Kelley named 3HL’s 1st Star of the Week

The North American 3 Hockey League (3HL) today announced the Three Stars of the Week, presented by Combat Hockey, for the week ending February 12, 2012. 

The Three Stars of the Week is a weekly feature during the 2011-12 regular season that honors the top performing players each week of the regular season as nominated by their respective teams.

1st Star: Dillon Kelley, goaltender, Metro Jets

It was a perfect weekend for Metro Jets goaltender Dillon Kelley

The 17-year-old netminder from Petoskey recorded back-to-back shutouts in both starts this past weekend, stopping a combined 67 shots in two road wins over the Michigan Mountain Cats. 

On Friday, Kelly (6’4/216) stopped all 27 shots that came his way in a 3-0 win.  That including denying the Mountain Cats on all eight power plays they had in the game. 

On Saturday, Kelley was even better, stopping all 40 shots that Michigan fired his way, including two more power plays. 

With the two wins and shutouts, Kelley improved his season record to 14-4-1 with three shutouts this season. 

“I thought Dillon was solid all weekend and came up with some key saves at key times in the game,” said Jets general manager Hal Wolfe.  “He used his size to his advantage and played under control, keeping us in the game and giving us a chance to win.”

2nd Star was Minnesota Flying Aces forward Parker Tomczyk and 3rd Star was North Iowa Bulls forward Eric Behrend.