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Peak Performers Week of February 6, 2019sponsored by Apex Learning

16U Defensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Trent Gray - Esmark Stars

Trent Gray

Esmark Stars 16U defenseman Trent Gray, 16, saved his best event of the season for last. The 5’11/195 lbs. native of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, had five points (all assists) in the final regular season event in Detroit and helped the Stars to an 8-7-1 record during the regular season. Gray had one assist in a 9-1 win over Everett and four assists in a 9-6 win over the Pursuit of Excellence. Five of his six points on the season came in the final regular season event of the year.

#2 Star: Preston Brighton, Meijer AAA

#3 Star: Jameson Folden, Rocky Mountain RoughRiders

 

16U Goaltender Peak Performer Star of the Week: Liam O'Gwen - Meijer AAA Hockey

Liam O'Gwen

Meijer AAA 16U goaltender Liam O’Gwen, 16, pick up two more wins during the final regular season event in Detroit. The 6’0/170 lbs. native of Basking Ridge, New Jersey, and NAHL tender signee of the Northeast Generals, stopped 39 of 41 shots in the two games and allowed just a single goal in both wins, which included 19 saves in a 4-1 win over Rocky Mountain and 20 saves in a 2-1 overtime win over the Carolina Jr. Hurricanes. For the season, O’Gwen posted a 6-1-1 record with a 1.48 goals against average and a .941 save percentage.

#2 Star: Hobie Hedquist, Sioux Falls Power

#3 Star: Matthew Bryant, Madison Capitols

 

16U Offensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Nikita Asylaev - Alaska Oilers

Nikita Asylaev

Alaska Oilers 16U forward Nikita Asylaev, 17, helped his team capture the NAPHL 16U regular season title with another strong performance in Detroit. The 6’0/155 lbs. native of Ufa, Russia, totaled nine points in four games, which included 5 goals and 4 assists. Asylaev had at least a point in all four games, which included four points in a 10-2 win over Florida and a three points (hat-trick) in a 3-1 win over the Esmark Stars. For the season, Asylaev led all NAPHL 16U players in scoring this season with 37 points in just 17 games played.

#2 Star: Landry Schmuck, Nashville Jr. Predators

#3 Star: Clint Levens, Florida Alliance

 

18U Defensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Dustin Geregach - Esmark Stars

Dustin Geregach

Esmark Stars 18U defenseman Dustin Geregach, 17, capped off a very good regular season performance with six points (1 goal, 5 assists) during the final regular season event in Detroit. The 6’0/180 lbs. native of McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, posted a pair of assists in a 7-4 win over Pursuit of Excellence and a goal and three assists in a 6-3 win over Valley Forge. For the season, Geregach led all NAPHL 18U defensemen in scoring during the regular season with 16 points in 16 games played.

#2 Star: CJ Smith, Colorado Springs Tigers

#3 Star: Tate Hjorth, Meijer AAA

 

18U Goaltender Peak Performer Star of the Week: Eugene Lee - Everett Silvertips Elite

Eugene Lee

Everett Silvertips Elite 18U goalie Eugene Lee posted a perfect record and pair of outings at the final regular season event in Detroit. The 6’3/195 lbs. native of Mukilteo, Washington, posted back-to-back shutouts to help Everett finish with a .500 record during the regular season. Lee made 23 saves in a 2-0 shutout of the Esmark Stars and then 25 saves in a 3-0 shutout of the Madison Capitols. He finished the regular season with a 4-3-1 record with a 2.33 goals against average and a .914 save percentage.

#2 Star: Austin Ryman, Wenatchee Wolves

#3 Star: Parker Rey, Esmark Stars

 

18U Offensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Oldrich Virag - Esmark Stars

Oldrich Virag

Esmark Stars 18U forward Oldrich Virag, 18, led his team to a 3rd place finish in the NAPHL 18U High Performance Division during the regular season thanks to a good performance in Detroit in January. The 6’3/190 lbs. native of Export, Pennsylvania, totaled seven points (3 goals, 4 assists) in four games during the event. That included two assists in a 7-4 win over Pursuit of Excellence, a goal and two assists in a 4-0 win over Madison, and two goals in a 6-3 win over Valley Forge. For the season, Virag is 2nd in team scoring with 17 points in 12 NAPHL games.

#2 Star: Jackson Tillinghast, Wenatchee Wolves

#3 Star: Cole Dubicki, Everett Silvertips Elite

 

Peak Performers Week of December 27, 2018sponsored by Apex Learning

15U Defensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Nicholas Bonaldi - Arizona Bobcats

Nicholas Bonaldi

Bonaldi, 15, had three points during December as the Bobcats stayed in 2nd place in the 15U Elite Division with a 2-2 record. The 5’10/162 lbs. native of Las Vegas, NV, had all three points in one game, which was a one goal, two assist effort in a 5-1 win over Everett. For the season, Bonaldi is 2nd among Arizona 15U defensemen in scoring with 5 points in 12 games played.

#2 Star: Maguire Lind, Colorado Springs Tigers

#3 Star: Cameron Neal, Nashville Jr. Predators

 

15U Goaltender Peak Performer Star of the Week: Stephen Gilson - Arizona Bobcats

Stephen Gilson

Gilson, 15, played well in his three appearances during the December event, which included taking on the high-powered Gentry Academy guest team. The 6’0/155 lbs. native of Scottsdale, AZ, made 27 saves in a 2-1 win over Arizona, made 21 saves in a 5-1 win over Everett, and then made 29 on 34 shots against Gentry Academy. For the season, Gilson has a record of 2-2-1 with a 3.98 goals against average and a .888 save percentage.

#2 Star: Michael Morris, Florida Alliance

#3 Star: Ryan Lewis, Colorado Springs Tigers

 

15U Offensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Valeri Chunchukov - Nashville Jr. Predators

Valeri Chunchukov

Chunchukov, 15, had four points in four games during the December event, helping Nashville pick up two wins during the trip. The 5’10/160 lbs. native of Hendersonville, TN, had a goal and an assist in a 4-3 overtime win over Everett, the only goal in a 2-1 loss to Arizona, and a goal in a 4-3 overtime win over Colorado Springs. For the season, Chunchukov leads the team in scoring with five points in 12 games played.

#2 Star: Nick Hallee, Colorado Springs Tigers

#3 Star: Grayson Keller, Arizona Bobcats

 

16U Defensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Alex Pineau - Thunder Bay Kings

Alex Pineau

Pineau, 15, had three points in four games during the December event as the 16U Kings picked up two more wins. The 6’0/165 lbs. native of Thunder Bay, ON, posted a goal and assist in a 3-2 loss against Nashville and had an assist in a 4-1 win over Pursuit of Excellence. For the season, Pineau leads all Kings 16U blueliners in points with 8 points in 16 games played so far this season.

#2 Star: Yuji Akimoto, Pursuit of Excellence

#3 Star: Tyson Pauze, Pursuit of Excellence

 

16U Goaltender Peak Performer Star of the Week: Aaron Kaner - Pursuit of Excellence

Aaron Kaner

Kaner, 15, had two wins during the event in December. The 5’8/150 lbs. native of Calgary, AB, stopped 45 of 46 shots during the event, which was good for a .978 save percentage. In his first game, he made 24 saves in a 3-1 win over Colorado Springs, and in his second game he stopped all 20 shots that came his way in a 4-0 shutout of Florida. For the season, Kaner has a 4-4 record with a 3.10 goals against average and a .909 save percentage.

#2 Star: Julien LeFebvre, Thunder Bay Kings

#3 Star: Nicholas Junkin, Colorado Springs Tigers

 

16U Offensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Noah Cameron - Pursuit of Excellence

Noah Cameron

Cameron, 15, helped Pursuit of Excellence pick up three wins during the December event as he recorded seven points. The 5’6/143 lbs. native of Nagano, Japan, recorded at least a point in all four games. His best outing as a two-goal, two-assist performance in a 4-0 win over Florida. For the season, Cameron is 2nd in team scoring this season with 18 points in 16 games played.

#2 Star: Yusaku Ando, Pursuit of Excellence

#3 Star: Landry Schmuck, Nashville Jr. Predators

 

18U Defensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Andrew Diaz - Florida Alliance

Andrew Diaz

Diaz, 16, had a point in all four games during the December event as Florida picked up two wins. The 5’9/165 lbs. native of Pembroke Pines, FL, had a goal in a 6-4 loss against Arizona, another goal in a 4-1 win over Thunder Bay and assists in the other two games. For the season, Diaz leads all Florida Alliance 18U blueliners in scoring this season with 7 points in 16 games played.

#2 Star: Aaron Eberhardt, Shattuck-St. Mary’s

#3 Star: Andrew Nieusma, Wenatchee Wolves

 

18U Goaltender Peak Performer Star of the Week: Jordan Smith - Thunder Bay Kings

Jordan Smith

Smith, 17, was perfect in both of his starts during the December event, posting two shutouts to help the Kings keep pace among the Elite Division leaders in the standings. During the opening game, the 6’1/185 lbs. native of Thunder Bay, ON, had 13 saves in a 4-0 shutout of the Arizona Bobcats. The next day, Smith made 22 saves in a 3-0 shutout of Shattuck-St. Mary’s. For the season, Smith is one of the top goalies in the 18U Division with a 7-1 record, a 1.13 goals against average and a .929 save percentage.

#2 Star: Doug Wakelyn, Colorado Springs Tigers

#3 Star: Darius Bell, Shattuck-St. Mary’s

 

18U Offensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Jakob Jones - Pursuit of Excellence

Jakob Jones

Jones, 15, recorded seven points in four games during the December event as Pursuit of Excellence went 1-3 during the four games. The 5’8/150 lbs. native of Vernon, BC, recorded at least a point in all four games and had two multi-point outings. He had a hat-trick in a 4-0 win over Nashville and a goal and an assist in a 3-2 loss against Arizona. For the season, Jones is tied for 2nd in team scoring during the 2018-19 season with 10 points in 16 games played.

#2 Star: Connor Bottrill, Arizona Bobcats

#3 Star: Liam Bland, Colorado Springs Tigers

 

Peak Performers Week of November 20, 2018sponsored by Apex Learning

15U Defensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Aiden VanRooyan - Sioux Falls POWER

Aiden VanRooyan

Tied atop the 15U standings for 1st place is the Sioux Falls Power, who posted a 2-2 record in Texas. 15U defenseman Aiden VanRooyan, 15, was a big factor for his team at the event recording four points in four games, which included three goals and an assist. The 5’11/172 lbs. native of Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, had a goal and assist in a 5-1 win over Everett and a goal in a 5-2 win over Meijer and a goal in a 5-4 loss against CarShield. In 12 games played this season, VanRooyan had seven points.

#2 Star: Jake Lange, CarShield AAA

#3 Star: Blake Bridges, Rocky Mountain RoughRiders

 

15U Goaltender Peak Performer Star of the Week: George Prielipp - Meijer AAA Hockey

George Prielipp

While the Meijer AAA 15U team went 2-2 in Texas, leading the charge in goal for both wins was 14-year-old goaltender George Prielipp. The 5’9/140 lbs. native of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, allowed just two goals in two games, stopping a total of 35 of 37 shots on goal. That included 12 saves in a 4-1 win over Everett and 23 saves in a 2-1 win over Esmark. For the season, Prielipp has a 5-1-0 record in six appearances with a 2.33 goals against average and a .901 save percentage.

#2 Star: Jordan Behnen, CarShield AAA

#3 Star: Brant Kragel, Rocky Mountain RoughRiders

 

15U Offensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Joseph Cesario - Rocky Mountain RoughRiders

Joseph Cesario

Thanks to a perfect 4-0 record in Texas, the Rocky Mountain RoughRiders 15U team is now tied for the top spot in the NAPHL’s 15U standings. 15U forward Joseph Cesario, 15, had a big event as he recorded 10 points (5 goals, 5 assists) in the four wins. That included recording multiple point games in all four wins. The 5’10/150 lbs. native of Westminster, Colorado, had two goals and an assist in a 5-1 win over Esmark and three assists in a 4-3 win over Meijer. Cesario is tied for the team lead in scoring this season with 15 points in 12 games played.

#2 Star: Liam Cox-Smith, Rocky Mountain RoughRiders

#3 Star: Cal Osterberger, Rocky Mountain RoughRiders

 

16U Defensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Matt Kochanowski - Sioux Falls POWER

Matt Kochanowski

Sioux Falls 16U defenseman Matt Kochanowski, 15, helped his club to a perfect 4-0 record in Texas as they closed the gap in the top spot in the High Performance 16U Division. The 5’11/193 lbs. native of Apple Valley, Minnesota, had five points (2 goals, 3 assists) in the four wins. That included two goals and an assist in a 10-1 win over Pursuit of Excellence and assists in wins over Colorado Springs and Valley Forge. In 12 games played this season, Kochanowski has 10 points, which is 4th among NAPHL 16U defensemen.

#2 Star: Caleb Brownell, Rocky Mountain RoughRiders

#3 Star: Alex Pineau, Thunder Bay Kings

 

16U Goaltender Peak Performer Star of the Week: Hobie Hedquist - Sioux Falls POWER

Hobie Hedquist

Sioux Falls 16U goalie and Colorado College commit Hobie Hedquist, 15, helped his team to a perfect 4-0 record during the event in Texas as he allowed just two goals in his two starts. The 6’2/188 lbs. native of Heron Lake, Minnesota, stopped 32 of a possible 34 shots during the weekend. That included 13 saves in a 2-1 shootout win over Colorado Springs and 19 saves in a 7-1 win over the Madison Capitols. For the season, Hedquist has a 5-1-1 record with a 1.83 goals against average and an .899 save percentage.

#2 Star: Liam O’Gwen, Meijer AAA

#3 Star: Matt Smith, CarShield AAA

 

16U Offensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Nikita Asylaev - Alaska Oilers

Nikita Asylaev

Now the leading scorer in the NAPHL’s 16U Division, Alaska Oilers 16U forward Nikita Asylaev, 16, had another great event in Texas helping the Oilers to a 3-1 record at the event as they continue to hold down the top spot in the High Performance 16U Division. The 6’0/155 lbs. native of Ufa, Russia, had 12 points in the four games, which included 8 goals and 4 assists. Asylaev had five goals in a 6-2 win over Valley Forge and four points in a 7-1 win over Everett. Asylaev’s 28 points and 16 goals are tops in the 16U Division.

#2 Star: Jaxson Ezman, Madison Capitols

#3 Star: Andrei Mitrofanov, Alaska Oilers

 

18U Defensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Sam Brickley - CarShield AAA Hockey

Sam Brickley

CarShield AAA 18U defenseman Sam Brickley, 18, had his best event of the 2018-19 season in Texas as he registered his first points of the season, scoring six points (4 goals, 2 assists) in the four games during the third event of the season. The 6’0/195 lbs. native of Salt Lake City, Utah, had a four-point game in a 10-0 win over Nashville and also scored goals in shootout losses to both the Dallas Stars Elite and Esmark Stars.

#2 Star: Dustin Geregach, Esmark Stars

#3 Star: Max Ruoho, Madison Capitols

 

18U Goaltender Peak Performer Star of the Week: Adam Bublitz - Colorado Springs Tigers

Adam Bublitz

Colorado Springs 18U goalie Adam Bublitz, 17, helped his team to a perfect 4-0 record during the Texas event by winning both of his starts and allowing just one goal in the process. The 5’10/150 lbs. native of Denver, Colorado, faced 48 shots in his two starts and allowed just a single goal. That included a 20-save shutout in a 1-0 win over Nashville and 27 saves in a 4-1 win over Arizona. For the season, Bublitz has a 2-3-0 record with a 2.41 goals against average and a .908 save percentage.

#2 Star: Andrew Miller, Rocky Mountain RoughRiders

#3 Star: Ted Stevens, CarShield AAA

 

18U Offensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Nicholas DeGrazia - Thunder Bay Kings

Nicholas DeGrazia

Now the leading scorer in the NAPHL’s 18U Division, Thunder Bay Kings forward Nicholas DeGrazia, 15, had a great event in Texas as the Kings posted a 3-1 record and are now in 2nd place in the Elite Division. The 6’0/160 lbs. native of Thunder Bay, Ontario, had 10 points (5 goals, 5 assists) in the four games, which included three multi-point games. That included a four-point game in a 5-0 win over Wenatchee. For the season, DeGrazia currently leads all NAPHL 18U players in scoring with 19 points to date.

#2 Star: Ryan Mulrenin, Florida Alliance

#3 Star: Jakob Stevenson, Everett Silvertips Elite

 

Peak Performers Week of October 30, 2018sponsored by Apex Learning

15U Defensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Lucas McKeeby - Meijer AAA Hockey

Lucas McKeeby

Meijer AAA 15U defenseman Lucas McKeeby celebrated his 16th birthday during the second event in Blaine by putting up some numbers. The 6’0/175 lbs. native of Mattawan, Michigan, had three points (2 goals, 1 assist) in four games as Meijer put together a 2-2-0 record. That included a one goal, one assist effort in a 5-1 win against Nashville. For the season, McKeeby has three points in eight games played.

#2 Star: Kyle Budde, CarShield AAA

#3 Star: Liam Varmecky, Esmark Stars

 

15U Goaltender Peak Performer Star of the Week: Topher Chirico - Sioux Falls POWER

Topher Chirico

In two games during the NAPHL event in October, Sioux Falls Power 15U goalie Topher Chirico allowed just a single shot to get past him as he helped the Power to a perfect 4-0 record during the event. The 5’6/130 lbs. Kansas native stopped 49 of a possible 50 shots in the two games, which included a 21-save shutout against Colorado Springs and a 28-save effort in a 3-1 win over the Valley Forge Minutemen on the final day. Chirico’s save percentage of .933 currently ranks 4th in the NAPHL’s 15U Division.

#2 Star: Jordan Behnen, CarShield AAA

#3 Star: Jake Stern, Valley Forge Minutemen

 

15U Offensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Max Resnick - Florida Alliance

Max Resnick

Leading the way in the 15U Elite Division is the Florida Alliance led by forward Max Resnick. The 15-year-old from Tampa, Florida, recorded 10 points (4 goals, 6 assist) during the most recent event in Blaine as his team posted a 3-1-0 record. Resnick (5’9/150) had three multi-point games, which included two goals and two assists in a 5-2 win over CarShield AAA. For the season, Resnick leads the Alliance 15U team in scoring with 14 points in eight games played.

#2 Star: Marcus Miller, Sioux Falls Power

#3 Star: Larry Hansen, Florida Alliance

 

16U Defensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Blake Arneson - Sioux Falls POWER

Blake Arneson

For a second consecutive month, Sioux Falls Power 16U defenseman Blake Arneson, 16, has earned the NAPHL’s Peak Performer nod for 16U defensemen. The 5’8/150 lbs. native of Red Wing, Minnesota, totaled five points (3 goals, 2 assists) in the four games of the second event in Blaine as the Power posted a 1-2-1 record. His best game came in a 3-2 overtime loss against the Esmark Stars, where he scored both Power goals. Arneson currently leads all NAPHL 16U defensemen in scoring with 11 points in eight games played.

#2 Star: Jameson Folden, Rocky Mountain RoughRiders

#3 Star: Cooper Morris, Alaska Oilers

 

16U Goaltender Peak Performer Star of the Week: Keaton French - Colorado Springs Tigers

Keaton French

Colorado Springs Tigers 16U goalie Keaton French, 16, faced plenty of action during the second event of the season in Blaine. The 6’0/160 lbs native of Fairbanks, Alaska, played in three of the four games for the Tigers, posting two shutouts and stopping a total of 100 out of a possible 102 shots. French’s shutouts came in a 28-save win over Pursuit of Excellence and a 27-save win over the Minnesota Magicians Open team. His lone blemish was a 2-0 loss against the Thunder Bay Kings where he made 45 saves. French currently ranks 4th in the NAPHL’s 16U Division with a .950 save percentage.

#2 Star: Julien Lefebvre, Thunder Bay Kings

#3 Star: Larkin Dolan, Rocky Mountain RoughRiders

 

16U Offensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Kolton Watts - Nashville Jr. Predators

Kolton Watts

Nashville Jr. Predators 16U forward Kolton Watts, 16, finds himself at the top of the NAPHL 16U scoring race thanks to a big second event in Blaine. The 6’1/195 lbs. native of Huntsville, Alabama, had nine points (5 goals, 4 assists) in four games during the event as Nashville put together a 3-1-0 record. Watts recorded multi-point games in three of his four outings and had four points in a 5-1 win against Colorado Springs. Watts’ 19 points is current tops for all NAPHL 16U players.

#2 Star: Yusaku Ando, Pursuit of Excellence

#3 Star: Mason Mara, Florida Alliance

 

18U Defensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Max Ruoho - Madison Capitols

Max Ruoho

Madison 18U defenseman Max Ruoho, 17, helped his team to a 2-2-0 record during the second event of the season, which included three points (all assists) in the four games. The 6’0/175 lbs. native of Verona, Wisconsin, recorded an assist in a 5-2 win over Valley Forge and two assists in a 5-4 shootout win against RHA Academy. Ruoho is tied for 5th in the NAPHL’s 18U Division for scoring for defensemen with five points this season, which is one behind the current leaders.

#2 Star: Nico DeVita, Everett Silvertips Elite

#3 Star: Cody Wilson, Rocky Mountain RoughRiders

 

18U Goaltender Peak Performer Star of the Week: Danny Mitchell - Esmark Stars

Danny Mitchell

Esmark Stars 18U goalie Danny Mitchell, 16, was literally perfect during the event in October and in the process moved his season record to a perfect 4-0-0 mark for the Stars. The 6’2/160 lbs. native of Mars, Pennsylvania, posted shutouts in both of his starts during the October event. That included a 17-save shutout in a 5-0 win against Valley Forge and a 31-save shutout against the Sioux Falls Power. Mitchell has allowed just five goals in his four NAPHL wins this season.

#2 Star: James Downie, Meijer AAA

#3 Star: Austin Ryman, Wenatchee Wolves

 

18U Offensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Nikolas Campbell - Thunder Bay Kings

Nikolas Campbell

Thunder Bay Kings 18U forward Nickolas Campbell, 16, helped his team to a 3-1-0 record during the October event and put up some great offensive numbers. The 5’10/170 lbs. native of Thunder Bay, Ontario, had seven points in four games, which included three goals and four assists. Campbell recorded at least one point in all four games and had two multi-point games, which included two goals (including the game-winner) in a 4-2 win over Colorado Springs. Campbell is tied for 2nd in 18U scoring with 10 points this season.

#2 Star: Nickolas Wieben, Sioux Falls Power

#3 Star: Jazz Krivstov, Shattuck-St. Mary’s

 

Peak Performers Week of October 8, 2018sponsored by Apex Learning

15U Defensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Joel Lyrintzis - Everett Silvertips Elite

Joel Lyrintzis

Everett Silvertips Elite 15U defenseman Joel Lyrintzis, 14, helped his club get off to a 1-1-2 record with five points (5 assists) in four games during the first event in Blaine. The 5’8/154 lbs. native of Snohomish, Washington, had five assists during the event, which included recording at least one assist in three of the four games. His best effort came in an 8-0 win over Colorado Springs where he had three assists in the win.

#2 Star: Jake Stasyk, Valley Forge Minutemen

#3 Star: Easton Zueger, Sioux Falls Power

 

15U Goaltender Peak Performer Star of the Week: Michael Witherup - Esmark Stars

Michael Witherup

Esmark Stars 15U goalie Michael Witherup, 15, played well in the first event of the season, allowing just three goals in two games. The 6’2/175 lbs. native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, faced a total of 45 shots and saved 42 of them. That included 16 saves in a 1-0 loss aagainst the TPH Thunder 15U team and 26 saves in a 5-2 win over the Arizona Bobcats.

#2 Star: Aiden Winslow, Florida Aliiance

#3 Star: George Preielipp, Meijer AAA

 

15U Offensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Sutter Muzzatti - Meijer AAA Hockey

Sutter Muzzatti

Meijer AAA 15U forward Sutter Muzzatti, 15, helped his club to 1st place in the 15U Division after one event, thanks to nine points (5 goals, 4 assists) in four games played. The 6’2/170 lbs. native of Okemos, Michigan, had three multi-point games during the event, which included a four-point game in a 5-3 win over CarShield AAA and a three-point game in a 4-1 win over the Colorado Springs Tigers.

#2 Star: Jack Lambert, Everett Silvertips Elite

#3 Star: Dylan DeAngelo, Valley Forge Minutemen

 

16U Defensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Blake Arneson - Sioux Falls POWER

Blake Arneson

Sioux Falls Power 16U defenseman Blake Arneson, 16, is tied for the team scoring lead after one event thanks to a six-point effort in Blaine. The 5’8/150 lbs. native of Red Wing, Minnesota, totaled three goals and three assists in the first four games as the Power posted a perfect 4-0-0 record. Arneson had one game-winning goal, which came in a 1-0 win over the Alaska Oilers and also had a three-point game in a 5-3 win over the TPH Thunder 16U team.

#2 Star: Cooper Morris, Alaska Oilers

#3 Star: Clay Allen, Alaska Oilers

 

16U Goaltender Peak Performer Star of the Week: Connor Strobel - Esmark Stars

Connor Strobel

It was a perfect first event for Esmark Stars 16U goalie Connor Strobel. The 16-year-old native of Butler, Pennsylvania, helped his team to a 3-0-1 record in the first four games of the season, posting two shutouts at the event. Strobel (6’2/170) stopped all 47 shots that came his way in the two games, which included a 27-save shutout in a 2-0 win over the Janesville Jets 16U team and a 20-save shutout in a 3-0 win over the Iowa Wild.

#2 Star: Sam Woessner, Nashville Jr. Predators

#3 Star: Luke Fundator, Arizona Bobcats

 

16U Offensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Bret Link - Alaska Oilers

Bret Link

Leading the scoring for the NAPHL’s 16U Division after one event is Alaska Oilers 16U forward Bret Link. The 16-year-old native of Anchorage, Alaska, racked up 14 points (6 goals, 8 assists) in the first five games of the season as the Oilers put together a 4-1-0 record. Link (6’2/170) had four multi-point games, which included a six-point game in an 8-0 win over MDHL 16U and a four-point game in a 12-2 win over the Indy Fuel 16U team.

#2 Star: Nikita Asylaev, Alaska Oilers

#3 Star: Yusaku Ando, Pursuit of Excellence

 

18U Defensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Tate Hjorth - Meijer AAA Hockey

Tate Hjorth

Meijer AAA 18U defenseman Tate Hjorth, 16, helped his club to a 3-1-0 record in the first four games of the season at the opening event in Blaine. The 5’11/185 lbs. native of Walled Lake, Michigan, recorded four points (2 goals, 2 assists) from the blueline in four games at the event. That included recording at least a point in three of the four games and a two-goal game in a 4-3 overtime win over Everett on the final day of the event.

#2 Star: JP Krone, Sioux Falls Power

#3 Star: Gareth Aegard, Thunder Bay Kings

 

18U Goaltender Peak Performer Star of the Week: Brandon Benson - Sioux Falls POWER

Brandon Benson

Sioux Falls 18U goalie Brandon Benson, 16, had a perfect first event, helping the Power to a 3-1-0 record in their first four games. The 6’4/195 lbs. native of Blaine, Minnesota, posted two shutouts at the event and stopped all 54 shots that came his way in the two wins. That included a 23-save shutout in a 6-0 win over the Janesville Jets 18U team in his first game and a 31-save shutout in a 1-0 overtime win over Lake Forest Academy.

#2 Star: Ashton Billesberger, Pursuit of Excellence

#3 Star: Eric Vanska, Thunder Bay Kings

 

18U Offensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Jackson Tillinghast - Wenatchee Wolves

Jackson Tillinghast

Wenatchee Wolves 18U forward Jackson Tillinghast had a very good first weekend in Blaine. The 17-year-old native of Louisville, Colorado, recorded 8 points (3 goals, 5 assists) in five games during the first event, which included recording at least a point in all five games as the Wolves finished the event with a 3-2-0 record. Tillinghast (5’11/170) had three multi-point games and had one game-wining goal. This is his third season playing in the NAPHL.

#2 Star: Tyler Stewart, Esmark Stars

#3 Star: Riley Ott, Wenatchee Wolves

 
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