We are back for week 2’s installation of MN HS hockey three stars of the week. Last week we featured Hermantown’s, Warroad’s Jason Shaugabay, and Lakeville South’s Cam Boche. We are featuring any player from all over the state with the best week stat-wise.
Top 3 Performers
1. | Senior | 6-0, 180 lbs Forward | Maple Grove High School
2. Wyatt Pilkenton | Senior | Goalie | Grand Rapids High School
Wyatt Pilkenton came up huge for his Grand Rapids squad this week. In the first game, he had a shutout on only five shots. Then the next game is the game that has him on the last, as the Thunderbirds faced off against the defending champs Hill Murray. Pilkenton faced 18 shots and only allowed one goal, his play led his team to a huge 2-1 for Grand Rapids. Wyatt currently has the best stats out of any goalies in the state as he has faced 63 shots and has made 61 saves for a Save percentage of .968 and a GAA of .50 in four games.
3. Kade Nielsen | Senior | 5-9, 163 lbs Forward | Burnsville High School
Kade Nielsen has gotten off to a super hot start to the season. The Burnsville Forward is 4th in the state with 8 goals. On top of that, he has 5 assists to put him at 13 points on the year. This last week he had a huge 4 point (2 G, 2 A) game against Eastview in a 5-3 win. Then the second game of the week he had 3 points (1 G, 2 A) in the Bvilles 3-6 loss to Prior Lake. Kade is very meaningful to his team as he has a point in about 75 percent of their goals. Kade is a player to watch for to receive D1 interest this year.