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 December 11, 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: Sean Patrick Merck, Defenseman, Peoria Mustangs
Peoria Mustangs defender, Sean Patrick Merck, recorded multiple points in all both games he appeared in. The Mokena, IL native totaled 6 points over the weekend after adding 4 assists in the opening game of the weekend, followed up by a two assist night. Merck has appeared in 23 games this season totaling 20 points with 1 goal and 19 assists.
2nd Star: Adam Prokop, G, Milwaukee Power
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Erik Hernborn, F, Rochester Grizzlies – Zach Laurila, F, Rochester Grizzlies – Max Rotsaert, F, Oregon Tradesmen – Nathan Walker, F, Oregon Tradesmen
East Division Star of the Week: Jack Kinahan, Forward, Norwich Sea Captains
Jack Kinahan totaled 4 points in the three games he appeared in to earn the East Division Star of the Week. In those three games, the Stamford, CT native added 3 goals and an assist. So far this season, Kinahan has played in 23 games where he's combined for 19 points with 12 goals and 7 assists.
2nd Star: Tim Hayden, F, Norwich Sea Captains
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Sam Barnitz, F, Long Beach Sharks – Braeden Kennedy, F, Northeast Generals - Zac Kretzschmer, F, Long Beach Sharks
Frontier Division Star of the Week: Caelin Chinery, Forward, Butte Cobras
Butte Cobras forward, Caelin Chinery, had a strong showing in the two games he played in over the weekend. In those two games, the Winnipeg, Canada native recorded a goal and an assist in each totaling 4 points. Chinery has played in 25 games this season and has combined for 28 points.
2nd Star: Wyatt Noble, D, Sheridan Hawks
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Mac Billings, D, Sheridan Hawks – Cade Holland, F, Helena Bighorns – Silas Hughes, F, Great Falls Americans – Cam Milewski, G, Bozeman Ice Dogs – Baden Powell, D, Great Falls Americans – Derek Rassell, F, Helena Bighorns – Cade Wessman, F, Butte Cobras
South Division Star of the Week: Nick Jameus, Forward, Atlanta Capitals
Nick Jameus, the NA3HL’s leading scorer continued, kept himself atop of the league after adding 11 points in 3 games. The Sault Ste Marie, ONT native added 3 goals and 8 assists. This season, Jameus has plate din 28 games and has recorded 63 points with 15 goals and 48 assists.
2nd Star: Austin Micale, D, Atlanta Capitals
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Chris Burns, G, El Paso Rhinos – Tyler Dunkel, F, El Paso Rhinos – Hunter Hein, G, Texas RoadRunners – Matvey Ivanov, F, Texas RoadRunners – Brody Neish, F, Louisiana Drillers – Tyler Walker, D, Louisiana Drillers
West Division Star of the Week: Sean Kenny, Forward, Alexandria Blizzard
Sean Kenny added 6 points in the two games he appeared in over the weekend to earn the West Division Star of the Week. In a two-game set against Wausua, the Sparta, NJ native posted 1 goal and 5 assists. This season, Kenny has seen the ice 11 times and has totaled for 18 points including 6 goals and 12 assists.
2nd Star: Carter Newpower, F, Mason City Toros
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Gus Cantwell, F, New Ulm Steel – Luc Corbin, D, Willmar WarHawks – Ryan Hadland, F, Alexandria Blizzard – Jack Louko, F, Granite City Lumberjacks – Luke McCarthy, F, Willmar WarHawks – Jordan Newpower, F, Mason City Toros – Vladislav Ostapenko, F, New Ulm Steel – Tucker Skime, F, Granite City Lumberjacks