Schiffmann, Asper, Bland and Taylor stand out before Holiday break
DALLAS, TEXAS – The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) today announced the Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending December 20, 2020. The divisional stars of the week are awards given each week of the regular season to the top-performing players in each of the five divisions of the NA3HL as nominated by their head coaches.
Central Division Star of the Week: Gunnar Schiffmann, F, Oregon Tradesmen
Schiffmann and the Tradesmen saw action once this week, with the St. Germain, WI native starring in a 5-3 win over the Power. After being held out of the goal column since his first game on Oct. 2, Schiffmann erupted for two goals and two assists — his first multi-point game since a four-point effort in his aforementioned season debut. After ending his scoring drought in fine fashion, Schiffmann boasts 3g-8a—11pts in 16 games this season.
2nd Star: Peyton Hart, F, Rochester Grizzlies
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tony Campise, F, Peoria Mustangs — Matt DeRosa, F, Rochester Grizzlies — Jason Tenezaca, F, Oregon Tradesmen — Cole Walter, G, Peoria Mustangs
East Division Star of the Week: Carson Asper, F, Northeast Generals
Fresh off of earning Star of the Week honors for his sterling season debut last week, Asper again lit up the scoreboard with seven points in two games this week. Friday saw him grab a goal and two helpers, marking his second straight multi-point game — while Saturday featured Asper’s first hat-trick of the season (with the game-winner) and another assist. In four NA3HL games this year, Asper has posted 6g-8a—14pts.
2nd Star: Deacon More, D, Northeast Generals
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): None
Frontier Division Star of the Week: Liam Bland, F, Missoula Jr. Bruins
Bland bagged a stunning four goals and four assists in two games this week to guide the Bruins to a 2-0 week. In Tuesday’s win over Helena, he notched a pair of goals and set up three others for his second five-point game in four outings. After a brief break, Bland was back at it in Missoula’s Friday win over Butte, netting another pair and recording another assist, marking his first consecutive multi-point efforts since Nov. 6-7. Bland leads all Missoula skaters with 21g-22a—43pts in 19 games, good for third in league scoring.
2nd Star: Micah Serino, F, Great Falls Americans
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Johnny Baird, F, Helena Bighorns — Will Blake, F, Gillette Wild — Gavyn Galloway, F, Helena Bighorns — Trever Mellen, G, Great Falls Americans — Sam Skillestad, D, Missoula Jr. Bruins — Declan Young, F, Gillette Wild
South Division Star of the Week: Jaxon Taylor, G, Texas RoadRunners
Taylor was a stalwart between the pipes for the RoadRunners, backstopping his team to a pair of road wins over Mid Cities. Friday saw the Plymouth, MI native turn aside 23 of 25 pucks for the win, while Saturday marked his second shutout of the season — his first since Oct. 19 — as he stopped 23 of 23 shots to notch his fifth victory on the year. Taylor now has a 2.68 GAA, .927 save percentage and two shutouts to go with a 5-4 record in starts.
2nd Star: Leevi Selänne, F, Texas Brahmas
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Derek Boutin, F, Texas RoadRunners — Ian Erdman, D, Texas Brahmas
West Division Star of the Week: No Games Played