2015-16 NA3HL: Frontier Division Star of the Week
The NA3HL gives out a weekly “Divisional Star of the Week” award during each week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Easton, are given to the top performing players in each of the four divisions (Central, East, Frontier, South) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.
For the week Ending September 27, 2015
Frontier Division Star of the Week: Ricards Bernhards, Forward, GF Americans
18-year old Ricards Bernhards helped the Great Falls Americans stay undefeated and in first place in the Frontier Division with a weekend road sweep of the Yellowstone Quake this past weekend. The native of Jelgava, Latvia had five points and was a +2 in the weekend sweep. On Friday, Bernhards (6’4″, 170) had two goals, including the game-winner, in a come-from-behind 4-3 win. On Saturday, he had another game-winning goal and two more assists in a 5-1 win. Bernhards leads the team in scoring this season with seven points in three games.
Great Falls Americans head coach Jeff Heimel: “Ricards is a great player and has some great size that he takes advantage of. He competes really hard and it is tough to tell he is a rookie. He stepped up to the plate this past weekend and has a ton of upside.”
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