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):
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)
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)
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)
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)