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NA3HL announces Bauer Hockey Stars of the Week

February 27, 2024

The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) today announced the Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending February 25th. 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: Ricky Nelson, Forward, Wausau Cyclones

Cyclones forward Ricky Nelson was a key in Wausau winning two games over the weekend to clinching the Central Division standings. Nelson, a native of Edina, MN, added a goal and an assist in the Cyclones 3-1 win over Wisconsin Friday night. The following night, Nelson netted a goal and dished out an assist in Wausau’s 6-3 win over West Bend. Nelson has played in 41 games this season with 60 points. 

2nd Star: Sam Knight, D, Oregon Tradesmen

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tommy Kundinger, D, West Bend Power – Jordan Larkee, F, Oregon Tradesmen – Adam Wiggins, F, Wausau Cyclones


East Division Star of the Week: Glen Farmer, Forward, Norwich Sea Captains

Norwich forward Glen Farmer was instrumental in the Sea Captains weekend sweep over New Jersey where he combined for five points in two games. The Raleigh, NC native posted three points in the weekend opener where he scored a goal and handed out two assists as Norwich won 8-1. The next night, Farmer added two goals in the second period as Norwich edged New Jersey 5-4. Farmer has appeared in 44 games this year where he has 17 goals and 18 assists. 

2nd Star: Matthew Nuzzolilo, F, Northeast Generals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Brandon Hemmer, D, Northeast Generals – Erik Masengill, D, Norwich Sea Captains – Tyler Tsoukalas, F, New Hampshire Jr. Mountain Kings – Kam young, F, New Hampshire Jr. Mountain Kings


Frontier Division Star of the Week: Kaden Rhyder, Goalie, Great Falls Americans

In an effort to keep the Americans postseason hopes alive, goaltender Kaden Rhyder rose to the occasion picking up two curtail wins for Great Falls heading into the final week of regular season play. The Elizabethtown, PA native faced off against the Badlands Sabres and on Friday night the netminder turned away 40 shots in a 3-2 win. In the weekend finale, Rhyder was called upon again in between the pipes where he was fantastic stopping 51 shots on net. Rhyders’ play was good for a 2.00 GAA and a .957 SV% over the weekend. Kaden has played in 26 games this season where he holds a 13-10-0-1 record, 3.09 GAA and a .927 SV%. 

2nd Star: Bodie Shepardson, F, Bozeman Icedogs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ayden Attungana, F, Sheridan Hawks – Andrew Browe, F, Butte Irish – Patrick Crooks, F, Helena Bighorns – Mason Czarnecki, F, Bozeman Icedogs – Kiefer Dunham, F, Sheridan Hawks – Dimitri Kuleshov, F, Great Falls Americans – Jesse Schindel, G, Helena Bighorns – Adam Severson, F, Gillette Wild – Ryan Sikorsky, D, Butte Irish – Isaac Young, F, Gillette Wild 


South Division Star of the Week: Zak Wentworth, Forward, New Mexico Ice Wolves

New Mexico forward Zak Wentworth helped the Ice Wolves in keeping atop of the South Division after totalling five points over three games. The Durango, CO native who is in his second season with the Ice Wolves, had an assist to start off the weekend. In game two of the weekend series, Wentworth netted four goals. This season, Wentworth has played in 44 games where he has combined for 42 points. 

2nd Star: Kaden Spaniol, F, Texas Brahmas

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jake Bergstrom, F, Louisiana Drillers – Noble Cook, F, Texas RoadRunners – Chase Forry, F, Texas Brahmas – Kristoffer Jakubowski, G, Texas RoadRunners – Matthew Loney, G, El Paso Rhinos – Daegen Love, G, Louisiana Drillers – Liam Mooney, F, New Mexico Ice Wolves – Trevor Stenglein, F, El Paso rhinos 


West Division Star of the Week: Parker Mitchell, Forward, Granite City Lumberjacks

Granite City forward Parker Mitchell was big for the Lumberjacks in picking up four points in the West Division after a weekend sweep over the Mason City Toros. The Mora, MN native accounted for a goal and two assists in the Jacks 8-2 win over the Toros. The following night's game went to overtime where Mitchell added an assist and the game winning goal for a 3-2 final. Mitchell has played in 33 games this season where he’s recorded 31 points. 

2nd Star: Luke Sawicky, F, Rochester Grizzlies

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Miles Berg, D, Mason City Torors – Spencer Klotz, F, Rochester Grizzlies – Ryan Lehet, G, Granite City Lumberjacks 


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