The North American Hockey League announced its Divisional Stars of the Week for week ending March 26 and Rebels forward Andrew Bellant was named the East Division’s second star while teammate and fellow forward Ryan Patrick was selected honorable mention.
Bellant had six points in two games during the Rebels weekend sweep over the Northeast Generals. He had one goal and six assists. The Linden, MI native leads the team in total points with fifty three (26 goals and 27 assists) through fifty five games. He also leads the team with goals (26) and game winning goals (six). This is the fourth time this season that Bellant has been recognized by the league. He was star of the week for week ending October 2nd and he was honorable mention for forward for September and October respectively.
Patrick also had six goals over this weekend. He had two goals and four assists. So far Patrick has a total of thirty one points (10 goals and 21 assists) on the season. This is the second time the Morgantown, WV native was recognized by the league. He was the East Division’s Star of the Week for week ending February 19.
The North American Hockey League announced its Divisional Stars of the Week for week ending February 12 and Rebels goalie Mareks Mitens was named the East Division’s player of the week while teammate Jensen Zerban was second star.
Mitens recorded his eleventh shutout on the season this past Friday night when the Rebels blanked Johnstown 1 – 0. The shutout broke a NAHL record previously set during the 2011-12 by Rob Nichols of the Wenatchee Wild who had ten.
In addition to Friday night’s win, Mitens played the second and third periods of the Rebels 5 – 3 loss to New Jersey last Wednesday in which he only allowed one goal on 15 shots. On Saturday night he stopped 28 of 30 shots in the win against the Tomahawks. Mitens had a .952 save percentage in three games last week. “Mareks has been great for us all year” stated Rebels coach Joe Coombs. “After a sluggish few weeks and five games in seven days, I thought our team really responded this weekend. It all starts with him in goal,” concluded Coombs.
Zerban, a Division I commit to the United States Air Force Academy, had four points (3 goals and 1 assist) last week including the winning goal against Johnstown in Friday night’s game. Zerban has nineteen points on the season with six goals and thirteen assists.
The North American Hockey League announced its Divisional Stars of the Week for week ending January 15th and Rebels forward Drew Blackmun was named the East Division’s second star of the week while defenseman Gvido Jansons was named honorable mentioned.
Blackmun had three points in the Rebels weekend sweep over the Kenai River Brown Bears. He had an assist on Jansons’ game winning goal in Friday night’s game and he had a goal and an assist in Saturday night’s game. The Rebels’ assistant captain is sixth on the team in total points with 28 (11 goals and 17 assists). He is fifth on the team with a +23 +/- ratio.
Jansons, who just returned from playing for Latvia in the World Junior Championships, had a natural hat trick in Friday night’s win against the Brown Bears. It was his first hat trick as a Rebel. The Arizona State University commit is fourth on the team with 30 total points (13 goals and 17 assists). He is ranked third overall in the league among defense in total points.
The North American Hockey League announced today its Stars of the Week for week ending January 8 and Rebels goalie Jack Leavy was named East Division player of the week while forward Evgeny Yakovlev was named second star.
Leavy was the winning netminder in both games during the Rebels weekend sweep over the Fairbanks Ice Dogs. He recorded his second shutout of the season on Friday night stopping all 26 shots he faced and only allowed two goals in Saturday night’s game. In all, he had a 1.50 goals against average and .961 save percentage. He improved his record on the season to 7-1-0. “Jack has been outstanding all year when called upon” stated Rebels head coach Joe Coombs. “And he was called upon this weekend and played very well. We now know that we have two goalies that can be counted upon” concluded Coombs. This is the second time Leavy has received league recognition. He was named the East Division’s second star of the week for week ending December 19.
Yakovlev had four points (1 goal and three assists) in the two wins. His goal 2:55 minutes into the third period during Saturday night’s game was the eventual game winner. On the season he has 24 points (8 goals and 16 assists). This is the second time Yakovlev has received league recognition. He was named East Division honorable mention for week ending November 5th.
The North American Hockey League announce today its Divisional Stars of the Week for weekending December 18 and Rebels’ goalie Jack Leavy was named the East Division’s second star of the week while his partner Mareks Mitens was named honorable mention.
Leavy turned aside 25 of the 26 shots he faced in last night’s 2 – 1 win over New Jersey. Leavy, a Birmingham, MI native has played in seven games this season and he has a 5-1-1 record with a 2.41 goals against average and a .909 save percentage with one shutout.
Mitens, who left yesterday to play for his native country Latvia in next weeks IIHF junior championship, had a 1 – 1 record over the weekend. He had a 1.00 goals against average and a .959 save percentage. He recorded his league-leading eighth shutout of the season on Friday night.
The North American Hockey League announced is Divisional Stars of the Week for week ending December 11 and Rebels defenseman Gvido Jansons was named second star of the week while forward Aaron Maguyon was named honorable mention for the East Division.
Jansons had four points against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this past Friday night. He had two goals and two assists. The Arizona State University commit is fourth on the team in points with 25 (9 goals and 16 assists). This is the second time Jansons was named the East Division’s second star of the week. He received the award for week ending October 9th.
Maguyon had two points (both assists) in Friday nights win. Maguyon is tied with Jansons for second on the team with most assists (16). He is tied for sixth on the team with most points (21). This is the first time Maguyon has received league honors.
The North American Hockey League announced its Divisional Stars of the Week for week ending November 13 and Rebels defenseman Brennan Kapcheck was named second star while goaltender Mareks Mitens was honorable mention.
Kapcheck, the 5’9”, 160 lb Chicago, IL native, scored the game winning goal against Johnstown on Saturday night. After teammate Gianluca Esteves won the draw he passed the puck to Kapcheck. Kapcheck went behind the net to set up. He took the puck from one end of the rink to the other and performed a nice toe drag move in front of the goalie and lifted the puck into the net. It was his second game winning goal of the season. Kapcheck has 17 points on the season (6 goals and 11 assists). He has a +15 +/- ratio.
Mitens played both games over the weekend (four straight). He stopped 48 of 52 shots for a .923 save percentage and a 2.00 goals against average. Mitens leads every goaltending category in the North American Hockey League.