NA3HL announces Bauer Hockey Stars of the Week
The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) today announced the Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending January 31, 2022. 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 five divisions of the NA3HL as nominated by their head coaches.
Central Division Star of the Week: Ben Oakland, Forward, Rochester Grizzlies
In his first two games of the season with the Grizzlies, forward Ben Oakland recorded 5 points to earn the Central Division Star of the Week. In a weekend series against the Milwaukee Power, Oakland scored two goals and added an assist in a 5-1 win. In the second showing against the Power, the Boise, ID native added two assists in the 6-3 final and Grizzlies weekend sweep.
2nd Star: Massimo Polistina F, Peoria Mustangs
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Max Breon, F, Rochester Grizzlies – Thomas Kayner, F, Peoria Mustangs – Fred Roufs, G, Oregon Tradesmen
East Division Star of the Week: Braeden Kennedy, Forward, Northeast Generals
Northeast Generals forward Braeden Kennedy appeared in one game and recorded 3 points. In the Generals 4-3 win over the Norwich Sea Captains, Kennedy scored twice and added an assist for three points. The South Boston, MA native has appeared in 29 games this season and has totalled 41 points (15G, 26A)
2nd Star: Nikita Kovalev, F, Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Brennan Churchill, G, Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks – Brian Essing, F, Norwich Sea Captains – Tony Morran, D, Norwich Sea Captains
Frontier Division Star of the Week: Bentley Simcox, Forward, Bozeman Icedogs
Bozeman Icedogs forward Bentley Simcox totalled six points in the two games he appeared in against the Badlands Sabres. In the Icedogs weekend sweep, Simcox found the back of the net twice and added two assists in each game earning six points. The Camarillo, CA native has played in 38 games this year while scoring 17 goals and adding 14 assists for 31 total points.
2nd Star: Liam Massie, F, Bozeman Icedogs
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Taber Gutshick, D, Helena Bighorns – Adam Harvey, F, Helena Bighorns – Micah Serino, F, Great Falls Americans – Will Simpson, G, Great Falls Americans – Fabian Vik, F, Butte Cobras
South Division Star of the Week: Richard Indermill, Defense, Oklahoma City Ice Hawks
Oklahoma City Ice Hawks defenseman Richard Indermill had himself a weekend recording 11 points in the three games he played. In the Ice Hawks three-in-three weekend against the Mid Cities Jr. Stars, Indermill netted 8 goals as a blueliner and handed out 3 assists. Indermill, a native of Red Wing, MN, has played in 29 games this year and has totalled 35 points (16G, 19A).
2nd Star: Josh Hrip, F, Louisiana Drillers
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Peyton Brendel, G, El Paso Rhinos – Garrett Conner, F, Oklahoma City Ice Hawks – Dolan Gilbert, G, Texas Brahmas – Jack Herron, F, Texas RoadRunners – Mark Kurliandcyk, F, Louisiana Drillers – Payne Pent, F, El Paso Rhinos – Jeremiah Snyder, D, Texas Brahmas – Gabe Stoner, D, Texas RoadRunners
West Division Star of the Week: Brett Reed, Forward, Granite City Lumberjacks
Granite City Lumberjacks forward Brett Reed earned this week's West Division Star of the Week after his two game performance earning 5 points. Reed started the weekend adding two assists in a 4-3 win for the Lumberjacks over the Willmar WarHawks. On the following night, Reed added two goals and an assist in a 6-2 defeat of the Alexandria Blizzard. The Crosslake, MN native has played in 32 games this season and has 32 points (16G, 13A) on the year.
2nd Star: Marcus Mack, F, Willmar WarHawks
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Owen Carlson, G, Mason City Toros – Wyatt Halvoson, F, Granite City Lumberjacks – Cal Levis, F, Mason City Toros – Sam Miller, D, Willmar WarHawks – Matthew Ryanne, G, Minnesota Loons