NA3HL announces Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Bauer Hockey
The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) today announced the Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending September 15, 2019. The divisional stars of the week are awards 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: Garrett Alton, F, Milwaukee Power
The Power nabbed their first two wins of the season last week, thanks in large part to the contributions of Alton. Alton was held off the scoresheet in his opening three outings, but exploded for four points in three games last week. The forward potted a hat-trick to pace their 5-3 victory over Rochester, then added another tally as they topped St. Louis two days later.
2nd Star: Trevor Smith, G, St. Louis Jr. Blues
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Dillan Bentley, F, Peoria Mustangs — Mike Ivory, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Ian McHenry, F, Peoria Mustangs — Nico Piehl, F, Milwaukee Power
Coastal Division Star of the Week: Hans Watson, D, L/A Nordiques
Despite his station on the Nordiques blue line, Watson was a key cog in their high-flying offense with six points in two games last week. The defenseman kicked off his week with three assists on Saturday before following it up with two goals and another helper on Sunday. Through three games, Watson ranks tied for third among L/A skaters with six points.
2nd Star: Carson Asper, F, Northeast Generals
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Henri Beguelin, F, New England Stars — John Driscoll, G, Northeast Generals — Matt Marini, G, New England Stars
Frontier Division Star of the Week: Justin Schwartzmiller, F, Sheridan Hawks
Schwartzmiller helped Sheridan get its season off on the right foot with six points in their opening two games. With two goals and two assists on Friday followed by a game-winning strike and another assist on Saturday, Schwartzmiller was key in his team’s winning efforts.
2nd Star: Hazen McKay, F, Bozeman Icedogs
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Michael Allman, G, Yellowstone Quake — Ethan Becker, D, Gillette Wild — Garret Dryden, G, Helena Bighorns — Isaac Ellingson, F, Helena Bighorns — Jon Green, F, Yellowstone Quake — Levi Mese, F, Great Falls Americans — Anthony Seykora, G, Gillette Wild — Viktor Wennberg, G, Great Falls Americans — Kolten Wright, F, Sheridan Hawks
Northeast Division Star of the Week: James Clarke, F, Skylands Kings
The Kings have struggled out of the gate, but Clarke shone brightly in his appearance last week. The UK native bagged a goal and two helpers to factor into 75% of his team’s goals in a 5-4 loss to the Colonials over the weekend, which pushed him to the front of Skylands’ scoring efforts despite playing in one fewer game than most of his teammates.
2nd Star: Adam Palomeque, F, Danbury Colonials
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Thomas Mougin, F, Skylands Kings — Shane O’Brien, G, Danbury Colonials
South Division Star of the Week: Garrett Wilderman, F, Texas Roadrunners
Texas opened up its campaign with three games against Atlanta last week, going 1-2 in the series, and it was the perfect stage for Wilderman to show his talents. After a 1g, 1a performance in the opener, he rebounded from a goose egg in game two with a stellar effort en route to his team’s first win. Wilderman potted a goal and two assists through 60 minutes, then added a stellar, highlight-reel marker in overtime to give the Roadrunners the victory. His six points are tops among Texas skaters.
2nd Star: Cole Thomas Johnson, F, Atlanta Capitals
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Blake Forystek, G, Texas Roadrunners — Grant Griffin, F, Louisiana Drillers — Gunner Moore, D, Atlanta Capitals — Grady Reis, G, Louisiana Drillers
West Division Star of the Week: Mason Enright, F, North Iowa Bulls
Enright starred in the Bulls’ wins over Breezy Point last week, bagging a total of five points across the pair of games. Friday saw him drive the offense with two goals and an assist, before he came up clutch once more on Saturday with the game-winning strike, in addition to another helper.
2nd Star: Blake Spetz, F, Granite City Lumberjacks
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Garrett Freemon, F, Breezy Point North Stars — Jacob Halvorson, F, New Ulm Steel — Conan Hayton, G, Breezy Point North Stars — Michael Heitkamp, D, Rochester Grizzlies — Lucas Newman, F, Rochester Grizzlies — Dalton Saltness, F, North Iowa Bulls — Bailey Sommers, F, Granite City Lumberjacks