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NAHL announces Bauer Hockey Stars of the Week

November 13, 2023

The North American Hockey League (NAHL) today announced the Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending November 12, 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: Colby Woogk, Defenseman, Minot Minotauros

Minot defenseman Colby Woogk, 19, helped his team to a weekend home sweep of the Austin Bruins and move into 1st place in the Central Division. The 6’2/193 lbs. native of Ft. Worth, TX, had three points in the two wins. On Friday, Woogk had a goal in a 4-1 win. On Saturday, he had a goal and an assist in a 4-2 win. For the season, Woogk has seven points in 15 games played. “Colby has been extremely solid for us all season long. It was great to see him get rewarded for his efforts with some offensive production this past weekend. His play at both ends of the rink, along with his leadership and experience has played a big role in our team’s success thus far this season. We look forward to Colby continuing to play at a high level as his pursues an NCAA DI opportunity,” said Minot head coach Cody Campbell.

2nd Star: Tyson Smith, F, Bismarck Bobcats

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jackson Anderson, D, Aberdeen Wings – Trent Anfinson, F, Bismarck Bobcats – Andrew Cumming, F, St. Cloud Norsemen – Grant Kohnen, F, Aberdeen Wings – Ryan Manzella, G, St. Cloud Norsemen – Kaden Muir, D, Austin Bruins – Trevor Stachowiak, F, Minot Minotauros


East Division Star of the Week: Will Moore, Forward, Johnstown Tomahawks

Johnstown forward Will Moore, 19, helped his team to a weekend home sweep over the Philadelphia Rebels. The 5’10/175 lbs. native of Westfield, IN, had three points in the two wins. On Friday, Moore had a goal and an assist in a 4-1 win. On Saturday, he picked up an assist in another 4-1. For the season, Moore has recorded 11 points in 10 games played. “Will stepped up in a strong way for us this weekend being a big part of two home wins for us. He has a great ability to impact the game every time he touches the ice and did so both nights. Will was also a big part of a successful penalty kill performance by our group. We look forward to Will continuing to be a major factor for our team moving forward,” said Johnstown head coach Mike Letizia.

2nd Star: Magnus Gadowsky, F, Maryland Black Bears

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ben Campeau, F, Northeast Generals – Cam Charron, D, Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks – Jack Hillier, F, New Jersey Titans – Chase Sandhu, F, Johnstown Tomahawks – Noah Von Scheidt, F, Rochester Jr. Americans


Midwest Division Star of the Week: Max Martin, Forward, Wisconsin Windigo

Wisconsin Windigo forward Max Martin, 20, had a big weekend as the Windigo took three of four points in their weekend series against Springfield. The 5’11/190 lbs. native Tawas City, MI had four points in the two games, which included three goals and an assist. On Friday, he had two goals in a 5-4 overtime loss. On Saturday, he had the game-winning goal and an assist in a 6-2 win. For the season, Martin currently leads the NAHL in scoring with 38 points in 21 games played. “Max is playing at a really high level right now and his consistency has been impressive. He is finding a way to have an impact every night and has been a big part of our success so far,” said Windigo head coach Blake Hietala.

2nd Star: Peyton Platter, F, Chippewa Steel

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Conner Brown, D, Janesville Jets – Wyatt Carlson, F, Fairbanks Ice Dogs – Reece Cordray, F, Fairbanks Ice Dogs – Fyodor Nikolayenya, F, Anchorage Wolverines – Lukas Peterson, D, Chippewa Steel – Everett Pietila, F, Wisconsin Windigo – Trenton Powell, D, Anchorage Wolverines – Adam Prokop, G, Minnesota Wilderness – Peter Purmalis, F, Minnesota Wilderness – Marks Slavinskis-Repe, G, Kenai River Brown Bears – Nick Stevens, F, Kenai River Brown Bears – Christian Venticinque, F, Janesville Jets


South Division Star of the Week: Brock James, Forward, Lone Star Brahmas

Lone Star Brahmas forward Brock James, 19, continued his recent hot play this past weekend as he helped the Brahmas widened their lead atop of the South with a weekend home sweep of the El Paso Rhinos. The 6’0/170 lbs. native of Falmouth, ME, recorded six points (3 goals, 3 assists) in the two wins. On Friday, James had a hat-trick and an assist in a 6-2 win. On Saturday, he had two assists in a 5-1 win. For the season, the University of Maine recruit leads the team in scoring with 25 points in 16 games played. “Brock was a force this weekend and because he has elevated his play at both ends of the ice. It has translated into more offensive opportunities, and he is converting on his chances. He is going to be a great player at the NCAA Division I level,” said Brahmas head coach Dan Wildfong.

2nd Star: Quentin Sigurdson, G, Odessa Jackalopes

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Cooper Boulanger, F, Oklahoma Warriors – Anthony Cappello, F, Lone Star Brahmas – Hayden DeMars, F, Odessa Jackalopes – Daniel Duris, G, Oklahoma Warriors – Vilgot Holm, G, Corpus Christi IceRays – Jack Ivey, F, Connor McDonough, G, Amarillo Wranglers - Gage Parillo, F, Corpus Christi IceRays

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