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Stars of the Week Week of March 15, 2017sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Tyler Bump - North Iowa Bulls

Tyler Bump

With a goal scored in each game against Peoria, and a hat trick on Sunday against La Crosse, 19-year-old Tyler Bump made his presence known on the score sheet. The Prior Lake, MN native had five goals in a +3 weekend performance for North Iowa. “Tyler has been a very consistent player for us since his arrival.  He is currently averaging a goal a game through a very tough portion of our schedule,” said Assistant Coach Kevin Murdock.

2nd Star: Hunter Dolan, forward, La Crosse Freeze

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Josh Arnold, forward, North Iowa Bulls – JP Eykyn, La Crosse Freeze – Drew Schenkenberg, goaltender, Rochester Ice Hawks – Matthew Shupert, forward, Rochester Ice Hawks

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Tyler Rudek - Northeast Generals

Tyler Rudek

Needing two wins to make the playoffs for the first time in franchise history, Tyler Rudek helped the Generals lock up their spot in the playoffs this weekend. The 19-year-old Woonsocket, RI native had two goals and three assists in a +5 weekend for Northeast, pushing the team to seal their wins. “Tyler has been great for us all year.  He has been forced to play all 5 positions this season.  His flexibility moving between forward and defense has been a huge asset to the team.  Playing forward this weekend he came up huge as usual.  Tyler is a great kid that works extremely hard,” said General Manager Bryan Erikson.

2nd Star: Billy Hickey, defenseman, Northeast Generals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): none

 

East Star of the Week: Austin Martz - Pittsburgh Vengeance

Austin Martz

Shaler, PA native Austin Martz grabbed five points in Pittsburgh’s final games to help the Vengeance earn a two-win weekend. The 19-year-old had four goals (one game-winner, one penalty shot goal), an assist, and a +2 performance to wrap up the regular season. “Martz competes to his highest level at all times. He plays tough in the hard areas of the rink,” said General Manager and Head Coach David Dorsey.

2nd Star: Louis Boudon, forward, Metro Jets

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Dom Glavach, forward, Pittsburgh Vengeance – Ben Hamilton, defenseman, Toldeo Cherokee – Connor Inger, forward, Metro Jets – Roman Malkov, goaltender, Toldeo Cherokee – Jacob Zab, goaltender, Pittsburgh Vengeance

 

Frontier Star of the Week: No Award

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Andrew Froese - St. Louis Jr. Blues

Andrew Froese

Defenseman Andrew Froese stepped up from the blue line in a two-win weekend for the St. Louis Jr. Blues. The Traverse City, MI native scored two goals and grabbed two assists during the weekend. The 19-year-old was +3 through both games.

2nd Star: Cameron Sangster, forward, Cincinnati Thunder
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): James Frantz, forward, Cincinnati Thunder – Ryan Reader, defenseman, St. Louis Jr. Blues – Tim Sizemore, forward, Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts 

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Ian Stahl - Roc City Royals

Ian Stahl

With a “win-and-in” playoff implication on the line, Roc City’s veteran goaltender Ian Stahl made 45 perfect saves to send the team into the post season. The Rochester, NY native finished the season with a perfect save percentage and zero goals against, due to his effort in the shutout performance.  “The boys made my last regular season junior hockey game one to remember. I couldn't have asked to play with a better group of guys this entire year. The Royals proved that we don't run away from challenges, we run over them as a team,” said Stahl.

2nd Star: Brandon Corey, forward, Roc City Royals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): none

 

South Star of the Week: Tyler Myers - Texas Jr. Brahmas

Tyler Myers

Thornton, CO native Tyler Myers stood tall in net to finish out the Jr. Brahmas’ regular season schedule. The 19-year-old had two shutouts in three games this weekend, making 82 saves on 83 total shots. Myers had a save percentage of .988 through the three-game weekend. “Tyler Myers came up huge for us this weekend.  He posted 2 shutouts and a .988 safe percentage, proving that he was on top of his game when we were off a bit offensively,” said Head Coach Michael Hill.

2nd Star: Davis Van Gemerden, forward, Louisiana Drillers

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jacob Berry, defenseman, Texas Jr. Brahmas – Nolan Bivolcic, goaltender, Atlanta Capitals – TJ Delaney, forward, Euless Jr. Stars – Anton Minaev, forward, Atlanta Capitals – Niki Raiskio, defenseman, Atlanta Capitals – Tristan Wilson, forward, Euless Jr. Stars

 

West Star of the Week: Riley Meyer - Alexandria Blizzard

Riley Meyer

Alexandria forward Riley Meyer finished out the regular season with a five-point performance over the weekend. The 19-year-old from Carver, MN had three goals (one on the power play) and two assists for the Blizzard. “Riley had a great weekend for us this past weekend.  He was very solid on the power play, and was able to score some huge goals for us leading into the playoffs,” said Head Coach Jeff Crouse.

2nd Star: Austin Langworthy, forward, Breezy Point North Stars

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Magnus Linde, goaltender, Breezy Point North Stars

 

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Central Star of the Week: Tyler Briley - La Crosse Freeze

Tyler Briley

18-year-old Alaska native, Tyler Briley put up 11 points over a three games weekend, which included seven goals, four assists and a +11 performance. Briley and the Freeze had three wins this weekend, counting one shutout win. “Tyler had a great weekend for us.  He was able to find open areas and his linemates did a great job of finding him.  Tyler is starting to find the net with more consistency and it's a good sign heading into playoffs,” said Head Coach and General Manager Rob Hodnicki.

2nd Star: Shane Bermharson, defenseman, North Iowa Bulls
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Owen Larson, forward, North Iowa Bulls – Lukas Motloch, forward, La Crosse Freeze 

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Matt Hinckley - Cape Cod Islanders

Matt Hinckley

Matt Hinckley of the Cape Cod Islanders totaled four points this past weekend including a power play goal and three assists. The 18-year-old from Massachusetts had a +2 and +3 performance in the Islanders’ two wins over the Wild. “Matt played two great games this weekend. He was strong in our d-zone, and contributed to the offense. He was a key performer in our weekend sweep, helping to lock us into a playoff spot,” said General Manager Dan Hodge.

2nd Star: Cole Therrien, defenseman, Cape Cod Islanders
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): none

 

East Star of the Week: Connor Inger - Metro Jets

Connor Inger

With three goals and three assists in a two game weekend series, 18-year-old Connor Inger is this week’s NA3HL East Division Star of the Week. Contributing to the Jets two wins, Inger had a +7 performance, along with three goals and three assists. “Connor has been playing hard on both sides of the puck. Since adding him to that line with Telly and Louis, the three of them have had big games lately for our club.  They will need to continue their ways in playoffs and be a threat every time they step on the ice,” said Head Coach and General Manager Justin Quenneville.

2nd Star: Ben Hamilton, defenseman, Toledo Cherokee
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Louis Boudon, forward, Metro Jets – Ricky Kwapich, forward, Toledo Cherokee 

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Kole Kalisch - Bozeman Icedogs

Kole Kalisch

Kole Kalisch, 19-year-old Minnesota native, had a total of six points over a two-game series this weekend, including four goals and two assists. On Friday night against Billings, Kalisch had four goals out of the six total points on the scoreboard for the Icedogs, as well as a +4 performance rating. “Kole had a very good weekend this weekend by totaling six points in two games. We are going to need that production throughout the playoffs, and Kole certainly is capable of being a big part of a playoff run,” said Head Coach Mark Vichorek.

2nd Star: Reed Kelly, forward, Yellowstone Quake
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Payton McSharry, forward, Great Falls Americans – Nick Ottenbacher, goaltender, Yellowstone Quake – Logan Parsley, defenseman, Great Falls Americans 

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Cobin Sanborn - Cincinnati Thunder

Cobin Sanborn

West Virginia’s Cobin Sanborn, is this week’s Midwest Division Star. The 21-year-old contributed to half of the Thunders’ 10-point shutout on Friday night with two goals, including the game-winner, and three assists. Sanborn and the Thunder won both games against Evansville this past weekend, including one shutout win and 4-3 victory. “Cobin had a huge weekend offensively for us.  He has had a season where he's been consistently dangerous offensively, but hasn't always got the bounces.  I was glad to see him get rewarded with big numbers this week,” said Head Coach Ryan Colville.

2nd Star: Kyle Nikles, defenseman, Nashville Jr. Predators
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Trent Kulczyk, forward, Nashville Jr. Predators – Daniil Ovchinnikov, forward, St. Louis Jr. Blues – Sawyer Schmidt, goaltender, St. Louis Jr. Blues – Jake Ustorf, forward, Cincinnati Thunder

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Evan Barghout - Skylands Kings

Evan Barghout

In his final appearance of his junior year, 20-year-old Evan Barghout finished the year with to two wins, one being a shutout. Originally from Massachusetts, the Skylands goaltender had a .952 SV% in his two games, only allowing three goals. “Evan finished off his junior career in style. He dominated in both games he played in and gave us every chance to win both games. For Evan, the second half of the season was very impressive. He stuck with it all year and continued to put forth a solid effort; as a result, he finishes his junior career with a shutout. As a coaching staff, we couldn't be happier for the kid,” said Head Coach Patrick Choules.

2nd Star: Salvatore Lauretta, goaltender, Binghamton Junior Senators
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Steven Ford, forward, Skylands Kings – Craig Garrigan, forward, Skylands Kings – Adam Partridge, goaltender, Lockport Express – Gibson Stuart, defenseman, Lockport Express – Chace Woods, forward, Lockport Express

 

South Star of the Week: Ivan Mikhailov - Atlanta Capitals

Ivan Mikhailov

Putting up a total of seven points, including a goal and six assists in three games, Ivan Mikhailov is named South Division Star of the Week. Hailing from Vladivostok, Russia, the 20-year-old assisted with three wins, with +5 and +2 performances. “Ivan's production this week was great. His play continues to improve each week,” said Head Coach Jason Smith.

2nd Star: Anthony D’Aloisio, goaltender, Texas Jr. Brahmas
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Boomer Miller, forward, Atlanta Capitals – Kyle Torgerson, forward, Texas Jr. Brahmas – Phil Zbell, forward, Point Mallard Ducks

 

West Star of the Week: Kyle Wendorf - Willmar WarHawks

Kyle Wendorf

20-year-old Kyle Wendorf from Richfield, Minnesota, put up four points in the Warhawks’ two wins this weekend. Wendorf scored two goals and an assist in the third period alone against Alexandria on Saturday. Wendorf’s second goal was the game-tying goal with only 2:05 left in the game. Wendorf and his teammates made a comeback after being down by four goals with less than 10 minutes left to play, to win 6-5 in a shootout against the Blizzard. “With no playoff spot to compete for, and his college commitment already secure, Kyle still played like he had everything to play for. When we needed someone to step up, Kyle led the way by helping his team to a weekend sweep of the top 2 teams in our division,” said Head Coach Christopher Blaisuis.

2nd Star: Emil Lindfors, forward, Alexandria Blizzard
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Nathan Ackerman, defenseman, Willmar Warhawks – Nick Blanchette, forward/defenseman, Breezy Point North Stars – Keenan Lund, forward, Granite City Lumberjacks – Matt Moran, forward, Granite City Lumberjacks 

 

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Central Star of the Week: Charles Bill - Rochester Ice Hawks

Charles Bill

Minnesota native Charles Bill put up five points this past weekend, which included three goals, two assists and a +3 performance. On Friday, the 20-year-old contributed to 3 of the 4 goals scored. “Charles, had a great weekend providing offensive support to the team for the weekend. Helping secure the sweep on the weekend,” said Head Coach Eric Hofmann.

2nd Star: Drew Scites, goaltender, North Iowa Bulls

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tyler Bump, forward, North Iowa Bulls – Colby DeCarlo, forward, Rochester Ice Hawks 

 

Coastal Star of the Week: No Award

 

East Star of the Week: Joel De Simone - Pittsburgh Vengeance

Joel De Simone

Switzerland native Joel De Simone had a combined weekend SV% of .969, including a shutout win on Saturday. This 18-year-old goaltender finished the weekend with two wins and an overall total of 41 saves. “He continues to rise to the occasion when called upon,” said General Manager David Dorsey.

2nd Star: Robby Flannery, defenseman, Metro Jets

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Austin Martz, forward, Pittsburgh Vengeance – Jason Recchia, defenseman, Metro Jets – Tristin Snyder, forward, Toledo Cherokee – Alex Syring, forward, Toledo Cherokee

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Payton McSharry - Great Falls Americans

Payton McSharry

Payton McSharry, an 18-year-old, from Anchorage, Alaska had a total of five points over a two game series this weekend, including three goals (one on the power play) and two assists. Payton also had a +6 performance on Friday. “Payton was shooting the puck nonstop this weekend. He's got a good shot and we're constantly challenging him to use it more in games. It was good to see him score a few this weekend,” said Assistant Coach Erik Gatson.

2nd Star: Chad Stucker, defenseman, Billings Bulls

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Nick Battaglia, goaltender, Helena Bighorns – Valary Dietz, defenseman, Helena Bighorns – Brendan Jester, forward, Americans 

 

Midwest Star of the Week: No Award

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Nicholas Grupp - Lockport Express

Nicholas Grupp

18-year-old Nicholas Grupp of Lancaster, NY ended the weekend with five points, which included a goal and four assists. Grupp had a +11 performance through the weekend. “Nick has grown into a top pairing defenseman and it is really starting to show in his stats.  He was a horse on the back end for us,” said General Manager and Head Coach Frank Vecchio.

2nd Star: Nate Walker, forward, Syracuse Stampede

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Steven Kozikoski, goaltender, Syracuse Stampede – Andrew Logar, forward, Lockport Express – Adam Partridge, goaltender, Lockport Express

 

South Star of the Week: Hunter Bersani - Texas Jr. Brahmas

Hunter Bersani

Putting up a total of six points, including two goals (one on the power play) and four assists, Hunter Bersani earned the South Division Star of the Week title. The 18-year-old from Allen, Texas had a +7 performance through the weekend. “Bersani was named Captain prior to game and led by example,” said Head Coach Michael Hill.

2nd Star: Boomer Miller, forward, Atlanta Capitals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Dakota Davis, forward, Texas Jr. Brahmas – Nick Sleeper, defenseman, Atlanta Capitals – Samuel Solomon, goaltender, Texas Jr. Brahmas

 

West Star of the Week: Jack Cernohous - Alexandria Blizzard

Jack Cernohous

21-year-old Jack Cernohous from Hudson, Wisconsin helped the Blizzard grab five points over the past weekend, which included two goals and three assists from the blue line. Cernohous had a +4, +2 and +3 performance over the span of 3 games. “It was a huge week for the Blizzard with playoffs seeding implications. After missing a few games due to injury, Jack has come back very strong both offensivley and defensively. We have struggled to create offense from the blue line the last couple of weeks and Jacks return to the lineup sparked a more offensive effort from our defensemen as well as leading our defensive efforts this past weekend,” said Head Coach Jeff Crouse.

2nd Star: Dawson Ellingworth, forward, Alexandria Blizzard

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Braden Altena, forward, Granite City Lumberjacks – Chase DiBrari, forward, Granite City Lumberjacks 

 

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Central Star of the Week: Alec Seeger - La Crosse Freeze

Alec Seeger

La Crosse forward Alec Seeger led the way for the Freeze with a nine-point weekend. The 19-year-old forward from Anoka, MN scored four goals, which included two game-winners, through three games. Seeger collected five assists and was +10 in his performance. “Alec had a great weekend for us.  He was able to find open ice and create time and space for his teammates,” said General Manager and Head Coach Rod Hodnicki.

2nd Star: Connor Clemons, forward, North Iowa Bulls

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Sean Mallonee, forward, North Iowa Bulls – Ben Ratner, forward, Wisconsin Whalers – Curtis Schlearth, forward, Wisconsin Whalers – Donny Schultz, forward, La Crosse Freeze – Alex Tarr, forward, Rochester Ice Hawks 

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Aaron Deady - Cape Cod Islanders

Aaron Deady

Veteran forward Aaron Deady continued to lead the Islanders with five goals through a weekend sweep. The 21-year-old from W. Greenwich, RI scored five goals for Cape Cod, including one on the powerplay. Deady was a +5 through two wins this weekend. “Aaron's offensive output this weekend allowed us to sweep Lewiston and strengthen our playoff position,” said Head Coach Jay Punsky.

2nd Star: Chris O’Donnell, forward, Cape Cod Islanders

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): none

 

East Star of the Week: Louis Boudon - Metro Jets

Louis Boudon

With a strong seven-point weekend, Metro’s Louis Boudon continued to push the Jets to victory. The 18-year-old from Grenoble, France had five goals, which included one game-winning goal in the the two-game sweep this weekend. Boudon also grabbed two assists, and was +6 through the weekend.  “Louis had another big weekend for our club, standing out particularly on Sunday, where his three goals were the difference. He continues to consistently bring big games for us, even with a tough schedule,” said General Manager and Head Coach Justin Quenneville.

2nd Star: Nicholas Stanko, defenseman, Wooster Oilers

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Brock Grandbois, forward, Toldeo Cherokee – Nicholas Mooney, forward, Wooster Oilers – Mathias Tellstrom, forward, Metro Jets 

 

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Tanner Congdon - Great Falls Americans

Tanner Congdon

Anchorage, AK native Tanner Congdon kept a hot stick through the weekend for Great Falls. The 19-year-old forward scored five goals, one being a game-winner, for the Americans - which included a hat trick on Saturday night.  “Tanner continues to do what he does best. He is exceptionally consistent and we love that about him,” said Assistant Coach Erik Gatson.

2nd Star: Steven Nisbet, forward, Bozeman Icedogs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Dustin Truex, Great Falls Americans

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Trent Kulczyk - Nashville Jr. Predators

Trent Kulczyk

20-year-old Trent Kulczyk stepped up for the Jr. Predators in a two-win sweep this weekend. Native of Kalamazoo, MI, the forward notched five points, which included four assists and a power-play goal. Kulczyk blocked four shots and was +1 in his performance. “Trent was a great leader for us this past weekend with five points. He was also a large part of our PK unit, adding in some great efforts and blocked shots,” said General Manager and Head Coach J-P Dumont.

2nd Star: Ryan Edgar, forward, St. Louis Jr. Blues

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Logan Fenemma, forward, St. Louis Jr. Blues – Weiland Parrish, forward, Nashville Jr. Predators

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Ryan Reifler - Binghamton Junior Senators

Ryan Reifler

Binghamton’s own Ryan Reifler brought the heat this weekend for the Jr. Senators. The 17-year-old scored eight goals and four assists, for a total of twelve points through three Binghamton wins. Reifler had three power-play goals and was +10 through the weekend. “Ryan had an outstanding week, recording two hat tricks and had three multi-goal games. He was one of the main reasons that we were able to pick up three wins this week,” said Assistant Coach Nick Perri.

2nd Star: Cole Skelly, defenseman, Binghamton Jr. Senators

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ryan Scheide, goaltender, Syracuse Stampede

 

South Star of the Week: Joey Bernardini - Point Mallard Ducks

Joey Bernardini

Goaltender Joey Bernardini stood strong in net this weekend for the Ducks. The 19-year-old from Chesterfield, MO made 50 saves through two games, capturing two big wins for Point Mallard. Bernardini grabbed one shutout win, and had a .980 SV% in net through the weekend. “Joe has been working extremely hard on his game. He did an outstanding job of challenging shooters and not giving up second chances. It is great to see him rewarded for his efforts,” said General Manager and Head Coach Tom Winkler.

2nd Star: Joey Lacjaj, forward, Atlanta Capitals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Anthony D’Aloisio, goaltender, Texas Jr. Brahmas – Cameron Hamblett, forward, Point Mallard Ducks – Talon Medure, forward, Atlanta Capitals – Kyle Torgenson, forward, Texas Jr. Brahmas 

 

West Star of the Week: Fritz Belisle - New Ulm Steel

Fritz Belisle

Red Wing, MN native Fritz Belisle continued his hot streak for the New Ulm Steel this weekend. The 19-year-old had two goals and three assists, which included one game-winning goal for the Steel. Belisle was +4 for New Ulm in their two-win weekend. “It's been incredible watching Fritz's development over the year. He is one of the most dominant players on the ice each and every night,” said General Manager Bryant Black.

2nd Star: Bronson Moore, goaltender, Breezy Point North Stars

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Matej Krasny, forward, Breezy Point North Stars – Alex Nagel, forward, New Ulm Steel

 

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Central Star of the Week: Ben Ratner - Wisconsin Whalers

Ben Ratner

Elk Grove Village, IL native Ben Ratner put up seven points against on Saturday to push Wisconsin to victory. Ratner’s weekend included four goals, three assists and a +6 performance for the Whalers. “Ben played great this weekend,” said Head Coach Tom McDermott.

2nd Star: Marshall Barnes, forward, North Iowa Bulls
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Charles Bill, forward, Rochester Ice Hawks – Austin Lewis, forward, Wisconsin Whalers – Bailey Schmitz, goaltender, Rochester Ice Hawks – Brendan Studioso, forward, North Iowa Bulls

 

Central Star of the Week: Kyle Truax - Gillette Wild

Kyle Truax

20-year-old Kyle Truax, from Las Vegas, NV, had a total of ten points over a three game series this weekend. Truax registered five goals (two short-handed) and five assists. The forward’s +10 performance this weekend helped Gillette earn three big wins. “Kyle had a great weekend for us this past week. Kyle has worked hard this year on and off the ice. His leadership has been great for us on and off the ice and we look forward to that continuing for us into the playoffs,” said Head Coach Brendon Hodge.

2nd Star: Tanner Loucks, goaltender, Pittsburgh Vengeance
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Kyle Mueller, forward, Gillette Wild 

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Chuck Costello - Cape Cod Islanders

Chuck Costello

Cape Cod forward Chuck Costello had five points this past weekend, which included two goals (one short-handed) and three assists fpr the Islanders. The 20-year-old, from Philadelphia, PA, had a +4 performance through the weekend. “Costello was dominant on Saturday. He skated, was all over the score sheet and his leadership was amazing,” said Head Coach Dan Hodge.

2nd Star: Chris O’Donnell, forward, Cape Cod Islanders
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): none

 

East Star of the Week: Jeremy Ross - Wooster Oilers

Jeremy Ross

Native of Trent, MI, defenseman Jeremy Ross had three goals this weekend. The 18-year-old’s performance included one short-handed goal and the winning overtime goal against the Southern Tier Express on Saturday. “Jeremy stepped up and commanded the ice. He led us to victory in a tight series all weekend. His hat trick was amazing. We are all very proud of the player he is becoming,” said Assistant General Manager and Head Coach Aaron Hernandez.

2nd Star: Joel De Simone, goaltender, Pittsburgh Vengeance
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Stefan Boskovic, defenseman, Metro Jets – Louis Boudon, forward, Metro Jets – Creighton Furber, goaltender, Wooster Oilers

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Ryan Edgar - St. Louis Jr. Blues

Ryan Edgar

Ryan Edgar, of Wentzville, MO, stepped up this weekend for the Jr. Blues. The forward had two goals and three assists in two games this weekend against the Peoria Mustangs. This 18-year-old was a +3 through two games played. “Ryan had an outstanding weekend and helped our club get three of four points in a tough divisional matchup with Peoria. On Sunday, Ryan had a hand in four of the five goals we scored, and did an outstanding job on special teams,” said Head Coach and General Manager Chris Flaugher.

2nd Star: Daniil Ovchinnikov, forward, St. Louis Jr. Blues
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): none

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Josh Watterson - Syracuse Stampede

Josh Watterson

19-year-old, Josh Watterson of Sinking Springs, PA, took a lead role for Syracuse this weekend. The Stampede went to overtime with the Binghamton Junior Senators, with Watterson having a crucial goal in the third period helping take the Stampede into overtime. “Josh played great on the PK and added game tying goal versus one of the best teams in the NA3HLto earn us a point. Josh joins us from the Central Penn Panthers of the NA3AHL for the remainder of the season, and was an instant contributor on both offense and defense,” said General Manager and Head Coach Mike Beavis.

2nd Star: Lindros Beard, forward, Binghamton Junior Senators
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Austin Bandura, forward, Binghamton Junior Senators

 

South Star of the Week: Jake Cox - Point Mallard Ducks

Jake Cox

With eight total points, including five goals and three assists through four games this weekend, Point Mallard’s Jake Cox make an impact on the ice. The 19-year-old from Columbus, Georgia had a hattrick on Thursday night, and a +8 performance through the weekend. “Jake led us offensively in a weekend where we needed to win games to clinch a playoff spot. He had the overtime winner against Texas on Friday and scored a short handed winning goal against Euless on Thursday,” said General Manager and Head Coach Tom Winkler.

2nd Star: Michael Klintworth, forward, Atlanta Capitals
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Sascha Figi, forward, Atlanta Capitals – Gary Glassman, goaltender, Point Mallard Ducks – Bryce Harrison, defenseman, Euless Jr. Stars – Brayden Hutchinson, forward, Louisiana Drillers – Kevin Lake, goaltender, Louisiana Drillers – William Rooney, forward, Euless Jr. Stars

 

West Star of the Week: Brey Effertz - Alexandria Blizzard

Brey Effertz

20-year-old Brey Effertz from Minot, North Dakota, held the Granite City Lumberjacks scoreless this weekend with a shutout win of 1-0. Playing the full sixty minutes, Effertz had a total of 25 saves against the Lumberjacks to earn his seventh shutout this season. “Brey continued his solid play with a great effort on Sunday.  He was very poised and focused against the 1st place team,” Head Coach Jeff Crouse.

2nd Star: Fritz Belisle, forward, New Ulm Steel
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Casey Esselman, defenseman, Granite City Lumberjacks – Matej Krasny, forward, Breezy Point North Stars – Bronson Moore, goaltender, Breezy Point North Stars – David Mulligan, goaltender, Granite City Lumberjacks – Nathan Siclovan, goaltender, New Ulm Steel

 

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Central Star of the Week: Max McConnell - Wisconsin Whalers

Max McConnell

Wisconsin’s own, Max McConnell played two exceptional games this weekend. The 20-year-old had a total of 79 saves for the weekend, only giving up two goals through the weekend. McConnell led the Whalers to two wins with an overall SV% of .975. “Max was outstanding this weekend for us. He played great,” said Head Coach Tom McDermott.

2nd Star: Danny Toycen, forward, La Crosse Freeze
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Connor Boscaccy, forward, Wisconsin Whalers – Tyler Bump, forward, North Iowa Bulls – Braxton Collins, forward, North Iowa - Zach Curry, forward, Rochester Ice Hawks – Andrew Wagner, goaltender, La Crosse Freeze

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Aaron Deady - Cape Cod Islanders

Aaron Deady

Aaron Deady had an impeccable series of games this past weekend. This 21-year-old from Rhode Island contributed 6 points in the three games over the weekend, including 2 big assists in an overtime win against the Fighting Spirit. “Aaron is a hard worker and a true team player. He buys into the coaching staff’s message, and gives an honest effort each night,” said Head Coach Jay Punsky.

2nd Star: none
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): none

 

East Star of the Week: Roman Malkov - Toledo Cherokee

Roman Malkov

Yaroslavl, Russia native Roman Malkov had a grand total of 62 saves between his two wins this weekend against the Cincinnati Thunder. Malkov posted a .954 SV% to help the Cherokee in their two wins. “Roman is playing his best hockey. He gives us a chance to win every night and he showed that again this weekend helping us to two wins,” said General Manager and Head Coach Kenny Miller.

2nd Star: Connor Inger, forward, Metro Jets
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ricky Kwapich, forward, Toledo Cherokee – Nick Stanko, defenseman, Wooster Oilers – Mathias Tellstrom, forward, Metro Jets – Mike Zenone, forward, Wooster Oilers

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Gage Thompson - Billings Bulls

Gage Thompson

Billings’ Gage Thompson from Valley City, North Dakota had a productive weekend on the ice. With a total of six points between two games, the forward notched three goals and three assists. “Gage had a really good weekend of hockey. His compete level was very high the entire weekend and it is nice to see him get rewarded with points,” said Head Coach Michael Richardson.

2nd Star: Brendan Jester, forward, Great Falls Americans
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Duncan Cameron, forward, Billings Bulls – Nick Ottenbacher, goaltender, Yellowstone Quake – Adam Vandenbos, forward, Great Falls Americans

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Ryan Kostelnik - Cincinnati Thunder

Ryan Kostelnik

Ryan Kostelnik showed a remarkable performance this weekend leading his team through overtime on Friday night, and a shootout on Saturday night, against Toledo. This 20-year-old from Rocky River had a total of 67 stops in two games with a .943 SV% for the Thunder through the weekend. “Ryan gave us a chance to win both games,” said Head Coach Ryan Colville.

2nd Star: Jake Ustorf, forward, Cincinnati Thunder
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): none

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Mathias Yttereng - Skylands Kings

Mathias Yttereng

Trondheim, Norway native Mathias Yttereng dominated the net this weekend. The 19-year-old earned a shutout on Friday night, going on to earn a .956 SV% for the weekend with 91 total saves. “Mathias was exactly what we needed him to be on Friday night, stopping all 59 shots. The game was tight, right to the end, and Mathias was able to shut everything down right from the puck drop,” said Hockey Director and Head Coach Patrick Choules.

2nd Star: Conor Landrigan, forward, Binghamton Junior Senators
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Brad Becker, forward, Binghamton Junior Senators

 

South Star of the Week: Kayne Fedor - Euless Jr. Stars

Kayne Fedor

20-year-old Kayne Fedor from Adelaide, Australia had a big weekend for the Jr. Stars.  With seven assists and 10 points in three games, Kayne Fedor has proved to be a big threat on the ice with his +10 weekend performance. “Kayne had a big weekend racking up ten points in three games with a big overtime goal on Friday,” said General Manager and Head Coach Donald Babineau.

2nd Star: Vincent Dekumbis, forward, Texas Jr. Brahmas
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Matt Goodman, defenseman, Point Mallard Ducks Nick Hart, goaltender, Euless Jr. Stars – Brayden Hutchinson, forward, Louisiana Drillers – Kevin Mackey, goaltender, Point Mallard Ducks Tyler Myers, goaltender, Texas Jr. Brahmas – Alex Regino, forward, Louisiana Drillers

 

West Star of the Week: Andrej Jamnicky - Granite City Lumberjacks

Andrej Jamnicky

Putting up four points and a +3 performance this weekend, Andrej Jamnicky of Liptovsky, Slovakia made his presence known on the ice. The 20-year-old played well against a tough North Iowa team, as he relentlessly attacked the goal. “Andrej played great in his first games after three weeks off. He played in both tough ends of the rink and showed his scoring touch with highlight goals. It was great to have him back,” Head Coach Bradley Willner.

2nd Star: Austin Langworthy, forward, Breezy Point North Stars
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Luc Kreuser, forward, New Ulm Steel – Matthew Sprink, forward, Granite City Lumberjacks

 

Stars of the Week Week of February 1, 2017sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Jacob Hough - Wisconsin Whalers

Jacob Hough

Morgantown, WV native Jacob Hough earned his first win as a Whaler with a shutout on Friday night. The 18-year-old stopped all 36 shots on goal that he faced to give Wisconsin the win. “Jake played great this weekend. He’s been a great addition to our team,” said Head Coach Tom McDermott.

2nd Star: Danny Toycen, forward, La Crosse Freeze
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Connor Boscaccy, forward, Wisconsin Whalers – Tyler Bump, forward, North Iowa Bulls – Brady Meyers, goaltender, North Iowa Bulls – Andrew Wagner, goaltender, La Crosse Freeze

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Shawn Peckham - Northeast Generals

Shawn Peckham

Veteran defenseman Shawn Peckham held down the blue line this weekend, helping the Generals to two big wins. The 20-year-old from Plymouth, MA scored two goals, notched an assist, was +2, and blocked 12 shots through two games. “Shawn has done a great job adding physicality to the blue line while also adding the ability to change the game in the offensive zone.  He continuously works to make himself and his teammates better,” said General Manager Bryan Erikson.

2nd Star: Austin Braley, forward, Northeast Generals
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): none

 

East Star of the Week: Michael Zenone - Wooster Oilers

Michael Zenone

Wooster forward Michael Zenone put on a five-point, +6 performance in a two-win weekend for the Oilers. The 20-year-old from North Ridgeville, OH collected two goals (one game-winner) and three assists for Wooster. “Mike was a playmaker this weekend. His decision making was on point. He was a leader on the ice with his intensity and character,” said Assistant General Manager and Head Coach Aaron Hernandez.

2nd Star: Andrew Kormos, goaltender, Metro Jets
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Robby Flannery, defenseman, Metro Jets – Dustin Foran, forward, Toledo Cherokee – Nicholas Mooney, forward, Wooster Oilers – Teddy Tarvis, forward, Toldeo Cherokee

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Hunter Ruschmeyer - Yellowstone Quake

Hunter Ruschmeyer

Hutchinson, MN native Hunter Ruschmeyer showed his offensive power from the blue line this weekend. The Quake’s 20-year-old veteran scored a goal that was a short-handed game-winner, and notched two assists. Ruschmeyer was +6 through his three-point weekend for Yellowstone. “Hunter has been consistent all season so far with his work ethic, and attitude, that help to bring success to our team. He brings a side of the game, as a defenseman, that any team would be lucky to have,” said General Manager and Head Coach Ryan Theros.

2nd Star: Tanner Congdon, forward, Great Falls Americans
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ryatt Bayne, forward, Helena Bighorns – Josh Chamberlain, forward, Missoula Jr. Bruins – Danny O’Donnell, defenseman, Great Falls Americans

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Jacob Friedman - Cincinnati Thunder

Jacob Friedman

With 3/5 of the Thunder’s goals this weekend, 18-year-old Jacob Friedman fired up Cincinnati’s offense. The Dayton, OH native scored three goals (one power-play goal) and was a +1 through the weekend. “Jacob had a great weekend for us, scoring 3 of our 5 goals.  As a second-year player, he continues to progress and expand his game.  His confidence continues to grow as we see him helping our team in different areas.  I look forward to continue seeing him progress in the future and I think he has amazing things ahead of him,” said Head Coach Ryan Colville.

2nd Star: none
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): none

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Oscar Lande - Syracuse Stampede

Oscar Lande