Tier 3 junior Hockey Week 15 Top Performers: Kelly, Sparks and Krause
Through two weekend games, Yellowstone Quake Forward Reed Kelly registered 10 points, including back to back hat tricks in a weekend sweep of the Billings Bulls. The 5'8 176lb skater is in his second season with the Quake, surpassing his 2015-16 season 33 game point total over the weekend in his 21st game of the 2016-17 season. With points in 18 games including 13 multi point efforts, 2 hat tricks and a game winner, Kelly contributes to 34% of the Quake season goals.
Mentions: Kirk Coppock, Braden Sanchez, Caleb Anderson, Ryan Paul, Thomas Aughey, Billy Brock, Roman Gaudet, Wyatt Nielson, Kalen Campbell, Brenden Payne
Brett Sparks, D, 1996, Eugene Generals
Eugene Generals Defenseman Brett Sparks registered 6 points through two weekend games, including his first hat trick this season on Friday night in a 6-4 victory over the Seattle Ravens. A 1996, Sparks is in his third season with the Generals and has more than doubled his 2015-16 season point total, while contributing to 22% of the teams season goals. Sparks defends the blue line for a Generals squad that allows 2.4 goals per game.
Mentions: Baylor Hudson, Nolan Arbuckle, Stefan Boskovic, Wyatt Mathews, Tristen Poliseno
John Krause, G, 1998, Long Island Royals
The Long Island Royals remain undefeated due in part to solid goaltending from John Krause. Krause, a native of New York, turned away 50 shots in a 6-0 victory over the New Jersey Renegades. The shutout was the second on the season for the 6'2 165 pounder who holds a 2.38gaa and .927 save percent through 13 games between the pipes for the Royals this season. A 1998, Krause is in his first season playing at the Tier 3 Junior Hockey level.
Mentions: Iiro Salminen, Braden Ross, Adam Lindeman, Samuel Solomon, Sam Kany, Austin Smith