NORTH AMERICAN 3 HOCKEY LEAGUE
September 22, 2016
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NA3HL announces Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Bauer Hockey
Honors go to Ricky Kwapich (Toledo). Adrian Morales Honorable Mention.
Two weeks in a row a Cherokee player has taken the honor.
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 18, 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: Ricky Kwapich, forward, Toledo Cherokee
Toledo Cherokee forward Ricky Kwapich, 19, stood out among his peers last weekend as the Cherokee went 1-1. The 6’0/199 lbs. native of Toledo, OH, recorded six points in the two games. On Friday, he had four points, factoring in on all his team’s goals in an 8-4 loss to the Metro Jets. On Saturday, he had two points in a 3-1 win over Wooster. His 14 points is tied for the NA3HL scoring lead. “Ricky has the ability to take over a game, he showed it last year and is doing it again early in this season. He is one of our go to guys offensively and is very deserving of this award,” said Toledo head coach Kenny Miller.
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Adrian Morales, G, Toledo Cherokee
About the NA3HL
Now in its seventh season, the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL), one of six USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier III Junior leagues, serves as one of the top training grounds in the country by providing the best coaching, exposure and developmental vehicles available for student-athletes in its classification. The primary mission of the NA3HL, which is managed organizationally by the North American Hockey League (NAHL), is to provide a structured developmental environment for student-athletes whose youth options are limited but are still reaching their potential and have aspirations of playing in the NAHL or United States Hockey League and eventually the NCAA or American College Hockey Association. For more information, visit www.na3hl.com