Tier 3 Junior Hockey Top 5 Points Leaderboard - Defense 12/9/15
The Tier 3 Junior Hockey Top 5 Defensemen on the Points Leaderboard through 14 weeks of games is led by Nicholas Thompson of the Bozeman Icedogs. With 33 Points on the season, Thompson not only leads in points, but his 28 assists tops all defesenmen as well. A 1996, Thompson is playing his first season at the Tier 3 level. Currently on a 4 game point streak, Thompson logged a point in 15 of his first 20 games, including 10 multi point efforts. The current Tier 3 record for points in a season by a defenseman is 78 and for assists 67, Thompson, a 6'4 195lb Minnesota native is only slightly behind pace to match those numbers.
With 32 points, Jersey Shore Wildcats defenseman Scott Hansen comes in a point behind Thompson. Hansen's 9 goals and 23 assists both rank 2nd (tie) among Defensemen across all Tier 3. Hansen logged a point in 18 of 25 games, including 8 multi point efforts and a hat trick on October 11th. A, 1995, Hansen began his Tier 3 career with the Bellingham Blazers of the NPHL in 2012/13.
Currently on a 13 game point streak, Rochester Junior Americans Defenseman Gabriel Chabot comes in 3rd with 30 points. A native of Canada, Chabot's 13 goals on the season leads all Tier 3 defensemen and puts him just slightly off pace for matching the current Tier 3 record of 25 goals in a season by a defenseman.
Alexander Tan of the Jersey Shore Wildcats ranks 4th with 27 points. A 1995, Tan is in his second season with the Wildcats. The Delaware natives 23 assists ties teammate Hansen for 2nd most among Defensemen across all Tier 3. Tan logged a point in 16 of 27 games this season.
New Jersey native Eric Szeker's 26 points ranks 5th among defensemen. In his 2nd season with the Cape Cod Islanders, Szeker currently holds the 4th spot for defensemen in assists with 21. Earning a point in 15 of 26 games, Szeker logged 5 points in a single game twice. Szeker earned 19 points in his last 12 games.
*Leagues using Pointstreak (NPHL, NA3HL, NA3EHL) differentiate between defense and forwards in their statistics, leagues using Sport Ngin do not. Please contact to have a player added to this list if a player has been overlooked.