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Stars of the Week Week of October 17, 2017sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Caleb Beversdorf - La Crosse Freeze

Caleb Beversdorf

Beversdorf, 18, had himself quite the weekend against as the La Crosse Freeze swept the Wisconsin Whalers. The Hartland, Wisconsin native notched a hat trick on Saturday night and finished the weekend with five points. The La Crosse forward scored a power play goal and had a plus-5 rating in the two game series.

2nd Star: Noah Roach, F, Rochester Ice Hawks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Henry Baribeau, F, Wausau RiverWolves – Clayton Lackey, F, La Crosse Freeze

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Caleb Labrie - L/A Nordiques

Caleb Labrie

There’s a new leader at the top of the NA3HL points race and his name is Caleb Labrie. The 18-year old from the L/A Nordiques scored seven goals over three games including a hat trick and five total points on Wednesday in a win over the Cape Cod Islanders. The Greene, Maine native followed up his hat trick with another four goals over the weekend. Labrie currently leads the NA3HL points race with 28 points on the season.

2nd Star: Jeff Gratz, F, Maine Wild

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

East Star of the Week: Garrett Daum - Lansing Wolves

Garrett Daum

A native of Big Rapids, Michigan, Garrett Daum had his best weekend of the season as the Wolves swept the Southern Tier Xpress. On Saturday, Daum scored a goal and had two assists in a 5-2 victory, while on Sunday he scored a power play goal that proved to be the game winner. Daum finished the weekend with a plus-2 rating.

2nd Star: Cole Barney, D, Wooster Oilers

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Sean Finstrom, G, Lansing Wolves – Michael Hubbard, G, Wooster Oilers – Griffin Sawyer, F, Metro Jets – Tristin Snyder, F, Toledo Cherokee – Brian Tallieu, G, Metro Jets

 

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

Misha Akatnov

The 19-year old forward was all over the scoresheet this past weekend as his Jr. Bruins swept the Gillette Wild. On Friday night, Akatnov’s four goals and one assist propelled the Missoula offense to a 10-4 victory. The following night, Akatnov found the back of the net two more times to finish the weekend with six goals and seven points. In both games, Akatnov was credited with the game winning goal. He is currently tied for fourth in goals with 12 on the season.

2nd Star: None

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Ivan Galaguzov - St. Louis Jr. Blues

Ivan Galaguzov

The veteran Russian forward was able to find twine on Friday night as the Jr. Blues defeated the Jr. Thunderbolts 6-3 but he saved his best performance for the series finale on Saturday. Galaguzov scored twice and assisted on three other goals en route to a five point night. He scored the game winning goal in the second game of the series and finished the weekend plus-4.

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

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Will Walker - Oswego Stampede

Will Walker

Walker, 17, left his mark on the cataract city as he left with three points in their two game split with the Niagara Falls PowerHawks. The Raleigh, North Carolina native scored a goal and added two assists in the two games.

2nd Star: Josh Watterson, F, Oswego Stampede

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Branden Tripi, F, Niagara Falls PowerHawks – Nathan Walerowicz, D, Niagara Falls PowerHawks

 

South Star of the Week: Hunter Bersani - Texas Brahmas

Hunter Bersani

The native of Allen, Texas had a breakout weekend against the Mid Cities Jr. Stars. Bersani scored a pair of goals in the first meeting on Friday night and added an assist in the 5-2 win. In the following game, the Texas forward scored another two goals and registered two more assists in a 6-4 victory. The 19-year old scored two power play goals and finished with a plus-3 rating.

2nd Star: Cameron Smith, F, Atlanta Capitals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Luke Bombardir, D, Texas Brahmas – Nick Sheridan, F, Mid Cities Jr. Stars – Brandon Speights, F, Mid Cities Jr. Stars – Griffin Varricchio, F, Louisiana Drillers

 

West Star of the Week: Austin Langworthy - Breezy Point North Stars

Austin Langworthy

The Breezy Point veteran forward put the team on his back this weekend as he led the North Stars offense with four points. On Thursday, Langworthy scored a goal and had one assist in his team’s 6-2 loss to New Ulm. The Mankato, Minnesota native responded with another two goals including the game winning goal in a 4-3 win over Alexandria on Friday. Two of Langworthy’s three goals on the weekend came on the power play.

2nd Star: Luke Fry, G, Willmar Warhawks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Braden Altena, F, Granite City Lumberjacks – Jacob Berkowitz, F, Willmar Warhawks – Lucas Ehrlich, G, Breezy Point North Stars – Jake Van Halbeck, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

 

Stars of the Week Week of October 11, 2017sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Clayton Lackey - La Crosse Freeze

Clayton Lackey

Lackey, 18, vaulted to the top of the scoring leaderboard for the La Crosse Freeze as he recorded four goals and three assists this past weekend. Three of those goals came on Friday night for a hat trick against the Willmar Warhawks. One of those goals came on the power play as he led the Freeze to a weekend sweep of Willmar.

2nd Star: Keaton Caplis, F, La Crosse Freeze

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Shane Bernhardson, D, North Iowa Bulls – Luke Hefty, D, Wisconsin Whalers – Jimmy McDermott, F, Wisconsin – Brendan Studioso, F, North Iowa Bulls

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Marc Faia - Northeast Generals

Marc Faia

It was a three game weekend for the Northeast Generals of the Coastal Division and Marc Faia made the most of it as he logged five goals and two assists. After scoring a goal on Friday night, Faia doubled up with two more on Saturday. He continued his fantastic weekend by lighting the lamp two more times on Sunday. The Everett, Massachusetts native finished plus-7 over the three game stretch.

2nd Star: Connor Barter, F, New England Stars

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Derek Flynn, D, New England Stars – Cam St. Amand, F, Cape Cod Islanders – Cole Therrian, F, Cape Cod Islanders – Luke Whalen, D, Northeast Generals

 

East Star of the Week: Cole Barney - Wooster Oilers

Cole Barney

The veteran defenseman had himself a stellar weekend in Lansing against the Wolves. On Friday night, Barney notched two assists and finished as plus-2. Then on Saturday, the 19-year old found the back of the net and assisted on another Oilers goal. The goal was his first of the season and after the weekend, Barney now has 10 points on the season.

2nd Star: Connor Inger, F, Metro Jets

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Kyle Gierman, F, Metro Jets – Justyn Gillis, G, Wooster Oilers – Dom Glavach, F, Pittsburgh Vengeance – Tyler Hawk, G, Pittsburgh Vengeance

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Reid Wasczcenko - Yellowstone Quake

Reid Wasczcenko

The workhorse of the Yellowstone Quake, Reid Wasczcenko was the backstop to the Quake’s sweep of the Gilette Wild this past weekend. On Friday night, Wasczcenko stopped 41 of 44 shots. That effort alone would get him player of the week consideration, but it was his 43 save shutout on Saturday that pushed him to the top. The Plymouth, Minnesota native is now 5-2 on the season with a goals against average of 2.01 and a save percentage of .949.

2nd Star: Nick Noel, F, Helena Bighorns

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Payton McSharry, F, Great Falls Americans – Shawn Mitchell, F, Helena Bighorns – Nate Simpson, D, Great Falls Americans

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Jack Hatton - St. Louis Jr. Blues

Jack Hatton

Coming off a 50 goal season last year, Jack Hatton impressed in his first weekend of the 2017-18 season. The Naperville, Illinois native scored a goal and had an assist in Friday night’s win over the North Iowa Bulls. On Saturday, Hatton contributed with two assists in another St. Louis win. He finished the weekend with a plus-1 rating.

2nd Star: Mark Capkovic, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Eric Vanderhoff - Skylands Kings

Eric Vanderhoff

Vanderhoff, 17, catapulted to the top of the NA3HL scoring race with an incredible 11 point weekend. The Skylands Kings forward blew up for four goals and two assists on Friday night. The Vernon, New Jersey native followed that effort up with another goal and two assists on Saturday and ended his three game weekend with another goal and an assist. Vanderhoff had a pair of power play goals and the game winning goal on Friday night.

2nd Star: Eddie Cannon, F, Oswego Stampede

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Brandon Corey, F, Roc City Royals – Steven Ford, F, Skylands Kings – Steven Kozikoski, G, Oswego Stampede

 

South Star of the Week: Remy Kesling - Mid Cities Jr. Stars

Remy Kesling

The Keller, Texas native celebrated his 18th birthday in a big way this past weekend as the Stars swept the College Station Spirit. On Saturday, Kesling scored a pair of goals and added an assist. On Sunday, Kesling added another two goals in another big win. The forward finished the weekend with a plus-5 rating and was credited with the game winning goal on Sunday.

2nd Star: Cameron Smith, F, Atlanta Capitals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jake Ange, G, Mid Cities Jr. Stars – Mitch Dolese, D, Louisiana Drillers – Kevin LaPlante, D, Point Mallard Ducks – Jesse Stepp, F, Point Mallard

 

West Star of the Week: Chase Di Bari - Granite City Lumberjacks

Chase Di Bari

Di Bari, 19, had himself quite the weekend in Granite City as the Lumberjacks swept the Wisconsin Whalers. On Friday night, Di Bari assisted on four Lumberjacks goals before scoring himself in Saturday night’s matchup. The Ladera Ranch, California native finished the weekend with a plus-5 rating to go with his five point weekend.

2nd Star: Josh Maucieri, F, Breezy Point North Stars

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Brandon Bissett, F, Granite City Lumberjacks – Lucas Ehrlich, G, Breezy Point North Stars

 

Stars of the Week Week of October 3, 2017sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Dominic Skrelja - North Iowa Bulls

Dominic Skrelja

Skrelja, 17, had himself quite the weekend in a battle of NA3HL powers. The South Lyon, Michigan native was the catalyst of the North Iowa offense as Skrelja’s four goals and one assist propelled the Bulls to a weekend sweep of the previously undefeated Metro Jets. The Bulls forward scored the game winning goal in Sunday’s matinee and finished the weekend with a plus-5 rating.

2nd Star: Alec Seeger, F, La Crosse Freeze

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Colin Cain, G, North Iowa Bulls – Anthony Fortin, F, Wisconsin Whalers – Carter Grobstick, F, Wisconsin – Drew Schenkenberg, G, Rochester Ice Hawks

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Cole Therrien - Cape Cod Islanders

Cole Therrien

Just a week after being named the Coastal Divsion’s 2nd star of the week, Cape Cod’s Cole Therrien elevated his game to another level this week. In three games, the 19-year old, registered three goals and three assists. He notched a hat trick on Wednesday in the Islanders’ 5-2 win over the Maine Wild.

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

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

East Star of the Week: Dominick Glavach - Pittsburgh Vengeance

Dominick Glavach

It was another great week for the Pittsburgh Vengeance forward as this is his second Star of the Week honor. In a pair of games, Glavach was able to visit the red light district three times. The Indiana, Pennsylvania native is tied for the league lead in goals with 11.

2nd Star: Michael Papaioannou, F, Toledo Cherokee

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ben Farley, F, Toledo Cherokee Tyler Hawk, G, Pittsburgh Vengeance

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Nick Battaglia - Helena Bighorns

Nick Battaglia

Just when you thought his performance a few weeks ago was good, his latest weekend was incredible. In a weekend sweep of the Yellowstone Quake, Battaglia turned aside 104 of 108 shots thrown his way, good for an outstanding 96.2 save percentage. For the season, Battaglia improved to 4-0 with a 2.77 goals against average.

2nd Star: Adam Vandenbos, F, Great Falls Americans

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Matt Janke, F, Great Falls Americans – Jarrett Scheibel, F, Helena Bighorns

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Rhett McDonald - Peoria Mustangs

Rhett McDonald

There are not too many times that defenseman record hat tricks, but on Saturday in Nashville, that’s exactly what Rhett McDonald did. Three goals and three assists helped the Mustangs to a 12-2 victory on Saturday. McDonald added an assist in the second game of the series on Sunday.

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

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ivan Galaguzov, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues

 

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

Eric Melso

Melso, 19, was able to turn in back-to-back five point performances in a weekend sweep of the Skylands Kings. The Philadelphia native registered a hat trick on Friday night and followed that up with a goal and four assists on Saturday. Melso was credited with the game winning goal on Friday and wrapped up the weekend with a plus-9 rating.

2nd Star: Andrew Logar, F, Niagara Falls PowerHawks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Craig Garrigan, F, Skylands Kings – Steven Kozikoski, G, Oswego Stampede – Stephan Minichello, F, Niagara Falls PowerHawks – Ben White, F, Oswego Stampede – Jeremy Wilber, F, Binghamton Junior Senators – Mathias Yttereng, G, Skylands Kings

 

South Star of the Week: Fletcher Chun - Point Mallard Ducks

Fletcher Chun

The Memphis, Tennessee native had just one point coming into the weekend against the College Station Spirit. He left the two game series with a six point weekend. Chun, 19, scored a hat trick and also had an assist on Saturday and then added another two goals on Sunday.

2nd Star: Kyle Konin, G, Atlanta Capitals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Joey Bernardini, F, Point Mallard Ducks – Oliver Lester, D, Atlanta Capitals – Brandon Vukasin, F, Louisiana Drillers

 

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

Ryan Pearson

In a battle of West Division rivals, Ryan Pearson excelled in the high intensity atmosphere. In the Lumberjacks’ weekend sweep of Breezy Point North Stars, Pearson scored twice in both games and was able to add an assist in each game as well.

2nd Star: Max Oelkers, F, Willmar Warhawks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Braden Altena, F, Granite City Lumberjacks – Peter Johnson, D, Alexandria Blizzard – Logan Nelson, F, Alexandria Blizzard – Braden Shea, F, Willmar Warhawks

 

Stars of the Week Week of September 27, 2017sponsored by Bauer

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

Tyler Bump

Bump, 20, led the Bulls with nine points in their two-game sweep of the La Crosse Freeze. The Prior Lake, Minnesota native scored once and assisted on three other goals in the Bulls win on Friday night. Bump would follow up his superb effort on Friday with a hat trick and two more assists on Saturday. The forward finished +6 on the weekend for North Iowa.

2nd Star: Drew Schenkenberg, G, Rochester Ice Hawks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Hunter Huson, D, Wisconsin Whalers – Dominic Skrelja, F, North Iowa Bulls – John Vandervalk, D, Wisconsin 

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Caleb Labrie - L/A Nordiques

Caleb Labrie

The 20-year old of Greene, Maine, had his coming out party this weekend in the Nordiques’ sweep of the Long Beach Sharks. Labrie lent a helping hand on all three Nordique goals on Friday night in the team’s 3-1 victory. On Saturday, Labrie netted two goals and three assists giving him eight points on the weekend.

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

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Austin Braley, F, Northeast Generals – Ryan Cortez, G, Long Beach Sharks – Marc Faia, F, Northeast Generals – Michael Lempiainen, F, New England Stars

 

East Star of the Week: Robby Flannery - Metro Jets

Robby Flannery

The veteran defenseman for the Metro Jets was strong on the offensive side of the puck in the weekend sweep of Pittsburgh. Flannery assisted on two goals Saturday night and added four others on Sunday afternoon. The Lathrop Village, Michigan native finished with a plus-2 rating.

2nd Star: Ricardo Gonzalez, G, Toledo Cherokee

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Adam Felser, F, Toledo Cherokee Tyler Hawk, G, Pittsburgh Vengeance – Connor Inger, F, Metro Jets – Caden Shell, G, Pittsburgh Vengeance – Brendan Smith, F, Lansing Wolves

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Mason Stewart - Yellowstone Quake

Mason Stewart

Stewart, 20, was a major contributor in Yellowstone’s weekend sweep of the Bozeman Ice Dogs. In the first game of the series on Friday, the defenseman notched four assists and had a plus-2 rating. On Saturday, he picked up a pair of goals, including the game winner, and registered four assists. The Maple Valley, Washington native finished the weekend with 10 points and a plus-7.

2nd Star: Mack Willey, G, Great Falls Americans

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jack Moore, F, Yellowstone Quake – Brandon Peterson, F, Great Falls Americans

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Daniel Dunaway - St. Louis Jr. Blues

Daniel Dunaway

The St. Louis veteran had a very consistent weekend as he pocketed a pair of goals in each game this weekend against the Wisconsin Whalers. Dunaway, picked up three assists as well in the two games. The 19-year old scored a power play goal in each game and finished a plus-3.

2nd Star: Declan O’Neal, D, Nashville Jr. Predators

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ethan Dabbs, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues Michael Redmon, F, Nashville Jr. Predators – Braden Stewart, F, Peoria Mustangs

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Craig Garrigan - Skylands Kings

Craig Garrigan

Garrigan, 19, had himself a fantastic weekend as he logged eight points in a two-game sweep of the Niagara Falls PowerHawks. The forward scored a goal and assisted on one in the Friday night opener. Saturday was when Garrigan took over, he lit the lamp four times and added two assists.

2nd Star: Ryan Flanagan, F, Binghamton Jr. Senators

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Brad Becker, F, Binghamton Jr. Senators – Noah Cauchi, F, Oswego Stampede – Steven Kozikoski, G, Oswego Stampede – Zack Mullen, F, Jersey Shore Wildcats – Tim O’Connor, D, Jersey Shore – Mathias Yttereng, G, Skylands Kings

 

South Star of the Week: Kyle Cote - Texas Brahmas

Kyle Cote

The Missouri City, Texas native, had himself quite the game on Saturday night as he scored two goals and had three assists. He would add another assist on Sunday as the Brahmas finished off the sweep of the College Station Spirit. Cote notched a shorthanded goal on Saturday and also netted the eventual game winning goal.

2nd Star: Jake Ange, G, Mid-Cities Jr. Stars

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Talon Medure, F, Atlanta Capitals – Brandon Morgan, F, Louisiana Drillers – Tanner Opie, F, Atlanta Capitals – Nick Sheridan, F, Mid-Cities Jr. Stars – Cameron Toby, F, Texas Brahmas

 

West Star of the Week: Owen Sikich - Granite City Lumberjacks

Owen Sikich

Sikich, 20, was the best player on the ice for the Lumberjacks on Friday night as he notched his first hat trick of the season in a 6-5 overtime win against the New Ulm Steel. The following night, Sikich added another goal against the Alexandria Blizzard. The Hermosa Beach, California native scored two of his four goals on the power play.

2nd Star: Jared Faldebo, F, Breezy Point North Stars

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Braden Altena, F, Granite City Lumberjacks – Jacob Berkowitz, F, Willmar Warhawks – Jordan Cooper, F, Willmar Warhawks – Austin Langworthy, F, Breezy Point North Stars

 

Stars of the Week Week of September 19, 2017sponsored by Bauer

Coastal Star of the Week: Mitch Dolter - North Iowa Bulls

Mitch Dolter

North Iowa forward Mitch Dolter, 20, had six points (4 goals, 2 assists) as the Bulls opened their season with a weekend road sweep in Wisconsin against the Whalers.  On Friday, the 6’1/200 lbs. native of Fairbault, MN, had 3 goals and 2 assists in a 9-2 win and on Saturday, he added another goal in a 4-3 win.

2nd Star: Jacob Silverstein, G, La Crosse Freeze

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Matthew Francois, F, La Crosse Freeze – Luke Hefty, D, Wisconsin Whalers – Ryan Kranz, D, North Iowa Bulls – Nick Rogers, F, Wisconsin Whalers

 

Coastal Star of the Week: C.J. Smith - Long Beach Sharks

C.J. Smith

Long Beach Sharks forward C.J. Smith, 19, had six points (4 goals, 2 assists) in two wins as the Sharks defeated the Maine Wild on the road this past weekend in a two-game series. The 5’8/170 lbs. native of Hanover, MN, had two goals, including the overtime-winner in Saturday’s 4-3 overtime win and on Sunday, he scored two more goals in a 5-4 shootout win.

2nd Star: Tyson Gudaitis, F, New England Stars

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Cole Archambeault, F, New England Stars – Matt Hammel, F, Northeast Generals – Bransen Mackey, F, Northeast Generals

 

East Star of the Week: Mathieu LaForest - Metro Jets

Mathieu LaForest

Metro Jets forward Mathieu LaForest, 20, went off this past weekend for seven points (3 goals, 4 assists) in a two-game weekend home sweep of the Dayton Falcons. On Saturday, the 5’9/170 lbs. native of St. Clair Shores, MI, had two goals and three assists in a 10-0 shutout win and on Sunday, he chimed in with another goal and an assist in a 7-3 win.

2nd Star: Mickenzie Restle, F, Southern Tier Xpress

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Turner Banyasz, F, Wooster Oilers – Alan Brouilette, G, Toledo Cherokee – Hunter Hillebrecht, F, Wooster Oilers – Jacob McClelland, G, Metro Jets – Ty Rickabuagh, D, Southern Tier Xpress – Nathaniel Schwartz, F, Pittsburgh Vengeance – Caden Shell, G, Pittsburgh Vengeance – Tristin Snyder, F, Toledo Cherokee

 

Frontier Star of the Week: Nick Battaglia - Helena Bighorns

Nick Battaglia

Helena Bighorns goalie Nick Battaglia, 18, had an impressive weekend as the Bighorns opened their 2017-18 season with a weekend home sweep of the Gillette Wild. On Friday night, the 5’10/175 lbs. native of Staten Island, NY, made 33 saves in a 6-3 win and on Saturday he made 47 saves in a 2-1 win. For the weekend, he stopped a total of 80 of 84 shots for a 95.2% save percentage.

2nd Star: Hayden Seitz, F, Helena Bighorns

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Brandon Rozema - Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts

Brandon Rozema

Veteran Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts forward Brandon Rozema, 20, had a huge weekend to help the ‘Bolts open up their 2017-18 season with a weekend home-and-home sweep of the Point Mallard Ducks. The 5’7/170 lbs. native of Grandville, MI, started his weekend with a goal and two assists in a 4-3 home win on Friday, and followed it up with a two-assist effort on Saturday in a 4-2 road win. For the weekend, Rozema led the team with 5 points.

2nd Star: Jaden Gardner, G, Peoria Mustangs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Bryson Linenburg, G, Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts – Ian McHenry, F, Peoria Mustangs

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Nick Anastasia - Jersey Shore Wildcats

Nick Anastasia

Jersey Shore Wildcats goalie Nick Anastasia, 20, helped his club to a weekend road sweep of the Niagara Falls PowerHawks this past weekend by stopping 70 of a possible 73 shots. On Saturday, the 5’11/225 lbs. native of Philadelphia, PA, made 38 saves in a 5-3 win and on Sunday, he stopped all 32 shots that came his way for his first shutout of the season in a 2-0 win.

2nd Star: Eddie Cannon, F, Oswego Stampede

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

South Star of the Week: Cameron Bickford - Texas Brahmas

Cameron Bickford

The Texas Brahmas opened up their 2017-18 season with a weekend home split with cross-town rival, the Mid-Cities Jr. Stars, thanks in large part to their defenseman Cameron Bickford (6’1/160). The 18-year-old native of Mansfield, TX, began his junior career with a three-point weekend. That included an assist on the Brahmas lone goal in a 2-1 loss on Saturday and a goal and an assist in a 4-2 win on Sunday.

2nd Star: Joseph Trazerra, D, Texas Brahmas

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

West Star of the Week: Braden Shea - Willmar WarHawks

Braden Shea

In their lone game of the weekend, the Willmar WarHawks opened with a 4-3 road win at Breezy Point on Saturday night. 19-year-old forward Braden Shea was the star of the game as the 6’0/180 lbs. native of East Grand Forks, MN, led the way with three assists on the night, which included three goals in the 3rd period.

2nd Star: Brady Meyers, G, Alexandria Blizzard

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Brandon Altena, F, Granite City Lumberjacks – Riley Dixon, F, Willmar WarHawks – Logan Neu, F, Granite City Lumberjacks

 

Stars of the Week Week of September 12, 2017sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Brandon Ratzloff - La Crosse Freeze

Brandon Ratzloff

Ratzloff, 19, led the Freeze in points during their 8-1 win over the Rochester Ice Hawks The 5’7/175 lbs native of Rochester, MN, scored a goal and registered two assists against his hometown team. He also led La Crosse with a plus-4 rating.

2nd Star: Clayton LackeyF, La Crosse Freeze

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Coastal Star of the Week: Jacob Kelly - Northeast Generals

Jacob Kelly

The 19-year old native of Wrentham, MA, had himself quite the junior hockey debut on Sunday. Kelly registered a hat trick and added an assist in the Generals’ 6-2 win over the Cape Cod Islanders. He also led the team with a plus-4 rating.

2nd Star: Leevi Kervinen, F, Cape Cod Islanders

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Cam St. Amand, F, Cape Cod Islanders

 

East Star of the Week: Dominick Glavach - Pittsburgh Vengeance

Dominick Glavach

Glavach, 20, led the Pittsburgh Vengeance in points this past weekend as they split their series with the Niagara Falls PowerHawks. On Saturday, Glavach scored a pair of goals while adding an assist and then followed up that effort with another two-goal performance on Sunday which included a shorthanded goal.

2nd Star: Ryan Pascarella, G, Southern Tier Xpress

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Connor Inger, F, Metro Jets Lucas Kirk, F, Pittsburgh Vengeance – Harry Payne, F, Southern Tier Xpress – Zach Perry, F, Toledo Cherokee – Spencer Sandberg, F, Toledo Cherokee – Griffin Sawyer, F, Metro Jets

 

Frontier Star of the Week: No Award

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Brandon Holt - Dayton Falcons

Brandon Holt

Although his team was unable to pick up a win during the opening weekend of games, Brandon Holt got off to nice start. After scoring a goal in on Saturday night, Holt found the back of the net again on Sunday, this time it was a power play tally. The 18-year old from Madison Heights, MI also added an assist in Sundays’ game.

2nd Star: Jack Hazelton, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Mark Capkovic, D, St. Louis Jr. Blues – Dakota Meyer, G, Peoria Mustangs – Braden Stewart, F, Peoria Mustangs – Nick Vanwinkle, G, Dayton Falcons

 

Northeast Star of the Week: Antonio Filippello - Jersey Shore Wildcats

Antonio Filippello

Filippello,19, dazzled in the opening series against the Maine Wild, scoring a pair of special teams goals on Saturday night. One coming a man up and another coming with a man down. In the Wildcats’ 7-2 victory on Sunday, the Logan Township, NJ, native notched another pair of goals with one of them coming on the power play.

2nd Star: Nick Ventura, F, Jersey Shore Wildcats

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Brad Becker, F, Binghamton Junior Senators - Justin King, D, Niagara Falls PowerHawks – Andrew Logar, F, Niagara Falls PowerHawks - Ryan Reifler, F, Binghamton Junior Senators

 

South Star of the Week: No Award

 

West Star of the Week: No Award

 
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