The North American 3 Eastern Hockey League (NA3EHL) today announced the Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Easton Hockey for the week ending December 13, 2015. The divisional stars of the week is an award given each week of the regular season to the top performing players in each of the two divisions of the NA3EHL as nominated by their head coaches.
East Division Star of the Week: Cory Decosta, forward, Skylands Kings
Skylands Kings leading scorer and forward Cory Decosta, 20, had another impressive weekend as the Kings picked up two more valuable home wins over the East Coast Minutemen. The native of Parsippany, NJ, helped the Kings stay in the 4th and final playoff spot in the East Division with a five-point effort in the two wins, which included three goals, two assists and a +4 rating. On Saturday, Decosta (5’10/180) had a hat-trick, which included the game-winning goal, in a 5-1 win over the Minutemen. On Sunday, Decosta picked up two assists in a 6-1 win. For the season, his 48 points leads the team in scoring and ranks 6th overall in the NA3EHL. Decosta will be playing on the East Division Top Prospects team at the NA3HL Showcase beginning Thursday. “Cory continuous to elevate his game and is becoming a dominant force every time he steps on the ice,” said Kings head coach Alex Shindelman.
2nd Star: Mitchell Fehd, F, New England Stars
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Mike Jessman, F, Cape Cod Islanders
West Division Star of the Week: Brandon Corey, forward, Roc City Royals
The Roc City Royals strengthened their playoff positioning this past weekend with a pair of wins over Syracuse and New York, which kept them in 3rd place in the West Division. Forward Brandon Corey, 18, had a big weekend as the native of Spencerport, NY, totaled six points in the two wins, which included five goals, one assist and a +4 rating. On Friday, Corey (5’6/145) recorded a hat-trick, which included the game-winning goal, and added an assist in a 5-3 win. On Sunday, he scored two more goals in a 4-2 road win at New York against the Aviators. In just 12 games played so far this season, Corey has 22 points, which includes a team-leading 17 goals. "Brandon is experiencing a lot of success recently because of his hard work and the chemistry between he and Anthony Depetres. He is very difficult to defend because of his desire to get to opponents nets," said Royals head coach Tom Donnelly.
2nd Star: Dylan Plsek, F, Jersey Shore Wildcats
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ian Stahl, G, Roc City Royals