Tier 3 Junior Hockey Top Performers Week 21
January 25, 2016
The Tier 3 Junior Hockey Week 21 Top Performer honors go to the Wisconsin Whalers goaltender Max McConnell, Aspen Leafs Forward Tom Bowe, Pikes Peak Miners Forward Mitch Porter and the Eugene Generals Goaltender Christopher Pritchard.
Mitch Porter, F, 1996, Pikes Peak Miners
Through 2 weekend games Pikes Peak Miners Forward Mitch Porter earned 4 goals and 6 assists including a hat trick on January 22nd, assisting the Miners in a two game sweep of the Glacier Yetis. A 1996, Porter is in his second season as part of the Miners organization. In 29 games Porter logged 19 goals and 17 assists for an average of 1.24 points per game. Earning a point in 18 of 29 games, including 11 multi point efforts and two hat tricks.
Max McConnell, G, 1997, Wisconsin Whalers
With two games this weekend, Wisconsin Whalers Goaltender Max McConnell logged his 4th and 5th shutouts on the season, turning away all 54 shots faced and extending his win streak to four games. In his first season for the Whalers, McConnell holds a 13-7-0 record, a 2.30gaa and .929 save percent. The Madison Wisconsin native was in net for over half the Whalers wins this season.
Tom Bowe, F, 1996, Aspen Leafs
Through 2 games this weekend, Aspen Leafs Forward Tom Bowe logged 3 goals and 7 assists for 10 points as the Leafs swept the series against the Breckenridge Bucks, playing a part in 62% of the teams goals. In 17 games on the Aspen roster, Bowe earned 26 goals and 20 assists, averaging 2.71 points per game. Earning a point in 11 of 17 games, when Bowe is on, there is no stopping him. With six 5 point games and one 6 point game on the season, as well as 4 hat tricks, Bowe contributed to 37% of the Leafs goals in games he was a part of. A veteran of Junior Hockey, Bowe played his 2014-15 campaign on the West Sound Warriors roster, a team that represented the NPHL at the National Tournament that season. Bowe began this season in the NAHL with short stints on both the Kenai River roster as well as the Wilkes Barre roster.
Christopher Pritchard, G, 1995, Eugene Generals
Eugene Generals Goaltender Christopher Pritchard earned back to back shutouts this weekend, turning away all 84 shots faced. Pritchard faces an average of 33 shots a night and currently holds a 10-5-0 record, a 2.10gaa and a .940 save percent which currently ranks 9th best in all Tier 3. In his third season with the Generals, the Oregon native is having his best season to date.