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Lekkas North Division Star of the Week

Springfield rookie goaltender Stefanos Lekkas, 17, helped his team to a weekend split in Topeka. On Friday night, the native of Elburn, Illinois made 46 saves in a 2-0 loss to the RoadRunners. On Saturday night, Lekkas (5’11/165) stopped all 45 shots that came his way in regulation and it overtime, and then he stopped all three shooters in the shootout for the 1-0 shutout win. It was his first career NAHL shutout. For the weekend, Lekkas faced 93 shots and stopped 91 of them. For the season, Lekkas is in the top 10 in NAHL goaltending statistics including wins (10), goals against average (2.17) and save percentage (93.4%). “Stefanos was great all weekend. All we ask is that he gives is a chance to win every night and that’s what he has done for us,” said Jr. Blues head coach Tony Zasowski. “His strength is his quickness and he manages to make the saves he probably shouldn’t make, which keeps us in the game.”

2nd Star: Logan Halladay, goaltender, Janesville Jets

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Zach Avolio, forward, Janesville Jets