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NA3HL announces Easton Divisional Stars of the Week

October 29, 2013

The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) today announced the Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Easton for the week ending October 27, 2013.  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 four divisions of the NA3HL as nominated by their head coaches.

Central Division Star of the Week: Tim Tarvis, forward, Wisconsin Whalers

With two wins in Cincinnati over the weekend, the Wisconsin Whalers continue to prove themselves as a legitimate contender in the Central Division so far this season. 20-year-old forward Tim Tarvis was the offensive leader in the sweep, posting six points (2 goals, 4 assists) in the two wins. On Saturday, the native of St. Charles, Illinois, had a goal and an assist in a 4-1 win. On Sunday, Tarvis (6’1/190) was even better as he had a goal and three assists in a 7-3 win. He was also a +3 during the weekend. In 12 games this season, Tarvis has 13 points and ranked 2nd on the team in scoring. “Tim has been playing great and has really gotten used to this level of hockey,” said Whalers head coach Tom McDermott. “He works the tough areas of the ice and isn’t afraid to pay the price and his size enables him to do that.”

2nd Star: Kyle Meeh, defenseman, St. Louis Jr. Blues

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Easton Halbert, forward, Wisconsin Whalers – Andrew Kovacich, forward, St. Louis Jr. Blues


East Division Star of the Week: Stefan Horgas, forward, Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks

It was a breakout weekend for Cleveland forward Stefan Horgas. The 18-year-old from State College, Pennsylvania, helped the Lumberjacks stay on their hot streak with a weekend sweep in the road against the Michigan Mountain Cats. Horgas (6’0/180) had three goals and three assists for six points in the two wins and was also a +6 on the weekend. He also scored both game-winning goals on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, Horgas had two goals and three assists for a five-point night in a 7-1 win. The next night, he had the game-winning goal in an 8-0 win. His 14 points rank third on the Cleveland roster. “Stefan has a lot of natural talent and ability.  The key for him right now is gaining experience and building upon that each week,” said Cleveland head coach Bob Jacobson. “He does whatever we ask of him and we are happy with his progress.”

2nd Star: Nick Balavich, forward, Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Aaron Callan, goaltender, Toledo Cherokee – Reno de Hondt, forward, Flint Junior Generals – Chris Hubbard, forward, Michigan Mountain Cats – Conner McGovern, defenseman, Flint Junior Generals – Kade Morrison, forward, Michigan Mountain Cats – Kevin Shand, forward, Metro Jets


South Division Star of the Week: Tommy Stock, forward, Dallas Jr. Stars

The Dallas Jr. Stars took two out of three games this past weekend in Sugar Land against the Imperials and forward Tommy Stock was a big reason behind the success. The 19-year-old recorded seven points (3 goals, 4 assists) in the three games. On Friday, Stock (5’10/170) had two goals (one shorthanded, one power play) in a 4-3 win. On Saturday, he chimed in with an assist in a 5-3 loss. On Sunday, Stock saved his best game for last as he posted a goal and three assists in a 10-3 win. For the season, Stock is tied for the team scoring lead with 11 points to date. “Tommy has been consistent for us all year and it started paying off in points this past weekend,” said Dallas head coach Jason Deitsch. “He knows where to be on the ice and he is smart.  He paid the price at the front of the net and that got him some points this past weekend.”

2nd Star: Tyler Brady, forward, Topeka Capitals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jake Gevaart, forward, Dallas Jr. Stars – Yu Kikosaka, forward, Topeka Capitals


West Division Star of the Week: Joe Anderson, forward, Alexandria Blizzard

Another weekend and another seven point outing for Alexandria forward Joe Anderson. The 19-year-old from Hibbing, Minnesota, recorded seven points in two weekend games for the second weekend in a row to earn West star honors. It began with a one goal, two assist effort in a 6-1 home win over Minnesota on Friday. It continued on Saturday as Anderson (5’11/175) had four goals in a 6-3 road win in Granite City against the Lumberjacks. In just six NA3HL games this season (all in October), Anderson has 16 points. “Joe played really played well against a very good Granite City team, which is telling us he is rising up to the occasion,” said Blizzard head coach Jeff Crouse. “He continues to play with an edge, which makes him very effective at both ends of the ice.”

2nd Star: Richie Marenis, forward, North Iowa Bulls

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Chancie Hanson, defenseman, North Iowa Bulls – Brett Love, forward, Granite City Lumberjacks – Aidan Verbeke, forward, Granite City Lumberjacks 

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