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NA3HL announces Bauer Divisional Stars of the Week

November 9, 2016

Honors go to Austin Lewis (Wisconsin), Dylan Vrees (L/A), Robby Flannery (Metro), John Dixon (Bozeman), Ivan Galaguzov (St. Louis), Salvatore Lauretta (Binghamton), Jake Cox (Point Mallard), and Tyler Larwood (Breezy Point).

The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) announced today the Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending November 6, 2016. The divisional stars of the week are an award given each week of the regular season to the top performing players in each of the eight divisions of the NA3HL as nominated by their head coaches.


Central Division Star of the Week: Austin Lewis, forward, Wisconsin Whalers

Wisconsin forward Austin Lewis produced a consistent weekend for the Whalers, gathering seven points at home. The Rockford, IL native tallied two goals, five assists, and had a +5 rating in two games played. Lewis was credited with the game-winning goal on Friday night, along with a short-handed goal in the Whalers weekend sweep. “Austin played great all weekend for us,” said Head Coach Tom McDermott

2nd Star: Sam Dabrowski, forward, La Crosse Freeze
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Connor Boscaccy, forward, Wisconsin Whalers – Kevin Bryant, forward, La Crosse Freeze – Mitch Dolter, forward, North Iowa Bulls - Brady Meyers, goaltender, North Iowa Bulls – Austin Renn, forward, Rochester Ice Hawks


Coastal Division Star of the Week: Dylan Vrees, forward, L/A Fighting Spirit
A five-goal, six-point weekend for Dylan Vrees showcased his offensive skills for the L/A Fighting Spirit. Sunday brought a hat trick and the game-winning goal for the Plaistow, NH native, who also registered a short-handed goal on Saturday night. “Dylan is one of the top forwards in the league. His skill set allow him to be a threat every night. He is a big part of our offense and has been very consistent this season. Dylan is a threat 5 on 5, on the PP, and on man down situations. He already has a handful of shorthanded goals this season,” said Assistant Coach Cameron Robichaud.

2nd Star: James Pollock, forward, Cape Cod Islanders
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): none


East Division Star of the Week: Robby Flannery, defenseman, Metro Jets

Stepping up in the offensive side of play for the Metro Jets this weekend was defenseman Robby Flannery. Hailing from Lathrup Village, MI, Flannery grabbed four points (a power-play goal and three assists) and was +2 for the Jets in two games played. “Robby made some big plays, and scored another timely goal on the PP Saturday night.  He has the ability to be a threat every chance he is on the ice with his quick release,” said Head Coach Justin Quenneville.

2nd Star: Joel De Simone, goaltender, Pittsburgh Vengeance
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Dominick Glavach, forward, Pittsburgh Vengeance – Roman Malkov, goaltender, Toledo Cherokee – Cam Schwartz, forward, Metro Jets – Tristin Snyder, forward, Toldeo Cherokee


Frontier Division Star of the Week: John Dixon, defenseman, Bozeman Ice Dogs

Defenseman John Dixon grabbed his first goals of the season for Bozeman this weekend, netting a hat trick on Friday night at home. Dixon, from Fairbanks, AK, totaled five points over two games played, while remaining a +6. “It is tough enough for any player to get a hat trick in a game, let alone a defenseman.  John had a 4-point night on Friday night and played very well in both ends.  He is one of our key guys that we rely on, and he showed why he is a leader on our team,” said Head Coach Mark Vichorek.

2nd Star: Nick Hast, goaltender, Great Falls Americans
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Malachi Bushey, forward, Great Falls Americans – Simo Huhtanen, goaltender, Billings Bulls – Ludvig Omdal, forward, Billings Bulls – Jacoby Warner, forward, Bozeman Icedogs


Midwest Division Star of the Week: Ivan Galaguzov, forward, St. Louis Jr. Blues

Three goals and an assist for Ivan Galaguzov gave the St. Louis Jr. Blues two wins on the road this weekend. The forward from Yekaterinberg, Russia was credited with the game-winning goal on Saturday, and stood at +3 through two games. “Ivan scored some big goals for us this weekend, and made some nice plays to boost our offense,” said Head Coach Chris Flaugher.

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


Northeast Division Star of the Week: Salvatore Lauretta, goaltender, Binghamton Jr. Senators

Posting his first shutout of the season, Salvatore Lauretta stopped 20 shots in Binghamton’s victory on Friday night. From Center Moriches, NY, the 6’1” goaltender has tallied an 11-0-0-0 record so far this season. “Sal continues to forge his path as one of the top goaltenders in the league. His shutout this weekend was a great effort, as he helped lead our team to another weekend sweep,” said Assistant Coach Nick Perri.

2nd Star: Connor Landrigan, forward, Binghamton Jr. Senators

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): none


South Division Star of the Week: Jake Cox, forward, Point Mallard Ducks

Jake Cox gave Point Mallard an offensive boost this weekend, registering four points, and grabbing a game-winning goal for the Ducks. The Columbus, GA native had two power play goals on Friday, and stood at +2 through the weekend. “Jake has been instrumental in our success this season. He plays major minutes and in all situations,” said GM/Head Coach Tom Winkler.


2nd Star: Brayden Hutchinson, forward, Louisiana Drillers
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Sascha Figi, forward, Atlanta Capitals – Kevin Lake, goaltender, Louisiana Drillers – Boomer Miller, forward, Atlanta Capitals


West Division Star of the Week: Tyler Larwood, forward, Breezy Point North Stars

Forward Tyler Larwood led Breezy Point to victory on Friday night, grabbing three points in the North Stars’ road victory in Rochester. The Amherst, NY native found the back of the net during the power play, and tacked on two assists in his +1 performance. “Tyler Larwood has been playing with an edge lately that makes him a hard player to play against. When Larwood is on the ice right now, something positive is bound to go his way because of his persistent work ethic,” said Head Coach Jon Jonasson.

2nd Star: Luc Kreuser, forward, New Ulm Steel

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Mac Berglove, goaltender, Granite City Lumberjacks – Max Kjome, defenseman, New Ulm Steel – Sam Moberg, goaltender, Breezy Point North Stars – Jordan Olson, defenseman, Granite City Lumberjacks

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