The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) today announced the Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending February 4, 2018. 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 eight divisions of the NA3HL as nominated by their head coaches.
Central Division Star of the Week: Brady Lindauer, Forward, La Crosse Freeze
The La Crosse Freeze are preparing for a deep playoff run and one of their offensive leaders is playing at his highest level. Brady Lindauer upped his point streak to five games after two multi-point performances this past weekend. ON Saturday, the forward handed out two assists in a Freeze victory. On Sunday, Lindauer scored his 12th goal of the season and added four helpers in the victory. A seven point weekend gives Lindauer 47 points on the season and he finished the weekend with a plus-5 rating.
2nd Star: Nick Rogers, F, Wisconsin Whalers
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jimmy McDermott, F, Wisconsin Whalers – Luke Murphy, G, Rochester Ice Hawks – Brandon Ratzloff, F, La Crosse Freeze
Coastal Division Star of the Week: JP Chauvin, Defense, L/A Nordiques
A couple of weeks of helped the Lewiston/Auburn defenseman tremendously and he helped his team to a weekend split. Chauvin scored a goal in his team’s loss to New England on Friday night. The next day he exploded in a crucial win for his team over the Northeast Generals. Chauvin one again scored on the power play but he also tallied four assists to give him a five point night in their 6-2 win. The Massena, New York native now has 45 points in 38 games this season.
2nd Star: Mason Ledbetter, F, Maine Wild
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Leevi Kervinen, F, Cape Cod Islanders – Esa Maki, G, Cape Cod Islanders – Chris Rodrigues, G, Maine Wild
East Division Star of the Week: Jhuwon Davis, Forward, Metro Jets
The Metro Jets continue to roll as they look to clinch a division championship in the coming weeks. Jhuwon Davis notched his 16th goal of the year as his Jets took down the Wooster Oilers on Friday night. He also had a pair of assists in the victory. On Saturday against Lansing, he helped break the scoreless tie with his 23rd assist of the season, giving him four points over the two game weekend. Davis was also a plus-4.
2nd Star: Dominick Glavach, F, Pittsburgh Vengeance
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Brendan Johns, F, Pittsburgh Vengeance – Andrew Kormos, G, Metro Jets
Frontier Division Star of the Week: Vadim Zubkov, Forward, Missoula Jr. Bruins
There was not a better individual game performance last week than the one Vadim Zubkov put on Friday night. The Russian forward scored five goals and added an assist against the Bozeman Icedogs and the Bruins would need every one of his points as they scored an 8-5 victory. Zubkov wasn't a one-hit wonder either as he scored again the following night and added a pair of assists to finish the weekend with nine points. He now has a point streak of five straight games, netting at least three points in each of those contests. He finished the series with a plus-10 rating.
2nd Star: Misha Akatnov, F, Missoula Jr. Bruins
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Cody Brewer, G, Helena Bighorns – Hayden Seitz, F, Helena Bighorns
Midwest Division Star of the Week: Dawson Marshall, Forward, St. Louis Jr. Blues
Marshall, 19, scored two goals in a win over the Atlanta Capitals on Saturday. The second goal proved to be the game winner in a 5-3 win. It was a clutch moment for the St. Charles, Illinois native as the goal came with just 2:28 remaining in regulation. It was Marshall’s first multi-goal game of the year. For the season, Marshall now has seven goals and nine assists in 32 games.
2nd Star: John Shively, D, St. Louis Jr. Blues
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None
Northeast Division Star of the Week: Ryan Reifler, Forward, Binghamton Junior Senators
Another week, another Star of the Week honor for Ryan Reifler. The Binghamton forward only had one game this week but made the most of it as he found the back of the net four times. He added an assist as well in his team’s win over the Skylands Kings. Reifler now has 55 points in 24 games this season, 19 goals and 36 assists. With another big game, Reifler extends his point streak to 24 games.
2nd Star: Andrew Logar, F, Niagara Falls PowerHawks
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Dylan Gulick, F, Oswego Stampede – Matthew Minichiello, F, Niagara Falls PowerHawks – Jameson Simmonds, F, Oswego Stampede
South Division Star of the Week: Jarett Green, Defense, Point Mallard Ducks
The defenseman from Tampa Bay, Florida is playing some of his best hockey of the season as he feasted on the Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts last weekend. On Friday, Green found the back of the net once and gave out an assist. Then on Saturday, he found the back of the net again and passed out three more helpers. It was his third straight game with at least two points. Green’s solid play on both ends of the ice gave him a plus-5 rating during the series sweep.
2nd Star: Tyler Trombly, F, Point Mallard
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Michael Klintworth, F, Atlanta Capitals
West Division Star of the Week: Brett Meister, Forward, Alexandria Blizzard
Similar to Riefler, Brett Meister also made the most of his one game this week as he lit up the Rochester Ice Hawks four times en route to a big win for Alexandria. The forward from White Bear Lake, Minnesota also had added an assist to go with his four goals to finish with five points. Meister’s point streak has now reached four games and he now has 20 goals and 41 points on the year.
2nd Star: Brandon Baker, D, Granite City Lumberjacks
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Chase Di Bari, F, Granite City Lumberjacks