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NAHL announces Bauer Hockey Stars of the Week

November 27, 2023

The North American Hockey League (NAHL) today announced the Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending November 26, 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: Ryan Manzella, Goaltender, St. Cloud Norsemen

St. Cloud goalie Ryan Manzella, 19, picked up a pair of road wins this past weekend as the Norsemen moved into 2nd place in the Central Division. The 5’11/165 lbs. native of Egan, MN, allowed just two goals in two games stopping 38 of 40 shots. On Friday, Manzella made 25 saves in a 5-1 win in Austin against the Bruins. The next night, he made 13 saves in a 3-1 road win at North Iowa. For the season, Manzella has a sparkling 9-1-5 record with a 1.42 goals against average and .942 save percentage. “Our goaltending has been solid all year. Ryan has done a good job of consistent play,” said Norsemen head coach Corey Millen.

2nd Star: Lucca Munoz, F, St. Cloud Norsemen

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tommy Cronin, F, Bismarck Bobcats – Patrick Johnson, F, Bismarck Bobcats – Croix Kochendorfer, G, Aberdeen Wings – Alex Laurenza, F, Austin Bruins – Kie Vahakangas, F, Aberdeen Wings

 

East Division Star of the Week: Miles Roberts, Goaltender Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks

Danbury goalie Miles Roberts, 18, gave up just two goals as the Jr. Hat Tricks took three of four points in their weekend road series against the 1st place Maryland Black Bears. The 6’2/185 lbs. native of Costa Mesa, CA, stopped 72 of 74 shots in the two games. On Friday, Roberts made 42 saves in a 2-1 overtime win. On Saturday, he made 30 saves through regulation and overtime in a 2-1 shootout loss. For the season, Roberts has a 5-8-3 record, which includes a 2.93 goals against average and a .920 save percentage. “Miles has been tremendous in the net for us. He put in a lot of work on and off the ice to improve his game,” said Danbury head coach Patrik Stefan.

2nd Star: Jake Gutwirth, F, Northeast Generals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Dominik Bartecko, F, New Jersey Titans – Ben Campeau, F, Northeast Generals – Justin Gibson, D, Johnstown Tomahawks – Charles Panchisin, F, Philadelphia Rebels – Shawn Ramsey, D, Philadelphia Rebels – Justin Rapp, F, Johnstown Tomahawks – Adam Schankula, F, Maryland Black Bears

 

Midwest Division Star of the Week: Wyatt Carlson, Forward, Fairbanks Ice Dogs

Fairbanks Ice Dogs forward Wyatt Carlson, 19, came through in the clutch this past weekend, leading his team to a weekend home sweep of the Kenai River Brown Bears. The 5’8/165 lbs. native of Hermantown, MN, recorded four points (3 goals, 1 assist) in the two wins. On Friday, Carlson had the game-winning goal and an assist in a 4-1 win. On Saturday, he scored two more goals, including his second consecutive game-winner in a 3-2 win. For the season, Carlson has recorded 12 points in 17 games played. “We are excited for Wyatt and his accomplishments so far but not surprised with his team first mentality, work ethic on and off the ice and how he carries himself like a pro. He brings a lot of energy and a great attitude day in and day out for the team. We are looking forward to his continued development and success through the season,” said Ice Dogs head coach Ryan Theros.

2nd Star: Tyler Krivtsov, G, Fairbanks Ice Dogs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tyler Grahme, F, Wisconsin Windigo – Noah Grolnic, F, Chippewa Steel – Max Martin, F, Wisconsin Windigo – Oliver Stumpel, F, Minnesota Wilderness – Joey Sylvester, D, Chippewa Steel

 

South Division Star of the Week: Eliot Seguin-Lescarbeau, Goaltender, Shreveport Mudbugs

Shreveport goalie Eliot Seguin-Lescarbeau, 18, posted a pair of road wins in Odessa as the Mudbugs swept the Jackalopes. The 6’3/180 lbs. native of Saint-Jerome, QC, stopped 57 of 60 shots in the two road wins. On Friday, Seguin-Lescarbeau stopped all 30 shots that came his way through regulation and overtime, and then stopped all three shooters in a 1-0 shootout win. On Saturday, he made 27 saves in a 4-3 win. For the season, Seguin-Lescarbeau has a 9-3-1 record, which includes a 2.44 goals against average and .914 save percentage. “Eliot has been great for us this year coming in as a younger goalie he has shown maturity consistency and his work ethic has been great. He’s been getting better every week, and we are excited about his growth on and off the ice,” said Mudbugs head coach Jason Campbell.

2nd Star: Jack Wieneke, G, Lone Star Brahmas

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Connor Bergeron, F, Lone Star Brahmas – Billy Biedermann, F, Corpus Christi IceRays – Medrick Bolduc, F, El Paso Rhinos – Kael DePape, G, El Paso Rhinos – Cameron Dunn, F, Odessa Jackalopes – Daniel Duris, G, Oklahoma Warriors – Kyan Haldenby, F, Shreveport Mudbugs – Max Lacroix, G, Colorado Grit – Connor McDonough, G, Amarillo Wranglers – Kaden Nelson, F, Oklahoma Warriors – James Richman, F, Odessa Jackalopes – Pierson Sobush, F, Corpus Christi IceRays – Roman Zap, F, Amarillo Wranglers

 
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