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Stars of the Week Week of December 12, 2018sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Deric Richison - Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts

Deric Richison

 As the Thunderbolts continue to hunt an elusive first win of the season, Richison has emerged as a star that is certain to figure into Evansville’s success moving forward. The Pinkerington, OH native found the scoresheet in six of his first 13 games this season, but erupted for 4-1—5  in three games against Wausau last week. Richison netted once Friday and Saturday, then capped off his slate of games with a pair of goals and an assist for his third multi-point outing of the year, and first with at least three points.

2nd Star: Matthew Monreal, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jake Berry, D, Milwaukee Power – Benjamin Beversdorf, F, Milwaukee Power – Anthony Caserta, F, Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts – Jaden Gardner, G, Peoria Mustangs – Thomas Magnavite, F, Coulee Region Chill – Brandon Ratzloff, F, Coulee Region Chill – Tom Yurisich, D, St. Louis Jr. Blues

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Kolye Bankauskas - Northeast Generals

Kolye Bankauskas

With just two goals in his five previous outings, Bankauskas was due for a breakout last week, and did so to the tune of 5-1—6 against New England, Long Beach and Maine. A 5-4 midweek OT loss to the Stars saw him notch one goal, while Saturday featured a more potent attack as Bankauskas tallied twice in a 3-1 victory. His starring effort came on Sunday, where the Coventry, RI native bagged another pair of goals – once on the power play, once while shorthanded – and added a helper to fuel a 6-0 Northeast win.

2nd Star: Cade Lambdin, F, Long Beach Sharks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tami Merilainen, D, Northeast Generals – Jack Pensa, F, Long Beach Sharks

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Zach VanCompernolle - Gillette Wild

Zach VanCompernolle

VanCompernolle took the ice just once last week, helping the Wild top Yellowstone 7-0 on Friday. But the 6’6”, 233lbs defenseman made his presence felt in all facets of the game, most noticeably on the scoresheet. VanCompernolle logged a whopping five assists in the win and went +3 on the night, making it two straight games with multiple helpers (seven total in two contests) and a collective +8 across his last four contests. VanCompernolle now boasts 5-20—25 in 24 games this year, which leads all Wild blueliners.

2nd Star: Dylan Olson, F, Great Falls Americans

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Michael Allman, G, Yellowstone Quake – Brady Boyce, F, Great Falls Americans – Cody Grogan, G, Gillette Wild – Ricards Groskops, D, Helena Bighorns – Jack Harris, F, Yellowstone Quake – Trevor Prince, F, Missoula Jr. Bruins – Alexander Rogers, G, Helena Bighorns – Evan Williams, G, Missoula Jr. Bruins

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Steven Ford - Skylands Kings

Steven Ford

Like his Frontier Division counterpart, Ford saw action just once last week as his Kings fell to Long Beach 9-5 in a scoring-laden affair. Ford carried quite the offensive load, though, with a goal and three helpers to account for four of Skylands’ five tallies. His four points on Friday tied him for the most in the contest with the Sharks’ Avery Matthews, who bagged two goals and two assists. Ford went scoreless through four games in November, but has since logged a point or more in two games since the calendar turned to December, moving him into a tie for first in Skylands scoring with 10-24—34 in just 23 games this season.

2nd Star: Wade Moak, F, Oswego Stampede

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Khole Hibbert, F, Skylands Kings – Ben White, G Oswego Stampede

 

South Star of the Week: Andrei Rusakov - Atlanta Capitals

Andrei Rusakov

Rusakov and Atlanta find themselves perhaps a bit further back in the South Division race than they would like, trailing second-place Louisiana by nine points and first-place Texas by 11, but the Ukrainian forward played a key role for the Caps last week as they went 2-1-0 against Mid Cities – who trail them by just two points for third place – in three games last week. Rusakov scored in each of Atlanta’s first two games, including a shorthanded strike on Saturday as he helped fuel a pair of Capitals wins. Atlanta’s third-leading scorer had his four-game point streak snapped by the Stars’ shutout win on Sunday, but has certainly heated up as of late with 5-7—12 in his last eight games and six multi-point postings in that span.

2nd Star: Drew Wotta, F, Louisiana Drillers

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Riley Sloane, F, Louisiana Drillers – Quinn Yeager, G, Atlanta Capitals

 

West Star of the Week: Jake Ford - New Ulm Steel

Jake Ford

New Ulm pulled off not one, but two impressive results in back-to-back games on the weekend, knocking off top-ranked Granite City 3-2 and 6-5 (OT) to hand the Lumberjacks just their fourth and fifth losses of any fashion this season. Ford was at the center of it all, notching the game-winning tally in BOTH contests as he netted a total of three goals across the two games. Both winning markers came at the crucial moment, as Ford took the win at the death on Saturday, finding twine with just 21 seconds remaining in regulation. He then followed that clutch performance with another, scoring with 24 seconds left in overtime on Sunday for his second strike of the game.

2nd Star: Vladislav Sorokin, F, Rochester Grizzlies

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Lukas Brockman, F, Breezy Point North Stars – Jordan Cooper, F, New Ulm Steel – Matthew DeRosa, F, Rochester Grizzlies – Tom Nagle, D, Granite City Lumberjacks – Ryan Pogue, F, Granite City Lumberjacks – Carson Simon, F, Breezy Point North Stars – Dysen Skinner, G, North Iowa Bulls – Peter Verstegen, F, North Iowa Bulls

 

Stars of the Week Week of December 5, 2018sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Mikael Foucher - St. Louis Jr. Blues

Mikael Foucher

As the Blues continue to gain ground on Milwaukee in the Centra Division race, Foucher’s work in backstopping a pair of victories over the Power was outstanding. Allowing a total of just four goals on 69 shots, Foucher earned wins in both matchups — on Saturday and Sunday. The first game needed a shootout to be decided as well, where Foucher shut down the three Power skaters. Foucher finished with a .942 save percentage across his two starts last week, and now boasts an 11-2-1-0 record this season. 

2nd Star: Jaycob Bland, F, Peoria Mustangs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Chuck Bay, F, Milwaukee Power — Noah Brandau, G, Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts — Nathan Cole, F, Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts — Anthony Fortin, F, Wisconsin Whalers — Luke Hefty, D, Wisconsin Whalers — Brady Lindauer, F, Coulee Region Chill — Connor Losen, D, Coulee Region Chill — Jake Peterson, D, Milwaukee Power — Jarod Wisely, F, Peoria Mustangs - Tom Yurisich, D, St. Louis Jr. Blues

 

 

Coastal Star of the Week: JP Chauvin - L/A Nordiques

JP Chauvin

Chauvin found the scoresheet multiple times in each of L/A’s three outings last week, stretching his point streak from the blue line to nine straight games as the Nordiques earned their 11th, 12th and 13th victories in a row. Friday saw him notch three assists in a win over Cape Cod — his 11th three-plus point outing in 25 games this season. On Saturday, Chauvin took a starring role in a key win over Northeast — who had won 13 in a row coming into the contest — as he assisted on one goal and netted the game-winner to cap off a late-game comeback and help L/A win 3-2. Chauvin rounded out his weekend with yet another multi-point showing, this time adding two helpers in another win over the Islanders. His strong weekend now has Chauvin leading all NA3HL blueliners with 15-41—56 in just 25 outings this season. 

2nd Star: Tami Meriläinen, D, Northeast Generals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Colby Audette, F, L/A Nordiques — Luke Church, F, Maine Wild — John Driscoll, G, Northeast Generals — Andrew Ghimpeteaneau, G, Maine Wild

 

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Coleman Varty - Gillette Wild

Coleman Varty

Varty — Gillette’s leading scorer — paced the Wild’s offensive efforts over the weekend once again, notching five points in two games. Friday saw him bag a goal and a helper to go alongside a +3 rating. Saturday featured more of the same, as Varty found twine once more, this time on the power-play, and add two more assists. Varty was held pointless through two games from Nov. 17-23, but has since regained his form to post nine points across his last three outings. 

2nd Star: Connor Fuchs, D, Bozeman Icedogs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Michael Allman, G, Yellowstone Quake — Ethan Becker, D, Gillette Wild — Logan Cooksy, G, Yellowstone Quake — George Nuutinen, F, Great Falls Americans — Brandon Peterson, D, Great Falls Americans — Trevor Prince, F, Missoula Jr. Bruins — Alexander Rogers, G, Helena Bighorns — Isaac Smoldon, F, Bozeman Icedogs

 

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Dinmukhamed Dzhangarashev - Binghamton Junior Senators

Dinmukhamed Dzhangarashev

Dzhangarashev provided a steady jolt to the Senators’ offense from the blue line last week with five points in two games. On Friday, he netted twice and assisted another pair as Binghamton topped Skylands. The rematch on Saturday, while a much closer contest, still heavily featured Dzhangarashev as he was one of three Senators to score in a first-period flurry of three goals that served as enough to win the 3-1 contest. After a largely streaky season from a point-production standpoint, Dzhangarashev has recent come alive on the scoresheet, potting 12 points in his last six games. 

2nd Star: Kavan Johnson, G, Skylands Kings

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Dylan Candleana, F, Oswego Stampede — Trevor Christopher, D, Skylands Kings — Cherokee Fox, G, Oswego Stampede — Manny Sigal, D, Niagara Falls Powerhawks

 

 

South Star of the Week: Brody Nielsen - Atlanta Capitals

Brody Nielsen

Though his Capitals went 1-2 against division rival Louisiana last week, Nielsen was a key cog in each of Atlanta’s efforts, scoring in each game and adding four helpers along the way. The Newport, MI native factored in on each of the Capital’s two goals on Friday with 1g, 1a. Saturday saw Atlanta take an 8-2 win thanks to a goal and three assists from Nielsen, whose four points led all skaters in the contest. On Sunday, Nielsen capped off his weekend with another goal — his team-leading 23rd of the season. 

2nd Star: Parker Mara, F, Texas Brahmas

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Hayden Watzka, F, Louisiana Drillers — Drew Wotta, F, Louisiana Drillers

 

 

West Star of the Week: Carson Simon - Breezy Point North Stars

Carson Simon

With goals in each of his last two outings coming into the week’s action, Simon was already riding a high as he broke out with four goals in two contests last week. Friday’s 8-7 win over Willmar was his crown jewel, as Simon notched a hat-trick in spectacular fashion, netting two third-period goals to tie the game and force OT, then tallying the game-winner in extra time. He then carried his strong play into Saturday, notching an assist and a +2 rating in a 5-4 loss to Granite City. 

2nd Star: Hunter Schwehr, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jarod Blackowiak, F, North Iowa Bulls — Zack DeBoom, F, Granite City Lumberjacks — Jimmy McDermott, F, North Iowa Bulls — Dan Wieber, D, Breezy Point North Stars

 

 

Stars of the Week Week of November 28, 2018sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Chuck Bay - Milwaukee Power

Chuck Bay

Bay’s whopping now-22-game point streak featured 3-4—7 from the Duluth, MN native in three games last week, boosting him to the top spot among Power scorers and third in the NA3HL. With 2-1—3 on Wednesday, 1-2—3 on Friday (including the game-winning tally) and another assist on Saturday, Bay has recorded points in every game except one this season, boasting two or more points in 17 of those 22. His five game-winning goals are tied for the most in the NA3HL after his last clinching strike against Wausau on Saturday, and despite failing to find twine with the man-advantage last week, his nine power-play strikes are also tied atop the league ranks.

2nd Star: Ethan Dabbs, F, Milwaukee Power

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): none

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Devun Schneider - Northeast Generals

Devun Schneider

Schneider saw action between the pipes just once last week, but made quite the impact with 50 saves on 52 shots in a 6-2 Northeast win over Cape Cod on Sunday. With the Generals ahead 4-2 entering the final 20 minutes, Schneider stood tall and withstood 17 shots in the final frame alone to help seal his team’s win. The native of Huntley, IL set several season-bests on Sunday with a .962 save percentage and 2.00 GAA, and his 50 saves were a new single-game high for Schneider this season. He also now boasts five straight victories dating back to Oct. 12. 

2nd Star: Andrew McCormick, D, L/A Nordiques

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Josh Dimond, D, Northeast Generals — Daniel Miller, G, L/A Nordiques

 

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Dominic Canic - Bozeman Icedogs

Dominic Canic

The Icedogs went 1-0-1 last week to stretch their point streak to four straight contests, with Canic leading the way in the form of a goal and seven assists in the two outings — effectively accounting for each of his team’s eight total goals in some fashion. The Zagreb, Croatia native’s strong showings garnered the most points last week among NA3HL forwards, and he has now recorded two or more helpers in four straight games. Canic assisted on all four Icedogs goals in Friday’s 4-0 win over Butte, before following that performance up with his first goal in eight games and three more assists to again feature in each of his team’s goals in a close 5-4 OT loss to Missoula. 

2nd Star: Jens Juliussen, F, Great Falls Americans

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Michael Allman, G, Yellowstone Quake — Gage Blatter, F, Bozeman Icedogs — Luc Cross, F, Helena Bighorns — Darren Donovan, F, Helena Bighorns — Cody Grogan, G, Gillette Wild — Luke Hartge, F, Yellowstone Quake — Payton McSharry, F, Great Falls Americans — Coleman Varty, F, Gillette Wild

 

 

Northeast Star of the Week: No Award

 

South Star of the Week: Drew Wotta - Louisiana Drillers

Drew Wotta

Since being held pointless in two straight games on Nov. 10 and 11, Wotta has exploded for two or more points in each of five contests since then, totaling 7-5—12 in that span. Last week’s tripleheader with Atlanta saw his Drillers take two of three from the Capitals, with Wotta notching two goals on Saturday, two assists on Sunday and another two tallies to cap off the series on Monday. Only four other skaters boast more points than Wotta since Nov. 12, and his four goals last week were tied for the league-most in that span.

2nd Star: Tyler Blanchard, F, Texas Brahmas

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jason Ladzinski, F, Atlanta Capitals — Ivan Matveev, F, Louisiana Drillers — Gunner Moore, D, Atlanta Capitals

 

 

West Star of the Week: Sam Ayd - New Ulm Steel

Sam Ayd

The Steel won two of three games last week to reach hockey .500 and move to within four points of Alexandria in fourth place out west, thanks in large part to standout defenseman Sam Ayd. The blueliner featured in each game’s scoring, assisting on a goal in Wednesday’s win over Willmar, helping out on both Steel strikes in Friday’s loss and posting 1-2—3 in Saturday’s 4-3 win over Breezy Point. Ayd’s six-point showing ranked tied for second among NA3HL defensemen last week.

2nd Star: Vladislav Sorokin, F, Rochester Grizzlies

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jared Cammarata, F, New Ulm Steel — Cam Fagerlee, F, North Iowa Bulls — Tom Nagle, D, Granite City Lumberjacks — Ryan Pogue, F, Granite City Lumberjacks — Dysen Skinner, G, North Iowa Bulls

 

 

Stars of the Week Week of November 22, 2018sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Zach Lodes - St. Louis Jr. Blues

Zach Lodes

Lodes led all NA3HL players with nine points in two games from 11/12-11/18, helping St. Louis to a pair of wins in the Central Division. The Ballwin, MO native posted three assists in Saturday’s win, then capped off his weekend with a whopping five goals and a helper in Sunday’s rematch with Evansville for his third and fourth multi-point efforts of the season. Lodes also went +10 across the two contests, marking the first two matchups in which he has posted a +3 rating or better in 20 games this season. Lodes currently ranks tied for fifth in Blues scoring with 11g-11a-22pts on the year.

2nd Star: Chuck Bay, F, Milwaukee Power

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jake Berry, D, Milwaukee Power — Noah Brandau, G, Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts — Ben Giessinger, D, Peoria Mustangs — Luke Hefty, D, Wisconsin Whalers — Sean Hofstetter, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Tanner Mros, F, Wisconsin Whalers — Roman Muminawatum, F, Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts — Nick Ulrich, D, Peoria Mustangs

 

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Preston Phelps - Northeast Generals

Preston Phelps

Phelps and the Generals had a full three-game weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but never let it slow them down. Northeast went 3-0-0 on the weekend, including a pair of back-to-back wins in Oswego. Phelps was consistently impressive, notching multiple points in each contest — the only General to do so — and racking up 3g-4a-7pts through his team’s tripleheader. He recorded the game-winning goal and two assists in Friday’s win over Cape Cod, added another GWG and a helper on Saturday and bagged 1g, 1a on Sunday to effectively double his point production for the season in just one weekend. Phelps now boasts 6g-8a-14pts in 18 games this season.

2nd Star: Cole Ouellette, D, L/A Nordiques

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Kolye Bankauskas, D, Northeast Generals

 

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Elliot Plourde - Helena Bighorns

Elliot Plourde

After being held off the scoresheet for just the first time all season on Nov. 2, Plourde responded with five points in the following two games, and continued to roll last week with four goals and an assist in a pair of Helena wins over Gillette. Friday saw the Seattle native notch his third hat-trick of the season, along with an assist and a +5 rating. On Saturday, Plourde tacked on a shorthanded tally to make it 16 of 18 outings in which he has lit the lamp in 2018-19. Plourde’s 24 goals this season are tied for sixth amongst NA3HL skaters, and only two other players boast more goals in fewer games.

2nd Star: Evan Williams, G, Missoula Jr. Bruins

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Michael Allman, G, Yellowstone Quake — Nick Castro, F, Yellowstone Quake — Trent Cowden, D, Great Falls Americans — Michail Gavrilenko, F, Helena Bighorns — Hayden Groth, F, Bozeman Icedogs — Isaac Smoldon, F, Bozeman Icedogs — Coleman Varty, F, Gillette Wild — Vadim Zubkov, F, Missoula Jr. Bruins

 

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Eric Melso - Binghamton Junior Senators

Eric Melso

Trailing only teammate Mike Padgeon in the NA3HL scoring race, Melso has been on a tear with 62 points 22 games this year as the Jr. Senators continue their dominance in the Northeast Division. Last week featured some balanced attacking play from the native of Philadelphia, as he potted 3g-4a-7pts in two contests for Binghamton. On Friday, he scored once and helped out on two other tallies for his ninth game with three or more points. Saturday saw him have a hand in each of Binghamton’s four tallies, as Melso nabbed two goals and two assists in a 4-2 win over New England. Melso went +5 on the weekend, and ranks third in the league with a season-long +54 to date.

2nd Star: Dylan Gulick, F, Oswego Stampede

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jared Berry, D, Oswego Stampde — Kavan Johnson, G, Skylands Kings — Dylan Saccone, F, Skylands Kings

 

 

South Star of the Week: Mitch Dolese - Louisiana Drillers

Mitch Dolese

Dolese started the season with multiple points in three out of four games, but was limited to one point or fewer in all but one of the succeeding contests leading into last week’s action. In three games from 11/12-11/18, Dolese erupted once more, potting five goals and three assists — finding the scoresheet in each game — to rank tied for second in scoring in that span. Monday night saw him nab an assist in a 3-2 OT loss to Texas, before adding two more helpers and scoring for the first time in nine games on Saturday. Dolese finished the week strong with a remarkable four-goal effort from the blue line in Lousiana’s second win of the back-to-back.

2nd Star: Jason Ladzinski, F, Atlanta Capitals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tucker Alspaugh, D, Louisiana Drillers — Gunner Moore, D, Atlanta Capitals

 

 

West Star of the Week: Brendan Studioso - North Iowa Bulls

Brendan Studioso

Riding a streak of three games with at least two points — a streak that would have been six games had he not been held to a single point on Nov. 11 — Studioso kept the good times rolling with 2g-3a-5ps in North Iowa’s back-to-back wins over Breezy Point. Studioso posted a goal and an assist on Saturday and 1g, 2a on Sunday, moving to within a point of team scoring leader Matt Dahlseide. In total, Studioso has found the scoresheet in 15 of 19 games this season, including each one of his last 11 outings. He has also kept a plus-rating in each of his last six games, going +13 in that span. 

2nd Star: Bailey Sommers, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jordan Olson, D, Granite City Lumberjacks — Joey Petronack, D, North Iowa Bulls — James Spaargaren, F, New Ulm Steel

 

 

Stars of the Week Week of November 14, 2018sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Jake Berry - Milwaukee Power

Jake Berry

With win in three straight, Milwaukee has cruised to a 15-2-1 record thus far in their first NA3HL campaign. Defenseman Jake Berry has been a key aspect of their high-powered offense, providing 8g-32a-40pts from the blue line this season. Last week, Berry was at his best, posting a goal and a stunning 12 assists on Friday, four goals and a helper on Saturday, and another two assists on Sunday for a three-game total of 5g-15a-20pts last week alone, effectively doubling his season-long point production to date. The Brookfield, WI native is currently riding a five-game point streak, and has found the scoresheet in 13 of 16 outings this season.

2nd Star: Sam Hanson, F, Wisconsin Whalers

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Chuck Bay, F, Milwaukee Power – Jake Faulkner, D, St. Louis Jr. Blues – Mikael Foucher, G, St. Louis Jr. Blues – Kody Kifer, F, Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts – Brady Lindauer, F, Coulee Region Chill – Roman Muminawatum, F, Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts – Brandon Ratzloff, F, Coulee Region Chill – Caleb Sauer, Wisconsin Whalers

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Colby Audette - L/A Nordiques

Colby Audette

As L/A continues its five-game win streak, so too does Audette on his current 12-game point streak, during which he has posted 33 points, including eight in last week’s three games. Friday saw him light the lamp once and help out on four other tallies for his sixth game with three or more points. Audette then followed that effort up with a goal on Saturday and two more assists on Sunday. The Nordiques’ leading point-getter now boasts 16g-23a-39pts in just 18 games this season, good for a 2.17 pt/g pace and a share of 11th in NA3HL scoring.

2nd Star: Dixson Root, F, Long Beach Sharks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Nathanael Carr, D, Long Beach Sharks

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Misha Akatnov - Missoula Junior Bruins

Misha Akatnov

Posting an eight-goal weekend and becoming the NA3HL’s all-time leading goalscorer is a surefire way to earn Star of the Week honors. Akatnov has scored in nine of his 10 outings this season – including 12 tallies on his current five-game lamplighting streak – and was as potent as ever last week. A hat-trick and four assists on Friday marked his highest single-game scoring output of the season, before following it up with five goals, three assists on Saturday to raise that bar one point higher. In just 10 games, Akatnov has posted 23g-18a-41pts, and has set a blazing pace with 4.10 pt/g – nearly twice the points-per-game of the second-ranked skater.

2nd Star: Gage Thompson, F, Gillette Wild

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ethan Becker, D, Gillette Wild – Ricards Groskops, D, Helena Bighorns – Mikael Levokari, G, Bozeman Icedogs – Justin Ohnstad, F, Great Falls Americans – Elliot Plourde, F, Helena Bighorns – Evan Snyder, D, Yellowstone Quake – Viktor Wennberg, G, Great Falls Americans – Will Yates, F, Yellowstone Quake – Vadim Zubkov, F, Missoula Jr. Bruins

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Mike Padgeon - Binghamton Junior Senators

Mike Padgeon

The NA3HL’s leading scorer was held off the scoresheet for just the third time in 19 games prior to last week’s action, but bounced back in a big way with 13 points in two games on Saturday and Sunday. Padgeon twice found twine and added two assists in the first game, then erupted for four goals – including the game-winner – and five helpers on Sunday, marking his ninth and tenth outings with three or more points in 23 outings this season. With his winning effort on Sunday, the Philadelphia native’s now four GWG’s on the year rank tied for second in the league.

2nd Star: Zakary Sparks, F, Skylands Kings

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Josh Sears, G, Skylands Kings

 

South Star of the Week: Jason Ladzinski - Atlanta Capitals

Jason Ladzinski

With Ladzinski leading the way, Atlanta picked up three crucial wins last week as they look to catch up to the big dogs in the South Division. The Norcross, GA native paced the Caps’ attack with a pair of goals and four helpers on Friday for his fifth three-plus point effort, then notched another goal and an assist in Saturday’s win. Sunday saw him go cap off a strong weekend with two more goals and three assists to bring his six-game point streak total to 19 points. Ladzinski also found twine on special teams in each contest, notching a shorthanded tally on Friday and a power-play strike on both Saturday and Sunday.

2nd Star: Thomas Held, G, Texas Brahmas

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tyler Blanchard, F, Texas Brahmas – Nick Sleeper, D, Atlanta Capitals

 

West Star of the Week: Jarod Blackowiak - North Iowa Bulls

Jarod Blackowiak

Blackowiak failed to record a point through his first four contests this season, but has been as consistent as they come ever since. With points in seven of eight outings since then, the Eden Prairie, MN native has seemingly broken out this season, and his eight-point weekend stands as testament. Friday saw him record a whopping four goals – just one game after he nabbed his first multi-goal effort of the season – while Saturday featured more of the same, as Blackowiak recorded another hat-trick and added an assist. Blackowiak recorded a shorthanded tally in each contest, and his third goal on Friday stood as the game-winner.

2nd Star: Grant Troumbly, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Daymin Dodge, F, Granite City Lumberjacks – Harrison Stewart, D, North Iowa Bulls

 

Stars of the Week Week of November 7, 2018sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Maris Graudins - Milwaukee Power

Maris Graudins

Milwaukee continued its standout inaugural campaign with a weekend split against rival St. Louis last week, and leading goal-scorer Graudins was in fine form. Friday night saw the Jurmala, Latvia native take control of the game with a pair of goals in the third period, sealing Milwaukee’s 2-1 comeback win over the Jr. Blues. Saturday’s rematch featured more from Graudins, who nabbed a goal and a helper in the 6-5 loss. Graudins’ 12 tallies on the season lead the Power, and he boasts 10 points in his current six-game streak.

2nd Star: Trevor Smith, G, Peoria Mustangs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Will Baginski, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues – Jake Berry, D, Milwaukee Power – Noah Brandau, G, Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts – Sam Hanson, F, Wisconsin Whalers – Brandon Hay, F, Peoria Mustangs – Dante Jones, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues – Connor Losen, D, Coulee Region Chill – Thomas Magnavite, F, Coulee Region Chill – Trevor Minard, D, Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts – Justin Schwartzmiller, F, Wisconsin Whalers

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Cade Lambdin - Long Beach Sharks

Cade Lambdin

After being held pointless for just the fourth time this season on Oct. 28, Lambdin bounced back in a big way with a four-point effort in Friday’s OT loss to Maine. The forward posted his fifth outing with three or more points this season thanks to a goal and three assists, which led all skaters in the 6-5 contest. Lambdin continues to pace the Sharks in both goals and points, and has posted 7g-8a-15pts in his last seven outings.

2nd Star: Regan Wintle, F, Maine Wild

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Deacon Moore, D, Northeast Generals - Dino Mukovoz, F, Long Beach Sharks – Jeffrey Sidoit, F, Northeast Generals

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Hazen McKay - Bozeman Icedogs

Hazen McKay

Few players have been as consistent as McKay in 2018-19 – the forward’s stunning 2.92 pt/G pace ranks second in the league – and the Bozeman native was firing on all cylinders last week. Four goals and a pair of helpers in Friday’s win, followed up by another two tallies on Saturday, lofted McKay to Star of the Week status in short order. With his eight-point effort across last week’s two games, McKay now boasts at least one goal in 12 of his 13 games this season, having registered 16g-10a-26pts on his current nine-game streak.

2nd Star: Dominic Canic, F, Bozeman Icedogs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Colin Burgess - Oswego Stampede

Colin Burgess

Shutting down the Binghamton Jr. Senators this season has been a tall task for any netminder – and doing so twice would take an otherworldly effort. But Oswego’s Burgess proved more than up to the task, stifling the high-octane Sens to just three goals in his two starts as the Stampede offense took care of the rest to knock off Binghamton twice last week. Burgess posted .958 and .978 save percentages in the respective starts, and stopped a stunning total of 90/93 pucks in that span. Burgess has also recorded a .910 save percentage or higher in each of his last seven starts, bringing his season-long total to a .932 in 12 appearances.

2nd Star: Dylan Dinzik, D, Skylands Kings

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Rich Hart, D, Oswego Stampede – Kavan Johnson, G, Skylands Kings

 

South Star of the Week: Josh Linn - Mid Cities Jr. Stars

Josh Linn

Linn starred for Mid Cities early and often in its tripleheader against College Station, totaling eight goals and five assists in three games last week. Friday saw the Eagle River, AK native pot his first hat-trick of the year while helping on three other tallies. Linn posted another pair of goals on Saturday in a 6-2 win, then capped off his weekend with yet another hat-trick and two more assists. Linn currently ranks tied for third in the NA3HL in goals with 21 on the year, having scored in 12 of 15 outings this season.

2nd Star: Kevin Lake, G, Louisiana Drillers

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jason Ladzinski, F, Atlanta Capitals – Blake Siewertsen, F, Louisiana Drillers – Connor Simpson, F, Mid Cities Jr. Stars

 

West Star of the Week: Peter Verstegen - North Iowa Bulls

Peter Verstegen

Verstegen suffered a four-game pointless skid in October, but has since exploded for a five-game point-streak that saw him put up back-to-back two-goal showings last week. The Oshkosh, WI native netted a pair in Friday’s 5-3 win over Alexandria, including the game-winner, before notching another two goals in Saturday’s rematch. Three of his four strikes last week came on the man-advantage, with his PPG streak now hitting three games. The Bulls’ leading goal-scorer has now potted 13 on the year, and ranks tied for second on the team with 20 total points.

2nd Star: Nathan Andrade, F, New Ulm Steel

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Dan Fielding, G, Breezy Point North Stars – Evan O’Connor, F, Breezy Point North Stars – Connor Poczos, G, North Iowa Bulls – Hunter Schwehr, F, Granite City Lumberjacks – Cory Stormer, F, New Ulm Steel – Grant Troumbly, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

 

Stars of the Week Week of November 1, 2018sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Aaron Dickstein - Milwaukee Power

Aaron Dickstein

The Power returned to their winning ways with a pair of victories on the weekend, each backstopped by Dickstein. The Dayton, OH native earned his second Star of the Week title on the back of 46 saves on 48 shots across two games, notching .964 and .950 save percentages in the respective starts. Dickstein now boasts wins in 11 of his 13 starts this season and has suffered just one regulation loss, allowing three or fewer goals in all but one of his outings.

2nd Star: Blake Holmes, D, Coulee Region Chill

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ty Barnhill, G, St. Louis Jr. Blues – Bret Bauer, F, Peoria Mustangs – Chuck Bay, F, Milwaukee Power – Mikael Foucher, G, St. Louis Jr. Blues – Austin Keil, F, Peoria Mustangs – Gabriel Lessard, G, Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts – Trevor Minard, D, Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts – Brandon Ratzloff, F, Coulee Region Chill

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Colby Audette - L/A Nordiques

Colby Audette

With points in seven straight contests leading into last week’s action, Audette had already broken out this season. But 10 points in two outings marked another milestone achievement for the Colchester, VT native, who is producing at a 2.07 pt/game pace through the young season. On Saturday, Audette notched his second hat-trick of the season – including the game-winner – and three helpers, then followed with another goal and three assists on Sunday. He currently ranks second on the Nordiques in scoring with 24g-17a-31pts in 15 games.

2nd Star: Tami Merilainen, D, Northeast Generals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Steven Gerbis, F, Northeast Generals

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Luke Hartge - Yellowstone Quake

Luke Hartge

After being held pointless through the first three games of the season, Hartge has erupted for points in seven of eight contests since then, posting 19g-1a-20pts in that span. On Friday, his offensive efforts hit a new high, as Hartge rattled off each of his team’s SEVEN goals in an 8-7 loss. He then responded on Saturday, tallying a hat-trick to lead his team to a 7-4 win. The Naperville Sabres alum now ranks tied for second among all NA3HLers in goals with 19, four behind Binghamton’s Zach Bell.

2nd Star: Jens Juliussen, F, Great Falls Americans

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jacob Kindestin, G, Yellowstone Quake – Viktor Wennberg, G, Great Falls Americans

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Jeff Zero - Binghamton Junior Senators

Jeff Zero

The Jr. Senators have ripped through the majority of their competition this season, and boasting Zero between the pipes has been a crucial part of their success. The netminder was in fine form on the weekend, winning each of his two starts to stay perfect on the year. The Gouldsboro, PA native stopped a total of 62 of 64 shots in that span, shutting out the Kings in Friday’s contest and limiting them to just two goals on 35 shots on Sunday. Zero has posted a .907 save percentage or higher in all but one of his starts during the campaign, and ranks second among goaltenders with five or more starts with a 1.89 GAA.

2nd Star: None

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

South Star of the Week: Bryce Runyan - Texas Brahmas

Bryce Runyan

The Brahmas and Mid Cities Jr. Stars faced off twice this week in a clash of titans atop the South Division, with Texas snatching wins in both matchups thanks to some stout goaltending by Runyan. In five starts this season prior to this week’s action, Runyan boasted four wins and a .919 save percentage or better in each victory. He kept the strong performances rolling with 57 saves on 61 shots across the two rivalry contests, limiting the the Jr. Stars to two goals in each game. Only the Brahmas and Louisiana Drillers have managed to hold the Jr. Stars’ offense to two goals or fewer this season, making Runyan’s back-to-back showings even more impressive.

2nd Star: Riley Sloane, F, Louisiana Drillers

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

 

West Star of the Week: Hunter Schwehr - Granite City Lumberjacks

Hunter Schwehr

After seeing his season-opening six-game point streak snapped on Oct. 20 against Wisconsin, Schwehr responded with a pair of multi-point outings on the weekend. Friday saw the Greenville, WI native put up the game-winning goal and two helpers in a 5-2 win over Willmar. Schwehr then netted the game-winner once again on Saturday, and added three assists in a 7-2 victory over the Warhawks. The Lumberjacks’ second-leading scorer has now notched 4g-13a-17pts as the team continues to battle Rochester for the top spot in the West Division.

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

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Zack DeBoom, F, Granite City Lumberjacks – Cameron Fagerlee, F, North Iowa Bulls – Ville Hyttinen, G, Alexandria Blizzard – Caleb Strong, F, Alexandria Blizzard

 

Stars of the Week Week of October 24, 2018sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Tristan Trudel - Peoria Mustangs

Tristan Trudel

As Peoria nabbed three out of four possible points from a weekend doubleheader against division rival St. Louis, Trudel stood out with multiple points in each contest. In Friday’s 5-4 OT loss, Trudel posted a pair of helpers, including the primary assist on Blake Finley’s tying effort with just 25 seconds remaining. Saturday’s 3-2 SO win featured more of the same production from the Dunlap, IL native, as he factored in on both Peoria regulation goals, scoring one and assisting on the other. Trudel now boasts points in each of his last five outings, potting 5g-6a-11pts in that span. 

2nd Star: Noah Brandau, G, Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Benjamin Cope, D, Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts – Hunter Muzzillo, D, St. Louis Jr. Blues – Trevor Smith, G, Peoria Mustangs – Jacob Wiethaupt, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Tyler Rudek - Northeast Generals

Tyler Rudek

The Generals had themselves quite the weekend, handing the L/A Nordiques their first loss in 13 games to start the season on Friday and notching another W over Cape Cod on Saturday. Rudek figured as a standout playmaker in both contests, scoring once and setting up a whopping four other tallies in Friday’s 7-2 win over L/A, before following that showing up with a pair of goals and three helpers in Saturday’s 10-5 victory. Rudek has recorded at least a point in every game played so far this season, and has now notched three consecutive five-point efforts.

2nd Star: Cade Lambdin, F, Long Beach Sharks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Thad Marcola, F, Northeast Generals – Dino Mukovoz, F, Long Beach Sharks

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Mikael Levokari - Bozeman Icedogs

Mikael Levokari

Entering the weekend on a four-game skid, Levokari and the Icedogs got off on the right foot with a 5-0 shutout win over Butte on Friday, followed by an 8-2 defeat of Yellowstone on Saturday. Levokari starred in each contest, facing down 22 of 22 pucks on Friday and 18 of 20 in Saturday’s win. The native of Finland has posted a .900 save percentage or above in four of his five starts this year, and allowed one goal or fewer in three.

2nd Star: Dominic Canic, F, Bozeman Icedogs

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Colin Burgess - Oswego Stampede

Colin Burgess

Despite starting the two of three games last week that Oswego did not win, Burgess’ performances were second to none. On Friday, Burgess turned aside a whopping 55 of 58 shots in a 3-2 OT loss to Binghamton – just the third time that the high-flying Senators have failed to score more than three times in 14 games this season. On Sunday, he helped the Stampede force another overtime with 28 saves on 29 shots in a 2-1 SO loss to Skylands. With a .948 and .966 save percentage in last week’s respective outings and a two-game total of 83 saves on 87 shots, Burgess now boasts seven of nine total starts with a .910 save percentage or higher.

2nd Star: Zach Bell, F, Binghamton Jr. Senators

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Trevor Christopher, D, Skylands Kings – Wade Moak, F, Oswego Stampede – Jacob Robertson, D, Niagara Falls Powerhawks – Zakary Sparks, F, Skylands Kings

 

South Star of the Week: Michael Redmon - Texas Brahmas

Michael Redmon

The Brahmas continue to tussle with Mid Cities atop the South division, and a pair of crucial wins over College Station have them just two points behind the 10-2-0-0 Stars. Redmon led the way for the surging Brahmas last week, starting off the weekend set with a goal and an assist in a 5-0 shutout of the Spirit. The Ann Arbor, MI native then helped Texas explode for a 17-2 win on Saturday, lighting the lamp twice and setting up another quartet of tallies to bring his weekend total to 3g-5a-8pts. Redmon now boasts four straight multi-point outings and has notched at least a point in each of his 11 games played this season, scoring in eight of those.

2nd Star: Samuli Aarinen, G, Louisiana Drillers

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Stephen Guadalajara, D, Mid Cities Jr. Stars - Josh Linn, F, Mid Cities Jr. Stars

 

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

Ryan Pogue

After notching just five points in his first six games, Pogue kicked off his weekend with a bang, notching four goals and an assist in a 17-1 win over Wisconsin on Friday and scoring again in Sunday’s 8-0 win, also over the Whalers. In just two games, the Bemidji, MN native more than doubled his season-long point total and helped his team to a pair of key victories. Pogue also posted a +5 across the two contests, and has featured as a plus-player in six of eight outings in the 2018-19 campaign.

2nd Star: Brendan Studioso, F, North Iowa Bulls

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jimmy McDermott, F, North Iowa Bulls – Bailey Sommers, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

 

Stars of the Week Week of October 17, 2018sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Thomas Magnavite - Coulee Region Chill

Thomas Magnavite

Coulee Region notched a pair of crucial wins last week as they look to gain ground in the Central Division race, and Magnavite’s back-to-back hat-tricks were a main catalyst for the team’s success. The Chicago native posted two assists to accompany his three tallies in Friday’s 10-1 win over Wausau, then followed it up with another triple and a helper on Saturday, putting forth a strong 6g-3a-9pts in his two-game debut last weekend. Magnavite has already climbed up to third in scoring amongst Chill skaters despite not playing in three of their five outings thus far. 

2nd Star: Matthew Griffin, G, St. Louis Jr. Blues

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Chuck Bay, F, Milwaukee Power – Logan Geisness, F, Milwaukee Power – Dante Jones, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues – Brady Lindauer, F, Coulee Region Chill – Jack Radley, F, Peoria Mustangs – Trevor Smith, G, Peoria Mustangs

 

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Marc Faia - Northeast Generals

Marc Faia

After earning Coastal Division Star of the Week honors for his exploits in week five, Faia continued his outstanding play to become the first player in 2018-19 to receive the award in back-to-back weeks. The forward tallied multiple points in each of Northeast’s three contests, posting two goals and two assists in each of the first two outings before capping off his stellar week with another goal and two helpers on Sunday to take over the league scoring lead with 10g-22a-32pts in just 11 games. Faia has recorded at least one point in each game this season — bagging at least a goal per game in his last five — and has only failed to light the lamp in three of those 11 affairs. 

2nd Star: Colby Audette, F, L/A Nordiques

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Thaddeus Marcola, F, Northeast Generals

 

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Luke Hartge - Yellowstone Quake

Luke Hartge

As his team sought its first win of the campaign last week, Hartge stepped up to lead the way with two markers and an assist in Friday’s 6-5 win over Butte as the Quake added a “1” to the “W” column. The Naperville, IL native starred again in the rematch, notching a hat-trick in a tense 8-7 OT loss to the Cobras. After being held off the scoresheet through three games, Hartge has hit his stride with 8g-1a-9pts in his last four outings. 

2nd Star: Payton McSharry, F, Great Falls Americans

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Nick Castro, F, Yellowstone Quake – Valary Dietz, D, Helena Bighorns – Jens Juliussen, F, Great Falls Americans – Kaden Lindberg, F, Helena Bighorns

 

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Steven Ford - Skylands Kings

Steven Ford

Boasting points in seven of his nine games this season, Ford stood tall for Skylands last week’s split with the Long Beach Sharks. The Kings’ co-leading scorer nabbed a goal and an assist on Saturday, a 5-4 win, before striking once again and posting another pair of helpers in Sunday’s loss. Ford has posted multiple points in six consecutive contests dating back to Sept. 29, recording three or more points in four of those showings. 

2nd Star: Greg Simmons, F, Binghamton Jr. Senators

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Trevor Christopher, D, Skylands Kings

 

 

South Star of the Week: Francisco Clark-Silva - Mid Cities Jr. Stars

Francisco Clark-Silva

Mid Cities’ rapid ascent to the top of the South Division standings has been fueled by a run of five consecutive wins over rival Atlanta, and Clark-Silva was a rock between the pipes during two of the three victories last week. The Boulder, CO native turned aside 23 of 25 pucks on Friday for a .920 save percentage — his highest of the year excluding shutouts — before stonewalling all 24 Capitals shots on Saturday to seal the win for the Jr. Stars. Clark-Silva has won six of his seven starts on the young season — good for a share of second among all goaltenders — and boasts a .911 save percentage in that seven-game span. 

2nd Star: Tyler Blanchard, F, Texas Brahmas

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jack Cooper, F, Texas Brahmas – Ryan Muckensturm, F, Mid Cities Jr. Stars

 

 

West Star of the Week: Matthew DeRosa - Rochester Grizzlies

Matthew DeRosa

With points in two straight heading into the week, DeRosa continued to heat up as he extended his streak to four consecutive outings. The forward notched a goal and an assist in a crucial 5-2 win over Breezy Point on Friday, but his crowning moment came in the following contest. DeRosa found twine twice in regulation time during see-saw affair that featured a pair of late goals by the North Stars to force overtime, then netted the game-winner just a minute and a half into the fourth frame to cap off his first hat-trick of the year and help the Grizzlies to a weekend sweep. DeRosa has skated into third in scoring amongst Rochester skaters with 4g-4a-8pts in his last four outings. 

2nd Star: Zack DeBoom, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jacob Berkowitz, F, Breezy Point North Stars – James Curran, D, Breezy Point North Stars – Matt Dahlseide, F, North Iowa Bulls – Jordan Olson, D, Granite City Lumberjacks – Harrison Stewart, D, North Iowa Bulls

 

 

Stars of the Week Week of October 10, 2018sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Sam Hanson - Wisconsin Whalers

Sam Hanson

Wisconsin’s leading scorer was in fine form on the weekend, putting up a scorching 19 points in three games. Hanson boasts points in each of his five games played this season, totaling four points in two games prior to his outburst last weekend. On Friday, Hanson lit up the ice with a pair of goals and six assists to go with a whopping +7 rating, before following that showing up with a hat-trick and four helpers on Saturday. Hanson capped off his weekend with another two goals and two assists on Sunday.

2nd Star: Kody Kifer, F, Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Chuck Bay, F, Milwaukee Power – Will Baginski, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues – Benjamin Cope, D, Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts – Anthony Fortin, F, Wisconsin Whalers – Zach Lodes, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Marc Faia - Northeast Generals

Marc Faia

A model of consistency throughout the young season, Faia starred in the Generals’ three games last week. The Everett, MA native notched four helpers in a 10-2 win on Friday – his second four-point effort in two games. He followed that performance up in Saturday’s 8-4 loss, factoring in on each of his team’s tallies with a goal and three assists. In Sunday’s 8-3 defeat, Faia tallied a goal and an assist, and continues to lead all Generals skaters with 5g-16a-21pts in the young season.

2nd Star: Colby Audette, F, L/A Nordiques

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tyler Rudek, F, Northeast Generals

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Vadim Zubkov - Missoula Junior Bruins

Vadim Zubkov

With nine points in last week’s two games, and 16 total in his last five outings, Zubkov has broken out in a big way for the Bruins. The Raduzhny, RUS native bagged his first hat-trick of the season and added a helper on Sunday, after a solid showing with a goal and four assists on Saturday. Zubkov has also logged a +10 rating across his last four games, registering a +2 or higher in each contest.

2nd Star: Trent Cowden, D, Great Falls Americans

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ricards Groskopss, D, Helena Bighorns – Hayden Seitz, F, Helena Bighorns – Keith Zobel, F, Missoula Jr. Bruins

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Zach Bell - Binghamton Junior Senators

Zach Bell

Binghamton has blitzed through opponents at the start of the 2018-19 campaign on the back of several key contributors, with one of those, Bell, making the most of his time to shine last week. Bell kicked off the weekend with four goals in the Senators’ 8-4 win over Northeast, before adding another goal and three assists in an 8-3 victory on Sunday. Bell now trails only Elliot Plourde of Helena in goals with 13 on the year, one behind Plourde’s 14.

2nd Star: Elijah Morris, D, Oswego Stampede

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Trevor Christopher, D, Skylands Kings – Mark Mannarn, F, Oswego Stampede – Dylan Saccone, F, Skylands Kings

 

South Star of the Week: Matej Palfy - Texas Brahmas

Matej Palfy

It was a tense trio of games for Texas last week as they took on the stout Louisiana Drillers, and the Brahmas managed to take points from all three contests thanks to performances like that of Palfy. The Kosice, SVK native defenseman found his offensive game after four games without a point to start the season, notching a goal and an assist on Friday, a 5-4 OT loss. Palfy then led Texas’ resurgence on Saturday, notching two goals and an assist en route to a 4-2 win. The blueliner managed an assist in Sunday’s finale, a 6-5 SO loss, and ended the weekend with a +1 rating amongst the plethora of goals on both sides.

2nd Star: Blake Siewertsen, F, Louisiana Drillers

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Francisco Clark-Silva, G, Mid Cities Jr. Stars – Jack Cooper, F, Texas Brahmas – Josh Linn, F, Mid Cities Jr. Stars – Viacheslav Nilov, F, Louisiana Drillers

 

West Star of the Week: Vladislav Sorokin - Rochester Grizzlies

Vladislav Sorokin

Sorokin has featured heavily in Rochester’s attack so far this season, but his goal-scoring hit a new level as the forward notched back-to-back hat-tricks on Friday and Saturday. Friday’s 5-0 shutout win over Willmar featured Sorokin’s first multi-goal of the campaign, as the St. Petersburg, RUS native bagged a power-play tally and the game-winner. Saturday saw another triple from Sorokin as the Grizzlies skated to a 7-1 victory. Sorokin ended the weekend with a +5 rating and moved into a tie with Richard Szabo atop the Rochester scoring race with 7g-4a-11pts in five games this season.

2nd Star: Dysen Skinner, G, North Iowa Bulls

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Noah Bissett, F, Granite City Lumberjacks – Joey Petronack, D, North Iowa Bulls – Bailey Sommers, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

 

Stars of the Week Week of October 3, 2018sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Aaron Dickstein - Milwaukee Power

Aaron Dickstein

As the Power continue their undefeated start to their first NA3HL season, so too does goaltender Aaron Dickstein, who has backstopped Milwaukee to each of its seven consecutive wins in 2018-19. Dickstein starred in last week’s contest with 29 saves on 30 shots, posting a .967 save percentage — the fourth time in seven starts that he has recorded a save percentage of .962 or higher. 

 

2nd Star: Kody Kifer, F, Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ivan Bilyy, F, Milwaukee Power - Tyler Dorion, G, Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts - Blake Finley, D, Peoria Mustangs - Luke Hefty, D, Wisconsin Whalers - Cody Layne, D, Peoria Mustangs - Kai Tomita, G, Wisconsin Whalers

 

Coastal Star of the Week: JP Chauvin - L/A Nordiques

JP Chauvin

Chauvin was a model of consistency with his playmaking during L/A’s three games last week, notching multiple points in each contest to help the Nordiques maintain their perfect record through the first eight outings. Chauvin nabbed a pair of assists in the 5-2 win over Northeast, a goal and another two assists in a 9-1 victory over Maine and finally, two more helpers to lift the Nordiques over the Generals once more in a 7-6 shootout affair to bring his three-game total to 1g-6a-7pts last week.

 

2nd Star: Cole Therrien, D, Cape Cod Islanders

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Thaddeus Marcola, F, Northeast Generals - Tyler Rudek, F, Northeast Generals - Joshua Sanchez, F, L/A Nordiques

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Misha Akatnov - Missoula Junior Bruins

Misha Akatnov

Despite last week’s two games marking just his first two appearances for Missoula thus far, Akatnov hit the ground running in a big way. The Tyumen, RUS native posted a hat-trick and two assists in his first skate, a 6-5 win over Gillette, then followed it up with another two goals — including the OT game-winner — and an assist in the Jr. Bruins’ 4-3 overtime win again over the Wild. In just two games, Akatnov has moved into third in team scoring with eight points.

 

2nd Star: Darren Donovan, F, Helena Bighorns

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Connor Frye, D, Missoula Jr. Bruins - Justin Sullivan, D, Helena Bighorns

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Steven Ford - Skylands Kings

Steven Ford

Ford was held pointless through his first two outings of the season, but broke out with points in each of Skylands’ three games last week. The forward posted an assist in the Kings’ 7-4 loss to Binghamton on Friday, then notched his first multi-point effort of the season with a goal and an assist in an 8-7 defeat at the hands of Oswego on Saturday. Ford and the Kings finished the week in style, with the Dallas native notching a hat-trick and an assist to help Skylands to its first win in 2018-19 — a 5-4 decision over Oswego on Sunday. 

 

2nd Star: Elijah Morris, D, Oswego Stampede

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jake Cicalese, F, Skylands Kings - Mark Mannarn, F, Oswego Stampede

 

South Star of the Week: Seth McArdle - Mid Cities Jr. Stars

Seth McArdle

Mid Cities romped to a pair of huge wins over College Station last week, and McArdle featured in different roles throughout the offense as he lit the lamp for the first time(s) this season. During Friday’s contest, McArdle struck for three goals — including a shorthanded effort — as he led the way for his team. On Saturday, McArdle found twine once more in a 9-2 win to continue building on his early success.

 

2nd Star: Gunner Moore, D, Atlanta Capitals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jason Ladzinski, F, Atlanta Capitals - Nick Solema, F, Mid Cities Jr. Stars

 

West Star of the Week: Brett Meister - Alexandria Blizzard

Brett Meister

Meister put forth a pair of strong showings to help the Blizzard to 15-2 and 12-2 wins over Wausau on Friday and Saturday, recording his first goals of the campaign and leading all Alexandria skaters with 5g-6a-11pts through those two contests. The White Bear Lake, MN native nabbed a goal and three assists on Friday, and followed it up with a whopping four goals and three assists on Saturday to boast a team-high 12 points in four games this season. 

 

2nd Star: Richard Szabo, F, Rochester Grizzlies

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Noah Bissett, F, Granite City Lumberjacks - Jake Hessinger, F, Granite City Lumberjacks - Cole Lehmann, D, Alexandria Blizzard - Connor Poczos, G, North Iowa Bulls - Peter Verstegen, F, North Iowa Bulls

 

Stars of the Week Week of September 26, 2018sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Dante Jones - St. Louis Jr. Blues

Dante Jones

After adding three goals and an assist to his totals last week, Jones now leads the Jr. Blues with seven markers on the year — good for a share of fourth in the league. During a pair of closely-contested matchups in Granite City, Jones led the way with a goal in St. Louis’ 2-1 win in the front half of the back-to-back, then followed it up with two more and a helper during their 6-5 OT loss the next day. Jones has tallied at least one point in each of his five games played thus far, including four multi-point outings. 

 

2nd Star: Toon De Schepper, D, Coulee Region Chill

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jake Berry, D, Milwaukee Power - Benjamin Cope, D, Evansville Jr. Thunderbirds - Tyler Dorion, G, Evansville Jr. Thunderbirds - Corey Evers D, Wisconsin Whalers - Anthony Fortin, F, Wisconsin Whalers - Mikael Foucher, G, St. Louis Jr. Blues - Logan Geisness, F, Milwaukee Power - Brady Lindauer, F, Coulee Region Chill 

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Cole Ouellette - L/A Nordiques

Cole Ouellette

The Nordiques’ second-leading scorer (behind fellow nominee Joshua Sanchez) may not have lit the lamp to the extent of his peers last week, but his work as L/A’s setup man boosts him to the top spot. Oullette notched 11 of his 13 total points in three games last week, scoring once and assisting on a whopping 10 goals in that span. His starring role came during his team’s final contest of the week, a 9-1 win over Skylands in which Ouellette scored once and added five helpers to account for two thirds of the Nordiques’ nine strikes. 

 

2nd Star: Ryan Cortez, G, Long Beach Sharks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Colin Day, D, Northeast Generals - Dylan Demers, D, Maine Wild - Marc Faia, F, Northeast Generals - William Godbout, D, Maine Wild - Michael Lempiainen, F, New England Stars - Dino Mukovoz, F, Long Beach Sharks - Joshua Sanchez, F, L/A Nordiques

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Coleman Varty - Gillette Wild

Coleman Varty

With a pair of goals and six assists in his two games last week, Varty skyrocketed into the top-10 points leaders in the NA3HL, holding a share of fifth with 3g-9a-12pts. Varty broke out in a big way during Gillette’s opening game of last week against Missoula, a 7-4 win which saw the the Pierre, SD native notch two goals and four assists. The Wild’s leading scorer wasn’t done there, however, as he followed up that showing with a two-assist performance in Gillette’s 3-1 win over Missoula the following day. With 12 points in just four games already, the Wild captain looks set to surpass last season’s 24 points in 47 outings in short order.

 

2nd Star: Drew Scites, G, Great Falls Americans

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Michael Allman, G, Yellowstone Quake - John Bannon, F, Missoula Jr. Bruins - Connor Frye, D, Missoula Jr. Bruins - Devin Hofmann, F, Bozeman Icedogs - Henry Kipper, D, Helena Bighorns - Hazen McKay, F, Bozeman Icedogs - Payton McSharry, F, Great Falls Americans - Nicholas Noel, F, Helena Bighorns

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Marcus Cook - Binghamton Junior Senators

Marcus Cook

As Binghamton continues its rampage through the Northeast Division, its players continue to rack up the points. Cook starred for the Jr. Senators this week with four goals and an assist in two games, including a hat trick on Saturday. Cook now ranks tied for second in goals amongst the high-high-scoring Senators with seven markers this season, which gives him a share of fourth in the league. The Bear, DE native has tallied points in each game thus far, posting at least three points in three of the four games he’s played. 

 

2nd Star: Tom Fornabia, G, Skylands Kings

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Khole Hibbert, F, Skylands Kings

 

South Star of the Week: Blake Siewertsen - Louisiana Drillers

Blake Siewertsen

After putting forth a respectable two goals in two games to start the season, Siewertsen exploded for 4g-5a-9pts in two games last week and now shares the scoring lead amongst Drillers skaters. Siewertsen particularly stood out in Louisiana’s 12-1 win over College Station on Saturday, as the forward notched 3g-3a-6pts in the contest. He followed that showing up with another goal and two assists in the 9-1 victory again over the Spirit on Sunday.

 

2nd Star: Michael Redmon, F, Texas Brahmas

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Viacheslav Nilov, F, Louisiana Drillers

 

West Star of the Week: Brendan Studioso - North Iowa Bulls

Brendan Studioso

Studioso notched his first two goals of the season — including the game-winning tally — during North Iowa’s 7-2 win over Breezy Point on Friday, then carried his strong play into Saturday’s 5-1 win over New Ulm with a pair of assists. The Mulkilteo, WA native shares the team lead in points after his breakout week, which saw him more than triple his point total from his first two outings this season.

 

2nd Star: Zack DeBoom, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Daymin Dodge, F, Granite City Lumberjacks - Cameron Fagerlee, F, North Iowa Bulls - Peyton Hart, F, Rochester Grizzlies - Lucas Newman, F, Rochester Grizzlies

 

Stars of the Week Week of September 19, 2018sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Jake Faulkner - St. Louis Jr. Blues

Jake Faulkner

The Blues’ star blueliner kicked off his campaign in style, netting 3g-6a-9pts and becoming the NA3HL’s highest-scoring defenseman in 2018-19 as his team opened up their slate of games with a three-game sweep of Evansville. Faulkner chipped in two goals and two assists in the first contest, a 16-0 rout, then followed it up with another multi-point effort in game two, notching three assists in a 6-0 win. He closed out his week with a goal and an assist in the Blues’ 11-0 win on Sunday. 

 

2nd Star: Aaron Dickstein, G, Milwaukee Power

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Noah Brandau, G, Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts - Tyler Dorion, G, Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts - James Lowry, F, Wisconsin Whalers - Matthew Monreal, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues - Tanner Mros, F, Wisconsin Whalers - Ryan Payne, D, Milwaukee Power - Trevor Smith, G, Peoria Mustangs - Tristan Trudel, F, Peoria Mustangs 

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Cade Lambdin - Long Beach Sharks

Cade Lambdin

The NA3HL’s second-leading point-getter came flying out of the gates in Long Beach’s opening two contests of 2018-19. In the Sharks’ 5-2 win over Cape Cod on Friday, Lambdin netted a goal and three assists. He followed that performance up with another strong showing, striking for four goals and two assists in Saturday’s contest to bring his weekend and season-to-date total to 5g-5a-10pts in just two games. 

 

2nd Star: John Driscoll, G, Northeast Generals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Chandler Bilodeau, F, Maine Wild - Thaddeus Marcola, F, Northeast Generals 

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Lindros Beard - Great Falls Americans

Lindros Beard

Beard posted an assist on the Americans’ game-winning goal in a 3-2 victory over Yellowstone on Friday night, then followed it up with a four-goal romp in their rematch the next day, tying the league high for individual goals in a game. The Copperton, UT native boasts three power-play markers on the year — all scored in that four-goal game on Saturday — which leads the league and marks the most single-game PPG scored by one player this season.

 

2nd Star: Hazen McKay, F, Bozeman Icedogs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): John Bannon, F, Missoula Jr. Bruins - Darren Donovan, F, Helena Bighorns - Austin Leadbetter, F, Missoula Jr. Bruins - Braxton Lorenz, D, Great Falls Americans - Elliott Plourde, F, Helena Bighorns

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Eric Melso - Binghamton Junior Senators

Eric Melso

Much like his Coastal division counterpart Lambdin, Eric Melso got off to a hot start during his teams’ first two games of the season. Melso found twine four times and added four helpers during Friday’s game, and posted a +8 rating in Binghamton’s 16-2 win. Saturday featured more of the same, with Melso bagging a hat-trick and two assists in a 16-1 victory. Melso currently paces all skaters in both goals and points, and his eight-point outing on Friday is the most tallied by one player in a single game this season.

 

2nd Star: Ben White, G, Oswego Stampede

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tommy Kilway, F, Oswego Stampede - Josh Mitchell, G, Niagara Falls Powerhawks

 

South Star of the Week: Jason Ladzinski - Atlanta Capitals

Jason Ladzinski

The Atlanta Capitals kicked off their campaign with a trio of impressive wins over the College Station Spirit, and their leading scorer, Jason Ladzinski, led the pack with two or more points in each contest. The Norcross, GA native recorded two assists in the opening outing on Friday, then broke out with a shorthanded goal and three assists the next day. He ended the weekend with a pair of goals and an assist in Atlanta’s third game, and currently ranks tied for fourth in points among NA3HL skaters. 

 

2nd Star: Mitch Dolese, F, Louisiana Drillers

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tucker Alspaugh, D, Louisiana Drillers - Josh Linn, F, Mid Cities Jr. Stars - Gunner Moore, D, Atlanta Capitals

 

West Star of the Week: Grant Troumbly - Granite City Lumberjacks

Grant Troumbly

The Lumberjacks have only taken the ice once this season, but Troumbly made his mark quickly. The Bovey, MN native potted a hat-trick — including the game-winning goal — and added an assist in Granite City’s opening win over the Rochester Grizzlies. 

 

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

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jordan Olson, D, Granite City Lumberjacks - Val Popowski, D, Alexandria Blizzard - Peter Verstegen, F, North Iowa Bulls

 

Stars of the Week Week of September 12, 2018sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Ben Beversdorf - Milwaukee Power

Ben Beversdorf
Beversdorf bagged a pair of goals, including a power-play marker, in Milwaukee’s inaugural NA3HL contest against Peoria, a 4-3 victory for the Power. The Hartland, Wisconsin, native then posted a goal and a helper in the second half of Milwaukee’s back-to-back against Peoria, which the Power won 6-3 to stay perfect in the young campaign. Beversdorf currently paces the Power with 3g-1a-4pts in two games.  
 
2nd Star: Jaycob Bland, F, Peoria Mustangs
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Maris Graudins, F, Milwaukee Power
 
 

Coastal Star of the Week: Noah Carlock - Long Beach Sharks

Noah Carlock
Carlock picked up right where he left off last season, nabbing the game-winning goal and an assist in Long Beach’s opening outing against the Maine Wild. The Sharks’ second-leading scorer during the 2017-18 campaign, Carlock continued his strong play into Long Beach’s second game of the weekend, also against Maine, posting a pair of helpers in his team’s 5-2 victory. 
 
2nd Star: Luke Church, F, Maine Wild
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Dino Mukovoz, F, Long Beach Sharks
 

Frontier Star of the Week: Kaden Lindberg - Helena Bighorns

Kaden Lindberg
Lindberg was the only Helena player to record multi-point efforts in each of the Bighorns’ two outings last weekend. The Helena native netted a power-play tally and an assist in the Bighorns’ opening win over the Butte Cobras, and followed that performance up with another strike on the man-advantage in their following game against Missoula, adding another two assists in that 5-2 win over the Jr. Bruins as well. 
 
2nd Star: Jack Olson, F, Great Falls Americans
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Nicholas Noel, F, Helena Bighorns - Drew Scites, G, Great Falls Americans
 

Northeast Star of the Week: No Award

 

South Star of the Week: No Award

 

West Star of the Week: No Award

 
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