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NA3HL announces Bauer Hockey Stars of the Week

December 5, 2023

The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) today announced the Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending December 3, 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: Matyas Bajgar, Goalie, St. Louis Jr. Blues

St. Louis netminder Matyas Bajgar picked up a huge win for his squad over the weekend against the West Bend Power. The Karlovy Vary, CZE native earned his first win in net after stopping an outstanding 53 shots on the Jr. Blues way to a 3-2 win. This season, Bajgar is 1-2-0-1 with a 3.44 GAA and a .927 SV%. 

2nd Star: Nick O’Brien, D, Wisconsin Woodsmen

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Viktor Budik, F, Wisconsin Woodsmen 


East Division Star of the Week: Colten McIntyre, Goalie, Long Beach Sharks

Long Beach netminder Colten McIntyre picked up his first two wins of the season in back-to-back fashion. The Park City, UT native turned away 77 shots over two games and only allowed 2 goals per game after beating the Danbury Hat Tricks and the New Jersey Titans. The six-foot-tall goaltender has played in 6 games this season where he holds a 2-3-0-1 record, a 3.61 GAA and a .914 SV%. 

2nd Star: Matt Bellopede, F, Long Beach Sharks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Daniel Antal, G, Northeast Generals – Noah Behrens-Gould, G, Norwich Sea Captains – Brian Essing, F, Norwich Sea Captains – Tyler Hauge, F, Northeast Generals 

Frontier Division Star of the Week: Wylee Gladen, Forward, Gillette Wild

Gillette forward Wylee Gladen totalled 7 points over two games to earn the Frontier Division Star of the Week. In a two game set on the road, the Bemidji, MN native put on a show by adding 3 goals and 4 assists. This season Gladen has played in 24 games where he has combined for 27 points. 

2nd Star: Braden Cunningham, F, Helena Bighorns

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Gavin Barr, F, Helena Bighorns – Mac Billings, D, Sheridan Hawks – Mason Czamecki, F, Bozeman Ice Dogs – Tanner Freed, F, Sheridan Hawks – JP Johnson, F, Gillette Wild – Braylon Rogers, G, Butte Irish – Carston Stineff, D, Butte Irish – Bryce Sturm, D, Bozeman Ice Dogs 

South Division Star of the Week: Nick Jones, Forward, El Paso Rhinos

Nick Jones was instrumental in the El Paso Rhinos three game sweep over the Louisiana Drillers after combining for 8 points. The St. Charles, MO native posted two goals and dished out six helpers over those three games. This season Jones has played in 17 games and has totalled 30 points. 

2nd Star: Robbie Aranos, D, Atlanta Capitals 

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Aidan Besedic, F, Atlanta Capitals – Bryson Frazee, G, Austin Ice Bats – Edward Gregorin, D, New Mexico Ice Wolves – Joseph Guiterrez, F, El Paso Rhinos – Sebastian Hale, F, Austin Ice Bats – Zak Wentworth, F, New Mexico Ice Wolves

West Division Star of the Week: Jack Louko, Forward, Granite City Lumberjacks

Granite City Lumberjack forward Jack Louko added 3 points over two games to earn the West Division Star of the Week. The Sheboygan Falls, WI native added a goal in one game, then followed up with a goal and an assist to close out the weekend. So far this year Louko has played in 18 games where he has 16 points. 

2nd Star: Sam Johnson, F, Rochester Grizzlies

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Anyon Bennett, G, Granite City Lumberjacks – Drew Blake, G, Mason City Toros – Noah Joyce, F, Rochester Grizzlies – Tyler Kludt, F, Alexandria Blizzard – Justin Wasvick, F, Alexandria Blizzard

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