NA3HL Names Skinner 1st Star

Nov 19, 2012





November 20, 2012

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NA3HL announces 3 Stars of the Week presented by Combat Hockey

Alexandria forward Garrett Skinner, Toledo goalie Nathan Miller and North Iowa forward Tony Paulson honored this week


FRISCO, TEXAS – The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) today announced the Three Stars of the Week presented by Combat Hockey for the week ending November 18, 2012.  The three stars of the week is an award given each week of the regular season to the top performing players in the NA3HL as nominated by their head coaches.


1st Star: Garrett Skinner, forward, Alexandria Blizzard

It was a big weekend for the Blizzard and forward Garrett Skinner, 19.  The hometown native of Alexandria, Minnesota, has a record-breaking week as he recorded eight points (2 goals, 6 assists) and was a +8 in three games as the Blizzard picked up three important West Division wins over the weekend.  Skinner (5’11/175) started his week off with an assist in Friday’s 6-2 win over Minnesota.  On Saturday, he recorded a goal and four assists in a 9-0 win over Breezy Point.  On Sunday, he completed the weekend with a goal and an assist in a 5-2 win at Breezy Point.  Skinner is tied for the Blizzard scoring lead so far this season with 19 points to date.  “Garrett is a local kid that is very popular with the community,” said Blizzard head coach Jeff Crouse.  “He is still a young player and learning, but he is figuring out how to play at both ends of the rink.  He is a very good playmaker and sees the ice well.”