Braun, Cherepak and Bryant make Top 3

Nick Braun scored his biggest goal as a King to date and he added two more goals over the weekend and this week, he’s the Parkland Source for Sports First Star of the Week.

The former North Vancouver Wolf Pack forward has fit in very nicely on the Kings team this year in any role he’s been put in. He now has five goals in 13 games played alongside five assists. Braun scored the game-winning goal on Friday night in the team’s 4-2 win against Waywayseecappo and on Saturday, he scored once more as Dauphin pounded the Wolverines, 6-2.

The name Carson Cherepak certainly isn’t getting old because every time his name is brought up, it’s because he’s done something great.

The 19-year-old from Winnipeg has nine wins so far this season, the second-most in the league and his .928 save percentage is the second-best in the league as well. Carson also boasts a solid 2.27 goals-against average.

On Friday, Cherepak turned away 20 of the 24 shots he faced while one day later, the all-star netminder made 25 saves. Carson has consistently made big saves in big moments to help propel Dauphin to first place in the West Division. He’s this week’s Second Star.

This week’s Third Star could have been many different players on the roster as it was a complete team sweep against the Wolverines. But getting the nod this week is Kaden Bryant. Also from Winnipeg, the 20-year-old appears to have found his scoring touch.

He scored twice on Saturday and with his two markers, he now has nine goals which are tied for the most on the team with Brayden Dube of Roblin.

Kaden is also second in team scoring with 16 points overall. When Kaden fully fires it up, it’s going to be hard to stop the former Forward of the Year in the Manitoba AAA U18 Hockey League.