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 October 13, 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 six divisions of the NA3HL as nominated by their head coaches.
Central Division Star of the Week: Joey Boccardi, D, St. Louis Jr. Blues
Boccardi had already been a force on the blue line to start the season as it was, but still ramped up his offense last week in a pair of wins over Wausau. The St. Louis native responded to pointless outings in two of his prior three games with five total points last week, scoring in both contests and logging three assists (two on Saturday, one on Sunday). In total, Boccardi has hit the scoresheet in eight of 10 games this season, and his 5g-8a—13pts are good for eighth among NA3HL blueliners.
2nd Star: Marco Escobar, F, Coulee Region Chill
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Porter Haney, F, Rochester Grizzlies — Austin Keil, F, Peoria Mustangs — Clayton Shultz, D, Rochester Grizzlies — Cole Walter, G, Peoria Mustangs — Jacob Wiethaupt, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues
Coastal Division Star of the Week: Reagan Wintle, F, Maine Wild
Wintle was instrumental in Maine’s two wins over Long Beach last week with 5g-3a—8pts for his second and third consecutive multi-point outings. Saturday’s OT win saw him score one and assist another, while Sunday marked his first multi-goal outing this year — a stunning four-goal, two-assist performance to guide his team to an 8-5 win. Wintle now boasts 7g-6a—13 points in six games this season, and has potted two or more points in four of those.
2nd Star: Kolye Bankauskas, F, Northeast Generals
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Colin Day, D, Northeast Generals — Derek Flynn, D, New England Stars — Michael Lempiainen, F, New England Stars
Frontier Division Star of the Week: Kolten Wright, F, Sheridan Hawks
There was no shortage of offensive talent on display for Sheridan last week, as the Hawks logged huge wins over Butte. But Wright’s efforts stood out, as the Eau Claire, WI native posted a whopping five points in both contests. Friday saw his playmaking shine through, as he led the way with five assists. On Saturday, he turned on his finishing with five goals, including a pair on the power play. These outings marked Wright’s second and third games with five or more points this season, and lifted him into a share of third among NA3HL skaters with 23 points, tied with teammate Justin Schwartzmiller.
2nd Star: Jacob Kaminski, F, Gillette Wild
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Michael Allman, G, Yellowstone Quake — Johnny Baird, F, Helena Bighorns — Isaac Ellingson, F, Helena Bighorns — Jake Hayes, F, Great Falls Americans — Mason Hoffman, D, Gillette Wild — Hendrik Robel, D, Great Falls Americans — Evan Snyder, D, Yellowstone Quake — Logan Syrup, Sheridan Hawks
Northeast Division Star of the Week: Brandon Cope, F, Danbury Colonials
Following up their upset of L/A at the East Showcase, the Colonials kept the good momentum alive with a pair of wins over Skylands, helped in large part by Cope’s eight points across the weekend set. On Saturday, he potted his first hat-trick of the season and an assist as Danbury cruised to a 7-1 win, before logging another four points (2g, 2a) including the game-winning goal on Sunday. Cope’s impressive point streak now sits at nine games, and he has been held off the scoresheet just once in 11 games this season.
2nd Star: Khole Hibbert, F, Skylands Kings
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Joseph Arnold, F, Skylands Kings — Kolby Donovan, F, Danbury Colonials
South Division Star of the Week: Cole Thomas Johnson, F, Atlanta Capitals
Johnson was a model of consistency last week, posting a goal and an assist in each one of Atlanta’s three games last week to help his team to a 2-1 record against Mid Cities in the tight South Division. Johnson’s two-point games were his first multi-point outings since posting four straight to start the season, and stretched his point streak to five games.
2nd Star: RJ Muckensturm, F, Mid Cities Jr. Stars
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Gunner Moore, D, Atlanta Capitals — Brady Nelson, F, Mid Cities Jr. Stars — Matej Palfy, D, Texas Brahmas, Seth Payson, F, Texas Roadrunners — Jaeger Reed, G, Texas Roadrunners — Dylan Smith, F, Texas Brahmas
West Division Star of the Week: Sota Isogai, F, North Iowa Bulls
After posting just two points through his first four games, Isogai broke out in a big way last week with seven points in two wins over Breezy Point. On Friday, he netted his first hat-trick, including the game-winning goal, as the Bulls won 8-2. Saturday saw him catch fire once more, as the Japan native set up three teammates for goals before lighting the lamp himself. Isogai has now bagged 5g-4a—9pts in six games this season, and boasts three multi-point games.
2nd Star: Joey Gimberlin, F, New Ulm Steel
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Cameron Lantz, D, Granite City Lumberjacks — Carson Simon, F, Granite City Lumberjacks — Harrison Stewart, D, North Iowa Bulls