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NAHL announces Bauer Hockey Stars of the Week

January 1, 2024

The North American Hockey League (NAHL) today announced the Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending December 31, 2023.  The Divisional Stars of the Week is a weekly feature during the 2023-24 season that honors the top performing players in each of the four NAHL divisions. Only players that are nominated by their respective teams are considered for the Divisional Players of the Week award. 

 

Central Division Star of the Week: Kaden Muir, Defenseman, Austin Bruins 

Austin defenseman Kaden Muir, 19, helped the Bruins get back on track with a weekend sweep of their home-and-and home series against the North Iowa Bulls. The 6’2/190 lbs native of Toronto, ON, recorded four points in the two wins and was a +1. On Friday, Muir had a goal and an assist in a 5-3 home win. On Saturday, he had two assists in a 5-2 road win. For the season, Muir has recorded 9 points in 16 games played. “Kaden has been playing really well despite having a few injuries earlier in the season. He’s a difference maker for us on the backend and we are a much better team when he is in the line-up. Our entire staff is extremely proud that Kaden has been recognized for his recent play and we look forward to him following that up,” said Bruins head coach Steve Howard. 

2nd Star: Hagen Moe, F, St. Cloud Norsemen 

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Isaak Brassard, F, Austin Bruins – Adam Dybal, G, Aberdeen Wings – Logan Gravink, F, Aberdeen Wings – Max Weilandt, G, St. Cloud Norsemen 

 

East Division Star of the Week: Jacob Osborne, Goaltender, Johnstown Tomahawks 

Johnstown goalie Jacob Osborne, 20, picked up a pair of wins to help the Tomahawks pick up a weekend home sweep of the Northeast Generals. The 6’1/190 lbs native of Ottawa, ON, stopped 56 of 59 shots in the two wins. On Saturday, Osborne made 32 saves in a 2-1 win. On Sunday, he made 24 saves in a 3-2 win. For the season, Osborne has a 14-4-1 record with a 3.07 goals against average and .911 save percentage. “Jacob was at the top of his game for us this weekend like we really needed him to be given the two challenging games we had. He was up to the task both nights making some spectacular saves when needed, and made the confident routine saves. Our team needed two wins at home, and he certainly stepped up and led the way. With his strong academic background coupled with this type of strong play, Jacob is showing that he is fully capable of being an NCAA Division 1 goaltender,” said Tomahawks head coach Mike Letizia. 

2nd Star: Charles Panchisin, F, Philadelphia Rebels 

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Luke deVries, D, Philadelphia Rebels – Nils Forselius, F, Maine Nordiques – Ryan Panico, F, Maine Nordiques 

 

Midwest Division Star of the Week: Bryce Monrean, Forward, Anchorage Wolverines 

Anchorage forward Bryce Monrean, piled up the points as the Wolverines picked up a weekend road sweep of the Chippewa Steel. The 6’1/180 lbs native of Anchorage, AK, racked up seven points and was a +8 in the two wins. On Friday, Monrean scored two goals and added an assist in a 4-3 win. On Saturday, he had a goal and three assists in a 7-2 win. For the season, Monrean is currently tied for 3rd in team scoring with 28 points in 28 games played. “Bryce is always someone we look to in all situations on the ice especially on the offensive side of things. We’ve been talking about shooting more to generate chances, so it’s great to see him get rewarded this past weekend by playing to our team’s identity,” said Wolverines head coach Nick Walters. 

2nd Star: Matthew Alberti, G, Janesville Jets 

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Gavin Middendorf, F, Chippewa Steel – Oliver Salo, F, Anchorage Wolverines – Cam Springer, F, Chippewa Steel – Max Wagener, F, Janesville Jets 

 

South Division Star of the Week: Bryant Marks, Goaltender, Corpus Christi IceRays 

Corpus Christi goalie Bryant Marks, 19, helped his team to a weekend home sweep of the Odessa Jackalopes. The 5’11/170 lbs native of Wasilla, AK, stopped 66 of 71 shots in the two wins. On Friday, Marks made 30 saves in a 3-2 win. On Saturday, he made 36 saves in a 4-3 win. For the season, Marks has a 7-8-1 record with a 3.42 goals against avergae and an .894 save percentage. “Bryant had a solid weekend for us. If it wasn’t for him, we wouldn’t have gotten the two wins and four points. He was outstanding. I’m very proud of him,” said IceRays head coach Sylvain Cloutier. 

2nd Star: Ben Ivey, F, Amarillo Wranglers 

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Billy Biedermann, F, Corpus Christi IceRays – Cameron Dunn, F, Odessa Jackalopes – Jackson Fuller, G, New Mexico Ice Wolves – Jack Ivey, F, Amarillo Wranglers – Brent Litchard, F, Shreveport Mudbugs – Jacob MacDonald, F, Lone Star Brahmas – Tim Mathys, D, El Paso Rhinos – AJ Reed, F, El Paso Rhinos – Michael Schermerhorn, F, New Mexico Ice Wolves – Eliot Seguin-Lescarbeau, G, Shreveport Mudbugs – David Skuhrovec, F, Lone Star Brahmas – Billy Stuski, G, Oklahoma Warriors – Max Vig, D, Oklahoma Warriors 

 
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