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Bauer's Stars of the Week

Stars of the Week Week of January 20, 2020sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Jakub Breault - Aberdeen Wings

Jakub Breault

The Aberdeen Wings continued their winning ways this weekend as they widened their division lead to 10 points with a weekend home sweep of the St. Cloud Blizzard and a shootout win over Minot on Tuesday. Forward and Alaska-Fairbanks recruit Jakub Breault, 20, played a big part in all three wins as the 5’11/180 lbs. native of Acton Vale, Quebec, totaled eight points during the week, which included three goals and five assists. On Tuesday, Breault had two assists in a 4-3 shootout win in Minot. On Friday, he had a goal and assist in a 4-1 win against the Blizzard. On Saturday, he had two goals and two assists in a 6-2 win over the Blizzard. For the season, Breault currently leads the Wings in scoring with 44 points in 37 games played. “Jakob’s been an outstanding leader for us. He possesses high-end vision and play making skills, while working each night with passion and consistency. Jakob is looked upon to bring us strong offense and this past week showed his ability,” said Wings head coach Scott Langer.

2nd Star: Mack Byers, F, Aberdeen Wings

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Nik Armstrong-Kingkade, F, Minot Minotauros – Tyler Bost, G, St. Cloud Blizzard – Carl Fish, D, Bismarck Bobcats – Hugh Larkin, F, Austin Bruins – Josef Mysak, D, Austin Bruins – Jayden Price, F, Bismarck Bobcats – Dan Russell, F, Minot Minotauros – Bram Scheerer, F, Minnesota Wilderness – Garrett Worth, F, Minnesota Wilderness

 

East Star of the Week: Kyle Jeffers - New Jersey Titans

Kyle Jeffers

The New Jersey Titans held onto the top spot in the NAHL and East Division thanks to three more wins this past week. Forward Kyle Jeffers, 21, made an impact in each of the wins, totaling five points last week. The NAPHL grad and 5’10/170 lbs. native of Oviedo, Florida, started his week with a goal and an assist in a 5-4 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights on Wednesday. His success continued on Friday, as the American International commit had another goal and assist in a 4-1 win over the Northeast Generals. On Saturday, he pitched in with an assist in a 6-4 win over the Generals. For the season, Jeffers ranks 2nd in team scoring with 45 points in 35 games played. “Kyle has continued to surge for our team.  He has been a consistent contributor to our offensive game plan and attack.  Kyle stepped up big time this past week in three critical games against Wilkes-Barre and Northeast. Kyle plays a key role for our team in all situations and we look forward to him continuing to lead our team as we head down the stretch run of the regular season,” said Titans head coach Craig Doremus.

2nd Star: Renars Karkls, D, Jamestown Rebels

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tyler Cooper, F, Northeast Generals – Lincoln Hatten, F, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights – Mitch Machlitt, F, New Jersey Titans – Anthony Mastromonica, F, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights – Joe Nagle, D, Northeast Generals – Eric Olson, F, Jamestown Rebels – Kevin Pitts, F, Maine Nordiques – Tristan Poissant, F, Johnstown Tomahawks – Hampus Rydqvist, D, Maryland Black Bears – Casper Soderling, D, Maine Nordiques – Bennett Stockdale, F, Johnstown Tomahawks

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Oliver Kjaer - Fairbanks Ice Dogs

Oliver Kjaer

Fairbanks Ice Dogs forward Oliver Kjaer, 19, helped his team to a weekend home sweep of the New Mexico Ice Wolves. The 6’1/190 lbs. native of Esbjerg, Denmark, had five points in the two wins, which included a goal and four assists. On Friday, Kjaer had the game-winning goal in overtime and two assists in a 4-3 win. On Saturday, he chimed in with two more assists in a 5-0 shutout win. For the season, Kjaer ranks 2nd in team scoring with 36 points in 30 games played so far this season. “Oliver is a highly skilled player that is quickly adapting to our league. His skating, IQ, and hands make him a threat that will become more and more consistent,” said Ice Dogs head coach Trevor Stewart.

2nd Star: Jonathan Panisa, F, Springfield Jr. Blues

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Josh Bohlin, F, Minnesota Magicians – Danny Fraga, G, Kenai River Brown Bears – Lucas Kanta, F, Minnesota Magicians – Matt Koethe, F, Fairbanks Ice Dogs – Brandon Lajoie, F, Kenai River Brown Bears – Caden Villegas, F, Springfield Jr. Blues

 

South Star of the Week: Cayden Bailey - Lone Star Brahmas

Cayden Bailey

While he only played in one game this past week, Lone Star Brahmas goalie Cayden Bailey, 20, made it count. The 5’11/180 lbs. native of Estero, Florida, stopped all 22 shots that came way in a 4-0 shutout win over the Corpus Christi IceRays on Saturday. For Bailey, it was his sixth shutout of the season, which ranks tied for 2nd in the NAHL. For the season, Bailey has a 12-5-1 record and currently leads the NAHL in both goals against average (1.38) and save percentage (.939). “Cayden has been solid and consistent for us all season long. We are very confident as a team in our goaltending and Cayden has provided us with great play all season, and will be an important part of our success the remainder of the season,” said Brahmas head coach Wildfong.

2nd Star: Quinn Green, F, Topeka Pilots

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Aaron Hamel, F, Corpus Christi IceRays - Brandon Holt, D, New Mexico Ice Wolves – Stephen Kyrkostas, F, Corpus Christi IceRays – Michael Muschitiello, F, Topeka Pilots – Carson Nichols, F, Shreveport Mudbugs – Ryan Waltman, F, Shreveport Mudbugs – Jackson Wille, F, New Mexico Ice Wolves

 

Stars of the Week Week of January 13, 2020sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Dante Sheriff - Austin Bruins

Dante Sheriff

For the third week in a row Austin Bruins forward Dante Sheriff, 20, has earned Central Star honors thanks to three more wins during the week for the Bruins. The 5’11/175 lbs. native of Woodbridge, Ontario, and Mercyhurst recruit had another big week, helping Austin to three more wins. On Thursday, Sheriff had two goals and two assists in a 5-1 win in St. Cloud against the Blizzard. On Friday, he picked up two assists in a 3-2 home win over the Blizzard and then on Saturday, Sheriff had the game-winning goal and two assists in a 7-4 road win in St. Cloud. For the season, Sheriff leads the Bruins in scoring with 45 points in 33 games played, which includes a current 10-game point streak where he has posted 25 points in those 10 games. “Dante had another big weekend for us. He’s a special player and he can do amazing things. We need him and his teammates to continue playing well going forward,” said Bruins head coach Steve Howard.

2nd Star: Grant Johnson, F, Bismarck Bobcats

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Luke Aquaro, F, St. Cloud Blizzard – Mack Byers, F, Aberdeen Wings – Clayton Cosentino, F, Aberdeen Wings – Kimball Johnson, D, Minnesota Wilderness – Aaron Myers, F, Minnesota Wilderness – Tiernan Shoudy, F, Austin Bruins – Adam Stacho, F, Bismarck Bobcats

 

East Star of the Week: Zak Currie - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights

Zak Currie

Thanks to two more wins this past weekend Zak Currie, 20, and his Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights ran their winning streak to four straight games. The 5’11/175 lbs. native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, played a big role in two home wins over the Maryland Black Bears. On Friday, Currie, who is also an NAPHL grad, had a goal and an assist in a 4-3 overtime win. On Saturday, he scored the game-winning goal in a 4-2 win. For the season, Currie is 4th in team scoring with 24 points in 33 games played. “Zak’s consistent play and attention to detail in all situations of the game has elevated his game to the next level. Zak has played a major part in leading us to a great start to the second half of the season,” said Knights head coach Tom Kowal.

2nd Star: Isaiah Fox, F, Maine Nordiques

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tyrone Bronte, F, Wlikes-Barre/Scranton Knights – Nick DeSantis, F, New Jersey Titans – Noah Finstrom, F, Jamestown Rebels – Max Kouznetsov, F, Johnstown Tomahawks – Mitch Machlitt, F, New Jersey Titans – Eric Olson, F, Jamestown Rebels – Tristan Poissant, F, Johnstown Tomahawks – Casper Soderling, D, Maine Nordiques

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Luke Farthing - Chippewa Steel

Luke Farthing

Chippewa Steel defenseman Luke Farthing, 20, helped his team to a weekend home-and-home sweep of the Janesville Jets. The 5’10/180 lbs. native of Stoutsville, Ohio, was not only solid at both ends of the ice with a +6 rating in the two wins, but he also provided a lot of the offense for the Steel with four goals from the blueline. On Friday, Farthing had the only goal in a 1-0 win over the Jets. On Saturday, he had a hat-trick, including another game-winner, in a 5-1 road win. For the season, Farthing leads all Steel defensemen in scoring with 13 points in 31 games played. “Luke's skating ability has helped us to generate offensive opportunities whenever he's on the ice. He works hard and does things the right way for us, which is why he's been such a big part of our team. He impacts games in many ways, and this weekend it was scoring goals, which helped us win two big hockey games,” said Steel head coach Carter Foguth.

2nd Star: Trent Burnham, G, Chippewa Steel

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Robert Christy, F, Minnesota Magicians – Jack Johnston, F, Fairbanks Ice Dogs – Grant Riley, G, Janesville Jets – Austin Ryman, G, Fairbanks Ice Dogs – Caden Villegas, F, Springfield Jr. Blues – Samuel Vyletelka, G, Minnesota Magicians – Ryan Wilson, G, Springfield Jr. Blues

 

South Star of the Week: Jordan Venegoni - Amarillo Bulls

Jordan Venegoni

Thanks to a three-game weekend home sweep of the Odessa Jackalopes, the Amarillo Bulls moved into 1st place in the South Division. Forward Jordan Venegoni, 19, played a big role in the win, picking up seven points in the three games. On Friday, Venegoni had a goal and an assist in a 4-0 win. On Saturday, he had two goals, including the game-winner, and an assist in a 5-1 win. On Sunday, he recorded two more goals in a 7-1 win. For the season, Venegoni is 2nd in team scoring with 38 points in 37 games played. “Jordan has taken his game to the next level in the past two months. His skating ability creates pressure on our opponent and his Hockey IQ gives him the chances to make plays and score. He is impacting our team in all situations and quickly turning into one of the most dominant offensive players in the NAHL. I have no doubt that he is going to be a difference maker at the NCAA Division 1 level,” said Bulls head coach Rocky Russo.

2nd Star: Tim Khokhlachev, F, Shreveport Mudbugs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Maiszon Balboa, G, Shreveport Mudbugs – Brandon Holt, D, New Mexico Ice Wolves – Devan Tongue, F, Amarillo Bulls

 

Stars of the Week Week of January 6, 2020sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Dante Sheriff - Austin Bruins

Dante Sheriff

Another week, another standout performance from Austin Bruins forward Dante Sheriff, 20, who for the second straight week, earned Central Star honors thanks to the Bruins road sweep of Bismarck. The 5’11/175 lbs. native of Woodbridge, Ontario, and Mercyhurst recruit had another five-point week helping Austin to two more wins. On Friday, Sheriff had an assist in a 2-1 win. On Satuday, Sheriff had two goals and two assists in a 4-3 overtime win. For the season, Sheriff leads the Bruins in scoring with 36 points in 30 games played. “Dante had another great weekend for us. We were short some forwards due to some players being sick and he (along with the rest of our players) stepped up in a big way. We expect Dante to keep it up and stay focused on continuing his hot streak,” said Bruins head coach Steve Howard.

2nd Star: Cole O’Connell, F, Minot Minotauros

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tyler Bost, G, St. Cloud Blizzard – Pierson Brandon, D, Aberdeen Wings – Cooper Haar, F, Aberdeen Wings – Joseph Harguindeguy, F, Minot Minotauros – Ryan Nelson, D, Minnesota Wilderness – Tiernan Shoudy, F, Austin Bruins – Tyler Watkins, F, Minnesota Wilderness

 

East Star of the Week: Christian Gorscak - Johnstown Tomahawks

Christian Gorscak

Johnstown Tomahawks forward Christian Gorscak, 19, led his club to a pair of home wins early in the week over the Maine Nordiques. The 5’11/185 lbs. native of Jeannette, Pennsylvania and NAPHL grad had seven points (4 goals, 3 assists) in the two wins. On Monday, Gorscak had two goals, including the game-winner, and an assist in a 4-2 win, and then on Tuesday, he scored two more goals and added two more assists in a 7-2 win. Gorscak, who is committed to play NCAA Division 1 hockey at Niagara, is currently 2nd in NAHL scoring with 42 points in 35 games played. “Christian’s play for our team this week has been reflective of what he has been doing for a long time. He seems to continue to raise his game to a new level every time he is on the ice. We had a quick, important two game series coming out of our holiday break and he delivered in many ways helping us pick up wins both nights. The way he has continued to grow since committing to Niagara has been extremely encouraging because I really believe the sky is the limit for him,” said Tomahawks head coach Mike Letizia.

2nd Star: Jordan Strand, D, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ethan Heidepriem, F, Maryland Black Bears – Jon Howe, G, Jamestown Rebels – Thomas Jarman, D, Maryland Black Bears – Johnny Kaljian, F, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights – Max Kouznetsnov, F, Johnstown Tomahawks – Jared Lambright, D, Northeast Generals – Valentino Passarelli, F, Jamestown Rebels – Jonathan Young, F, Northeast Generals

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Mason Plante - Fairbanks Ice Dogs

Mason Plante

The Fairbanks Ice Dogs opened up 2020 with a weekend road sweep in Maine against the Nordiques. Rookie forward Mason Plante, 19, had three points (1 goal, 2 assists) in the two wins and was a +1. On Friday, the 5’9/165 lbs. native of Marshall, Minnesota, had an assist in a 5-4 win. On Saturday, he recorded a goal and an assist in a 7-3 win. For the season, Plante 18 points in 33 games played. “Mason came back from break with a lot of determination. As an organization, we feel he has continuously gotten better and it is because he is intrinsically motivated. He was moving at a faster pace and thinking at a higher level,” said Ice Dogs head coach Trevor Stewart.

2nd Star: Jonathan Panisa, F, Springfield Jr. Blues

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Laker Aldridge, F, Fairbanks Ice Dogs – Brett Oberle, D, Minnesota Magicians – Jake Seitz, F, Minnesota Magicians – Caden Villegas, F, Springfield Jr. Blues

 

South Star of the Week: Joey Baez - Lone Star Brahmas

Joey Baez

It was an explosive weekend for Lone Star Brahmas forward Joey Baez, 19, who led his team to a three-game weekend home sweep of the Odessa Jackalopes. The 5’9/175 lbs. native of Tampa, Florida, recorded eight points, including seven goals in the three wins. On Friday, Baez had a hat-trick, which included the game-winning goal, in a 9-0 win. On Saturday, he recorded another hat-trick, which also included another game-winning goal in a 7-0 win. On Sunday, Baez scored again and added an assist in a 10-1. For the season, the Alabama-Huntsville recruit leads all NAHL players with 24 goals this season and ranks tied for 3rd in league scoring with 40 points in 37 games played. “Joey has been playing unbelievable. He is seeing the ice really well, playing the right way, and scoring goals. He is playing both sides of puck and it is fun to watch right now,” said Brahmas head coach Dan Wildfong.

2nd Star: Gleb Murtazin, F, Amarillo Bulls

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Cayden Bailey, G, Lone Star Brahmas – Noah Carlin, D, Amarillo Bulls – Emil Gabrielson, F, New Mexico Ice Wolves – Quinn Green, F, Topeka Pilots – Garrett MacKay, G, New Mexico Ice Wolves – Connor Zilisch, F, Topeka Pilots

 

Stars of the Week Week of December 30, 2019sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Dante Sheriff - Austin Bruins

Dante Sheriff

Austin Bruins forward and leading scorer Dante Sheriff, 20, recorded five points (2 goals, 3 assists) in two road games against the Minnesota Wilderness as the Bruins picked up three of a possible four points. The 5’11/175 lbs. native of Woodbridge, Ontario, and Mercyhurst recruit, recorded an assist in a 3-2 shootout loss on Friday and then exploded for two goals, including the game-winner, and two assists in a 7-3 win on Saturday. For the season, Sheriff has 31 points in 28 games played so far this season. “Dante was great this weekend and helped us get three big points in the standings. We’ve been telling him to shoot the puck more and he did on Saturday. We need him to keep doing that going forward,” said Bruins head coach Steve Howard.

2nd Star: Jacob Marti, F, Bismarck Bobcats

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Kimball Johnson, D, Minnesota Wilderness – Dan Russell, F, Minot Minotauros – Bram Scheerer, F, Minnesota Wilderness – Tiernan Shoudy, F, Austin Bruins – Sam Skinner, D, Minot Mintauros – Willy Stauber, F, Bismarck Bobcats

 

East Star of the Week: No Award

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Connor Szmul - Chippewa Steel

Connor Szmul

Chippewa Steel forward and leading scorer Connor Szmul, 20, helped his team to a weekend home sweep of the Minnesota Magicians. The 5’8/155 lbs. native of Colorado Springs, Colorado, recorded six points (2 goals, 4 assists) and was a +3 in the two-game sweep. On Friday, Szmul had two assists in a 3-1 win. On Saturday, he had two goals, including the game-winner, and added two assists in a 6-4 win. For the season, Szmul leads the Steel in scoring with 34 points in 27 games played. “Connor has been very consistent all season. He has the ability to take over hockey games offensively and this weekend was no different. I thought he stepped up for us again when we needed a push and was a huge part of our success,” said Steel head coach Carter Foguth.

2nd Star: Killian Kiecker-Olson, F, Chippewa Steel

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

South Star of the Week: Michael Muschitiello - Topeka Pilots

Michael Muschitiello

Topeka Pilots forward Michael Muschitiello, 20, helped his team to a weekend road sweep in Shreveport against the Mudbugs, which helped the Pilots keep pace with the South Division leaders. The 5’10/160 lbs. native of St. James, New York, had two goals and two assists and was +4 in a two wins. On Friday, Muschitiello had two goals in a 5-3 win, and then in Saturday, he had a pair of assists in a 3-2 win. For the season, Muschitiello is tied for 2nd in team scoring with 25 points in 30 games played. “Michael was exceptional for us this weekend and contributed both offensively and defensively. He used his speed and confidence with the puck to create scoring chances for himself and his teammates. He also focused on elevating his play without the puck, especially on the penalty kill, which has helped round out his complete game. We look forward to seeing his play continue to improve as we make our push for a playoff spot,” said Topeka head coach Simon Watson.

2nd Star: Austin McCarthy, F, Topeka Pilots

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

 

Stars of the Week Week of December 23, 2019sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Jakub Breault - Aberdeen Wings

Jakub Breault

Thanks to a weekend road sweep of the St. Cloud Blizzard, the lead for the Aberdeen Wings atop the Central Division is now at a season-high eight points. 20-year-old forward and leading scorer Jakub Breault played a big role in the weekend sweep as the 5’11/180 lbs. native of Acton Vale, Quebec, posted four points (2 goals, 2 assists) and was a +4 in the two wins. On Friday, Breault had two goals and an assist in a 5-2 win, and then on Saturday, he had an assist in a 3-1 win. For the season, Breault leads the Wings in scoring with 32 points in 30 games played. “Jakub’s the type of player that brings a lot of offense to the wings. He has high-end vision and great hockey intelligence. Jakub brings a veteran approach of leadership each and every day. His weekend allowed us to go into the holiday break with two solid wins,” said Wings head coach Scott Langer.

2nd Star: Connor Beatty, F, Aberdeen Wings

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ryan Green, F, St. Cloud Blizzard

 

East Star of the Week: Gerard Marretta - Northeast Generals

Gerard Marretta

Northeast Generals forward Gerard Marretta, 20, was a one-man scoring machine this past weekend as the Generals split a weekend road series against the Maine Nordiques. The 5’9/183 lbs. native of Monroe, New Jersey, who recently committed to play NCAA hockey at Trinity College, scored five goals and was a +3 in the two games. On Friday, Marretta had a hat-trick, including the overtime-winning goal, in a 7-6 win. On Saturday, Marretta picked up two more goals in a close 6-5 loss. For the season, Marretta has 14 points, including a team-leading 11 goals, in 29 games played. “Gerard stepped up in a huge way this weekend. He was incredible with the puck on his stick and a threat to score every shift. Gerard is a leader in our room and as a Captain he took it on himself to help rally the boys. We are really happy for him as he works so hard on and off the ice and is so respected in our locker room,” said Generals GM and coach Bryan Erikson.

2nd Star: Cannon Green, F, Maine Nordiques

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Cam Gaudette, D, Northeast Generals – Liam Hansson, F, Jamestown Rebels – Matthew Iasenza, F, New Jersey Titans – Renars Karkls, D, Jamestown Rebels – Timmy Kent, D, Maine Nordiques – Logan Kons, D, Maryland Black Bears – Max Kouznetsov, F, Johnstown Tomahawks – Michael Outzen, F, New Jersey Titans – Alex Tracy, G, Johnstown Tomahawks

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Leo Bacallao - Springfield Jr. Blues

Leo Bacallao

Springfield Jr. Blues forward and NAPHL alum Leo Bacallao, 18, had a big weekend to help his team pick up a weekend road split in Minnesota against the Magicians. The 5’8/175 lbs. native of Madison, Wisconsin, had four points (2 goals, 2 assists) and was a +3 in the two games. On Thursday, Bacallao scored the lone Jr. Blues goal in a 4-1 loss. On Friday, he had the game-winning goal and two assists in a 6-1 win. For the season, Bacallao has recorded eight points in nine games played. “Leo has been great since joining us. He wants the puck on his stick and has the ability to take over games with his compete and skill level. This past weekend I thought he looked a lot more comfortable and played two great games. I know he hasn’t been here very long, but when he goes, everyone goes,” said Jr. Blues head coach Tyler Rennette.

2nd Star: Isaac Novak, F, Janesville Jets

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Nathan Butler, F, Fairbanks Ice Dogs – Danny Fraga, G, Kenai River Brown Bears – Devlin McCabe, F, Minnesota Magicians – Cody Moline, F, Kenai River Brown Bears – Mattias Sholl, G, Fairbanks Ice Dogs – Riley Sims, G, Janesville Jets – Dysen Skinner, G, Minnesota Magicians – Aaron Swanson, F, Springfield Jr. Blues

 

South Star of the Week: Ludvig Persson - Lone Star Brahmas

Ludvig Persson

In this lone start of the weekend, Lone Star Brahmas goalie Ludvig Persson, 20, posted yet another NAHL shutout. The 6’1/183 lbs. native of Gothenburg, Sweden, backstopped the Brahmas to a 2-0 win on Friday over the visiting Topeka Pilots. Persson stopped all 22 shots that came his way for his sixth shutout of the season, which is tied for the league lead. For the season, Persson is tied for 3rd in the NAHL in wins (16) and ranks 4th in both goals against average (1.56) and save percentage (.936).  “I thought Ludvig was incredible on Friday. He made key saves at key times and he really has been the backbone of our defense all season long. He has a great career ahead of him after junior hockey,” said Brahmas head coach Dan Wildfong.

2nd Star: Warren Natshak, F, Shreveport Mudbugs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Eric Huss, F, Lone Star Brahmas – Austin McCarthy, F, Topeka Pilots – Lauri Sertti, D, Amarillo Bulls – Jacob Smith, F, Shreveport Mudbugs – Devon Tongue, F, Amarillo Bulls – Connor Zilisch, F, Topeka Pilots

 

Stars of the Week Week of December 16, 2019sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Connor Mylymok - Austin Bruins

Connor Mylymok

Austin Bruins forward Connor Mylymok, 19, had a productive weekend as he helped his team pick up three of a possible four points in a home series against the Minot Minotauros. The 6’1/200 lbs. native of Wilcox, Saskatchewan, totaled five points (3 goals, 2 assists) and a +2 rating in the weekend series. On Friday, Mylymok had two goals, including the game-winner, and an assist in a 7-5 win. On Saturday, he had a goal and assist in a 3-2 shootout loss. In 12 games this season, Mylymok has 12 points. “Connor has been playing really well the last few weeks and he has scored some big goals for us. He’s one of the hardest working players that I’ve coached and it’s starting to pay off for him. We are looking for him to continue his production in the second half,” said Bruins head coach Steve Howard.

2nd Star: Clayton Cosentino, F, Aberdeen Wings

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ben Almquist, F, Austin Bruins – Owen Baumgartner, D, Minot Minotauros - Owen Belisle, F, St. Cloud Blizzard – Alec Cokley, F, Minnesota Wilderness – Ben Garrity, G, Minot Minotauros - Riley Murphy, F, Aberdeen Wings – Tim Piechowski, F, Bismarck Bobcats – Austin Schwartz, F, Bismarck Bobcats – Garrett Worth, F, Minnesota Wilderness

 

 

East Star of the Week: Jackson Sterrett - Maryland Black Bears

Jackson Sterrett

Maryland Black Bears forward and UMass-Lowell recruit Jackson Sterrett, 20, had a big weekend as he helped his club to a three-game road sweep of the Maine Nordiques. The 6’0/175 lbs. native of Hendersonville, Tennessee, was a factor in all three wins, totaling five points (3 goals, 2 assists) and a +4 rating. On Friday, Sterrett had a goal in a 3-1 win. On Saturday, he scored again in a 4-1 win, and then on Sunday, he had a goal and two assists in a 6-2 win. For the season, Sterrett is 2nd in team scoring with 27 points in 30 games played. “Jackson has been an absolute horse for us in all facets of the game. He does it all for us… penalty kill, power play, a shutdown role, and scores goals. He had a huge weekend for us, and it is of no surprise, considering how hard he works in every game and practice,” said Maryland head coach Clint Mylymok.

2nd Star: Patrick Pugliese, G, New Jersey Titans

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Seth Bergeron, D, Jamestown Rebels – Tyrone Bronte, F, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights – Spencer DenBeste, F, Johnstown Tomahawks – Noah Finstrom, F, Jamestown Rebels – Matthew Iasenza, F, New Jersey Titans – Max Kouznetsnov, F, Johnstown Tomahawks – Anthony Mastromonica, F, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights – Kyle Oleksiuk, F, Maryland Black Bears

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Austin Ryman - Fairbanks Ice Dogs

Austin Ryman

Last week, it was Ice Dogs goalie Mattias Sholl netting star of the week honors. This week, another Ice Dogs goalie is honored as Austin Ryman, 19, picked up two wins for the Ice Dogs in their series in Janesville against the Jets. The NAPHL grad and 5’10/170 lbs. native of Fairbanks, Alaska, won back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday as the Ice Dogs kept pace for the Midwest Division lead. On Friday, Ryman stopped 22 of 23 shots in a 3-1 win, and then on Saturday, he stopped all 13 shots that came his way for his third shutout of the season in an 8-0 win. For the season, Ryman has a 1.93 goals against average and a .907 save percentage in eight games played. “Austin played with a lot of confidence this weekend. He had been out injured for a while, so it was good to see him come back and play well. He and his teammate played very well in the games he was in,” said Ice Dogs head coach Trevor Stewart.

2nd Star: Ryan Kerchoff, F, Chippewa Steel

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tyler Deweese, F, Fairbanks Ice Dogs – Braiden Dorfman, F, Chippewa Steel – Skylar Gutierrez, F, Kenai River Brown Bears – Peter Morgan, F, Kenai River Brown Bears – Max Osborne, D, Springfield Jr. Blues – Riley Sims, G, Janesville Jets – Aaron Swanson, F, Springfield Jr. Blues

 

South Star of the Week: Charlie Glockner - Amarillo Bulls

Charlie Glockner

It was a perfect weekend defensively for the Amarillo Bulls, who picked up a three-game home sweep of the New Mexico Ice Wolves without allowing a goal in all three games. In goal for the first two outings was Bulls goalie Charlie Glockner, 19, who posted back-to-back shutouts on Friday and Saturday. On Friday, the 6’2/180 lbs. native of Minnetonka, Minnesota made 30 saves in a 1-0 win. On Saturday, Glockner stopped all 15 shots that came his way in a 3-0 win. For the season, Glockner leads the NAHL in goals against average (1.35) and shutouts (6) and is tied for 3rd in save percentage (.940) to go along with a 9-1-3 record. “Charlie had another great weekend for us. He was able to stay mentally engaged and make all the big saves that we needed. He continues to work on his game and take pride in the details of his position. His teammates are very confident when he is in the net, and know that he can keep us in any game. I am certain that he will be an excellent addition to whichever NCAA Division 1 program that he chooses,” said Bulls head coach Rocky Russo.

2nd Star: Matthew Francois, F, Topeka Pilots

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Max Gutjahr, G, Amarillo Bulls – Lucas Sandoval, F, Topeka Pilots

 

Stars of the Week Week of December 9, 2019sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Cooper Haar - Aberdeen Wings

Cooper Haar

Thanks to an eight-game point streak and another weekend sweep, the Aberdeen Wings are now tied for the lead in the Central Division. This past weekend, 20-year-old forward Cooper Haar was a big factor in the games as he recorded six points (3 goals, 3 assists) and was a +5 in two wins over the Minnesota Wilderness. The 6’2/209 lbs. native of Huntington Beach, California, had a goal and three assists in a 6-2 win on Friday and two goals in a 7-3 win on Saturday. Since joining the Wings in early November, Haar has 17 points in 13 games with the Wings and 22 points in 27 games played overall so far this season. “Cooper has been a big addition to our locker room. He is a mature leader that puts the team’s success first and foremost. Cooper has the ability to change the complexion of a game with his high compete level,” said Wings head coach Scott Langer.

2nd Star: Spencer Schneider, F, Aberdeen Wings

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ben Almquist, F, Austin Bruins – Daniel Chladek, F, Bismarck Bobcats – Joseph Harguindeguy, F, Minot Minotauros – Andrew Hicks, D, St. Cloud Blizzard – Will Hillman, F, Bismarck Bobcats – Cole O’Connell, F, Minot Minotauros – Dante Sheriff, F, Austin Bruins

 

East Star of the Week: Eric Olson - Jamestown Rebels

Eric Olson

Jamestown Rebels veteran forward and captain Eric Olson, 20, had a big weekend and scored when it counted as the Rebels picked up a weekend road sweep of the Maryland Black Bears. The 6’1/196 lbs. native of Calgary, Alberta, scored three goals, including both game-winners, and was +3 in the sweep. On Friday, Olson had the game-winning goal late in the 3rd period in a 3-1 win, and then on Saturday, he scored two goals, including another game-winner in another 3-1 win. For the season, Olson has 12 points in 28 games played. “Eric one of the best captains we have ever coached and an unreal person with a great work ethic. He plays a great 200-foot game and through the first three months of this season, he has never wavered in his belief of our program. It is great to see a player like him get recognized. Some NCAA Division 1 program is going to get a great competitor with great leadership skills,” said Rebels head coach Joe Coombs.

2nd Star: Noah West, G, Jamestown Rebels

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Kyle Jeffers, F, New Jersey Titans – Joe Nagle, D, Northeast Generals – Kevin Pitts, F, Maine Nordiques – Ethan Prout, D, Maine Nordiques – Patrick Pugliese, G, New Jersey Titans – Trevor Smith, F, Northeast Generals

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Mattias Sholl - Fairbanks Ice Dogs

Mattias Sholl

The Fairbanks Ice Dogs ran their current point streak to six straight games as they posted a weekend home sweep of the Minnesota Magicians. Veteran goaltender Mattias Sholl, 19, started and won both games, allowing just a single goal in the two wins. The 5’10/165 lbs. native of Hermosa Beach, California, who was also a member of Team NAHL this summer, stopped a combined 46 of 47 shots in the sweep, which included a 26-save shutout on Friday night and 20 saves in a 3-1 win on Saturday. For the season, Sholl is in the Top 8 in the NAHL in both goals against average (1.91) and save percentage (.927). “Mattias is in really good form and playing really well right now. His team is gaining confidence in front of him as he is battling extremely hard,” said Ice Dogs head coach Trevor Stewart.

2nd Star: Cody Moline, F, Kenai River Brown Bears

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Leo Bacallao, F, Springfield Jr. Blues – Jayden Jensen, D, Springfield Jr. Blues – Matt Koethe, F, Fairbanks Ice Dogs – Porter Schachle, F, Kenai River Brown Bears

 

South Star of the Week: Jonathan Young - Amarillo Bulls

Jonathan Young

Amarillo Bulls forward and Merrimack College commit Jonathan Young, 19, helped the Bulls to a weekend road sweep in Odessa against the Jackalopes. The 6’2/200 lbs. native of Pelham, New Hampshire, posted six points (4 goals, 2 assists) and a +5 rating in the two wins, which helped the 2nd place Bulls close the gap towards the top spot in the South Division. On Friday, Young had a hat-trick, including the game-winning goal, in a 7-2 win. On Saturday, he had a goal and two assists in a 9-2 win. Since joining the Bulls in early October, Young has 16 points in 20 games played and overall has 17 points in 27 games this season. “We are very proud of Jonathan for the way he played this weekend. We challenged him to take his game to the next level and he responded in a great way. He was responsible defensively, played with high energy, and was rewarded on the score sheet. We are very confident that his play this weekend is a sign of great things to come for him and the team,” said Bulls head coach Rocky Russo.

2nd Star: Luc Salem, D, Topeka Pilots

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Joey Baez, F, Lone Star Brahmas – Michael Muschitiello, F, Topeka Pilots – Carson Nichols, F, Shreveport Mudbugs – Ludvig Persson, G, Lone Star Brahmas – Cal Sandquist, G, Corpus Christi IceRays – Ryan Waltman, F, Shreveport Mudbugs – Aaron White, F, Amarillo Bulls

 

Stars of the Week Week of December 2, 2019sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Nik Armstong-Kingkade - Minot Minotauros

Nik Armstong-Kingkade

Minot Minotauros forward Nik Armstong-Kingkade, 20, had a big week as he helped his team close the gap in the Central Division with two wins in three games. The 5’9/185 lbs. native of Alexandria, Virginia, had six points (4 goals, 2 assists) in the three games. On Wednesday, Kingkade, who is committed to play NCAA Division 1 hockey for UMass-Lowell, had a hat-trick, which included the game-winning goal, in a 6-3 road win in Bismarck. On Friday, he had an assist in a 5-2 loss against the St. Cloud Blizzard. On Saturday, he had a goal and an assist in an 11-4 win over the Blizzard. For the season, Kingkade leads the Minotauros in scoring with 25 points in 22 games played. “Nik has been a great addition to our team. He plays the game the right way with a strong work ethic and consistency. He understands who he is as a player, and what makes him effective. Aside from being a consistent threat offensively all year, he brings much more to the table for us. He's shown great leadership and is reliable in all situations,” said Minot head coach Marty Murray.

2nd Star: Brady Bjork, F, St. Cloud Blizzard

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ben Almquist, F, Austin Bruins – Brady Bjork, F, St. Cloud Blizzard – Jakub Breault, F, Aberdeen Wings – Mack Byers, F, Aberdeen Wings – Jacob Herter, F, Minnesota Wilderness – Blake Holmes, D, Minnesota Wilderness – Ville Immonen, F, Minot Minotauros – Grant Johnson, F, Bismarck Bobcats – Connor Mylymok, F, Austin Bruins – Adam Stacho, F, Bismarck Bobcats

 

East Star of the Week: Avery Sturtz - Maine Nordiques

Avery Sturtz

Maine Nordiques goaltender Avery Sturtz, 18, made his lone start this past weekend count. The 6’1/174 lbs. native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, stopped all 38 shots that came his way for his first NAHL shutout in a 4-0 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights on Wednesday. For the season, Sturtz is 2-2-1 with a 2.96 goals against average and a .904 save percentage. “We are excited to have Avery receive this award. Since the beginning of the season he has worked hard to develop his game and has come a long way from his experiences, both with the Maine Nordiques and during his call up to the USHL. He was tremendous in this game, especially late, with a few huge stops to help preserve the shutout and get our team back in the win column,” said Maine head coach Nolan Howe.

2nd Star: Kyle Jeffers, F, New Jersey Titans

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Trent Grimshaw, F, Maine Nordiques – Valentino Passarelli, F, Jamestown Rebels – Valerii Rykov, F, Jamestown Rebels – Alex Tracy, G, Johnstown Tomahawks

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Grant Boldt - Chippewa Steel

Grant Boldt

Led by goalie Grant Boldt, 19, the Chippewa Steel got back on track this past weekend with a sweep of the Springfield Jr. Blues. The 6’1/183 lbs. native of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, allowed just a single goal in the two wins, stopping 51 of a possible 52 shots on goal. That included a 25-save shutout in Saturday’s 4-0 win. For the season, Boldt, who is also an NAPHL grad, has a 7-0-0 record with a 2.04 goals against average and a .922 save percentage. “Grant was able to step in after not playing for a few weeks and provide us a spark. He made big saves when we needed him and was steady for us all weekend,” said Steel head coach Carter Foguth.

2nd Star: Brendan Murphy, D, Fairbanks Ice Dogs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Lucas Kanata, F, Minnesota Magicians – Matt Koethe, F, Fairbanks Ice Dogs – Chris Konin, F, Minnesota Magicians – Cody Moline, F, Kenai River Brown Bears – Logan Ritchie, F, Kenai River Brown Bears

 

South Star of the Week: Vincent Corcoran - Topeka Pilots

Vincent Corcoran

The Topeka Pilots picked up a weekend road sweep in Odessa against the Jackalopes and defenseman Vincent Corcoran, 18, had his first breakout weekend of the year. The 5’7/145 lbs. native of Plainfield, Illinois, recorded his first points of the year, which included four points (2 goals, 2 assists) in the two wins. On Friday, Corcoran had the game-winning goal and two assists in an 8-2 win. On Saturday, he had another goal in a 3-1 win. “Vincent has been a steady performer for us all season. He has focused on the details in his game and finally saw some offensive production this past weekend. We look for him to bring his tireless work ethic and positive attitude to the rink each day and watch his play on the ice continue to improve,” said Topeka head coach Simon Watson.

2nd Star: Taylor Ewing, F, New Mexico Ice Wolves

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Erik Bargholtz, F, Corpus Christi IceRays – Ryan Coughlin, F, Corpus Christi IceRays – Austin McCarthy, F, Topeka Pilots

 

Stars of the Week Week of November 25, 2019sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Ben Almquist - Austin Bruins

Ben Almquist

In a weekend home-and-home sweep of the Minnesota Magicians, Austin Bruins forward Ben Almquist, 20, had five points, which included three goals, two assists and a +6 rating. On Friday, the 6’0/175 lbs. native of Victoria, Minnesota, had a goal and an assist in a 4-0 home win over the Magicians. On Saturday, Almquist had two goals, including the game-winner, and an assist in a 5-2 road win. For the season, Almquist leads the Bruins in scoring with 20 points in 22 games played. “Ben had a great weekend for us. I thought Ben and his line mates worked really hard to earn scoring chances. He plays in all situations for us and leads by example. We hope that the NCAA schools see that and it earns him Division 1 scholarship,” said Bruins head coach Steve Howard.

2nd Star: Brett Miller, G, Austin Bruins

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Connor Beatty, F, Aberdeen Wings – Ethan Gauer, D, Bismarck Bobcats – Sam Metcalf, G, St. Cloud Blizzard – Cade Neilson, F, Aberdeen Wings – Tim Piechowski, F, Bismarck Bobcats

 

East Star of the Week: Christian Gorscak - Johnstown Tomahawks

Christian Gorscak

Johnstown Tomahawks forward and Niagara University recruit Christian Gorscak, 19, had a big weekend to help his club to a weekend home sweep of the Maryland Black Bears. The 5’11/185 lbs. native of Jeanette, Pennsylvania, had six points (2 goals, 4 assists) and was +3 in the two wins. On Friday, Gorscak, who also an NAPHL grad, had a goal and three assists in a 5-4 overtime win. On Saturday, he scored the overtime-winning goal and had an assist in another 5-4 win. For the season, Gorscak leads his team in scoring with 28 points in 26 games played. “Christian had a fantastic weekend for us. He scored some big goals and both games were tough and emotional. His game has seemed to elevate since committing to Niagara University earlier this season, which is the sign of a humble, driven player. It has been super exciting as a coach to watch the strides he has made so far this year and we will be relying on him heavily the rest of this season,” said Tomahawks head coach Mike Letizia.

2nd Star: Hampus Rydqvist, D, Maryland Black Bears

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Nikita Asylaev, F, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights – Aden Bruich, F, Maryland Black Bears – Matt Cameron, F, New Jersey Titans – Cannon Green, F, Maine Nordiques – Lincoln Hatten, F, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights – Noah Kane, F, Maine Nordiques – Renars Karkls, D, Jamestown Rebels – Max Kouznetsov, F, Johnstown Tomahawks – Mitch Machlitt, F, New Jersey Titans – Noah West, G, Jamestown Rebels

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Landon Pavlisin - Kenai River Brown Bears

Landon Pavlisin

There may be no hotter team in the NAHL than the Kenai River Brown Bears, who increased their lead atop the Midwest Division thanks to a three-game weekend home sweep of their rival, the Fairbanks Ice Dogs. Brown Bears goalie Landon Pavlisin, 20, started and won all three games, helping the Brown Bears extend their winning streak to 10 straight games. The 6’0/170 lbs. native of Orange, California, stopped 116 of 126 shots in the three games, and has won his last 10 straight starts. That included 34 saves in a 5-3 win on Thursday, 38 saves in a 6-4 win on Friday, and 44 saves in a 4-3 shootout win on Saturday. Pavlisin currently leads the NAHL with 16 wins. “Landon was outstanding this weekend and made a number of timely saves. He is a big reason for our team’s current winning streak and has given us a chance to stay in every game,” said Brown Bears head coach Kevin Murdock.

2nd Star: Alex Proctor, G, Springfield

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Laker Aldridge, F, Fairbanks Ice Dogs – Matt Koethe, F, Fairbanks Ice Dogs – Grant Riley, G, Janesville Jets – Henry Sweeney, F, Janesville Jets – Caden Villegas, F, Springfield Jr. Blues – Preston Weeks, D, Kenai River Brown Bears

 

South Star of the Week: Matt Guerra - Lone Star Brahmas

Matt Guerra

Lone Star Brahmas forward and leading scorer Matt Guerra, 20, helped his team widen their lead in the South Division with a three-game weekend road sweep of the New Mexico Ice Wolves. The 5’10/180 lbs. native of Sanford, Florida, had five points (2 goals, 3 assists) in the three wins. On Thursday, Guerra had a goal in a 5-4 win. On Friday, Guerra had a goal and an assist in a 4-1 win, and then on Saturday he had two assists in a 4-0 win. For the season, Guerra leads the team in scoring with 29 points in 23 games played. “I thought Matt played a good 200-foot game this weekend. He showed a lot of skill and worked really hard in all three games. I think that type of effort and play will make him very successful at the next level,” said Brahmas head coach Dan Wildfong.

2nd Star: Jordan Venegoni, F, Amarillo Bulls

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Cayden Bailey, G, Lone Star Brahmas – Billy Feczko, F, Shreveport Mudbugs – Alex Gomez, F, New Mexico Ice Wolves – Giovanni Procopio, F, Shreveport Mudbugs – Niclas Puikkonen, F, Amarillo Bulls

 

Stars of the Week Week of November 18, 2019sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Lars Rødne - Bismarck Bobcats

Lars Rødne

This is the second weekly award of the season for Rodne, 19, who helped the Bobcats stay in 1st place in the Central Division with a weekend home sweep of the St. Cloud Blizzard. The 6’0/183 lbs. native of Stavanger, Norway, had a productive weekend, which included seven points (3 goals, 4 assists) and a +6 rating in the two wins. On Friday, Rodne had two goals and two assists in a 4-3 overtime win. On Saturday, he netted the game-winning goal and had a pair of assists in a 9-0 win. For the season, Rodne is tied for 2nd in team scoring with 20 points in 13 games played. “Lars had a great weekend for us. He scored big goals when we needed him too and he is a natural goal scorer that has been very effective since joining our team,” said Bismarck head coach Layne Sedevie.

2nd Star: Henry Welsch, G, Aberdeen Wings

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Daniel Chladek, F, Bismarck Bobcats – Cooper Haar, F, Aberdeen Wings – Kyler Kleven, F, Minot Minotauros – Mason McCormick, F, Austin Bruins – Dan Russell, F, Minot Minotauros – Tyler Shea, G, Austin Bruins

 

East Star of the Week: Brayden Stannard - Maryland Black Bears

Brayden Stannard

Maryland Black Bears forward and University of Nebraska-Omaha recruit Brayden Stannard, 16, had a big week for his team as Maryland went into New Jersey and earned a weekend split against the 1st place Titans. The 6’3/185 lbs. native of Bark River, Michigan, had five points (1 goal, 4 assists) in the two games. On Friday, Stannard notched an assist in a 4-3 shootout win. On Saturday, he recorded a goal and three assists in an 8-6 loss. For the season, Stannard is 2nd in team scoring with 17 points in 19 games played. “Brayden had himself a very strong week in all facets of the game. He played hard in both games, and it was nice to see him get rewarded. He is a bright and talented young player who has been a consistent performer all year for us,” said Black Bears head coach Clint Mylymok.

2nd Star: Tyler Nasca, D, New Jersey Titans

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Aden Bruich, F, Maryland Black Bears – Spencer DenBeste, F, Johnstown Tomahawks – Cale Dubrul, D, Maine Nordiques – Kyle Jeffers, F, New Jersey Titans – Joe Mancuso, F, Northeast Generals – Eric Olson, F, Jamestown Rebels – Alex Tracy, G, Johnstown Tomahawks – Noah West, G, Jamestown Rebels

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Peter Morgan - Kenai River Brown Bears

Peter Morgan

It was a big weekend for the 1st place Kenai River Brown Bears and newly acquired forward Peter Morgan. The 19-year-old native of Sarasota, Florida, helped his team to a three-game weekend home sweep of the Springfield Jr. Blues. Morgan (5’6/155), who is also an NAPHL grad, posted six points (2 goals, 4 assists) and was a +5 in the three wins. On Thursday, he collected an assist in a 4-1 win. On Friday, he had two goals and two assists in an 8-4 win. On Saturdya, he had another assist in a 5-2 win. In 11 games this season with Kenai River, Morgan has posted 11 points. “Peter has been very good for us since coming over in a trade. He comes ready to work every day and it’s showing up in the consistency of his play over these past few weeks. We’re really happy that he is finding success,” said Brown Bears head coach Kevin Murdock.

2nd Star: Grant Riley, G, Janesville Jets

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Luke Ciolli, F, Fairbanks Ice Dogs – Jordon Halverson, D, Janesville Jets – Bret Link, F, Fairbanks Ice Dogs – Max Osborne, D, Springfield Jr. Blues – Porter Schachle, F, Kenai River Brown Bears – Aaron Swanson, F, Springfield Jr. Blues

 

South Star of the Week: Charlie Glockner - Amarillo Bulls

Charlie Glockner

Amarillo Bulls goalie Charlie Glockner, 19, picked up his second weekly award of the season thanks to back-to-back shutouts in a road series in New Mexico this past weekend. The 6’2/180 lbs. native of Minnetonka, Minnesota, stopped all 49 shots that came his way in two games. On Friday, he made 26 saves through regulation and overtime and allowed just a single shooter of four to score in the shootout as the Bulls were edged by the Ice Wolves, 1-0. The next night, Glockner stopped all 23 shots that came his way in a 4-0 win, which tied him for the NAHL shutout lead with four. Glocker currently ranks 2nd in the NAHL with a 1.31 goals against average and 5th in save percentage with a .940 mark. “Charlie had an outstanding weekend for us, proving once again why he is such a highly touted NCAA Division 1 prospect. Not letting a goal in for 125 minutes is quite an achievement and difficult to accomplish. He was focused all weekend and made all the saves he needed to, and a couple we didn’t expect. He is a consummate professional and approaches each game with a demeanor that helps him have success,” said Bulls head coach Rocky Russo.

2nd Star: Josh Graziano, G, New Mexico Ice Wolves

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Evan Googins, F, Lone Star Brahmas – Aaron Randazzo, G, Odessa Jackalopes – Luc Salem, D, Topeka Pilots – Cal Sandquist, G, Corpus Christi IceRays – Justin Thompson, F, Corpus Christi IceRays – Devan Tongue, F, Amarillo Bulls

 

Stars of the Week Week of November 11, 2019sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Nate Horn - Minnesota Wilderness

Nate Horn

Minnesota Wilderness forward and leading scorer Nate Horn, 20, helped his team pick up one win in two games this past week. The 5’11/165 lbs. native of Elk River, Minnesota, and former Team NAHL forward had three points in two games. On Wednesday, Horn, who is committed to play NCAA Division 1 hockey at Air Force, assisted on the game-winning goal in a 3-2 win over the St. Cloud Blizzard. On Saturday, he scored two of the three Wilderness goals in a close 4-3 loss in Austin. For the season, Horn leads the Wilderness in scoring with 20 points in 20 games played. “Nate has been excellent for our club. His commitment and compete is a leading factor to our success as a team. We love his intensity and ability to create plays in small areas,” said Wilderness head coach Jon Vaillancourt.

2nd Star: Dante Sheriff, F, Austin Bruins

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ben Almquist, F, Austin Bruins – Luke Aquaro, F, St. Cloud Blizzard – Jay Buchholz, F, Minot Minotauros – Carl Fish, D, Bismarck Bobcats – Blake Holmes, D, Minnesota Wilderness – Austin Jouppi, F, Bismarck Bobcats – Huston Karpman, F, Aberdeen Wings – Riley Murphy, F, Aberdeen Wings – AJ Ruskowski, G, Minot Minotauros

 

East Star of the Week: Noah Basarab - Johnstown Tomahawks

Noah Basarab

Basarab, 20, put up some big numbers as the Tomahawks took five of six points in a three-game weekend series against the Jamestown Rebels. The 6’0/185 lbs. native of Gimli, Manitoba, recorded seven points (4 goals, 3 assists) in the three games. On Thursday, Basarab had both of Johnstown’s goals in a 2-1 win. On Friday, he had three assists in a 6-1 win, and then on Saturday, he had two more goals in a 6-5 shootout loss. For the season, Basarab is 4th in team scoring with 19 points in 19 games played. “Noah played a huge role in us being able to pick up 5 of 6 points this weekend in a tough three games in three days. He has been such a vital part of our team this season in so many ways. He stepped up big time for us this past weekend, and he is very deserving of this recognition in which we are very proud of him,” said Tomahawks head coach Mike Letizia.

2nd Star: Joey Stanizzi, G, Northeast Generals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Zak Currie, F, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights – Isaiah Fox, F, Maine Nordiques - Tyler German, F, Jamestown Rebels – Liam Haslam, D, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights – Filip Jakobsson, F, Maryland Black Bears – Joe Nagle, D, Northeast Generals – Eric Olson, F, Jamestown Rebels – Cole Ouellette, D, Maine Nordiques – Cameron Recchi, F, Maryland Black Bears – Bennett Stockdale, F, Johnstown Tomahawks

 

Midwest Star of the Week: Nick Nardella - Janesville Jets

Nick Nardella

The Janesville Jets got right back in the playoff picture thanks to their weekend home sweep of the Minnesota Magicians. Forward and captain Nick Nardella, 20, had a big weekend as he put up eight points (2 goals, 6 assists) in the two wins. On Friday, the 5’10/175 lbs. native of Rosemount, Illinois, had two assists in a 4-3 overtime win. On Saturday, the Michigan Tech recruit had two goals and four assists in a 7-5 win. For the season, Nardella leads the Jets in scoring with 21 points in 19 games played. “Nick was recently named team captain and has been leading by example on and off the ice all year. It’s great to see a player get rewarded for his effort and competitiveness,” said Jets head coach Corey Leivermann.

2nd Star: Zach Krajnik, F, Kenai River Brown Bears

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Adam Eisele, F, Fairbanks Ice Dogs – Max Helgeson, F, Kenai River Brown Bears – Oliver Kjaer, F, Fairbanks Ice Dogs – Max Osborne, D, Springfield Jr. Blues – Charlie Schoen, F, Janesville Jets – Caden Villegas, F, Springfield Jr. Blues

 

South Star of the Week: Matt Allen - Amarillo Bulls

Matt Allen

Thanks to a weekend road sweep of the Corpus Christi IceRays, the Amarillo Bulls moved into a tie for 3rd place in the South and are now 8-1-1 in their last 10 games. Forward and leading scorer Matt Allen, 19, had three points in the weekend sweep, which included a +3 rating and a game-winning goal. On Thursday, Allen assisted on the lone Bulls goal in regulation in a 2-1 shootout win. On Friday, the 5’10/165 lbs. native of Minco, Oklahoma, had two goals, including the game-winner, in a 5-3 win. For the season, Allen leads the Bulls with 19 points in 18 games played. “Matt was excellent this weekend. He scored two big goals on Saturday and carried us offensively, but more importantly he does the little things that go unnoticed. He blocks shots, makes good decisions with the puck, and sacrifices his body to defend night after night. He is a true leader and sets a great example for his teammates,” said Bulls head coach Rocky Russo.

2nd Star: Richie Parent, G, Shreveport Mudbugs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Joey Baez, F, Lone Star Brahmas – Ty Black, F, Amarillo Bulls – Ryan Dickinson, D, Shreveport Mudbugs – Henrik Laursen, G, New Mexico Ice Wolves – Dominic Sandoval, F, Topeka Pilots

 

Stars of the Week Week of November 4, 2019sponsored by Bauer

Central Star of the Week: Tim Piechowski - Bismarck Bobcats

Tim Piechowski

Led by forward Tim Piechowski, 18, the Bismarck Bobcats kept their hot streak going this past weekend with a home-and-home sweep over the Minot Minotauros. The 6’2/210 lbs. native of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, recorded four points (2 goals, 2 assists) in the two wins and was a +4. On Friday, Piechowski had two goals, including the game-winner, and an assist in a 5-2 win. On Saturday, he scored another game-winner in a 5-1 win. For the season, Piechowski has eight points in 13 games played. “Tim had a great weekend for us. He was a big part of our team last year and he played like it this weekend. He’s a big power forward that can skate and has good skill. It was nice to see him get rewarded for his hard work,” said Bobcats head coach Layne Sedevie.

2nd Star: Henry Welsch, G, Aberdeen Wings