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Heisler Group’s Stars of the Week Junior Hockey News

Published: Thursday, 21 Feb 2019  
By: Kerry Jackson

Third Stars
Cameron Knowlton, Willmar WarHawks, North American 3 Hockey League: In the 1999 forward’s first game back after a stint in the North American Hockey League with the Corpus Christi IceRays, Cameron scored his team’s only goal in Friday night’s game against the Granite City Lumberjacks. It was also the first goal of a game that turned out to be a 4-1 loss for Willmar.

Matt McBride, College Station Spirit, NA3HL: Matt assisted on his team’s, and the game’s, first goal in Friday night’s eventual 7-4 loss to the Texas Brahmas. He now has five goals and four assists in 17 games. That point total ranks the 2000 defenseman sixth in scoring on a team that has endured a challenging season.

Second Stars
Kevin Lake, Louisiana Drillers, NA3HL: Kevin turned away 32 of 33 shots in the Drillers’ 3-1 win Friday night over the Mid Cities Jr. Stars. Kevin, a 1998 who has played eight games of Tier II hockey this season, is now 6-0 with Louisiana and has a sterling 1.81 goals-against average and a .944 save percentage.

Matt Moran, Granite City Lumberjacks, NA3HL: Matt scored a goal Friday night and set up another as the Lumberjacks swept their weekend games with 4-1 wins over both Willmar and New Ulm Steel. The 1998 forward is closing strong in his final year of junior hockey.

First Star
Ryan Gil, Battlesford North Stars, Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League: Gil was a playmaker over the weekend, setting up a goal in Friday night’s 3-2 win over the Kindersley Klippers, and assisting on two more on Saturday, including the tying goal that sent the game into overtime, which the North Stars won 4-3 in a shootout over the Melfort Mustangs. The 1998 forward was recognized as the Third Star of Saturday night’s game.

Author: Kerry Jackson
Jackson is a longtime journalist and consultant to the Heisler Group who looks for talented West Coast players who need solid hockey advice.

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