Tier 3 Junior Hockey - Around the Globe - Volume 1
Australia, New Zealand, Korea & Japan
Over 200 players came from over 30 countries on 4 continents to play Tier 3 Junior Hockey in the 2015-16 season. In this first of 10 weekly series we will highlight the players coming from countries in/near the Western Pacific regions of the World. Including Australia, New Zealand, Korea and Japan.
Kohei Sato, F, North Iowa Bulls, 1996
The lone Japanese player, Kohei Sato ranks 4th on the North Iowa Bulls points leaderboard with 12 goals and 8 assists on the season, including 4 game winners. Sato played 3 games for the Wilkes Barre Scranton Knights early in the season, logging 2 goals on September 18th, his first in the NAHL, before returning to the Bulls roster where he played 27 games for the 2014-15 National Tournament Champions. Currently on a 10 game point streak, Sato earned a point in all but 1 of his 12 games for the Bulls this season, including 6 multi point efforts.
Jamie Campbel, D, Philadelphia Revolution, 1996
In his second season with the Philadelphia Revolution, Jamie Campbel earned 2 goals and 8 assists through his first 20 games. The 6'4 230lb defenseman has already surpassed his 2014-15 point total.
Kayne Fedor, F, Euless Jr Stars, 1996
Euless Jr Stars points leader Kayne Fedor hails from Adelaide Australia. The 5'10 185lb forward logged 11 goals and 11 assists through 20 games with the Stars, earning a point in 12 games including 5 multi point efforts and season best 4 points on November 20th.
Casey Kubara, F, Atlanta Jr Knights, 1996
Sydney Australia native Casey Kubara logged 6 goals and 12 assists through his first 19 games this season with the Atlanta Jr Knights Elite squad. Kubara played 4 regular season games for the Knights late in the 2014-15 season.
Nick Mizen, G, Wooster Oilers, 1997
Sydney Australia native Nick Mizen has yet to see time between the pipes for the Oilers this season, but earned a win and a loss for the LaCrosse Freeze through his 2014-15 campaign.
Charlie Smart, G, St Louis Jr Blues, 1996
Perth Australia native Charlie Smart earned an overtime loss for the St Louis Jr Blues in his lone start this season. Smart came to the Blues after a 3-0 season with New Hampshire (NA3EHL) in 2014-15.
Patrick Choi, F, Syracuse Stars
The lone Korean Tier 3 player, Choi earned 8 goals and 10 assists through his first 20 games with the Syracuse Stars this season. Choi logged a point in 12 games including 5 multi point efforts
Frazier Ellis, F, CT Oilers Premier, 1996
Auckland New Zealand native Frazier Ellis logged 3 points through 23 games this season for the Connecticut Oilers Premier squad. Currently on a 2 game point streak, Ellis, a 1996, played 41 games for the Sugar Land Imperials (NA3HL) through his 2014-15 campaign.
Oliver Hay, F, Texas Jr Brahmas, 1997
Aukland New Zealand native Oliver Hay logged 10 goals and 12 assists through his first 20 games for the Brahmas this season. A 1997, Hay is currently on a 6 game point streak. with 3 multi point efforts in that span.
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