Boys High School Hockey Players of the Week: Dec. 30 (presented by Lawrence Tech Hockey)

HS Hockey coverageFor the first time, high school hockey in the State of Michigan will have players of the week.

The Michigan High School Hockey Coaches’ Association and Lawrence Tech Hockey have teamed up to create new players of the week and players of the month awards, and they have formed a selection committee to help with the process.

Each week, the committee members will take the top nominated players by their respective coaches and high school programs and rank the individual performances. From there, players will be selected from their respective divisions as ‘players of the week.’

MiHockey editor Michael Caples is one of the committee members.

Here are the third Lawrence Tech Hockey High School Players of the Week (for games played between Dec. 21 through Dec. 27):


North Region

Dawson McKay – Forward – Sophomore – Houghton

McKay recorded two goals and three assists, along with a +4 rating, in games against Calumet and Painsdale Jeffers.

Honorable mentions: Robert Erikkila (Calumet)


South Region

Connor Smith – Forward – Senior – Pinckney

Smith scored one goal and fired five shots on goal in Pinckney’s game against Lakeland.

Honorable mentions: Sam Chapman (Ann Arbor Pioneer)


Central Region

Alex Montrose – Forward – Senior – Fowlerville

Montrose racked up three goals and one assist in his team’s game against Holt.

Honorable mentions: Travis Nemeth (Midland Dow)


West Region

Michael Barnes – Forward – Senior – East Kentwood

In games against the Mid-Michigan Storm and Alpena, Barnes recorded four goals and one assist.

Honorable mentions: Cole Charlesworth (Reeths-Puffer)


Metro West Region

Joe Burill – Forward – Junior – Hartland

Burill recorded one goal and one assist his team’s showdown with Brother Rice.

Honorable mentions: Matt Enoch (Lakeland)


Metro East Region

Brendan Rybicki – Forward – Senior – Utica Eisenhower

Rybicki posted one goal and two assists in games against Howell and University Liggett.

Honorary mentions: Jaron Pangborn (University Liggett)


Metro North Region

Luke Mackin – Defenseman – Senior – Warren Mott

Mackin scored twice in his team’s game with Utica.

Honorary mentions: Justin Mazzetti (L’Anse Cruese North)


Metro South Region

John Clemente – Forward – Senior – Riverview

Clemente posted a hat trick against Grosse Ile.

Honorary mentions: Bob Bialobrzewski (Grosse Ile)