NAHL announces Bauer Hockey Stars of the Week
The North American Hockey League (NAHL) today announced the Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending September 12, 2021. The Divisional Stars of the Week is a weekly feature during the 2021-22 regular 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: No Games
East Division Star of the Week: Carson Limesand, goaltender, Northeast Generals
Northeast Generals rookie netminder Carson Limesand, 18, had a great NAHL debut this past week as he helped the Generals to a mid-week road sweep of the Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks. The 6’0/175 lbs. native of Orono, MN, stopped 95 of 98 shots in a pair of wins. On Wednesday, he made 43 saves in his NAHL debut in a 3-1 win. On Thursday, he made 52 saves in a 6-2 win. “Carson came to us from Benilde-St. Margaret's School where he was the captain and had an outstanding career. He has been great since the first day of camp. He is very calm in net. We played some very sloppy hockey to start the season and were badly out shot but Carson kept us in the game and continued to make big saves all series. Great kid who is working hard every day to improve,” said Generals head coach Bryan Erikson.
2nd Star: Branden Piku, F, Maryland Black Bears
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): David Andreychuk, F, Northeast Generals – Luke Van Why, D, Maryland Black Bears
Midwest Division Star of the Week: Levi Gho, goaltender, Chippewa Steel
Chippewa Steel goalie Levi Gho, 19, made his first career NAHL starts count as he helped the Steel to a weekend home sweep of the Kenai River Brown Bears. The 6’4/190 lbs. native of Fairbanks, AK, allowed just a single goal in the two games and stopped 47 of 48 shots in the two wins. That included a 22-save shutout in a 4-0 win on Saturday. The NA3HL alum has yet to lose a junior game as he went 8-0 last season with the Texas Brahmas. “Levi had a great weekend. He was extremely calm in the net, made all of the saves he should have and a few outstanding ones to keep them games close. We are really pleased with his play and excited to see him continue to play well,” said Steel head coach Casey Mignone.
2nd Star: Ethan Roberts, G, Springfield Jr. Blues
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ethan Benz, F, Chippewa Steel – Alex Malinowski, F, Fairbanks Ice Dogs – Jack Ring, F, Fairbanks Ice Dogs – Cole Schneider, F, Springfield Jr. Blues
South Division Star of the Week: No Games