things started by scoring his team’s only goal in a Wednesday matinee matchup against Long Beach, then potted a pair on Friday to go with another assist, marking his third three-point outing in four games this season. With goals in each contest, Avezov has also lit the lamp in each game this season, and his 5g-5a—10pts in four games are tops among all Titans skaters. 

2nd Star: Ryan Wojciechowski, D, Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Philippe Doucette, F, New Jersey Titans — Trey Hirschfield, G, Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Jack Harris - Yellowstone Quake

Jack Harris

In the midst of a dynamite start to the season, Harris posted his second consecutive three-point outing in Yellowstone’s only game this week, featuring on each Quake tally in a 6-3 loss to Bozeman. With two goals and one assist in Friday’s tilt, the Cody, WY native now leads all Yellowstone skaters with 8g-5a—13pts in just six games, and boasts points in every game played this season. 

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

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Trever Mellen, G, Great Falls Americans

 

South Star of the Week: Jacob Ahl - Oklahoma City Blazers

Jacob Ahl

The Blazers went on the road to take on the most recent Fraser Cup champions over the weekend and came away with a two-win sweep over the Brahmas, buoyed by a pair of outstanding performances by Ahl between the pipes. Facing 37 shots from the dangerous Brahmas on Saturday, Ahl stopped 34 for a .919 save percentage in the contest. The Swedish backstop was unflappable on Sunday as well, stopping 34 of 35 shots to move to a perfect 4-0-0 record on the season. Ahl now boasts a stunning .964 save percentage and 1.00 GAA with two shutouts across his four starts this year. 

2nd Star: Nicholas Cyprian, F, Atlanta Capitals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Hunter Hein, G, Texas RoadRunners — Josh Hrip, F, Louisiana Drillers — Brendan Krawczyk, F, Louisiana Drillers — Noah Roitman, D, Oklahoma City Blazers — Eddie Slack, F, Atlanta Capitals — Myles Westbrook, D, Texas RoadRunners

 

West Star of the Week: Brayden Uttech - North Iowa Bulls

Brayden Uttech

After a streaky start to his NA3HL career with five points in five games, but three pointless outings in that span, Uttech found consistency this week with points back-to-back games, extending his points streak to three games. With two goals and an assist on Friday and an assist on Saturday, Uttech has now logged 3g-3a—6pts on his current streak, and leads all North Iowa skaters with 4g-5a—9pts in 7 games this season. 

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

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Troy Dalheimer, F, Granite City Lumberjacks — Bailey Huber, G, Granite City Lumberjacks — Austin Jozwick, F, Willmar Warhawks — Cal Nauss, D, North Iowa Bulls — Brady O’Brien, D, Willmar Warhawks

 

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Central Star of the Week: Sam VanderHoeven - Oregon Tradesmen

Sam VanderHoeven

VanderHoeven helped lead the Tradesmen to a pair of wins over Peoria this week, logging a total of six points in that span. Friday’s 6-2 blowout was his shining moment, as the Beaver Dam, WI native bagged two goals and three assists, featuring on all but one Oregon goal. VanderHoeven played a key role on Saturday as well, notching the second goal in Oregon’s three-goal comeback en route to a 4-3 OT victory. VanderHoeven now boasts 4g-4a—8pts in five games, good for a share of second in team scoring. 

2nd Star: Reid Lune, F, Peoria Mustangs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Connor Bennett, F, Peoria Mustangs — Jacob Best, F, Oregon Tradesmen — Owen Carlson, G, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Jackson Henningsgard, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues

 

East Star of the Week: Brandon Avezov - New Jersey Titans

Brandon Avezov

Avezov and the Titans opened up the season on a hot streak, as the Bellmore, NY native recorded six points to lead his team to a pair of wins over Danbury. After scoring his first goal of the season and recording two assists on Thursday, Avezov followed up with an identical stat line on Friday, again scoring and setting up two teammates for goals. His six points lead all Titans skaters after their first two NA3HL contests. 

2nd Star: Troy Harwell, F, Bay State Bobcats

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ethan Kavanaugh, G, New Jersey Titans — Nathan Moffitt, G, Bay State Bobcats

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Trever Mellen - Great Falls Americans

Trever Mellen

Mellen was on his game from the first drop of the puck this week, recording 66 saves on 70 shots for a .943 save percentage and, most importantly, two wins to keep his perfect 6-0-0 start to the season intact. Mellen shone brightest on Friday night with his first shutout of the season — a 35-save effort against Gillette — and followed up with another steady showing between the pipes as he turned aside 31 pucks in another win over the Wild. In addition to his unblemished win/loss record, Mellen now boasts a 1.92 GAA and .937 save percentage on the year, both of which lead all NA3HL goaltenders with at least four starts. 

2nd Star: Declan Young, F, Gillette Wild

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Nathan Fanning, D, Gillette Wild — Jack Harris, F, Yellowstone Quake — Cole Komarek, F, Great Falls Americans — Cade Rosansky, F, Yellowstone Quake

 

South Star of the Week: Greg Smith - Atlanta Capitals

Greg Smith

It’s not often a single goaltender takes the ice for each of a team’s three games in a weekend tripleheader, but Smith did just that in nearly perfect fashion. His 15-save shutout on Friday and 13-save shutout on Saturday were eyebrow-raising performances in their own right, but Smith put it all together once more on Sunday to stop 22 of 23 shots for another win and a rare three-game sweep. In total, Smith turned aside 50 of 51 shots and turned in a sterling 0.33 GAA and .980 save percentage on the weekend. 

2nd Star: Jack Cooper, F, Texas Brahmas

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jacob Kalandyk, F, Texas Brahmas — Kyle Karoleski, G, Louisiana Drillers — Brendan Krawczyk, F, Louisiana Drillers — Vyacheslav Nilov, F, Atlanta Capitals 

 

West Star of the Week: Garrett Freeman - North Iowa Bulls

Garrett Freeman

Freeman got on the board for the first time this season last week, and built on that success this week with four points in the Bulls’ two-game sweep over the Steel. Freeman’s playmaking ability was on full display Friday night as he recorded two assists, while Saturday saw more balance from his offense. The Sartell, MN native scored the game-winning goal to go along with another helper to pace another North Iowa win. With two points in each of his last three games, Freeman has now logged 2g-4a—6pts in his first five games of the season after being held off the scoresheet in the first two outings. 

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

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Lucas Bellig, D, North Iowa Bulls — Joey Gimberlin, F, New Ulm Steel — Jonah Jangula, F, Granite City Lumberjacks — Michael Sweetland, F, Willmar Warhawks

 

Stars of the Week Week of October 13, 2020sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Joseph LaForge - Wausau RiverWolves

Joseph LaForge

After coughing up eight goals against the Tradesmen on October 2, Wausau goaltender Joseph LaForge rebounded with a stellar start on Friday night, turning in a stunning 55-save shutout against Oregon. Backstopping the RiverWolves’ 2-0 win, LaForge faced 17, 18 and 20 shots in each respective period of Friday’s contest, and slammed the door on four Oregon power-play opportunities. The veteran netminder has now faced down 91 of 99 shots on the season. 

2nd Star: Trey Bess, F, Milwaukee Power

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Mason Ausmus, D, Milwaukee Power — Owen Carlson, G, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Mike Deeba, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues — George Giese, F, Peoria Mustangs — Tyler Huffer, D, Rochester Grizzlies — Dylan Schneider, F, Rochester Grizzlies — Cole Walter, G, Peoria Mustangs — Isaac Wickersheim, F, Wausau RiverWolves

 

East Star of the Week: Sam Brickley - Long Beach Sharks

Sam Brickley

Brickley and the Sharks went a middling 1-1-1 in a three-game set against Bay State this week, but the defenseman was lights-out from the blue line in each game, logging 2g-3a—5pts across the trio of tilts. Brickley, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound native of Park City, UT, scored his first goal of the season on Friday before turning up his playmaking skills with two assists in a tough loss Saturday night. In Sunday’s victory, though, Brickley was a driving force, scoring once and setting up a teammate to score for his second straight multi-point outing. Brickley’s five points lead all Sharks skaters through three games. 

2nd Star: Brandon Cope, F, Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Zan Mojzer, F, Long Beach Sharks — Nicholas Rogers, F, Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks 

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Dylan Rumpke - Yellowstone Quake

Dylan Rumpke

Following a pair of goose-eggs in his first two games of the season, Rumpke came alive with six points across Yellowstone’s two games this week. Friday saw his playmaking skills on display, as the Columbus, OH native dished out three helpers in a 7-5 win. Sunday saw a more direct performance from Rumpke, who notched two goals and another assist despite a tough loss. After posting 75 points as one of the Quake’s top players last season, Rumpke is off to a steady start in the new campaign with six points in four games. 

2nd Star: Jacob Cummings, F, Sheridan Hawks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Liam Bland, F, Missoula Jr. Bruins — Pablo Frank, F, Missoula Jr. Bruins — Jack Harris, F, Yellowstone Quake — Alex Jackson, F, Great Falls Americans — Trever Mellen, G, Great Falls Americans — Logan Syrup, F, Sheridan Hawks

 

South Star of the Week: Michael Onda - Oklahoma City Blazers

Michael Onda

The Blazers got their NA3HL days start off quite well with a a 2-1-0 weekend against the Louisiana Drillers, with Onda leading the way. The 5-foot-8, 160-pound forward was on his game early, logging 3g-6a—9pts to start the season. Friday’s OT thriller saw Onda net a goal and two assists, before setting up another goal in Saturday’s defeat. Onda was in top form on Sunday, though, where he scored twice —including the game-winning goal — and recorded three helpers as the Blazers took the weekend series with a 6-1 win. Onda’s nine points lead all Blazers skaters after the first weekend set of the season. 

2nd Star: Josh Hrip, F, Louisiana Drillers

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Derek Boutin, F, Texas RoadRunners — Artem Korolev, F, Oklahoma City Blazers — Aidan Rudolf, G, Texas RoadRunners — Landen Sill, F, Louisiana Drillers 

 

West Star of the Week: Joey Gimberlin - New Ulm Steel

Joey Gimberlin

Despite his team suffering a loss in its only game of the weekend, Gimberlin shone brightly with a hand in each Steel goal from the weekend. The 5-foot-11, 160-pound native of St. Paul, MN, rebounded from a pointless first outing of the season with 2g-1a—3pts on Friday night, including a shorthanded tally early in the third period to give his team a two-goal advantage at the time. And though he played in one less game than many of his teammates, Gimberlin and his three points in two games still sit atop New Ulm’s scoring ranks. 

2nd Star: Jeremiah Konkel, F, Willmar Warhawks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tyler Corbid, F, Willmar Warhawks — Gijs DeSchepper, D, North Iowa Bulls — Bailey Huber, G, Granite City Lumberjacks — Cal Nauss, D, North Iowa Bulls — Carson Simon, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

 

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

Central Star of the Week: Ethan McCormack - Oregon Tradesmen

Ethan McCormack

McCormack helped the Tradesmen open their inaugural NA3HL in the best way possible, tallying three goals and an assist across a pair of comfortable wins over divisional opponents. Friday’s opener saw him net two goals — including the game-winner — and one assist, and he followed up that impressive debut with another goal on Saturday. An NA3HL veteran, McCormack previously played for the St. Louis Jr. Blues and the Coulee Region Chill, and appears poised as an important piece for the Tradesmen moving forward. 

2nd Star: Hunter Wilmes, F, Rochester Grizzlies

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Derrick Brown, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Brent Edmondson, F, Oregon Tradesmen — Jeb Lindy, G, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Zach Wiese, G, Rochester Grizzlies

 

East Star of the Week: Nick Ramm - Northeast Generals

Nick Ramm

Ramm helped last season’s highest-scoring team pick up right where they left off, with a whopping four goals in his NA3HL debut to guide the Generals past the Jr. Hat Tricks on Saturday. Ramm’s brother Tyler assisted on three of those goals. After a successful run with the Generals’ NAPHL youth teams, including a trip to the 2019 NAPHL All-Star Game, Nick Ramm has kicked off his Junior career with a bang and will look to keep it going against Danbury once more on Sunday. 

2nd Star: Espen Reager, G, Northeast Generals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Jacob Cummings - Sheridan Hawks

Jacob Cummings

Entering his second NA3HL stint, Cummings started off on the right foot with six points across a pair of road games in Bozeman. The Anchorage, AK native was dishing out goals to his teammates on Friday, logging five assists in a 7-0 victory. The playmaker turned goal-scorer in Saturday’s defeat, tying the game at one early in the second period. After six games with the Hawks last season, Cummings looks to be cementing his place in Sheridan early in the season. 

2nd Star: Liam Bland, F, Missoula Jr. Bruins

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jack Harris, F, Yellowstone Quake — Jake Hayes, F, Great Falls Americans — Alex Jackson, F, Great Falls Americans — Brandon Kididis, F, Yellowstone Quake — Owen Miley, D, Missoula Jr. Bruins — Logan Syrup, F, Sheridan Hawks

 

South Star of the Week: No Award

 

West Star of the Week: John Blake - Granite City Lumberjacks

John Blake

Leading from the blue line, John Blake finished tied atop the Lumberjacks’ scoring leaders with four points in Granite City’s lone contest last weekend. Blake struck twice in a six-minute span in the first period, and his initial marker stood as the game-winner. After making such a sizable early impact, the rookie blueliner’s next test comes in a pair of back-to-back home tilts against rival North Iowa this weekend. 

2nd Star: Hayden Fox, F, North Iowa Bulls

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Caleb Huffman, D, North Iowa Bulls — Brockston Masseth, F, Granite City Lumberjacks — Luke Weberg, G, Willmar Warhawks — Nick Wieben, F, New Ulm Steel

 
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