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NA3HL announces Bauer Hockey Stars of the Week

November 7, 2023

The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) today announced the Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending November 5, 2023. 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: Reid Watson, Forward, Oregon Tradesmen

Tradesmen forward Reid Watson combined for 5 points in two games to earn the Central Division Star of the Week. In a two game set with Peoria, the Littleton, CO native started the weekend by netting a goal and dishing out two assists. In the following contest, Watson scored a goal and handed out an assist. Watson has played in 14 games this season where he has totaled 14 points. 

2nd Star: Isaac Baker, D, Wausau Cyclones

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Brooks Barovsky, G, West Bend Power – Owen Drake, F, West Bend Power – Gabe Randel, F, Wausau Cyclones – Reid Watson, F, Oregon Tradesmen


East Division Star of the Week: Michael Locke, Forward, Northeast Generals

Northeast forward Michael Locke had a fantastic showing adding two points in three consecutive games. The Wakefield, MA native dished out two assists in each game he played over the weekend to total six points in three games. Locke leads the Generals in scoring this season with 15 points. 

2nd Star: Brian Essing, F, Norwich Sea Captains

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Payton Fobes, F, New Jersey Titans – Ryan Janik, D, Norwich Sea Captains – Chris Keller, F, Long Beach Sharks – Manny Pantow, G, New Hampshire Jr. Mountain Kings – Avery Rovira, F, New Jersey Titans – Nick Summers, D, Northeast Generals – Jory Veenstra, F, New Hampshire Jr. Mountain Kings 

Frontier Division Star of the Week: Keegan Strong, Goalie, Butte Irish

Keegan Strong played a pivotal role in Butte’s 3-2 win over the Bozeman Ice Dogs on Saturday. The Homer, AK netminder faced 40 shots and made 38 saves in the win. That included stopping all seven Bozeman shooters in the shootout. Strong finished the night with a 1.84 GAA and a .949 SV%. Strong has played in 5 games this season with a 2-3-1 record, 4.33 GAA and a .923 SV%. 

2nd Star: Mason Czamecki, F, Bozeman Ice Dogs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Patrick Crooks, F, Butte Irish – Mason Eggen, D, Helena Bighorns – Aaron James, F, Great Falls Americans – Aiden Kennedy, F, Great Falls Americans – Tay Kurpius, F, Gillette Wild – Ty Moore, F, Helena Bighorns – Chris Porciuncula, F, Bozeman Ice Dogs – Owen Schoonover, d, Yellowstone Quake – Elliot Testa, F, Gillette Wild 

South Division Star of the Week: Philip O’Neil, Goalie, El Paso Rhinos

Goaltender Philip O’Neil was fantastic in the game he appeared in over the weekend to earn the South Division Star of the Week. Facing the second best in the South, the Texas Brahmas, O’Neil took the win in net after turning away 28 of 29 shots. The Belcamp, MD native combined for a 1.00 GAA and .966 SV%. 

2nd Star: Landon Theissen, F, Atlanta Capitals 

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Aidan Besedic, F, Atlanta Capitals – Carson Gotelaere, F, New Mexico Ice Wolves – Ethan Hull, F, New Mexico Ice Wolves – Malo Phillips, D, Texas Brahmas – Luke Romney, G, Texas Brahmas 

West Division Star of the Week: Hayden Johnson, Forward, Granite City Lumberjacks

Granite City forward Hayden Johnson totaled 5 points in two games to take the title as West Division Star of the Week. Johnson started the weekend adding a goal and handing out three assists. In the following showing, the Little Falls, MN native scored a goal and dished out an assist. Johnson has appeared in 15 games this season and has totalled 15 points. 

2nd Star: Tate Cothern, G, Rochester Grizzlies 

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Spencer Klotz, F, Rochester Grizzlies – Ryan Lehet, G, Granite City Lumberjacks – Sam Menne, D, Mason City Toros – Luke Robertson, F, Mason City Toros 

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