The North American 3 Hockey League (3HL) today announced the Three Stars of the Week presented by Combat Hockey for the week ending October 9, 2011. The Three Stars of the Week is a weekly feature during the 2011-12 regular season that honors the top performing players each week of the regular season as nominated by their respective teams.
1st Star: Tyler Cayemberg, forward, Granite City Lumberjacks
Cayemberg, 19, recorded five points (2 goals, 3 assists) for the Lumberjacks in their two-game home-and-home sweep of the North Iowa Bulls this past weekend. On Friday, Cayemberg scored the game-winning goal early in the 3rd period to lead the Lumberjack to a 3-1 road win. On Saturday, the Milwaukee, Wisconsin native had a goal and three assists in a big 7-1 win at home over the Bulls. “Tyler played a great all-around game this past weekend,” said Lumberjacks head coach Brad Willner. “His hard work fueled the entire team and he played at both ends of the ice, which enabled him to have a good offensive output.” Cayemberg is the leading scorer on the Lumberjacks roster with 15 points in 10 games, and has helped Granite City to 1st place in the 3HL’s West Division.
2nd Star: Collin LeMay, goaltender, Quad City Jr. Flames
LeMay, 19, helped the Quad City Jr. Flames to a weekend road sweep of the Peoria Mustangs by stopping 45 of a possible 47 combined shots on the weekend. On Saturday night, the goaltender from Fair Lawn, New Jersey, made 29 saves in a 5-2 win, which saw Quad City score three, 3rd period goals to secure the victory. On Sunday, LeMay had to come off the bench in a relief appearance after Quad City trailed 2-0 after the 1st period. LeMay was perfect in the two and half periods he played, stopping all16 shots he faced as the Flames scored the final four goals of the game to win 4-2. “Collin had a great weekend and really did a good job of keeping us in both games with some big saves,” said Tom McDermott, head coach of Quad City. “People will look at the final score and not realize the impact of some of the saves he made that enabled us to have a chance to score late in both games.”
3rd Star: Alex June, forward, Queen City Steam
June, 20, had a goal and three assists in Queen City’s weekend home sweep of the Battle Creek Jr. Revolution. On Saturday, the McCordsville, Indiana native posted an assist in the Steam’s 6-2 win. The next night, June exploded for two goals, including the game-winner, and an assist in Queen City’s 11-1 win over the Jr. Revolution. June not only leads the Steam in scoring this season, but also is tied for 3rd in assists in the 3HL. “Alex has been tremendously consistent from the start of the season,” said Queen City head coach Don Biggs. “A large part of his success this season is because of his work ethic. He is working as hard as only on the ice he is competing against.” Queen City’s sweep put them just a point behind Toledo for 1st place in the 3HL’s North Division.
Other players nominated were (alphabetical): Doug Andrews, forward, Metro Jets – Matt Bailie, forward, Minnesota Flying Aces – Matt Bartels, goaltender, North Iowa Bulls – Schuyler Ferguson, goaltender, Michigan Mountain Cats – AJ Fletcher, forward, Toledo Cherokee – Josh Foster, forward, Michigan Mountain Cats – Lukas Gavalier, goaltender, Toledo Cherokee – Nick LaRue, defenseman, Granite City Lumberjacks – Andrew Lay, forward, Flint Jr. Generals – Dominic Orlando, goaltender, Flint Jr. Generals – Allen Patten, goaltender, Minnesota Flying Aces – Shane Piggott, defenseman, Quad City Jr. Flames – Blake Speechley, forward, Queen City Steam – Devin Williams, goaltender, Metro Jets.