2016-17 GFA: Stars of the Week

The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) gives out weekly Stars of the Week presented by Bauer throughout the regular season. Below are the awards the Great Falls Americans have received for the 2021-22 season (October 2016 – March 2017)

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2016-17 NA3HL STARS OF THE WEEK

2016-17: NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending March 5, 2017

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending March 5, 2017. The weekly divisional Stars of the Week award are given to the top performing players in each of the eight divisions (Central, Coastal, East, West, Midwest, Northeast, South and Frontier) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the week Ending March 5, 2017

Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Payton McSharry, Forward, GF Americans


Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Logan Parsley, Forward, GF Americans

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2016-17: NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending February 26, 2017

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending February 26, 2017. The weekly divisional Stars of the Week award are given to the top performing players in each of the eight divisions (Central, Coastal, East, West, Midwest, Northeast, South and Frontier) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the week Ending February 26, 2017

Frontier Division Star of the Week: Payton McSharry, Forward, GF Americans

Payton McSharry, 18-year-old, from Anchorage, Alaska had a total of five points over a two-game series this weekend, including three goals (one on the power play) and two assists.  Payton also had a +6 performance on Friday.

Great Falls Americans assistant coach Erik Gatson: “Payton was shooting the puck nonstop this weekend. He’s got a good shot and we’re constantly challenging him to use it more in games. It was good to see him score a few this weekend.”


Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Brendan Jester, Forward, GF Americans

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2016-17: NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending February 19, 2017

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending February 19, 2017. The weekly divisional Stars of the Week award are given to the top performing players in each of the eight divisions (Central, Coastal, East, West, Midwest, Northeast, South and Frontier) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the week Ending February 19, 2017

Frontier Division Star of the Week: Tanner Congdon, Defenseman, GF Americans

Anchorage, Alaska native Tanner Congdon kept a hot stick through the weekend for Great Falls. The 19-year-old forward scored five goals, one being a game-winner, for the Americans – which included a hat trick on Saturday night.

Great Falls Americans assistant coach Erik Gatson: “Tanner continues to do what he does best. He is exceptionally consistent, and we love that about him.”


Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Dustin Truex, Forward, GF Americans

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2016-17: NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending February 5, 2017

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending February 5, 2017. The weekly divisional Stars of the Week award are given to the top performing players in each of the eight divisions (Central, Coastal, East, West, Midwest, Northeast, South and Frontier) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the week Ending February 5, 2017

Frontier Division Star of the Week (2nd Star):

Brendan Jester, Forward, GF Americans


Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Adam Vandenbos, Forward, GF Americans

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2016-17: NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending January 29, 2017

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending January 29, 2017. The weekly divisional Stars of the Week award are given to the top performing players in each of the eight divisions (Central, Coastal, East, West, Midwest, Northeast, South and Frontier) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the week Ending January 29, 2017

Frontier Division Star of the Week (2nd Star):

Tanner Congdon, Forward, GF Americans


Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Danny O’Donnell, Defenseman, GF Americans

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2016-17: NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending January 22, 2017

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending January 22, 2017. The weekly divisional Stars of the Week award are given to the top performing players in each of the eight divisions (Central, Coastal, East, West, Midwest, Northeast, South and Frontier) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the week Ending January 22, 2017

Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Kyler Ayers, Goaltender, GF Americans


Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Ricards Bernhards, Forward, GF Americans

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2016-17: NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending January 15, 2017

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending January 15, 2017. The weekly divisional Stars of the Week award are given to the top performing players in each of the eight divisions (Central, Coastal, East, West, Midwest, Northeast, South and Frontier) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the week Ending January 15, 2017

Frontier Division Star of the Week (2nd Star):

Nick Nast, Goaltender, GF Americans


Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Tegan Harrington, Forward, GF Americans

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2016-17: NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending January 1, 2017

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending January 1, 2017. The weekly divisional Stars of the Week award are given to the top performing players in each of the eight divisions (Central, Coastal, East, West, Midwest, Northeast, South and Frontier) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the week Ending January 1, 2017

Frontier Division Star of the Week: Jesse Johnson, Defenseman, GF Americans

Playing a strong two-way game this weekend was Great Falls defenseman Jesse Johnson. The 20-year-old from Anchorage, AK notched five points of the Americans, including two goals and three assists. Johnson was also a +5.

Great Falls Americans assistant coach Erik Gatson: “Jesse recently got his wisdom teeth removed and had not seen game-speed on the ice in a bit. To see him come back, and not miss a beat, was great.”


Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Adam Vandenbos, Forward, GF Americans

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2016-17: NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending December 11, 2016

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending December 11, 2016. The weekly divisional Stars of the Week award are given to the top performing players in each of the eight divisions (Central, Coastal, East, West, Midwest, Northeast, South and Frontier) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the week Ending December 11, 2016

Frontier Division Stars of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Mitchell Ramstad, Defenseman, GF Americans


Frontier Division Stars of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Tanner Congdon, Forward, GF Americans

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2016-17: NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending December 4, 2016

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending December 4, 2016. The weekly divisional Stars of the Week award are given to the top performing players in each of the eight divisions (Central, Coastal, East, West, Midwest, Northeast, South and Frontier) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the week Ending December 4, 2016

Frontier Division Stars of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Jesse Johnson, Defenseman, GF Americans


Frontier Division Stars of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Sandis Mezharaups, Forward, GF Americans

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2016-17: NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending November 27, 2016

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending November 27, 2016. The weekly divisional Stars of the Week award are given to the top performing players in each of the eight divisions (Central, Coastal, East, West, Midwest, Northeast, South and Frontier) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the week Ending November 27, 2016

Frontier Division Stars of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Tanner Congdon, Forward, GF Americans


Frontier Division Stars of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Brendan Jester, Forward, GF Americans

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2016-17: NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending November 20, 2016

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending November 20, 2016. The weekly divisional Stars of the Week award are given to the top performing players in each of the eight divisions (Central, Coastal, East, West, Midwest, Northeast, South and Frontier) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the week Ending November 20, 2016

Frontier Division Star of the Week: Nick Nast, Goaltender, GF Americans

Saturdays are for shutouts in the world of Nick Nast, who stood on his head for the Americans this weekend. The Oxnard, CA native collected 35 perfect saves in his second shutout of the season, as Great Falls took a 6-0 win over Missoula.

Great Falls Americans assistant coach Erik Gatson: “Nick had a dominating performance, shutting down the opposing team on every opportunity they had.”


Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Danny O’Donnell, Defenseman, GF Americans

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2016-17: NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending November 6, 2016

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending November 6, 2016. The weekly divisional Stars of the Week award are given to the top performing players in each of the eight divisions (Central, Coastal, East, West, Midwest, Northeast, South and Frontier) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the week Ending November 6, 2016

Frontier Division Star of the Week (2nd Star):

Nick Nast, Goaltender, GF Americans


Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Malachi Bushey, Forward, GF Americans

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2016-17: NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending October 30, 2016

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending October 30, 2016. The weekly divisional Stars of the Week award are given to the top performing players in each of the eight divisions (Central, Coastal, East, West, Midwest, Northeast, South and Frontier) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the week Ending October 30, 2016

Frontier Division Star of the Week: Kyler Ayers, Goaltender, GF Americans

Goaltender Kyler Ayers earned his first Star of the Week honor with a shutout performance on Friday night. The Boise, Idaho native made all 30 saves in 60 minutes of play, earning his second shutout of the season.

Great Falls Americans assistant coach Erik Gatson: “Kyler Ayers did a great job for us when he was called upon, he has the mentality who is always ready to step up.”


Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Brendan Jester, Forward, GF Americans

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2016-17: NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending October 9, 2016

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending October 9, 2016. The weekly divisional Stars of the Week award are given to the top performing players in each of the eight divisions (Central, Coastal, East, West, Midwest, Northeast, South and Frontier) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the Week Ending October 9, 2016

Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Matt Janke, Forward, GF Americans

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