Walker / Watterson grab 1 & 2 Stars of the week

NA3HL announces Bauer Divisional Stars of the Week

OCTOBER 17, 2017

The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) today announced the Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending October 15, 2017. 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 eight divisions of the NA3HL as nominated by their head coaches.

Central Division Star of the Week: Caleb Beversdorf, Forward, La Crosse Freeze
Beversdorf, 18, had himself quite the weekend against as the La Crosse Freeze swept the Wisconsin Whalers. The Hartland, Wisconsin native notched a hat trick on Saturday night and finished the weekend with five points. The La Crosse forward scored a power play goal and had a plus-5 rating in the two game series.
2nd Star: Noah Roach, F, Rochester Ice Hawks
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Henry Baribeau, F, Wausau RiverWolves – Clayton Lackey, F, La Crosse Freeze

Coastal Division Star of the Week: Caleb Labrie, Forward, L/A Nordiques
There’s a new leader at the top of the NA3HL points race and his name is Caleb Labrie. The 18-year old from the L/A Nordiques scored seven goals over three games including a hat trick and five total points on Wednesday in a win over the Cape Cod Islanders. The Greene, Maine native followed up his hat trick with another four goals over the weekend. Labrie currently leads the NA3HL points race with 28 points on the season.
2nd Star: Jeff Gratz, F, Maine Wild
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

East Division Star of the Week: Garrett Daum, Forward, Lansing Wolves
A native of Big Rapids, Michigan, Garrett Daum had his best weekend of the season as the Wolves swept the Southern Tier Xpress. On Saturday, Daum scored a goal and had two assists in a 5-2 victory, while on Sunday he scored a power play goal that proved to be the game winner. Daum finished the weekend with a plus-2 rating.
2nd Star: Cole Barney, D, Wooster Oilers
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Sean Finstrom, G, Lansing Wolves – Michael Hubbard, G, Wooster Oilers – Griffin Sawyer, F, Metro Jets – Tristin Snyder, F, Toledo Cherokee – Brian Tallieu, G, Metro Jets

Frontier Division Star of the Week: Misha Akatnov, Forward, Missoula Jr. Bruins
The 19-year old forward was all over the scoresheet this past weekend as his Jr. Bruins swept the Gillette Wild. On Friday night, Akatnov’s four goals and one assist propelled the Missoula offense to a 10-4 victory. The following night, Akatnov found the back of the net two more times to finish the weekend with six goals and seven points. In both games, Akatnov was credited with the game winning goal. He is currently tied for fourth in goals with 12 on the season.
2nd Star: None
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

Midwest Division Star of the Week: Ivan Galaguzov, Forward, St. Louis Jr. Blues
The veteran Russian forward was able to find twine on Friday night as the Jr. Blues defeated the Jr. Thunderbolts 6-3 but he saved his best performance for the series finale on Saturday. Galaguzov scored twice and assisted on three other goals en route to a five point night. He scored the game winning goal in the second game of the series and finished the weekend plus-4.
2nd Star: Matthew Monreal, F, St. Louis Jr. Blues
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None

Northeast Division Star of the Week: Will Walker, Forward, Oswego Stampede
Walker, 17, left his mark on the cataract city as he left with three points in their two game split with the Niagara Falls PowerHawks. The Raleigh, North Carolina native scored a goal and added two assists in the two games.
2nd Star: Josh Watterson, F, Oswego Stampede
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Branden Tripi, F, Niagara Falls PowerHawks – Nathan Walerowicz, D, Niagara Falls PowerHawks

South Division Star of the Week: Hunter Bersani, Forward, Texas Brahmas
The native of Allen, Texas had a breakout weekend against the Mid Cities Jr. Stars. Bersani scored a pair of goals in the first meeting on Friday night and added an assist in the 5-2 win. In the following game, the Texas forward scored another two goals and registered two more assists in a 6-4 victory. The 19-year old scored two power play goals and finished with a plus-3 rating.
2nd Star: Cameron Smith, F, Atlanta Capitals
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Luke Bombardir, D, Texas Brahmas – Nick Sheridan, F, Mid Cities Jr. Stars – Brandon Speights, F, Mid Cities Jr. Stars – Griffin Varricchio, F, Louisiana Drillers

West Division Star of the Week: Austin Langworthy, Forward, Breezy Point North Stars
The Breezy Point veteran forward put the team on his back this weekend as he led the North Stars offense with four points. On Thursday, Langworthy scored a goal and had one assist in his team’s 6-2 loss to New Ulm. The Mankato, Minnesota native responded with another two goals including the game winning goal in a 4-3 win over Alexandria on Friday. Two of Langworthy’s three goals on the weekend came on the power play.
2nd Star: Luke Fry, G, Willmar Warhawks
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Braden Altena, F, Granite City Lumberjacks – Jacob Berkowitz, F, Willmar Warhawks – Lucas Ehrlich, G, Breezy Point North Stars – Jake Van Halbeck, F, Granite City Lumberjacks