2017-18 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 (September 2017 – February 2018)

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2017-18 NA3HL STARS OF THE WEEK

2017-18 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending February 25, 2018

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 25, 2018, are given to the top performing players in each of the eight divisions (Central, Coastal, East, Frontier, Midwest, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the Week Ending February 25, 2018

Frontier Division Star of the Week:

Drew Scites, Goaltender, GF Americans

Drew Scites has been perfect thus far during the 2017-18 season. He has amassed a record of 20-0 and is 11-0 since being acquired by the Great Falls Americans. For as good as Scites has been this year, this past weekend might of been his best. On Friday night, Scites was peppered with 65 shots but he was able to turn aside 64 in an overtime victory against the Yellowstone Quake. As great as he was Friday, he was perfect on Saturday. He denied 45 more shots to give his Americans a win and picked up his fifth shutout of the year. In the two game series, Scites had a goals against average of 0.48 and a save percentage of 0.991.

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2017-18 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending February 18, 2018

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 18, 2018, are given to the top performing players in each of the eight divisions (Central, Coastal, East, Frontier, Midwest, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the Week Ending February 18, 2018

Frontier Division Star of the Week:

Drew Scites, Goaltender, GF Americans

The Great Falls Americans Drew Scites has been spectacular this season and it continued this weekend against the Missoula Jr. Bruins. Scites posted another two wins and grabbed his fourth shutout of the year and second since joining the Americans. This season, Scites ranks second among qualified goaltenders in goals against average as he is allowing just. 1.44 goals per game. His save percenatage also ranks in the top four as it currently sits at 0.940, just a few hundredths away from the top spot in the entire NA3HL.


Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Ben Rinckey, Forward, GF Americans

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2017-18 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending January 21, 2018

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 21, 2018, are given to the top performing players in each of the eight divisions (Central, Coastal, East, Frontier, Midwest, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the Week Ending January 21, 2018

Frontier Division Star of the Week:

Drew Scites, Goaltender, GF Americans

Great Falls goaltender Drew Scites is making one heck of an impression on his new teammates. Newly acquired by the Americans, Scites has allowed just two goals in three starts. Last weekend Scites was almost perfect allowing just one goal in each of his team’s two wins. The 19-year old stopped 28 shots at Gillette on Friday night before stopping all seven shooters he faced in the shootout. He followed that effort up by stopping another 33 shots in a 5-1 victory. For the weekend, Scites posted a .96 goals against average and a .968 save percentage.


Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Payton McSharry, Forward, GF Americans

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2017-18 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending January 7, 2018

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 7, 2018, are given to the top performing players in each of the eight divisions (Central, Coastal, East, Frontier, Midwest, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the Week Ending January 7, 2018

Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Tanner Rath, Forward, GF Americans

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2017-18 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending December 31, 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 December 31, 2017, are given to the top performing players in each of the eight divisions (Central, Coastal, East, Frontier, Midwest, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the Week Ending December 31, 2017

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

Payton McSharry, Forward, GF Americans

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2017-18 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending November 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 November 19, 2017, are given to the top performing players in each of the eight divisions (Central, Coastal, East, Frontier, Midwest, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the Week Ending November 19, 2017

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

Nick Ramstad, Forward, GF Americans

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2017-18 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending October 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 October 29, 2017, are given to the top performing players in each of the eight divisions (Central, Coastal, East, Frontier, Midwest, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the Week Ending October 29, 2017

Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Adam Vandenbos, Forward, GF Americans

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2017-18 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending October 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 October 22, 2017, are given to the top performing players in each of the eight divisions (Central, Coastal, East, Frontier, Midwest, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the Week Ending October 22, 2017

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

Payton McSharry, Forward, GF Americans


Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Michael Fary, Forward, GF Americans

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2017-18 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending October 8, 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 October 8, 2017, are given to the top performing players in each of the eight divisions (Central, Coastal, East, Frontier, Midwest, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the Week Ending October 8, 2017

Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Payton McSharry, Forward, GF Americans


Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Nate Simpson, Defenseman, GF Americans

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2017-18 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending October 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 October 1, 2017, are given to the top performing players in each of the eight divisions (Central, Coastal, East, Frontier, Midwest, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the Week Ending October 1, 2017

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

Adam Vandenbos, Forward, GF Americans


Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Matt Janke, Forward, GF Americans

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2017-18 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending September 24, 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 September 24, 2017, are given to the top performing players in each of the eight divisions (Central, Coastal, East, Frontier, Midwest, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the Week Ending September 24, 2017

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

Mack Willy, Goaltender, GF Americans


Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Brandon Peterson, Defenseman, GF Americans

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