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 October 16, 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: Gage Vierzba, Forward, Wausau Cyclones
Wausau Cyclones forward Gage Vierzba earned this week's Central Division Star of the week after totaling 7 points in two games. The St. Charles, MO native added 1 goal and 2 assists in the first game of the weekend, followed by a 4-point performance with 2 goals and 2 assists. Vierzba has appeared in 8 games with the Cyclones this season and has totaled 11 points with 5 goals and 6 assists.
2nd Star: Tyler Fromolz, G, Oregon Tradesmen
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Sam Knight, F, Oregon Tradesmen – Ricky Nelson, F, Wausau Cyclones – Patrick Toomey, F, Milwaukee Power
East Division Star of the Week: Kurt Johnson, Forward, New Jersey Titans
Titans forward Kurt Johnson found his name on the scoresheet multiple times in the two games he played in over the weekend. Johnson recorded a hat-trick in game one of a weekend series against the Bay State Bobcats. In the following night's game, Johnson added 2 more goals to combine for 5 goals in 2 games. The Erie, PA native has played in 10 games this season totaling 7 points with 5 goals and 2 assists.
2nd Star: William Jasmin, F, Bay State Bobcats
Honorable Mention (alphabeticall): Brian Essing, F, Norwich Sea Captains – Nate Mastrony, F, Bay State Bobcats – Matt Nuzzolilo, F, Northeast Generals – Mac Reed, D, Northeast Generals – Andrew Yocum, G, Norwich Sea Captains
Frontier Division Star of the Week: Anthony Foster, Forward, Gillette Wild
Gillette Wild forward, Anthony Foster totaled for 8 points in 2 games played over the weekend. In the opening game of the weekend set, Foster lit the lamp twice and handed out two assists. In night two, the Warroad, MN native accounted for 4 points with 1 goal and 3 assists. So far this season Foster has played in 10 games where he has accumulated 20 points with 9 goals and 11 assists.
2nd Star: Zach Boxterman, G, Badlands Sabres
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Patrick Crooks, F, Butte Cobras – Caleb Cross, G, Butte Cobras – Camden Cunningham, F, Helena Bighorns – Will Fallman, D, Great Falls Americans – Joe Feamster, D, Helena Bighorns – Josh Koziol, G, Great Falls Americans – Sky Solig, F, Gillette Wild
South Division Star of the Week: Jack Lambert, Forward, Louisiana Drillers
Louisiana Drillers forward Jack Lambert totaled for 9 points in 3 games played to earn the South Division Star of the Week. Lambert recorded back-to-back hat-tricks, and mixed in 3 assists over the weekend. The Fairbanks, AK native leads the Drillers in scoring this season with 18 points in 10 games played.
2nd Star: Hunter Hein, G, Texas RoadRunners
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jack Hanson, F, Austin Ice Bats – Collin Lemanski, G, Austin Ice Bats – Tyler Love, F, Texas RoadRunners – John Moriarty, G, Louisiana Drillers
West Division Star of the Week: Cole Klingbeil, Forward, Alexandria Blizzard
Blizzard forward Cole Klingbeil accounted for 4 points in a single game. In a 10-1 win against the Willmar WarHawks, Klingbeil scored a hat-trick and added an assist. The Mahtomedi, MN native leads the Blizzard in scoring this season playing in just 4 games totaling 9 points with 4 goals and 5 assists.
2nd Star: Josiah Lambers, D, Minnesota Loons
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Cooper Brackett, D, Minnesota Loons – Finnegan Greely, D, Granite City Lumberjacks – Josh Gulden, D, New Ulm Steel – Jacob McPartland, F, Granite City Lumberjacks – Conner Souza, F, New Ulm Steel