Congratulations to these Players Of The Week from the Midwest Divisions (Midwest West, Midwest East, Great Lakes).
Forward: Tristan Hillebert, Chicago Cougars.
In a battle for first place in the Midwest East, Hillebert (‘98/Topeka, Kan.) played a vital role and scored two goals and two assists. Ever since the new year, Hillebert and his linemates have been one of the hottest trios in the Midwest East. He has amassed 12 points in the last seven games, and he has pulled into second in team scoring with 35 points in 38 games.
Defense: Anthony Beltrame, Decatur Blaze.
In Saturday’s 5-1 win against the Detroit Fighting Irish, Beltrame (Melrose Park, Ill.) had two goals and one assist. On Sunday’s game, Beltrame was a plus-2 for the game, according to team-provided stats. Between Jan. 25 and Feb. 2, he scored eight points in four games. He has scored six goals and 17 ponits in 20 games this season.
Goal: Dom Paciocco, Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings.
Paciocco (‘99/Whitby, Ont.) earned First Star of the game in an upset over the first-place Hudson Havoc and gave up just one goal to a team that has a high-powered offense. He improved to 10-4-0-1 with the win and his 2.47 goals against average is seventh among goalies in the Midwest Divisions.