Gilbert Divisional Star of the Week




September 13, 2016

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NA3HL announces Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Bauer Hockey

Honored this week is EJ Gilbert, Ricky Kwapich 2nd star  

FRISCO, TEXAS – The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) today announced the Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending September 11, 2016. The divisional stars of the week is an award given each week of the regular season to the top performing players in each of the eight divisions of the NA3HL as nominated by their head coaches. 

East Division Star of the Week: EJ Gilbert, forward, Toledo Cherokee

Toledo forward EJ Gilbert, 18, had a big weekend in a weekend sweep of Wooster as the 6’2/180 lbs. native of Dexter, MI, had eight points, including seven goals in two weekend wins. That included five goals in a 7-2 win on Saturday night. “EJ has the ability to score whenever he is on the ice and he did that this weekend. He and his line mates were able to take over both games this past weekend,” said Cherokee head coach Kenny Miller.

2nd Star: Ricky Kwapich, F, Toledo Cherokee

About the NA3HL

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